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As we await a "return to normal," the year 2022 promises to be another interesting and busy one for housing professionals. To help prepare, executive directors, staff, and commissioners will not want to miss PHADA's upcoming in-person meeting in San Diego.

There will be sessions recapping the latest news on the HUD Appropriations Act and the infrastructure package as well as the outlook for the new budget season that gets underway in early 2022. PHADA will also outline the association's policy agenda for the second half of the 117th Congress.

Some planned sessions will include the information on HUD's still-evolving physical inspections protocol that is under development (NSPIRE), the Biden Administration's proposed voucher program expansion, cybersecurity protections for HAs, disaster planning, and modifications to workplace policies in light of pandemic-necessitated changes. There will also be training on the newest versions of HUD's Fair Housing and Section 3 rules.

For commissioners, there will be sessions on issues such as insurance considerations, telework and remote work policies, repositioning strategies (including RAD), good budget and audit oversight, and how board members can prepare their agencies for all the uncertainties in today's environment.

These are just some of the planned topics for the 2022 Commissioners' Conference. More information concerning the education sessions will be provided in the near future.


  • Cancellations received in writing before December 10, 2021, will be refunded less an $100 administrative fee. Substitutions are welcome if notified in writing. There will be no refunds after December 10, 2021. No refunds are given for no-shows. BY SUBMITTING THIS REGISTRATION FORM YOU ARE AGREEING TO PHADA's CANCELLATION POLICY.


COVID-19 Safety Measures

  • In order to provide the safest meeting environment possible, all Commissioners' Conference attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. Proof of a negative test will not be accepted for admittance to the meeting. Instructions on how to submit proof of vaccination can be found in your registration confirmation email. Proof of vaccination must be provided by December 3, 2021. To request a medical or religious exemption, please contact Sara Patterson at:
  • The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is requiring mask wearing indoors. Masks must cover your nose and mouth. Masks are available at registration.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be provided throughout the meeting space and we encourage attendees to wash their hands regularly.
  • The host hotel is GBAC STAR certified for its cleaning protocols and has a dedicated onsite Hygiene Manager.
  • While in San Diego, we'll be taking advantage of the sun and warmer weather and holding as many networking functions outside as possible.
  • If you are not feeling well during the meeting, please do not attend the conference and notify Sara Patterson ( We also ask that if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the meeting that you notify Sara Patterson so other attendees can be informed. We would also ask that you notify any attendees you were in close contact with during the meeting.

On January 21, PHADA was notified by two attendees from the Commissioners' Conference that they tested positive for COVID-19. PHADA instituted a number of precautions at the conference, including requiring proof of vaccination and mask wearing. In an abundance of caution, we are providing you with this notice and encouraging you to take all precautions that you believe are appropriate, which may include self-monitoring for symptoms and seeking out testing. Information on CDC's guidance on COVID-19 is available here.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship Prospectus
For more information about becoming a sponsor, contact Sara Patterson at:

Hotel Information
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place, San Diego, California 92101

Explore Southern California's vibrant culture and natural beauty from the Manchester Grand Hyatt waterfront hotel in downtown San Diego. Experience spacious rooms, stunning views, and upscale amenities steps from the city's top attractions. Guests enjoy easy access to San Diego's best beaches, restaurants, shops, entertainment venues, and more. After a day of learning and networking with your colleagues, you'll be able to enjoy all that this urban oasis has to offer.

  • Room Rate: $229 includes complimentary wi-fi in guest rooms. A portion of the room rate is being used to offset conference costs.
  • Cut-off date: December 3, 2021 (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. By booking in PHADA's hotel block, you enable PHADA to keep registration costs low.
    • Reservations at the PHADA group rate will be accepted on a space available basis through December 3, 2021, 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.
  • Transportation: The hotel is 2.9 miles or a 7-minute drive from the San Diego International Airport.
  • Parking: Self and valet parking are available at the venue. Valet Parking: $60/day; Self-Parking: $40/day

PHADA/Rutgers University Executive Director Education Program (EDEP)
PHADA and Rutgers will offer one in-person cohort and one virtual cohort (an extension of Rutgers' emergency distance learning) for the 2022 Commissioners' Conference. The cohort size is limited based on Rutgers adult learning standards.

In-Person Cohort

  • Ethics: Friday, January 7
    • 8am-4pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
  • Planning for Change: Saturday, January 8
    • 8am-4pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Virtual Cohort
The virtual courses will be held via Rutgers' Canvas online learning platform and Zoom.

  • Planning for Change; January 19-26, 2022
    • Wednesday, January 19th Zoom - 11am-2:30pm EST
    • 1 independent student learning activity during the week
    • Wednesday, January 26th Zoom - 11am-12pm EST (wrap-up and exam)
  • Ethics: February 1-8, 2022
    • Tuesday, February 1st Zoom - 11am-2:30pm EST
    • 1 independent student learning activity during the week
    • Tuesday, February 8th Zoom - 11am-12pm EST (wrap-up and exam)

EDEP Course Descriptions:

  • Ethics
    • Faculty: Lou Ricco and Bill Snyder, Execu-Tech
    • 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
    • Faculty: Cara Gillette, Nan McKay
    • This course provides executive directors with the management tools and skills necessary to adapt to the changes taking place at HUD. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning and creative problem-solving.

Attendee Waiver

By registering for this conference, I agree to the following:

  • I agree to allow PHADA to use my image or voice in photographs, video recordings, or other electronic reproductions of such event or activities.
  • I grant PHADA permission to share my contact information with exhibitors and sponsors.
  • I agree to submit proof of vaccination by Friday, December 3, 2021.
  • There is always inherent risk in participating in any activity. Due to the circumstances created by COVID-19, there is a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility. PHADA and its partners will be taking all legal, prudent and advisable measures to reduce the risk of virus/illness transmission between people at the conference. Despite our best efforts, we will be unable to reduce the level of risk to zero.
  • 1) I acknowledge these risks, and others, and agree to take full personal responsibility for them. I will not hold anyone else accountable, including PHADA and its partners, should I contract illness or should anything else happen to me during my participation in this learning experience.
  • 2) I agree to monitor my own health status and will not attend the conference if I am symptomatic in any way or if I believe I have been exposed to someone with COVID19.
  • 3) I agree to comply with all distancing guidelines, masking requirements and safety protocols imposed by PHADA or the host hotel regardless of whether federal, state or local laws dictate the use of these practices.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
CC22 Registration $490.00
CC22 Registration (Nonmember Spouse) $205.00
CC22 Registration (Nonmember) $600.00
CC22 Registration (Spouse) $205.00
EDEP - Virtual, Both Classes $1800.00
EDEP - Virtual: Both Classes (Nonmember) $1800.00
EDEP - Virtual: Ethics $1130.00
EDEP - Virtual: Planning for Change $1130.00
Virtual EDEP - Ethics (Non Member) $1130.00
Virtual EDEP - Planning for Change (Non Member) $1130.00

Hotel Room Rate: $229.00 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

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

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