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Welcome to PHADA’s 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition

June 2–5, 2019 | Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

PHADA’s 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition is scheduled for June 2–5 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. As always, the Annual Convention & Exhibition will provide the latest information and tools housing authorities need to run their agencies in busy and ever-challenging times.

PHADA is planning several timely sessions on legislative, budgetary and regulatory matters affecting housing authorities. There will be several sessions to provide attendees with important information coming out of Congress and HUD’s Washington headquarters. Topics include the status of the debt limit ceiling and sequestration situation as well as FY 20 HUD appropriations. PHADA also plans to cover the latest on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) and the expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) program.

Another session will focus on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS). This will include potential changes that the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) may attempt to make later this year including possible new inspection-related requirements and some on governance. There will also be sessions on the new Annual Contributions Contract, the ongoing UPCS-V demonstration in the voucher program, and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation. New developments on HUD’s planned changes in the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program and Asset Management/Central Office Center (COCC) will also be reviewed. Some other topics that will be covered include effective tenant screening and security (including cyber security), pending legislative changes in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), an innovative accreditation pilot program, revised demolition disposition requirements, and the Dept. of Homeland Security’s proposed “public charge” rule.

In addition to these innovative sessions for executive directors and their staffs, PHADA will provide training for commissioners. Expected sessions will cover effective strategic and succession planning, “repositioning” of HA assets, dealing with HUD’s budget uncertainty, ethics, and current events in housing, among other topics.

These are just some of the planned sessions for the 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Other sessions are now in the works and will be announced shortly. Look for more specific details on workshops, sessions and other convention highlights in the Advocate and on the PHADA website.

Click here to download a PDF version of the registration brochure.

Education Sessions

Check out the conference agenda here.

Sponsor Spotlight

Each week PHADA features a new Annual Convention sponsors. Read more about this week’s Sponsor Spotlight here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

An outline of sponsorship packages is available here. For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Sara Patterson at 202-546-5445, or email:

Exhibition Information

PHADA’s 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition gives vendors the opportunity to connect directly with public housing executive directors, commissioners, and staff members. The exhibition hall serves as the hub for the conference and hosts networking receptions on Sunday and Monday, and breakfast on Monday and Tuesday. For questions, please contact Sara Patterson at: 202-546-5445, or email:

Exhibitor Listing

Exhibitor Brochure

Exhibitor Application Deadline: May 2, 2019

To reserve your booth, complete the Exhibitor Application.

Hotel Information

Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Room Rate: $209 including resort fee and complimentary wi-fi throughout hotel. A portion of the room rate is being used to offset conference costs.

Cut-off date: May 2, 2019 (Based on availability)

Hotel Reservation Policy: Register first then reserve your room! You will receive a code in your registration confirmation email that will allow you to reserve your hotel accommodations in the room block. Reservations at the PHADA group rate will be accepted on a space available basis through May 2, 2019, or until the room block is sold out. Any reservations in the PHADA room block without a corresponding conference registration may be canceled without notice.

Closing Dinner

Wednesday, June 5 from 6-8pm
In celebration of PHADA's 40th Anniversary, break out your most 'Far Out' late-1970s outfit and be ready to Get Down to some of the biggest hits of the decade.

PHADA/Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program (EDEP)

The Executive Director Education Program (EDEP) will take place May 31 – June 1 in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Class size is limited to 40 participants.

NOTICE: EDEP registration is currently full. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please contact Norma Bellew at:

Two courses will be offered:

  • Maintenance Management (Friday, May 31)
    Faculty: Jay Ortenzo, Nan McKay & Associates, Inc.
    Maintenance Management includes such diverse topics as budget preparation, staffing, quality control, work order systems, resident involvement, and insurance and liability. This one-day program addresses each of these issues and uses examples of well-maintained public housing authorities to illustrate the concepts learned.

  • Personnel Management (Saturday, June 1)
    Faculty: Jeffrey L., Driscoll, Esq., Driscoll & Driscoll, P.C.
    This one-day course familiarizes executive directors with the principles of managing people to achieve established goals. Specific management tools, such as performance appraisal systems, are explained, and the components of a good personnel policy are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the executive director in the leading and motivating housing authority staff.

Consent to use photographic images: Registration and attendance constitutes an agreement by the registrant to use their image or voice in photographs, video recording, or other electronic reproductions by PHADA of such event or activities.
By registering for this conference, you grant PHADA permission to share my contact information with exhibitors and sponsors.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Member Registration $490.00
Member Registration (Early-Bird Rate) $465.00
NonMember Registration $600.00
Nonmember Registration (Early-Bird Rate) $575.00
Onsite NonMember Registration $625.00
Onsite Registration $515.00
Onsite Spouse Registration $215.00
Onsite Spouse Registration $215.00
Spouse Registration $205.00
Spouse Registration $205.00
Spouse Registration (Early-Bird Rate) $195.00
Spouse Registration (Early-Bird Rate) $195.00

Hotel Room Rate: $209.00 per night plus tax
This charge is in addition to the tuition fee, and is paid directly to the hotel by the seminar member upon checkout.

Available Functions


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Location Information

Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

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Need to register staff and/or commissioners at the Member rate?

Current PHADA Members can add staff and/or commissioners to their housing authority record to receive the Member rate. Click here for a PDF with step-by-step instructions.


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