PHADA’s 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition will be held April 30 to May 3 at the Hilton Chicago, located in the downtown section of the “Windy City.” As always, the meeting will provide attendees important information and tools needed to run their agencies in increasingly challenging times.
PHADA is planning several timely sessions on legislative, budgetary, and regulatory matters affecting housing authorities. With the Trump Administration assuming office, as well as an entirely new congressional session, the meeting will focus particular attention on potential changes HAs may face in the foreseeable future. Some topics include the FY 2017 budget situation as well as the new Administration’s proposed FY 2018 budget and its legislative plans for housing and community development programs.
PHADA representatives and others will discuss the association’s own policy agenda for the 115th Congress, which includes further expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) program and enactment of the Small Housing Authority Reform Proposal (SHARP). With funding again expected to be highly constrained, PHADA will also be pursuing other deregulation initiatives including an expansion of waivers for HAs in addition to adoption of its “proportionality” initiative, which would provide HAs more latitude to run their operations when budgets are cut. This is particularly important as, under current law, sequestration is slated to return on October 1, unless there is an agreement to the contrary.
The issue of infrastructure enhancement and redevelopment is expected to be on the Administration’s and Congress’s agenda in 2017. PHADA’s Annual Convention will look at the potential of more funding for housing through an infrastructure package, in addition to other possible changes that could generate funds including mortgage interest deduction modifications and an expansion of the low income housing tax credit. Another session will detail recent changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act, which affects certain HA personnel.
There will also be sessions on the latest developments in the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), the ongoing UPCS-V demonstration in the voucher program, and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation. HUD’s planned changes in Asset Management for the Central Office Center (COCC) will also be reviewed.
There will be a host of sessions for commissioners too, including ones on how HAs can best be prepared for survival under limited funding. There will also be sessions on effective public relations, governance, ethics, and
These are just some of the planned sessions for the 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Other sessions are now in the works and will be announced shortly. Look for more specific details on workshops, and other convention highlights in the Advocate and on the PHADA website.
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PHADA has several sponsorship levels available. Please contact Stephanie White at: 202-546-5445, or email: email@example.com for more information and additional sponsorship opportunities.
You may register online through PHADA’s secure server. If you prefer, you can print out the PDF registration form and mail or fax it to the PHADA office at: 202-546-4166.
720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Il 60605
Room Rate: $209 single/double
Room rates are per night plus applicable tax.
A portion of the room rate is being used to offset conference costs.
Cut-off date: March 28, 2017
(Based on availability)
Important Notice About Registration/Hotel Accommodations Process
Hotel Reservation Policy for PHADA’s 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition Register first then reserve your room! Due to the unique city and venue, conference registration is required prior to making a reservation in the PHADA room block. Any reservation in the PHADA room block without a corresponding conference registration may be canceled without notice. This policy is designed to give priority to registered conference attendees and provide them with greater access to the discounted hotel room rates. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive a code to reserve your hotel accommodations in the room block. Requests for reservations at the PHADA group rate will be accepted for registered conference attendees on a space available basis through March 28 or until the PHADA room block is sold out.
Reservations at the PHADA rate may only be secured with the conference code included in your conference registration confirmation.
The Executive Director Education Program (EDEP) will April 28–30, 2017, in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Two courses will be offered:
- Executive Housing Management (Friday, April 28 – Saturday, April 29 (Two Days))
This two-day program offers executive directors the opportunity to improve their administrative and leadership skills. Organizational and behavioral issues are analyzed in the context of the key functions of the position, including planning, staffing, and managing. A case study approach is used to cover a wide array of topics, such as time management, performance appraisal, negotiation, conflict resolution, and team building.
- Public Relations (Sunday, April 30)
When should a press conference be held? Who are the local media, and what do they want? This useful program addresses these questions and more, including writing and distributing press releases, developing newsletters, image building, developing and maintaining press contacts, and managing the media during a crisis.
You will receive a confirmation of your EDEP registration from Rutgers University. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the PHADA office at: 202-546-5445. EDEP registrations must be received by March 28. Class size is limited to 40 participants. Registration will not be available on-site. Refunds will only be issued to registrants who withdraw on or before March 28, 2017.
For further information on this year’s Annual Convention & Exhibition and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie White at 202-546-5445.