Welcome Linnie Willis, re-elected to the AHAB Board of Directors

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The AHAB Directors are proud to re-elect Linnie Willis to the board.  Ms. Willis has been a champion for affordable housing and high-quality resident services her entire career. She is retired from her 35-year career at the Lucas Housing Authority in Ohio, where she started as a housing manager and was promoted within the organization…
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Congratulations to Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority – the 9th nationally accredited affordable housing organization!

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The AHAB directors voted to award national affordable housing accreditation to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) on August 18, 2021.  CMHA is the ninth affordable housing provider to receive affordable housing accreditation.  CMHA was chartered in 1933 and is one of the largest housing authorities in the country, serving over 22,900 households in the…
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NAHRO and AHAB provide examples of Industry Resources for Conformance with Indicators

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Your organization may already be doing many activities that demonstrate you are in conformance with the accreditation guidelines.  The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and AHAB have provided a crosswalk of what peer reviewers look for to determine conformance with the AHAB indicators when reviewing accreditation applications.  Click below to view the…
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AHAB Ready to Accredit Excellence in 2021

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The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board is ready to keep accrediting organizations in 2021, despite the pandemic.  We love to get to know organizations and share best practices!  Read about our status as we start the new year:  https://housingaccreditation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/AHAB-Jan2021.pdf  
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AHAB accredits the Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia

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The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board is pleased to announce its eighth accredited organization: The Housing Authority of Columbus Georgia (HACG).  HACG is also the 4th Moving to Work organization to be awarded national accreditation, marking the accomplishment of 10% of the current MTWs having the accredited distinction. PressRelease – Affordable Housing Accreditation-HousingAuthorityColumbusGeorgia
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Housing Accreditation in the Time of COVID-19

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Preparing to submit the accreditation application Keene Housing’s Director of Administration, Amy Wright was totally organized and ready to submit the organization’s application for accreditation in late March. As they were preparing to finalize and hit “Submit” in the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board’s (AHAB) accreditation portal, states were starting to buckle down to “flatten the…
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NAHRO Hosts July 1st Webinar on Affordable Housing Accreditation

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Affordable Housing Accreditation Board – Accreditation is an Effective Tool to Demonstrate Excellence  This interactive webinar, hosted by NAHRO will introduce participants to the industry adopted 8 management standards and discuss how AHAB accreditation can be utilized to enhance staff morale, public trust and reduce inefficiencies.  Hear from accredited organizations, Chester Housing Authority in Pennsylvania,…
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COVID-19 and Acknowledging Strife – Chester Housing Authority

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Chester Housing Authority in southeast Pennsylvania Executive Director, Steve Fischer and his team are working to communicate about rent adjustments for residents facing job loss and income reduction.  CHA’s communication with their community and work with other stakeholders to address gaps in services provides a hopeful message in times of strife.  See their video here: …
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Keene Housing in New Hampshire receives Affordable Housing Accreditation

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The Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board granted national accreditation to Keene Housing of New Hampshire at their board meeting held May 28, 2020.  AHAB was prepared to work remotely prior to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.  AHAB was able to quickly move to a virtual site visit format and conduct interviews of…
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