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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PHADA's Annual Convention & Exhibition, scheduled for May 31 - June 3, 2020 in Denver, CO, will not be held as planned.

Taking into consideration stay-at-home orders around the country, travel restrictions, and concerns for the health and well-being of our attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, and staff, we feel that it is not possible to safely conduct the meeting under the current circumstances.

We'd like to thank our members, sponsors, and exhibitors for supporting PHADA and our Annual Convention & Exhibition. We look forward to reconnecting with each of you soon.


Will my registration be refunded?

  • Registered attendees will receive a full refund in the form of their original payment (credit card or check refund). We appreciate your patience as we work through issuing these refunds. If you have a question about an attendee refund, please contact Norma Bellew at:

Will my exhibit booth and/or sponsorship be refunded?

  • Registered exhibitors and sponsors will receive a full refund in the form of their original payment (credit card or check refund). We appreciate your patience as we work through issuing these refunds. If you have a question about sponsor or exhibitor refunds, please contact Sara Patterson at:

Do I need to cancel my hotel reservation?

  • Attendees should cancel their hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

PHADA's 2020 Annual Convention & Exhibition is scheduled for May 31 - June 3 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. As always, the convention will provide the latest information housing authority staff and boards need to run their local agencies.

PHADA is planning several timely sessions on matters affecting the industry including HAs that have transitioned under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). Some of the main topics include the President's proposed 2021 budget and HUD's implementation of the final FY 20 spending measure. PHADA also plans to cover important legislation including Rep. Maxine Water's bill to infuse billions of dollars into the Capital Fund, and the "Green New Deal" for public housing.

Also on the agenda are repositioning issues including the streamlined voluntary conversion plan and changes in demolition-disposition procedures. There will also be sessions on pending changes in the Annual Contributions Contract, PHADA's efforts to secure Section 8 administrative funding through its "fungibility" proposal, and the ongoing NSPIRE inspections demonstration. New developments in the Choice Neighborhoods program and HOTMA implementation will also be reviewed.

In addition to these innovative sessions for executive directors and their staffs, PHADA will provide training for commissioners. Expected sessions will cover repositioning, important insurance-related issues, effective strategic and succession planning, HUD's salary reporting and comparability review requirements, ethics, and current events in housing, among other topics.

Some other topics that will be covered include enhancing safety and security for HAs (including cyber security), potential new consortia opportunities, and the industry accreditation program, featuring its performance standards. PHADA also plans to cover the latest on the Dept. of Homeland Security's proposed "public charge" and HUD's "mixed family" immigration rule.

These are just some of the planned sessions for the 2020 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Prospectus

For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Sara Patterson at 202-546-5445, or email:

Exhibition Information

PHADA's 2020 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:

Did you know that PHADA Affiliate Members save $100 off their booth package? Become an Affiliate Member today!

Exhibitor Brochure

Exhibitor Application Deadline: April 30, 2020

To reserve your booth, complete the Exhibitor Application.

Education Sessions

Conference education sessions will be posted in February, 2020.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Room Rate: $219 includes complimentary wi-fi in guest rooms. A portion of the room rate is being used to offset conference costs.

Cut-off date: April 30, 2020 (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 April 30, 2020, 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.

PHADA/Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program (EDEP)

The Executive Director Education Program (EDEP) will take place May 29-30 in conjunction with the 2020 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Due to the demand for EDEP classes, PHADA will be offering two concurrent classes. If you are attending both EDEP classes, the order in which you take the classes may vary.

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:

  • Ethics (Friday, May 29)
    Faculty: Louis A Riccio & William F Snyder, Execu-Tech, Inc.
    This seminar is designed to familiarize participants with the ethical standards and legal requirements relevant to public housing authority officials. Typical state statutes and HUD regulations are examined and applied to ethical issues faced by executive directors using a case study approach.
  • Planning for Change (Saturday, May 30)
    Faculty: Cara Gillette - Nan McKay & Associates
    This course provides executive directors with the man-agement tools and skills necessary to adapt to the changes taking place at HUD. Emphasis is placed on strategic plan-ning and creative problem-solving.

Consent to use photographic images: Registration constitutes an agreement by the registrant to use their image or voice in photographs, video recordings, or other electronic reproductions by PHADA.

Consent to sharing contact information: By registering for this conference, the registrant grants PHADA permission to share their contact information with exhibitors and sponsors.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Exhibitor Registration (Affiliate Member) $700.00
Exhibitor Registration (Nonmember) $800.00
Registration $490.00
Registration (Early-Bird Nonmember) $575.00
Registration (Early-Bird) $465.00
Registration (Nonmember) $600.00
Registration (Onsite Nonmember) $625.00
Registration (Onsite) $515.00
Spouse Registration $205.00
Spouse Registration (Early-Bird Nonmember) $195.00
Spouse Registration (Early-Bird) $195.00
Spouse Registration (Nonmember) $205.00
Spouse Registration (Onsite Nonmember) $215.00
Spouse Registration (Onsite) $215.00

Hotel Room Rate: $219.00 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.

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Location Information

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

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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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