Alabama Field Office Takes Part in State SAHMA Meeting

[Photo 1: Birmingham Field Office Multifamily Program Center Staff]
Birmingham Field Office Multifamily Program Center Staff participate in SAHMA Conference.

[Photo 2: Winning drug awareness poster]
The Alabama SAHMA Conference sponsors an annual drug awareness poster competition. The poster featured above was this year's winner.

More than 250 Alabama members of the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) benefited from the recent Alabama State Meeting. The three-day event, which took place in Birmingham, offered participants a host of educational and networking opportunities, enabled them to meet continuing education units toward the National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) certification and renewal, and provided a form for recognizing outstanding achievements in the fields of management and maintenance.

Cindy Yarbrough, Field Office Director of the Birmingham HUD Office; Ferdinand R. Juluke, Jr., Director of the Jacksonville Multifamily Hub Office; and Donna Crane, Director of the Birmingham Multifamily Program Center opened with a welcome to participants. Julie Reynolds of the Jefferson County Assisted Housing Corporation, HUD's Performance Based Contract Administrator, also applauded the owners, the management agents and HUD in Alabama for the successful operation of the multifamily portfolio.

In what has become a major annual event for the Birmingham HUD Office, as well as for the multifamily industry in the State of Alabama, HUD took a very active role in this year's meeting, providing speakers for various workshop sessions as well as sponsoring a booth for the annual Trade Show event with the Departmental Enforcement Center. In addition to the above, John Prusch, Portfolio Director with OMHAR and Rick Graham, Deputy Director of REAC hosted break-out sessions, as did several members of the Multifamily staff from the Birmingham office. Some of the topics covered in the various workshops included OMHAR processing, Service Coordinators, TRACS, Multifamily Essentials, PASS Physical Inspections, Fair Housing, and PRACS. As always, the informative workshops and the meeting as a whole provided an excellent forum for the sharing of problems and experiences at all levels of the multifamily industry.

Content Archived: July 11, 2011