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02/25/2021

NEW, UPDATED EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE GUIDANCE ISSUED

The U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) has released new and updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) that was created by the December 27, 2020 omnibus appropriations act. These new February 22, 2021 dated FAQs replace in their entirety the previously issued January 19, 2021 FAQs.

PAHRA joins NAHRO in commending the Treasury for the new FAQs, as they provide much-needed clear and reasonable guidance on the ERAP.  NAHRO has been in contact with Treasury on numerous occasions to ensure that PHAs and their residents are served by the ERAP.

This article republished courtesy of NAHRO Direct News.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FAQs

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – CUMBERLAND COUNTY HOUSING & REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES – INFORMATION / REPORTING SPECIALIST

The Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (CCHRA) are seeking a highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated individual to maintain the information and reporting processes for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships, and other state and federally funded programs.  The Information/Reporting Specialist will set-up, fund and change activities in HUD’s integrated Disbursement and Information System (IDIS) and track accomplishment data and create reports.

Experience in IDIS is preferred.  Candidate must be computer literate and have a strong knowledge of Excel and Word. Some direct experience with federal programs (CDBG, HOME, etc.) is preferred.  Good personal and teamwork skills, as well as the ability to deal with the general public is required.  This vacancy is also posted at https://cchra.com/careers.

Provide minimum salary expectations in a cover letter and resume to:

Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities, Attention: Human Resource, 114 North Hanover Street, Carlisle, PA  17013

CCHRA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

02/15/2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES – YORK HOUSING AUTHORITY

The Housing Authority of the City of York is accepting applications for the position of Section 8 Housing Program Manager, Assistant Section 8 Coordinator, and  Assistant Property Manager at tax credit properties.  Contact Susan Paiva, HR Manager at 717-845-2601, ext. 1124 or spaiva@yorkhousing.org for more information and the application. Click here to view the job description for Section 8 Housing Program Manager and visit yorkhousingauthority.com for more insight. Applications will be accepted until positions have been filled.

York Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

02/11/2021

PAHRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS REORGANIZATION: New President; New Executive Board; New Member

The PAHRA Board of Directors recently reorganized, resulting in Brian L. Yaworsky, Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of Beaver, becoming President of our Association.  Please click here to view the full announcement of our Board reorganization – a new President – new Executive Board – and new Board Member, Ms. Holly Nogay, Executive Director of Mercer County Housing Authority.

02/01/2021

SDHP’s Home Modifications Program is Back!

SDHP’s Keystone Communities Program/PA Accessible Housing Grant provides home modifications to help increase accessibility for eligible individuals with disabilities in PA so they can remain independent in their homes.

Please help us spread the word!  Share the attached flyer.

Applications are now being accepted!
For more information, please call (610) 873-9595
or email Beth at bmckeown@sdhp.org.

This Project is financed by a grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development.

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PAHRA and Vitruvian Leadership LLC have partnered to provide our members with an opportunity for professional growth through a series of online Leadership Development workshops.  Become L.E.A.D. Certified in a safe, virtual environment without the hassle or cost of travel.  View the links provided below for detailed information on how you can take your career or your business operations to the next level.

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L.E.A.D. Certification Registration 

SELF-DETERMINATION HOUSING OF PENNSYLVANIA MERGES WITH INGLIS & BECOMES A PROGRAM OF INGLIS COMMUNITY SERVICES

PHILADELPHIA, PA (FEBRUARY 1, 2021) — Inglis, a more than 144-year-old, Philadelphia-based organization serving individuals with disabilities, announced today that Self-Determination Housing of Pennsylvania (SDHP) has joined the Inglis organization as a program of its community-focused division, Inglis Community Services, and will now operate under the Inglis banner.

Both organizations are well established in their commitment to increasing independence for people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.  SDHP is a statewide program that leads an array of accessible housing initiatives across the entire Commonwealth. Since its establishment in 1994, SDHP has advanced its mission to promote self-determination and control in housing for persons with disabilities and older adults.  They bring an extensive affordable housing network as well as a deep knowledge of housing, vouchers, and home modification resources to Inglis’ array of services.

“Maintaining housing that meets our individual needs is essential to good health and a sense of security and stability in one’s life,” said Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller.  “As the public health crisis continues, this work is even more critical. I’m grateful to both Inglis and SDHP’s work to serve the housing needs of Pennsylvanians with disabilities and I look forward to seeing the good that will come of this partnership.”

