THE LATEST NEWS                                                                            May 2015


Are you excited for the learning and networking opportunities that this year's conference will provide?  Did you know that you still have time to register for the conference?  However, you will need to hurry because registration will CLOSE on Thursday, May 14th.  I look forward to seeing you there.  Only eleven more days before the 2015 Annual PNRC Conference begins!


Thank you for reading and I look forward to your feedback,


Lowel Krueger, President


2015 PNRC Annual Conference
Nearly 300 people are registered for the 2015 PNRC Conference.  
If you're not one of them, it's not too late,
check out the event and  Register Now!
   Registration closes on Thursday, May 14th. 
Thank you to HARRP and its subsidiaries for being a 
2015 Conference Platinum Sponsor

Thank you Foster Pepper PLLC and Yardi Systems for your
Silver Sponsorship of the 2015 PNRC Conference

Regional News



King County Housing Authority Announces -
Richmond American Homes had a grand opening of its new furnished model home at Seola Gardens on Saturday, April 11th. New  homeownership opportunities will be available for 54 more families, fulfilling KCHA's  vision and commitment to provide quality, market-rate homeownership as part of Seola Gardens. 




Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (Anchorage, AK)


News Clips


Seattle, Wash.: This affordable housing complex has a solar farm on its roof


Portland, OR: Affordable housing planned for Pearl at Raleigh Street, documents show


Corvallis, OR: Turning homelessness into hope


Albany/Corvallis, OR: Think Too Much: Knitting a 'safety quilt' for homelessness


Portland, OR: Officials pledge 500 units of affordable housing in good Portland neighborhoods 


Portland, OR: Portland to buy $1.3 million Pearl District parcel for affordable housing


Bremerton, WA: Homelessness rises in Bremerton, Kitsap 


Olympia, WA: The Good and Bad News on Homelessness




HUD Secretary Announces New Round of Funding for Housing for Homeless Vets


Report: Homelessness Declines Nationally, but Lack of Affordable Housing Threatens Progress 


Homelessness in America, in One Map (Also video of a company helping to reduce homelessness)


Professional Development

"Housing Quality Standards (HQS) 

Seminar & Certification"

~ONLY 2 Slots Left~

Hosted by the Housing Authority of the 

City of Alameda in Alameda, CA

Tuesday, June 9-Thursday, June 11th, 2015


Seminar Description

Participants in this course learn about inspection preparation and procedures; negotiation and arbitration; problem solving and conflict resolution; how to achieve unfailing inspections; and how to avoid re-inspection pitfalls. Provided the logistics are not too difficult for the agency to arrange, the instructor can walk participants through inspection protocols at a site location and unit. Some agencies have found this visual approach to be useful. If the walk through is held, it is recommended that it is scheduled for the second day of the training. This course will equip participants with the skills needed to inspect units and reduce errors and avoid HUD findings in compliance audits. (1.95 CEUs).


Who Should Attend:

 Section 8 Housing Inspectors, Preventative Maintenance Inspectors, & both new & seasoned inspectors.


Learning Outcomes: 

Through expert instruction, you will learn to conduct a thorough inspection to illustrate (or rediscover) details that must be observed, and identify actions to be taken.


Cost per Attendee: $483.00 

Make checks payable to:  Housing Authority of the City of Alameda, 

Attn: Marie Long, 701 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501.

Should you need additional info, Marie Long, Facilities Project Specialist, may be contacted at (510)747-4326 or at mlong@alamedahsg.org. 




"High Performance Management: Creating a Positive Operations Management  Environment for Optimum Productivity"


Hosted by the Regional Housing Authority of 

Sutter & Nevada Counties in Yuba City, CA

Wednesday, June 10 - Friday, June 12th, 2015


Seminar Description

Managers and supervisors are the instruments through which performance and productivity happen in any organization. An organization's human resources are the engine driving quality, efficient accomplishment of work tasks, and effectively interacting with people served, and with co-workers. Managers' and supervisors have a direct impact on how productively their work unit operates. An agency's human assets directly impact the success and quality of services delivered to their communities.


Managing or supervising require unique sets of knowledge, skills and competencies. NAHRO's High Performance Management seminar provides not only key knowledge, but the opportunity for participants to experiment and to experience critical tools and techniques that can assist them to more effectively manage and supervise their people.


As with any skill, reading a book or hearing a lecture does not result in a person's ability to effectively improve that skill. High Performance Management is cutting edge, employing contemporary, validated knowledge. It is a participant-centered interactive course. It engages participants in self-assessing their key competencies and management styles. It provides the opportunity to use exercises, case studies, assessments, simulations and other reinforcement that help to anchor the learning. (1.95 CEUs)


The High Performance Management course's key elements include:

  • Roles and Responsibilities in Management and Supervisory Positions
  • Identifying Critical Competencies
  • Individual Communication and Management Self-Assessment
  • Understanding Others - Similarities and Differences
  • Communication Techniques to Obtain Results
  • The Power of Listening for Understanding
  • Conflict Management
  • Elements of Productive, Motivating Work Environments
  • Effective Hiring, Training, Coaching and Disciplining Techniques
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving that Address Causal Issues
  • Goal Setting, Decision-Making
  • Collaboration and Teamwork in Work Groups

Who Should Attend:

High Performance Management is appropriate for Public/Assisted Housing property managers, Housing Choice Voucher managers and supervisors, staff with supervisory responsibilities in any area of the organization, including Maintenance and Occupancy. Staff who are new to management and supervisory responsibilities, senior staff and executives interested in honing their skill set and those who aspire to management and supervisory positions or are being groomed through succession planning within the organization, also will benefit from attendance.


NAHRO's Professional Development System (NPDS) introduces new courses required to qualify toward NAHRO's Operations Management Certification. High Performance Management is a key course requirement in this certification process.



Registration begins at 8:00 am on the first day
Seminar runs daily from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cost per Attendee: $350.00

Make checks payable to:  Regional Housing Authority of Sutter & Nevada Counties

Attn: Jennifer Ruiz, 1455 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA 95993.


Should you need additional info, Jennifer Ruiz may be contacted at j.ruiz@rhasnc.org. 


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