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Housing and community news

Posted by NMA on Oct 16, 2018 9:58:49 AM

What we're reading now: The latest housing reports and analysis

More on the proposed public charge rule: CBPP blog post, NHLP fact sheet, analysis from the National Association of Counties, and resources from the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign

Affordable Housing Finance: LIHTC properties fare well during Hurricane Florence

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Voucher non-discrimination laws may boost acceptance

Multifamily Executive: How older multifamily buildings help the affordability crisis

National Resources Defense Council: A new prescription for healthy building retrofits

New York Times: With market hot, landlords slam the door on Section 8 tenants

Zillow: How small area FMRs expand opportunity for families using vouchers

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Housing and community news

Posted by NMA on Oct 10, 2018 10:57:43 AM

What we're reading now: The latest housing reports and analysis

The Atlantic: Elizabeth Warren's ambitious fix for America's housing crisis

Brookings: It's a dark time for renters

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Renters' incomes still lagging behind housing costs

Center for Community Progress: Building equitable communities takes systems reform

Center for Study of Social Policy: Comment period begins today for public charge rule

CityLab: Why affordable housing isn't more affordable

National Association of Counties: Congress approves major disaster reform bill

National League of Cities: Cities leading on fair housing

National Low Income Housing Coalition: Congress passes stopgap funding for HUD

New York Times: Along the Carolinas coast, entire neighborhoods remain submerged

Shelterforce: 30 years of reporting on the state of the nation's housing

Urban Institute: Rural communities need more affordable rental housing

Urban Land: 2 developers share their path to transformational projects

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NMA now managing HCV programs in Louisiana and Kentucky

Posted by NMA on Sep 7, 2018 11:06:06 AM

Families participating in the housing choice voucher (HCV) program of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana will soon have a new program administrator. Nan McKay and Associates (NMA) will begin administering the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP)'s HCV program as of October 1, 2018. Jefferson Parish is the second largest parish in Louisiana, with a population of about half a million people.

On Monday, August 6, NMA also opened the doors and began administration of the HCV program for Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), a state housing finance agency that provides rental assistance throughout the state of Kentucky for low-income residents.

NMA, long known as the gold standard for performance excellence in the public housing and affordable housing industry, brings to Louisiana and Kentucky its four decades of experience providing professional services to housing authorities across the nation.

"We're extremely excited to provide the highest quality services for the people of Louisiana and Kentucky," stated John McKay, NMA's CEO. "We believe in partnering with agencies and their partners to serve families in need with outstanding customer service. Our commitment to the local community is to offer efficient, effective administration of the HCV program and an exceptional customer experience."

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Now hiring contract inspectors in Chicago, Kentucky, and Louisiana

Posted by NMA on Aug 16, 2018 2:02:08 PM

Nan McKay & Associates is looking for experienced inspectors in Chicago, Kentucky, and Louisiana to join our fast-growing team.

For four decades, NMA has been the leader in providing innovative solutions for the housing industry and communities nationwide. Founded in 1980, our San Diego-based, woman-owned company currently administers more than 75,000 vouchers at some of the largest housing authorities in the country.

We invest in our people by providing the best in training, mentoring, and coaching to support personal and professional growth. We offer opportunities for valuable professional experience in a collaborative work environment, with strong leaders and support. We believe in rewarding excellent performance with opportunities for career advancement.

We think you'll love it here if:

  • You take great pride in your own performance and your work product represents your brand of excellence.
  • You have a strong sense of integrity. It doesn't matter who's watching, you know what's right and you accept nothing less.
  • You enjoy producing high-quality work. Mistakes aren't the end of the world, but you don't make them twice.
  • You are a customer service rockstar! Between your customers and co-workers, your commitment to providing proactive communication, responsiveness, and professionalism sets you apart.
  • You are comfortable with change. Just when you get a handle on things, you are looking forward to the next challenge, whether that is improving a current process or continued growth and development.

We want to hear from you!

Visit to apply now. For other job openings, visit our main careers page at

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Topics: company news, inspections

Join the NMA team as a full-time consultant!

Posted by NMA on Aug 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Nan McKay & Associates is expanding our talented team of consultants and is looking for full-time consultants. We are seeking individuals with excellent knowledge of traditional public housing and housing choice voucher programs as well as HUD regulations, a passion for learning, and the desire to tackle the most challenging issues public housing authorities face today.

NMA consultants play a vital role within the organization and are presented with tremendous opportunities for professional development and personal growth. At NMA, you’ll also have incredible opportunities to build your housing career. Our staff works side by side with agencies and HUD, as well as some Fortune 500 companies.

Being an NMA consultant is unique. Our goal is to empower and challenge employees, while supporting a reasonable work/life balance. While the job requires a lot of travel, the rewards are great. Our entire team is intelligent, innovative and—most importantly—willing to roll up their sleeves. If you’re willing to dive in, work with talented team members, and drive impact from day one, NMA is the perfect environment for you.

For the full job description, please visit our careers page at and scroll down to "NMA full-time consultant openings."

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