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Essentials for Commissioners
PURPOSE: If a board is clear about its role and responsibilities, the housing authority is on the track to success. Essential for new and veteran board members, and for executive directors, this training offers a solid overview of commissioner legal responsibilities. Included are topics such as understanding your PHA's policies and how to monitor them, and the relationships between the board members, executive director, staff, HUD, and the community. What does the board need to know about public housing asset management? About housing choice voucher utilization? What are the fundamentals of performance measures, finances, and management controls all commissioners should understand? How can the PHA avoid lawsuits? What is the PHA's plan for improvement of at-risk areas? This is your opportunity to come together and think strategically.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of the Essentials for Commissioners Training, using HUD regulations and guidance, you should be able to understand:
- The day-to-day operations of a PHA
- The relationships between the key players and the PHA
- The roles of the board, the executive director, and the PHA staff
- The basics of the housing choice voucher program and SEMAP
- The basics of the public housing program and PHAS
- Budgeting and controls
- How to avoid lawsuits
- What constitutes good public policy
- The fundamentals of managing the board
- Strategic planning for the PHA
Here's what a participant that attended this course had to say:
"I had a great time taking your course and learned an invaluable amount of new information that will really help me do my job better as well as add to the success of our housing authority. Much appreciated!"
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||Essentials for Commissioners Workbook, Essentials for Commissioners Handbook, Strength Deployment Inventory, NMA pen, pencil, and bag
||A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, class materials (workbook, course book or master book), brainstorming, and Q & A.
No exam available for this seminar
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
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