Accredited Housing Profiles

Accredited Housing Authorities

Organization Profiles

Learn more about the Accredited Housing Authorities who have completed the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board’s national accreditation program.

Accredited Organization Profile

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

Location: Ohio

About Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority (AMHA) was one of the first three nationally accredited by the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board. We are a large PHA and were recently selected to be an MTW Agency with Cohort #2. Since our founding in 1938, AMHA has been a leader in providing high-quality affordable housing and services to assist low income citizens in Summit County who cannot afford market rate housing.

Households Served: 10,148

Why Housing Accreditation?

We wanted to go through the accreditation to improve operations and create innovative policies. It helped us get all of our policies, practices and procedures in one spot so we could develop and share our best practices.

We have been recognized for our excellence and have been able to market it [and to] to promote a culture of quality.”

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Keene Housing Authority

Location: New Hampshire

About Keene Housing Authority

Keene Housing is nationally recognized as a leader in the areas of housing policy reform and affordable housing development.
Established by the City of Keene in 1965 under the New Hampshire Housing Authorities law, Keene Housing’s mission is to provide and advocate for affordable housing and supportive services that strengthen and empower low and moderate-income households in the Monadnock region. Keene Housing provides affordable housing and supportive services to over 1,000 families, elders and individuals with disabilities through a combination of federally funded Housing Choice Voucher programs and Keene Housing’s high-quality affordable housing portfolio.

Households Served: 940

Why Housing Accreditation?

The accreditation process allowed Keene Housing to evaluate the agency’s performance and identify areas that needed improvement. Accreditation demonstrates Keene Housing’s commitment to improve and excel in providing safe, well managed, high quality affordable housing.

As an added benefit, when applying for a Community Development Block Grant in the State of New Hampshire, the application scoring now includes bonus points for affordable housing providers who received AHAB accreditation.

Is Accreditation Right for Your Organization?

Learn about the benefits, process, and eligibility requirements to see why organizations choose our national accreditation program.

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Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO)

Location: Washington State


We connect people with federal and local rent assistance. We provide housing in places we own. We partner with individuals, human services agencies and communities, creating housing solutions that lead to opportunity and stability.

Households Served: 6,539

Why Housing Accreditation?

Our mission is to meet the diverse needs of Snohomish County residents by expanding housing opportunities that promote stability, strengthen community and provide affordability.

We envision a future where all Snohomish County residents have safe and affordable housing. Where community becomes opportunity and where housing becomes a home.”

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Borough of Hightstown Housing Authority

Location: New Jersey

About the Borough of Hightstown Housing Authority

A Housing Authority connecting families in need with affordable housing in the Borough of Hightstown, New Jersey.

Households Served: 100

Why Housing Accreditation?

The Hightstown Housing Authority is pleased to be one of the first 4 agencies in the Country to undergo this rigorous and worthwhile process. The feedback it provides not only validates the good work we are doing in Hightstown, but gives us feedback on the how we can continuously improve going forward.”

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Chester Housing Authority

Location: Pennsylvania

About Chester Housing Authority

We are a public housing authority in the city of Chester, Pennsylvania in business providing safe and sanitary housing to theresidents of Chester and its surrounding communities, continually since July of 1937. CHA serves low income public housing residents and participants of the housing choice voucher program, as well as providing affordable housing choices in the city of Chester.

Households Served: 4,100

Why Housing Accreditation?

We pride ourselves on our innovation as a non-MTW organization. Going through the process of accreditation we were able to articulate those inroads made through our ability to work and think outside the box, and to collaborate with like-minded organizations to bring unfettered resources to our community.

We are better able to partner with outside organizations, banks and vendors. Accreditation brings a new respect to our organization with a veil of added professionalism in our dealings in the community.”

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Accredited Organization Profile

Cambridge Housing Authority

Location: Massachussets

About Cambridge Housing Authority

Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) provides long-term rental housing and rental assistance to low-income families, elders and disabled individuals through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Programs.

CHA invests in Cambridge families and provides enhanced support to almost 10% of the city population.

Households Served: 5,500+

Why Housing Accreditation?

The designation of ‘Accredited Affordable Housing Organization’ reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards established by the affordable housing industry and to providing quality, well-managed housing.

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The Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia

Location: Georgia

About the Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia

The Housing Authority of Colombus, GA (HACG) is the 8th housing authority in the nation and 1st housing authority in the Southeast to receive accreditation from the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board.

Households Served: 4,789

Why Housing Accreditation?

I encourage and challenge other housing authorities to pursue accreditation with AHAB. Affordable Housing Accreditation will lead to greater public trust and increased credibility for the affordable housing industry.”

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Seattle Housing Authority

Location: Washington State

About the Seattle Housing Authority

SHA provides long-term, low-income rental housing and rental assistance to 37,517 people, in the city of Seattle. SHA owns and operates 8,464 apartments and single-family homes at 364 sites throughout the city.

Households Served: 18,828

Why Housing Accreditation?

We believe in providing more than housing for our tenants, and we partner with many organizations to offer an array of services and community activities to help those we serve improve their lives.”

Accreditation supports this mission.

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Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA)

Location: Ohio

About the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Established in 1933 as the first chartered public housing authority in the country, the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) owns and manages property and administers rent subsidy programs to provide eligible low-income individuals and families quality, safe, affordable housing in Cuyahoga County.

Households Served: 55,000

Why Housing Accreditation?

The mission of the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority is to create safe, quality, affordable housing opportunities and improve the quality of life for the communities we serve. Our vision is to be the leader in cultivating safe, sustainable, dynamic communities of choice where everyone can strive for success.