Housing Accreditation in the Time of COVID-19

Uncategorized
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…
Read More

NAHRO Hosts July 1st Webinar on Affordable Housing Accreditation

Uncategorized
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,…
Read More

COVID-19 and Acknowledging Strife – Chester Housing Authority

Uncategorized
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: …
Read More

Keene Housing in New Hampshire receives Affordable Housing Accreditation

Uncategorized
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…
Read More

Affordable Housing Accreditation Board adopts Virtual Site Visit policy

Uncategorized
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…
Read More

Responding to COVID-19

Uncategorized
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. …
Read More

PHADA President encourages exploring accreditation

Uncategorized
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…
Read More

Accreditation Awarded to Housing Authority of Snohomish County, Washington

Uncategorized
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.
Read More

Affordable Housing Accreditation is More than Compliance

Company News
What is Affordable Housing Accreditation? Affordable Housing Accreditation is a peer-review process that evaluates an organization’s management of its housing operations against affordable housing industry standards to determine its conformance. The organization applying for accreditation describes how it’s meeting the standards through concise narratives and providing examples. The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board makes the final…
Read More
Menu