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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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Accreditation Awarded to Akron Metropolitan and Seattle Housing Authorities

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PressRelease – Affordable Housing Accreditation to First Organizations The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board ™ (AHAB) has awarded national affordable housing accreditation to both Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority in Ohio and Seattle Housing Authority in Washington – the first two organizations in the country to receive AHAB accreditation.  The designation of “Accredited Affordable Housing Organization” reflects…
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Hightstown Housing Authority in New Jersey – site visit complete

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Hightstown Housing Authority in New Jersey has completed an application to become the first small public housing authority to pilot accreditation.  Affordable Housing Accreditation reviewers spent two days on site touring the 100 unit public housing authority – speaking with staff, board and residents.  The Affordable Housing Accreditation Board will vote on the Hightstown Housing Authority…
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Akron Metropolitan and Seattle – Two Site Visits Complete

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A huge thank you to Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority and Seattle Housing Authority for piloting affordable housing accreditation!  Both organizations each hosted a multiple day site visit, including tours of housing, interviews with staff teams, and meetings with residents and board members.  We are very grateful for the support and willingness to engage in the…
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Pilot sites are underway

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We are happy to announce that four housing organizations are committed to piloting the accreditation process.  Evaluation of the process will be invaluable to ensuring accreditation works for the industry and for communities across the country.  A big thank you to these organizations!
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Board Member Recruitment

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We are looking for individuals committed to quality affordable housing to join our board! If you have an interest in our mission, have an analytical eye, and are able to dedicate time to review documentation, please send us an email to [email protected] We will discuss the process for board member recruitment, as well as send…
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Welcome to our New Website!

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We are excited to unveil our new website for affordable housing accreditation!  We welcome you to navigate through the site, find out who we are as Board members, and hopefully learn if accreditation is right for you.  Please feel free to review the Accreditation Process, as well as the Resources pages.  These two areas will…
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Standards and Guidelines

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After many years in the making, the Affordable Housing Accreditation Board published the first draft of our standards and guidelines for public review in March 2017. We have reached out to our colleagues in NAHRO, CLPHA and PHADA at their spring meetings, to update on the progress we’ve made so far this year, and to…
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Focus Groups Wanted

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We will be looking at opportunities across the country to find out from your communities what stakeholders think makes great affordable housing. The accreditation process works well when the whole community works on defining why it is important to have quality affordable housing. Getting feedback from housing leaders, residents, policy makers, board members and staff about what…
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