CONN NAHRO is hosting a new training on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 on the topic of The Consolidated Application: From A to Z. We will review the Consolidated Application page by page, field by field, from A to Z, just in time for grant deadlines. This is an all day training from 9 am to 3 - 3:30 pm including breakfast and lunch at the Greek Church in Waterbury. Cost is only $50 for members. Click here to register today!
Did you participate in the Certificate Series for Module 4 on Maintenance and Modernization? If so, you and your entire staffs are welcome to participate in a repeat of that morning's training session called Maintenance and Modernization - A Certificate Series Re-Do on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. This time our trainer will focus on Connecticut state housing issues and regulations as it relates to maintenance and improvements. This is a great re-do if you already attended the training on November 3, 2016 and it is also a wonderful training for your supervisory staffs involved in facility management, property management, and maintenance to attend. This training will be held at our training location in Waterbury at the Greek Church beginning at 9:00 am and we will probably end around 2 pm and includes breakfast and lunch. Cost is only $40 per person for members, so send as many people as you would like. We have an excellent Nan McKay trainer doing this session for us so take advantage of that. Click here to register today.
Section 8 Administrator’s Association Presents: How to Stay Off the Radar: Everything you want to know About PIC and EIV, Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Click here for registration
WTNH recently aired a news story about Connecticut’s elderly/disabled housing that highlights the problems of the policy of mixing these two populations in one community—difficulties and risks for all involved including the elderly residents and their families, for the disabled residents who do not have adequate services, and to the housing authorities who are trying to sustain the affordable housing for future generations with few, if any, additional rental income resources or social service supports. This TV news investigation highlights the problems, the complexity, and the urgency of the situation. You can view Part 1 – Neglected Neighbors here, Part 2 – Neglected Neighbors here, Part 3 - Neglected Neighbors here, Part 4 - Neglected Neighbors here.
CONN-NAHRO has been urging our legislature and policy makers to address this issue for many years. We hope that this series will help our legislators and the general public to understand why the need to address this issue is becoming an urgent one—for the safety of all residents that we serve in this type of housing.
Meet Your Candidates for National NAHRO Office - Learn How to Participate in the 2017 Election
NAHRO's Nominating and Election Committee is responsible for overseeing the 2017 Election. The Committee's New England Regional Council representatives are: Anthony J. Vasiliou, Milford Redevelopment & Housing Partnership and Marcia Sullivan, East Greenwhich Housing Authority. Click here, and it will take you to NAHRO's website where you can replay the Candidate's Forum at the Annual Convention in New Orleans.
We encourage you to view the 30 minute video to learn how you can participate in the upcoming NAHRO election. Most importantly, you can see and listen to the candidates for President and Senior Vice President. With the transition underway in Washington, the 2017 election of our new leaders is more important than ever. We will need to make a decision of who will lead our organization into the future and face the increasing challenges of underfunding and over regulation impacting our agencies.
Scholarship Applications will be coming out in April 2017!
Become a member of CONN-NAHRO or renew your membership now to be sure you are receiving all of our invitations to trainings, events, convention and sponsorship opportunities. We also share communications including legislative updates, RFPs, and timely news. Click here to become a new member or renew your annual membership today.
CONN-NAHRO's next membership meeting is Thursday, February 23, 2017, 2017 at The Traditions in Wallingford. Click here to register.
Here is the January 2017 Commissioner's Connection
Employment Opportunities can be found here.
See current RFP's & other opportunities here.