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housing reserves

Using Reserves to Maximize Funding

Alright, folks, hold onto your seats, because today we are about to go into a space that may be a little uncomfortable. But what we are about to say could completely shift your PHA’s approach to maximizing your funding and increasing your utilization. Let’s talk reserves! Did you know your …

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AMAzing QC Blog

Introducing AMAzing QC!

You might have noticed that, over here at AMA, we are big fans of quality control. Lately, we have been talking A LOT about the outstanding benefits to be gleaned from consistent quality control checks in your agency. However, we are aware that many agencies can get overwhelmed when thinking …

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PHA Support

How PHAs Can Support their Commissioners

PHA commissioners are faced with stepping into an environment and industry that is wildly complex and ever changing. While commissioners attend numerous trainings to become effective industry leaders, they can often feel overwhelmed with all this new knowledge.   That’s where the executives and staff of the PHA come in. Every PHA should be completely dedicated …

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first quarter focus

First Quarter Focus

The ball has dropped, the kids are all back in school, and the real-life routines, of real life, have taken over once again. It is easy to get weighted down by the post-holiday slump. In fact, many of us tend to feel it around this time of the year. But …

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The Recipe for the Perfect PHA

On our staff at AMA we have Noel, who is an award-winning baker. She boasts several first place and best-in-show awards from baking competitions for a variety of different goodies. One of the things she loves most about baking is how each ingredient on its own is unexceptional, but in …

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Establishing Unity to Increase Performance

Imagine the transmission went out on your vehicle this week. An unexpected and unpleasant surprise, to be sure. Naturally your first call is to a respected and trusted mechanic, who begins asking all the questions:   Is it making any noises? What does it do when you step on the gas …

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What Public Housing Agencies Need to Know About Inflation

No matter where you go, what neighborhood you’re in, or who you talk to, the burden of inflation cannot be missed – or denied. While everyone feels its effects to some degree, it’s unfortunately no surprise when Investopedia tells us that low-income families bear the disproportionate brunt of this dreaded …

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Things that go Bump in the Night… PHA Edition

One of the fun parts about this time of year is how it gives us all the freedom to access the land of make believe that most of us have long forgotten. In all of our adulting, most of us have lost our sense of awe at life’s more simple …

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Preparing Your PHA for Emergency Inspections

Fall has fallen… bringing with it lower temperatures, chilly breezes, and the splendor of autumn colors. This can only mean one thing… “Old Man Winter” is not far behind and for PHAs everywhere, a spike in emergency inspections will soon be on the horizon.   Is your agency ready?   What are Emergency …

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Agency Assessments: Preparing to Succeed

With the final quarter of the year about to begin, January 1st will be here before we all know it and you and your agency will be on yet another trip around the sun.   According to Inc. Magazine there are only 60 productive workdays between Labor Day and the end …

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The PHA 4th Quarter Push

All across the country, football stadiums are packed out with adoring fans ready to cheer on their favorite teams. For the next 4 months, fierce loyalty… and rivalries… are taking center stage on TVs, in homes, and in the hearts and lives of millions of Americans.   If you’re a fan, …

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Strong PHAs

HUD’s mission statement is to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and make quality affordable homes a reality for all”. It is this mission combined with their vision to improve lives and strengthen communities that is the backbone of everything they, and we do, as PHAs.   All our PHAs have …

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AMA Webinar Series: On-Demand

Insights for Public Housing Leadership

If you missed one of our webinars, don’t worry! You can now view all of the AMA webinars on-demand at a time that works best for you. If you see something you like, click on the image and start watching. Enjoy!

Quick Guide to Landlord Incentives

Looking to jump start your landlord incentive program but short on time?

Our quick guide is here to help! Get straightforward and practical information that will help you develop your program quickly. Download the AMA quick guide to landlord incentives today!