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NMA announces opening of new office in Houston

Posted by NMA on Apr 24, 2019 12:03:12 PM

Today Nan McKay & Associates celebrated the opening of a new company office in downtown Houston. The Texas office joins the NMA team as the eighth location nationwide, with other offices currently in San Diego, California; Miami, Florida; Tallahassee, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Frankfort, Kentucky; Georgetown, Kentucky; and New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana office, located in Jefferson Parish, is the most recently opened office preceding Houston. NMA began administering the Housing Authority of Jefferson Parish (HAJP)'s housing choice voucher program last autumn.

The new Houston office will serve as a base for NMA's community development team, which is assisting Harris County with their Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery plan. Catherine Ures, NMA's vice president of professional services, has been instrumental in helping the county establish and implement a response to the Harvey storm in 2017, which inflicted $125 billion in damage in the Houston metropolitan area and Southeast Texas.

"The hardworking people at the Harris County Community Services Department have done an incredible job in getting Project Recovery off the ground, and we're so excited to be a part of this huge initiative," Ures said. “We want Harris County to be a global model for disaster recovery and resilience."

Project Recovery includes an extensive group of disaster recovery programs for which Harris County has so far been allocated $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding from the federal government.

Founded in 1980, NMA has led disaster recovery programs in Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, and South Carolina. The company also administers more than 75,000 vouchers at housing authorities nationwide. With offices in across the United States, the San Diego-based, woman-owned company is a leader in program administration and community development strategies, including resilience planning. For more information, visit, or call (800) 783-3100.

Learn more about resilience planning

Topics: disaster programs, CDBG-DR, company news, disaster recovery, climate and disaster resilience

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."

Learn more about program outsourcing

Topics: outsourcing, program management, company news

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: inspections, company news

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."

Apply now

Topics: company news

Four weeks to enter the NMA Housing Awards!

Posted by NMA on Aug 6, 2018 3:13:51 PM

Have you sent us your application yet for the 2018 NMA Housing AwardsEntries are due Friday, August 31, 2018. Entries must be postmarked or emailed by that date.

If you haven't entered yet, now is your opportunity to share all the amazing work your agency has done for the community. Award winners will be presented with an engraved trophy at The Housing Conference next February in New Orleans.

2018 NMA Development Award

NMA honors the outstanding achievement of housing authorities or associations in affordable housing with the NMA Development Award. One award will be given to an agency with 2500 or more units and one to an agency with 2499 or fewer units. Unit size is based on the total number of housing units.

This award category includes initiatives such as new development or construction, green initiatives, property improvements, or out-of-the-box financing.

2018 NMA Resident Service Award

The NMA Resident Service Award is sponsored by NMA to recognize housing authorities who are leaders in the affordable housing industry through their community outreach and efforts to improve the future of the families they serve. One award will be given to an agency with 2500 or more units and one to an agency with 2499 or fewer units. Unit size is based on the total number of housing units.

Each entry must be limited to one specific service initiative. Examples of such initiatives are self-sufficiency programs, community projects, education, or other resident or participant initiatives.

How To Apply

You can download the entry form on our website. Go here to read about last year's winners. We look forward to reading your entries!

Nominate your PHA

Topics: NMA Housing Awards, The Housing Conference, company news

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