Since its founding in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to achieve their goals and live the lives they choose. From assistive technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people it serves along a continuum of care.

“We are excited to bring the whole SDHP team into the Inglis family,” said Inglis President & CEO, Dyann Roth. “This merger will enable SDHP to expand on its mission and vision for increasing affordable and accessible housing options across the state. And at the same time, it diversifies our Inglis Community Services portfolio by adding new service lines that support individuals with disabilities who seek to obtain, maintain and/or modify independent living options. It also expands our service footprint statewide,” Roth said.

Inglis is committed to expanding housing options and supports for people with disabilities through multiple strategies.  As a community-based service, SDHP’s work involves training, education and referrals to service providers, government organizations, and landlords who, in turn, work directly with individuals with disabilities who are seeking housing.  Inglis Housing Corporation, a separate Inglis entity, seeks to impact the housing crisis by developing new affordable, accessible housing communities and providing property management services for the individuals living in those apartments.

SDHP Program Co-Directors, Leah Marmo-Rainey, MSW and Laura Willmer-Rodack, MSW said “SDHP has a rich history advocating for accessible housing and providing quality housing education across the Commonwealth. We could not be happier to move into this new phase with Inglis. Our work together will only enhance both organizations’ impact and allow more people with disabilities to have access to housing that meets their individual needs.”

Though now a program of Inglis Community Services, SDHP will continue to operate as it has always done, and administer their Regional Housing Coordinator Program which includes their accessible and affordable housing trainings; the 811 Project Rental Assistance which provides housing rental vouchers to people with disabilities; and Accessible Home Modification services.

About Inglis:

Founded in 1877, Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care.

Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus including: Inglis Community Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live in the community in a variety of settings; Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; and Inglis House, a 24/7 skilled nursing wheelchair community for adults 21 or better who choose to live in long-term care. All of these program areas are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership and expertise in assistive technology as well as a commitment to Person-Centered Care.

Inglis.org/SDHP

01/20/2021

PAHRA 2021 WINTER CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

PAHRA is pleased to present our virtual 2021 Winter Conference & Webinar Series.

A majority of our previously scheduled 2021 Capitol Conference content will be offered on the original training dates of February 22-23.  This will be followed by a series of webinars scheduled to being March 3, continuing on select Wednesdays throughout March and April.

Click here to access and download the Winter Conference & Wednesday Webinars schedule, including speakers and course descriptions.

Registration is required to attend the Winter Conference.  Cost is $100 per person.  Click here to register now.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing connection information along with your personal ID.  Save that information since it will be required to join the meetings.  Your Winter Conference registration will grant access to any or all of the sessions scheduled to be held on Monday, February 22 and Tuesday, February 23.  While attending the conference, we ask that you be cognizant of limited bandwidth in Pennsylvania’s rural areas and use audio only.  Video will be reserved for our speakers.

Separate invitations will be forwarded for the subsequent Wednesday Webinars.

VIRTUAL CLASSROOM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES CAN BENEFIT MARC NAHRO

MARC NAHRO continues to partner with NAHRO Professional Development on their “Virtual Classroom” offerings that will directly benefit members and our Region!

Members will receive a discount of $10 on every NAHRO “Virtual Classroom” offering and MARC NAHRO will also receive a revenue share for each participant from our region!

How does it work?

When registering, please use code MARC2020 ( ALL CAPS), click apply prior to checkout, it’s that simple!

Please note: this code must be used when registering! It cannot be retroactively applied

Our Latest Virtual Classroom Offerings!

Our Latest e-Learnings, Exams, Webinars and more!

Visit Full Calendar

Please contact professionaldevelopment@nahro.org or call 202 580-7211 for further details and/or registration assistance.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – PUBLIC HOUSING MANAGER – WESTMORELAND COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Westmoreland County Housing Authority is accepting applications for Public Housing Manager for its housing development in New Kensington.

