Member Benefits

Members of MassNAHRO experience many benefits through their membership:

1.) ADVOCACY

MassNAHRO represents member agencies on legislative and budgetary issues before members of the Massachusetts Legislature and U.S. Congress, and meets with Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on issues that significantly affect members and the residents they serve. MassNAHRO’s advocacy in 2019 resulted in an increase to operating subsidy in the state budget by  $6.5 Million to $72 Million , filing of anti-spiking bill, and progress on tenant board member legislation

 

2.) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Agency Membership offers discounted registration fees for ALL member housing authority employees and board members.

 

In addition to conference sessions and the ongoing schedule of Massachusetts Public Housing Administrator (MPHA) and Board Member training and certification modules, MassNAHRO offered several new workshops in 2019 including:

  • Reasonable Accommodations
  • Medium & Large LHA Roundtables
  • Front Office Staff
  • OSHA 10
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Intro

 

Topics included in the upcoming 2020 curriculum are

  • Best Practices in Smoke-Free Housing Implementation
  • Several more State Rent Calculation sessions and low-cost webinars.

 

3.) MEMBER SERVICES

MassNAHRO provides information and technical support through monthly newsletters, email alerts and various publications, including Model Personnel Policies and Salary Comparability Study issued in recent years.

 

Members can also access several assurance programs including bid-free Workers’ Compensation Coverage and discounted auto insurance. The Centralized Section 8 Waiting List was enhanced in 2019 with the transition to GoSection8.

 

In 2020, MassNAHRO will develop and implement a peer-to-peer technical assistance program to assist struggling agencies and new staff in all areas of housing authority operations.
 
Members can also post unlimited job classified ads to the MassNAHRO website at no charge. 
 
An enhanced website and interactive membership software went live in late 2019, with added features to come in 2020!

 

 

Click here to learn about our member types and become a new member

 

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