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3 Free Preservation Resources Housing Agencies Need to Know About

As the U.S. is facing a shortage of over seven million affordable rental homes for extremely low-income renters, and more than 320,000 homes have affordability restrictions expiring in the next five years, advocating for the need for affordable housing has never been greater. Today, housing agencies are exploring various preservation options, from purchasing Naturally Occurring Affordable Housing (NOAH) properties to accepting donated buildings, engaging in green construction, or participating in the latest tax credit programs.

No matter what route your agency may go down to acquire and rehab existing affordable housing, we’ve rounded up three preservation resources that you should add to your toolbox. The best part is they’re available to agencies at no cost!

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REAC 101: An Overview of HUD's Public Housing Inspection Process

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) physical inspections were paused for health and safety reasons. REAC inspections have since resumed, so whether you're new to public housing or haven't dealt with a REAC inspection since the pre-pandemic days, it's the perfect time for a refresher on the topic. 

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In the Studio: HAI Group Online Training Developing New PHM Certification Course

Marianne Krager, an associate trainer with Nan McKay and Associates (NMA), sits at a desk covered in black felt as she dutifully prepares for a long day’s work. It’s early morning, and there’s a sense of calm about Krager, even with a formation of cameras aimed at her. She’s clearly at ease about the task at hand.

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