Applicants must possess knowledge of the following:

  • Manage and operate housing community/communities as assigned, according to policies and regulations set forth by HUD and the Housing Authority.
  • Accept telephone inquiries regarding housing and residents therein.
  • Complete and process applications.
  • Prepare and maintain all records and resident accounts for admission, termination, and transfers according to the rules and regulations established by HUD and the Housing Authority.
  • Collect rents, security deposits, and other monies.
  • Prepare and deliver bank deposits.
  • Balance cash drawer daily.
  • Maintain petty cash receipts.
  • Follow the collection policy as set forth on delinquent accounts.
  • Schedule and conduct annual re-certifications and interims by preparing notices, verifying household composition, income, assets, medical expenses.
  • Calculate rent changes on reported information.
  • Balance and submit monthly all resident information per computer input. E.g. Rent collections, adjustments, charges, terminations, and transfers.
  • Instruct residents on care of units; enforce all policies and lease regulations; investigate and remedy resident complaints and lease violations and execute evictions when necessary.
  • Coordinate resident work orders with maintenance personnel and monitor job progress.
  • Aide in conducting systematic inspections of units/grounds.
  • Maintain office supplies and record usage to assist in perpetual inventory.
  • Conduct resident meetings with management and maintenance personnel and submit monthly reports.
  • Participate with resident organizations and advise residents of methods and principles of social and re- creational needs.
  • Direct residents to social service agencies for counseling in dealing with social and community concerns.
  • Collaborate with local government representatives and local law enforcement agencies for improvements within the community.
  • Supervise daily use of community facilities and spaces.
  • Attend meetings as required and accept additional responsibilities as deemed necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Asset Management Director.

The position offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, mail resume to Westmoreland County Housing Authority, Attn: Linda Metz, 167 South Greengate Road, Greensburg, PA 15601 or email to lindam@wchaonline.com.

Westmoreland County Housing Authority is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

01/07/2021

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – WILMINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY (DELAWARE)

Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA), located in Wilmington, DE, is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director.  WHA has approximately 1,600 public housing units, 218 tax credit units and 1,970 Housing Choice Vouchers and a staff of 75 employees.  The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Commissioners for the planning, implementation, direction, and administration of all WHA programs and functions.  The Executive Director, under the oversight of the Board of Commissioners, implements both the long-term visionary and short-term operational priorities of the agency.  The Executive Director is responsible for overall agency performance as measured by HUD and other Federal, State and local governing entities.

The requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in Public or Business Administration or a related field with ten years of progressively responsible experience in management or administration.  Experience and working knowledge of the administration of HUD housing programs, such as Low-Income Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), RAD Program, Capital Improvement Grants and Modernization and Development, are required.  Also required are: ability to plan, prepare, and communicate WHA’s financial budget and performance, excellent skills in staff and organizational development, excellent oral and written communication skills, experience and proven track record in mixed use and affordable housing development, excellent fundraising skills, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which results in the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as determined by the Board of Commissioners.

Salary range is $150k to $165k to commensurate with experience and education.  Please email, no later than 1/29/21, your letter of interest and résumé describing your background and experience to Tricia@hrstrategies.org.  Interested candidates should include:  Executive Director Search in the subject line.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN – HERCULES CORP.

Hercules Corporation, an award-winning laundry service company is accepting applications for Field Service Technicians in the mid-Atlantic area.  All training will be provided.  See below for details.

Position:  Field Service Technician – Service Department – Full-Time

Company:  Hercules Corp.

Career Level:  Experienced working in the field with a technical aptitude

Location:  NY, NJ, CT, or PA – we are looking for technicians for all Mid-Atlantic states

Relevant Work Experience:  High School or Trade School

With more than 60 years of experience in the multi-family laundry industry, Hercules is an award-winning provider of laundry rooms for co-ops, condos, colleges and rental buildings, in the NY, NJ, CT and PA region.  Hercules, with its warehouse and company headquarters in Hicksville, NY is a Maytag distributor with a commitment to service that is unsurpassed within the industry.

We are currently seeking self-motivated Field Service Technicians to fill immediate positions at Hercules, in NY, NJ, CT and PA.  The Field Service Technician is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and repair of commercial laundry equipment (washers and dryers – Maytag, Speed Queen, Wascomat & American Dryer).  The position provides the opportunity for personal growth through experience and training.

Responsibilities and Requirements of the Position

  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance & repair of commercial laundry equipment (washers & dryers) in the NY/NJ/CT/PA area.
  • Full training will be provided, both at the Hicksville, NY office and in the field
  • Technical background required in the areas of appliance repair is a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Competitive pay & full benefits package including medical/dental and paid time off.
  • A High School degree and/or Trade School coursework is preferred or comparable work experience
  • Strong technical aptitude required – relevant experience and knowledge in the areas of plumbing, electric, construction is recommended
  • This is an 8AM – 5PM position working in the field 5 days a week; must be willing to work a flexible schedule; possible weekend support needed (with overtime)
  • Organization, detail oriented and multi-tasking skills
  • High-energy, flexible, self-starter, hands-on, comfortable working with little supervision after initial training period.
  • Must possess effective English communication skills. Bilingual skills (English and Spanish) are a plus

We offer competitive pay and a full benefits package including medical/dental and paid time off.  All training will also be provided. 

