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, passage of an historic public housing bond bill, and filing of 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 2018-2019 including:

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Service Animals
  • Leases & Evictions
  • State Rent Calculation
  • Open Meeting Law
  • Low Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Rental Assistance Demonstrations (RAD) 101
  • CORI

 

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.

 

In 2019, 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, interactive membership software, other new technologies and assurance programs will also be rolled out in 2019.

 

Additional Member Benefits: