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Download the 2013-14 Group Ratings Safety Accountability Letter here.

2013 Group Rating Annual Safety Training

As a group-experience or group-retrospective rating program sponsor for the January 1, 2013 public rating year or July 1, 2013 private rating year, your organization is required to attend annual training as per OAC 4123-17-68.

You may select the one training date most convenient to you. The training will be presented from the BWC Auditorium at 30 W. Spring Street in Columbus (2:00 to 4:00 pm) and broadcast to BWC service offices in Canton, Garfield Heights, Governor's Hill, Toledo, Lima, Mansfield, Youngstown, Cambridge, Dayton and Portsmouth.

Training dates are:
Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday, November 4, 2013

There will be no make-up training dates. Failure to attend one of these two training dates may result in sponsor decertification. Please make every effort to have a staff or board member in attendance to represent your organization.

Advanced registration is requested. Questions regarding the training may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register:

  1. Go to https://www.bwclearningcenter.com.
  2. Enter your Login ID and Password**, Click Log In.
  3. Click here for Course Catalog.
  4. Enter keyword ‘Group 2012’ for your desired training date and location and Click Search.
  5. Click the course title in which you would like to enroll.
  6. Click the location for the date you wish to attend.
  7. Click Enroll.
  8. Mouse up and click on Home to return to your Homepage

First-time users**:

  1. Select Create New Account at the bottom of the Learning Center homepage.
  2. Enter a login id and password, then confirm password.
  3. Add email address.
  4. Click Create, and then return to registration instructions above.

For assistance with registering please contact BWC at 1-800-OHIOBWC. If you any have further questions please contact your CareWorks Consultants Program Manager toll-free at, 1-800-837-3200.

The Public Housing Reform Act requires submission of both a Five-Year and an Annual Plan. The Five-Year Plan describes the agency’s mission and the long- term plan for achieving that mission over a period of five years. The Annual Plan provides details about the Housing Authority’s current programs and the resident population served, as well as FMHA’s strategy for addressing the housing needs in our community. In addition, Federal regulations require that the plan be consistent with the City of Lancaster’s Consolidated Plan.

The PHA Plan serves as a strategic planning tool addressing payment standards, preferences, admission and occupancy procedures, capital improvement needs, the Homeownership Plan, etc. The Plan process is an annual opportunity to determine the role of the Housing Authority in our community – now and in the future.

Housing Authorities are required to establish a Resident Advisory Board (RAB) whose membership consists of individuals who reflect and represent residents assisted by the Housing Authority. The RAB makes recommendations regarding the development of the PHA Plan and any significant amendments or modification to the Plan. Residents can ensure their needs are being addressed and become more involved in issues that directly affect them. In addition, residents will be more aware of the process that our Housing Authority undergoes to prioritize capital fund activities. FMHA also benefits by working with the residents who provide important information regarding the physical condition of their units and neighborhoods.

To ensure public participation in the process, the Plan, including attachments and supporting documents are available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the FMHA office.

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