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and the Nation"
- Peter M. McSwiggin, Founder
Upcoming Training Events

2018-06-19 - Completed: 40th Anniversary Celebration (Annual Meeting)

2018-05-23 - Completed: Patrick Hatch "The 2-Year Tool Guru"

2018-04-18 - Completed: 2 Day Nan McKay HCV Occupancy Management

2018-03-06 - Completed: 2 Day HCV Homeownership Training with FSS

2018-02-07 - Completed: Time Management Training



Approval of Updates to By Laws (June 19th, 2018)

Dear Members,

The bylaws were updated and voted for approval by the board on Wednesday, June 6, 2018.  Per the bylaws, the membership was provided a copy of the bylaws for review and were approved at our Annual Meeting on June 19, 2018.

Carrie Moore President

Everything You Want to know About PIC and EIV - Access, Reports, Corrections

The Section 8 Administrators Association meeting held February 2017 included HUD Regional office PIC coach Michael Coughlin, Deputy Director Robert Cwieka and other HUD staff.  You can review and print the PIC and EIV presentation from the meeting on the Training Events page or from the links below.

click here - Powerpoint file
click here - PDF version of the Powerpoint file

Job Postings - Click here for more information about the following job postings.

Director of Leased Housing Management - Revere Housing Authority (MA)
  Posted 2018-06-26  (apply by 2018-08-17)
Director of Member Services & Communication - Massachussetts NAHRO
  Posted 2018-06-11  (apply by 2018-06-29)

2017-2018 Annual Membership Notice and Renewal

Over 39 years ago the Section 8 Administrators Association was founded, by a group of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of information on the management of the Section 8 program now called the Housing Choice Voucher program. Toward that end, the Association is committed to conducting training of vital concern to our membership and providing advocacy on behalf of our member agencies. The past several years have seen changes that have been unprecedented.

Don't forget to complete your annual renewal notice if you haven't already done so.

See links below to view the Annual Membership Renewal Letter and download the Member Application Form. We are asking all housing authorities to renew their S8AA memberships no later than October 31, 2017.

click here to view the 2017-2018 Membership Renewal Letter
click here to open (download) 2017-2018 Membership Application Form (PDF)
click here to open (download) 2017-2018 Membership Application Form (Word)

June 2017 Annual Meeting - Elections
S8AA held its 2017 elections of Officers & Directors at its June Annual Meeting. The Board of Directors page has been updated to reflect the elections and changes.

Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 Founder Award (Judge Thaddeus "Ted" Buczko), Association Award (Caileen Foley) and President Award (Joseph D'Ascoli).
click here for more information on current and past Award Winners.

S8AA Comments Submitted in Response to the Administrative Fee Formula and Study
On August 7th, 2015 the Section 8 Administrators Association, Inc. (the "Association") provided comments on the Administrative Fee Formula and Study [Docket No. FR-5874-N-01].  The Association seeks to ensure that both the work performed in relation to administration of the HCVP program is accurately reflected and understood and the fee schedule proposed is fair in relation to these duties.  These comments were prepared taking into consideration the input of New England PHAs representing large, midsize and small Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs.
click here to view the letter and comments posted on the Regulations.gov website.

Proposed HUD Rule Covering VAWA 2013
The HUD issued a proposed rule covering VAWA 2013 on April 1, 2015 with comments due on June 1, 2015.
The Association plans to submit comments on this matter to HUD. If you have any specific concerns or general comments with regard to VAWA 2013 which you would suggest be included in these comments please provide this information to Manette Donovan via email at Manettedonovan16@comcast.net or you may call her at 617-590-8836.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Manette Donovan - Attorney at Law
PO Box 263, Milton, MA 02186
Fax (617) 687-0555, Tel (617) 590-8836

Section 3 Compliance Feedback
With Section 3 compliance being closely monitored by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, you want to make sure that your PHA policies are up to date and that your staff has clear direction when it comes to Procurement and Section 3. PHAs need current updated policies in order to comply with the Procurement & Section 3 requirements.
The S8AA is looking to see if there is enough interest from our membership to offer a training on these topics.  Please, only email us if you would be interested in attending a training on these timely topics.

Sample VAWA Policy for Administrative Plans
click here to view the letter sent February 2014 by the Section 8 Administrators Association to our Members and a sample Amendment Regarding the Provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

HomeBase Program Impact Submitted to Boston DHCD Office
click here to view letter drafted November 1st, 2013 on behalf of the Section 8 Administrators Association, Inc with regard to the impacts of the end of the Department of Housing and Community Development HomeBase program on homeless families.

Waiver Requests Submitted to Boston HUD Office
click here to view letter drafted August 26th, 2013 on behalf of the Section 8 Administrators Association, Inc to request supplemental information with regard to Waiver Requests.

Tenant Assistance Program (TAP) Management Trainings
TAP Management Trainings help property managers, assistant managers, maintenance staff and resident service coordinators address a variety of social issues in housing.
click here to visit the MassHousing website for more information.

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