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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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Affordable Housing Accreditation is More than Compliance

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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…
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Come talk to us at PHADA!

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We will be at Booth 315 at the PHADA conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, June 2-4.  We’ve got some great give-aways along with a demonstration of our new Accreditation Readiness Survey!  You can also hear more about how accreditation works at our session on Monday, June 3rd at 1:30pm!
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Take our affordable housing accreditation readiness survey!

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Take this self-assessment to see if your organization may be ready to apply for accreditation.  It takes 10-20 minutes, and provides you with a readiness “score”.  The score is only for your self-assessment.  It is not used for any evaluation of your organization by AHAB.  Try it today!  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GetReadyforAccreditation  
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Preparing for Accreditation Video

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Looking to find out more about preparing for accreditation?  Please view our video on our YouTube Channel. You can also copy and paste this URL into your browser:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzaOpgsN_IM&t=3s  
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Online Portal for Accreditation is LIVE!

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We now have the capability of applying for accreditation online! Start with Step 1 on our Resources page to get acquainted with how to prepare for accreditation. Click here to get started on the road to affordable housing accreditation!
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Accreditation Awarded to Chester and Hightstown Housing Authorities

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The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board ™ (AHAB) has awarded national affordable housing accreditation to Hightstown Housing Authority in New Jersey and Chester Housing Authority in Pennsylvania.  The AHAB directors voted to award accreditation to both organizations at their November 2018 board meeting.  After rigorous documentation review, and multiple day site visits, both organizations demonstrated conformance…
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Chester Housing Authority in Pennsylvania – site visit complete

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Chester Housing Authority in Pennsylvania has completed an application to become the first medium-size public housing authority to pilot accreditation.  Affordable Housing Accreditation Board reviewers spent three days on site speaking with staff, board, community members and residents.  The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board will vote on the Chester Housing Authority application for accreditation in November…
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