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Affordable Housing Accreditation Board adopts Virtual Site Visit policy

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The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board adopted a virtual site visit policy to be in effect immediately until further notice.  Although it is applicable currently, due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, it is a policy that will be utilized at any time during a state or national emergency or natural disaster.  This policy will impact…
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Responding to COVID-19

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Seattle Housing Authority is providing information to residents regarding the COVID-19 virus.  See Executive Director Andrew Lofton’s letter:  https://www.seattlehousing.org/current-tenants/sha-response-to-coronavirus/letter-to-sha-residents Providing information and resources if you are experiencing symptoms, information on SHA offices and staff availability, as well as planning and addressing the organization’s response prior to a potential or real emergency is a best practice. …
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PHADA President encourages exploring accreditation

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In the December 2019 “Advocate”, PHADA President, John Hodge encourages housing authorities to explore accreditation as a methodology for “establishing standards of excellence, not just minimum requirements”.  John also weighs in on a few benefits of accreditation, in that, “…participation in the system also demonstrates a commitment to self-assessment, to improving quality, and to adopting…
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Accreditation Awarded to Housing Authority of Snohomish County, Washington

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The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board awarded accreditation to the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO) in Washington state.  HASCO is the 5th organization to be awarded national accreditation in the United States.  This achievement demonstrates HASCO’s staff and board commitment and leadership in providing high quality affordable housing.  See the press release here.
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