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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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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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