I think we can all agree that the past year has been one of the most challenging in recent memory. Up until the last moment, many of us didn't really think that sequestration would go through. But it did, and our nation's housing authorities rose to the test.
For the upcoming NMA Housing Conference and GoSection8 User Conference, we've brought together a diverse group of speakers and industry experts to provide insight on a broad range of topics relevant to those of us facing budget cutbacks under sequestration, including:
- The impact of the Treasury's cash management requirements on the HCV program
- Managing a public agency with a corporate sector approach
- The growth of technology and its impact on rent determination
- Reporting public housing operating fund activity on the FDS
- How to focus on landlord retention and participation
- Using HUD's two-year forecasting tool for HAP expense planning
- How to improve the quality and value of your services at a reduced cost
- EIV, PIC, VMS: Are these systems costing your agency money?
- Deconcentration and its impact on rent reasonableness
- Are you using asking rents or actual rents? How it affects the open market
- PHA resiliency in the post-sequestration world
- Sustainability: Cost-effective renovation
- The ins and outs of CFP reporting and close-out
- And a legislative update from Nan McKay herself
I hope you'll be able to attend the inaugural NMA Housing Conference, now only a few weeks away — and when you do, come on up and say hi! I look forward to sharing strategies for success.
John McKay has been with NMA since 1998, and has served as chief executive officer of the company since 2007. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he was vice president of operations, spearheading the creation of the new consulting and technology services departments. This initiative introduced the first fully functional NMA Performance Portal to the affordable housing market.
Mr. McKay brings his knowledge of housing regulations and industry best practices into his role as project executive on many of NMA’s contracts with large housing authority clients and HUD. He has assessed, analyzed, and provided feedback to some of the country’s most well-run private and public organizations.