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Emergency Housing

The Emergency Housing Voucher Program: What PHAs Need to Know

The American Rescue Plan Act was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Within this piece of legislation funding was included for a new program designed to be an emergency source for specific families. It is the Emergency Housing Voucher Program.  Not to be confused with what we already know …

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Getting Back on Track with SEMAP

Getting Back on Track with SEMAP

Public Housing Authorities nationwide were under a lot of pressure throughout the course of the pandemic. The services provided by these PHAs are so critical to the communities they serve.   In order to keep these crucial programs running, HUD offered several waivers for agencies. These waivers gave PHAs a …

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Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions for PHAs Busy Season Problems

Over the past few months, we at AMA have done a ton to research the needs of Public Housing Agencies/Authorities. And we’ve come across 2 problem areas super common to most PHAs right now:  Backlog  Increase in expiring vouchers I know those are pretty big topics that some of you …

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Portability and the Summer Surge

PHA Reminders for Summer Portability Surge

As the pandemic wore on, our country experienced levels of job loss unseen since the 1930s. Along with this came an unprecedented number of people who chose to relocate, with the majority leaving largely populated cities. The 10 largest Section 8 programs in the U.S. are all located in large …

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Smart Fixes for PHAs

Smart Fixes for New Challenges to PHAs

The affordable housing industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Like a small town after a tornado, many PHAs and program administrators are now standing in the aftermath unsure of how to succeed in the current climate. We gathered a few inside sources and asked for their insight on… …

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COVID Recovery for PHAs

PHAs Need COVID Recovery Assistance Too 

Recovery is defined as, “to return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.” There might be humorous banter about what ‘normal’ is for PHAs, however, now that the surge of emergency response to COVID-19 has subsided, it’s time for Public Housing Agencies to move forward and begin operating …

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conflict resolution

The Importance of Conflict Resolution

The word ‘conflict’, or even just the thought of conflict, can make people uncomfortable. The truth is, conflict is inherent in our everyday lives. Through the changes and growth that is routine to any company or organization misunderstandings and disagreements can occur. Thus, conflict is inevitable.  When it is framed …

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increase creativity and support

Diversity to Increase Creativity, Productivity, and Growth

Stephen Covey, who wrote The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is quoted as saying, “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”  If you want to create a team and a workplace that is rock solid, you have to start seeing people as a representation of what they can do …

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fair housing and support

Fair Housing and Emotional Support Animals: What you need to know and how to be prepared

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot It’s no secret that animals are special. We have all heard the stories of animals doing incredible things, from amazing tricks to life-saving feats. In fact, most of us have experienced an interaction …

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navigating through your workplace

How to Navigate the Current Shift in Leverage in the Workplace

Benjamin Franklin said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” Change is rarely desirable, but is often inevitable, and in our current society, change seems to be the new name of the game.  Many companies are finding themselves in the unfamiliar and precarious position of having more job openings than they …

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senoir housing support management

Senior Housing and Reasonable Accommodations

According to the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), currently, around one million American seniors, age 62 or older, live in some sort of senior housing community. That number is expected to double by the year 2030 and of all federally subsidized households, 68% are seniors.  The Fair Housing Act …

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worklife balance

Well-Being in the Workplace

2021 was a year full of unexpected challenges for all of us.  Now more than ever, those in the workforce are seeking companies building an environment that supports mental health, functional well-being, and supports the humanity of their staff. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it brought with it a whole …

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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!

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