For consideration, please email your resume to the attention of Barry Heller at barry.heller@hercnet.com

12/30/2020

PAHRA Monitor Winter 2020-21 Edition Available Online

Click here to view or download our most recent issue.

12/14/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – ELK COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Elk County Housing Authority is seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Director.  Cover letters and resumes will be accepted through January 8, 2021.

Click here for additional details including vacancy notice, job description, qualifications, and application instructions.

Elk County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

12/08/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – CARBON COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

Carbon County Housing Authority is seeking qualified candidates for an Executive Director to provide professional and administrative direction, planning and management of a medium sized agency of 760 units with an annual budget in excess of $5 million.

Click here for additional details including job description qualifications, salary, benefits and application instructions.

Resumes accepted through January 15, 2021.

Carbon County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

12/04/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – HOUSING & REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES OF LANCASTER COUNTY

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for a skilled and dedicated visionary to lead and administer our various housing and community development activities. This position is primarily responsible for overall management of a staff of 16 with an annual budget in excess of $14 million. The two authorities are under joint management, which also directs operation of the Lancaster County Land Bank Authority. The Housing Authority is responsible for operating the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for Lancaster County. The Redevelopment Authority administers HUD entitlements (CDBG, HOME and ESG) on behalf of Lancaster County, and runs a variety of community development programs supporting affordable housing and downtown revitalization.

The preferred candidate must have experience administering grant and tax credit programs at the federal, state and local levels, including the HUD entitlements, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), various programs offered through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and multifamily housing bonds. Experience in community economic development and affordable housing development is also desirable.

The position requires a master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent and four or more years of related experience. Greater experience may be considered in lieu of the degree.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications. The applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) personal and three (3) professional references to jswilliams@dejazzd.com. Please indicate minimum salary expectation in the cover letter. Inquiries can be directed to jswilliams@dejazzd.com. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2020.

LCHRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

12/03/2020

Lancaster City Housing Authority Keeps Residents Connected During COVID-19

A story sure to warm your heart on a cold winter day…Lancaster City Housing Authority (LCHA) utilized grant monies to combat the effects of isolation during the pandemic by purchasing tablets to provide virtual connection for their residents.  Click here to read the full feature story.

11/23/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF FRANKLIN

The Housing Authority of the City of Franklin (HACF) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director.

HACF provides housing assistance for households within the city limits of Franklin, located in Venango County – Northwest Pennsylvania.  The Authority has two Public Housing properties: Colonial Manor, a 61-unit high rise that is 90% elderly designated; and 38 units of family housing. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program serves approximately 125 households with an average monthly HAP expenditure of $52,000.

Please click the links below for additional information.  Applications will be accepted through December 4, 2020.

HACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – SECTION 8 COORDINATOR – HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF FRANKLIN

The Housing Authority of the City of Franklin (HACF) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Section 8 HCV Coordinator.

The HACF Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides housing assistance to households within the city limits of Franklin, located in Venango County – Northwest Pennsylvania.  On a monthly basis, approximately 125 households are subsidized with an average monthly HAP expenditure of $52,000.

Please click the links below for additional information.  Applications will be accepted through December 4, 2020.

HACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

11/04/2020

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF NEW KENSINGTON

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of New Kensington (R.A.C.N.K.) is seeking a full time Executive Director. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an energetic, skilled visionary to lead and administer our various community development activities. This person is responsible for overseeing all Authority operations. Our City is experiencing a resurgence, particularly in the downtown area with new development and redevelopment of the Authority owned New Kensington Advanced Manufacturing Park (formerly Schreiber Industrial Park) situated along the Allegheny River.

Preferred candidates should have Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) experience. Experience in property management, operating Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping, and other Federal or State funded programs such as HOME, Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RCAP), and Business In Our Sites (BIOS) is a plus.

Salary and benefits package will be commensurate with qualifications. The applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, 3 personal and 3 business references to ranewken@gmail.com.  Please indicate minimum salary expectation in the cover letter. Inquiries can be directed to ranewken@gmail.com. Deadline for applications is December 7, 2020.

R.A.C.N.K. is an equal opportunity employer.