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Protecting Public Trust: Why Public Housing Agencies Need Cyber Insurance Coverage

In an increasingly digitized world, where data breaches and cyber threats have become pervasive, the need for robust cybersecurity measures extends to all sectors. Public housing agencies (PHAs), entrusted with sensitive information and critical operations, are no exception. Yet, despite the growing threat landscape, many PHAs may overlook the importance of cybersecurity coverage.

Unlike traditional property and general liability insurance policies, which lack the specificity to address cyber risks and often explicitly exclude coverage for such incidents, cybersecurity coverage offers tailored protection against the evolving threats public housing agencies face. This article explores the imperative for public housing agencies to prioritize cybersecurity coverage as a fundamental component of their risk management strategy, safeguarding their operations and residents and their hard-earned reputation in the community.

This article delves into why cybersecurity coverage is essential for public housing agencies to safeguard their operations, residents, and reputation.

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Enhancing Communication with Residents: Best Practices for Housing Organizations

Effective communication is the foundation for establishing strong relationships between housing organizations and their residents. By implementing robust communication strategies, both parties can collaborate to foster an environment built on understanding, inclusivity, and transparency.

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Recent VAWA Settlements Put Affordable Housing Providers on Notice: Comply or Face Consequences

Recent settlements in Nevada, Tennessee, Michigan, and California highlight the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) strengthened enforcement authority under the latest iteration of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The settlement sput housing providers on notice to understand and comply with the law or face serious consequences.

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From Insights to Action: How HAI Group's Risk Control Collaboratives Empower Housing Professionals

Kechelle Jones entered HAI Group’s Mid-Atlantic Risk Control Collaborative in early August 2023 with uncertainty about what awaited her. Upon leaving the event, equipped with newly acquired policies, procedures, and best practices, she promptly initiated transformative changes within her housing organization.

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Nuclear Verdicts and the Nation's Most Formidable Litigation Environments

Nuclear verdicts—generally considered legal verdicts exceeding $10 million—significantly contribute to social inflation, a term used in the insurance industry to describe the rising costs of insurance claims due to changing social attitudes, perceptions, and legal trends.

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From Risk to Resilience: Resources to Protect Affordable Housing from Natural Hazards

The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), is the research entity of HAI Group, an insurer exclusively serving public and affordable housing for more than 35 years. PAHRC’s work focuses on the impact that affordable homes bring to families and communities. In this guest blog, Kelly McElwain, PAHRC’s industry intelligence and research manager, explains how you can make your properties more resilient to natural hazards.

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2023 Rewind: HAI Group's Most Popular Content Unveiled

As we say goodbye to another transformative year, join us in exploring HAI Group's most popular blog posts, risk management resources, and HAI Group Online Training courses of 2023. These resources serve as essential tools for housing professionals navigating an ever-evolving landscape.

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