The Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials welcomes you to our homepage!
CONN-NAHRO offers a forum for public housing professionals who are dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for all Connecticut citizens, particularly those with very low, low and moderate incomes. We provide relevant training opportunities, timely housing information, and a strong professional network of resources. Our membership represents a strong group of housing professionals, housing providers, and industry partners. (See our Sponsors below.)
Our member housing authorities have the responsibility of managing or administering housing for 150,000 families and
individuals in over 62,000 housing units throughout the State of Connecticut. CONN-NAHRO is dedicated to providing increased
advocacy for effective and efficient housing policy and legislation that supports public housing. CONN-NAHRO works
with decision-makers at the local, state and federal levels to craft meaningful policy and legislation. Through the
power and expertise of its members, CONN-NAHRO has played a key leadership role in shaping housing policies and programs
in Connecticut that has preserved and protected this important affordable housing resource.
By joining CONN-NAHRO and our successful network of housing professionals and industry partners, you contribute to a
unified voice for public housing in Connecticut. Membership renewals are being accepted online now (see link under
The Latest News.)
Join us for a virtual opportunity to network and learn – experience a NERC/NAHRO conference from the comfort of your home or office! Two days of 12 stimulating 1-hour sessions, agency and commissioner roundtables, virtual exhibit halls and virtual networking options.
If you miss a live session, recordings will be available after the conference to watch at your convenience for 60 days, allowing members to get the most out of their registration. Register today!
MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR NAHRO PRESIDENT & SENIOR VP
At #NAHRONavigates, NAHRO's recent online national conference, the following announced their candidacies for national office for 2021-22:
Patricia Wells, CEO of the Oakland Housing Authority and the current NAHRO Senior Vice President
NAHRO Senior Vice President
- George Guy, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Housing Authority
__________________________________________________________________________*Please see below for an update to Michael S. Wrona's article on Rental Arrearages in the Time of Covid"
CONN NAHRO Connections
On October 26, 2020, the State of Connecticut re-opened the Temporary Rental Housing Assistance Program and began Phase 2 of that program. When it did so it issued some program guidelines including those for eligibility. Those guidelines now preclude “any household receiving subsidy from a Federal or State rental assistance program.” As a result, TRHAP would seemingly not be available to the vast majority of housing authority tenants. This appears to be a shift away from how Phase 1 of the program operated as some housing authority tenants during that Phase were told they qualified for the program. Since this information only came to light after the article was written and submitted, we wanted to ensure everyone was made aware of this development.
This issue includes:
- The Notorious RBG and Affordable Housing Advocates
- Connecticut Housing Agencies and Utilities: A Powerful
Partnership to Help Our Planet
- PIH Notice 2020-24: Additional Time to Utilize CARES Act Funds
REAC releases Inspection Procedures Notice
On September 29, 2020, HUD REAC Released Inspector Notice 2020-01, detailing inspection protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. This REAC inspector notice provides clear and concise guidance for the return of REAC inspections. In previous correspondence with REAC leadership, they made it clear that safety would come first and this notice sets that promise to practice. This notice lays out a careful and thoughtful process, with specific requirements for both the REAC inspectors and property representatives.
THANK YOU! for attending, sponsoring, speaking and exhibiting at our 2020 CONN NAHRO Virtual Annual Convention!
We truly appreciate all your efforts and support!
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10% off our Online Housing Manager Certificate Series!
Alternatives to the State Police Background Check:
Multi State - CoreLogic Safe Rent
National Credit Reporting
For Connecticut Coronavirus updates and numbers click here.
Please click here to view the NERC NAHRO Coronavirus Resource page.
Additional resources re: COVID19 and housing guidelines can be found here:
National NAHRO - NAHRO
US Department of Housing & Urban Development - HUD
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
FBI updates on scams related to COVID - 19
Also, the CONN NAHRO staff is available to you:
Phone: (860) 430.4971 Email:: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay safe and healthy and thank you for your continued support