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Streamlining Housing Assistance Determinations With Automated Data
Join The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) and Equifax Verification Services for an engaging webinar on “Streamlining Housing Assistance Determinations With Automated Data” on Tuesday, April 20th at 2:00 PM ET.

The shortage of affordable housing in many urban markets and resulting housing insecurity has worsened considerably due to record levels of unemployment and homelessness caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. While federal assistance has helped to bring partial relief through temporary program requirement waivers and emergency vouchers, Housing Authorities must sort through these new rules while processing growing numbers of assistance applications quickly and efficiently.

Hear from industry leaders from Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), NAHRO, and Equifax Verification Services as they share their insights in how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected housing insecurity issues and strategies to help improve the housing assistance application experience for PHAs, property managers and tenant applicants.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how:
• Housing insecurity and the increasing need for affordable housing mean a greater need for federal housing assistance.
• PHAs and property managers need tools to process applications faster and more efficiently while navigating new program rules and requirements.
• Automated income and employment verification data can help streamline housing assistance applications and tenant screening.

Please visit https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/Event/Details/211377-CPE for more information on Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements.

Apr 20, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Chrystal Dawson
Property Manager @Kinston Housing Authority
Chrystal Dawson began her employment with the Kinston Housing Authority in 2018 as the public housing application specialist. In 2019, she transitioned into a property manager position enabling her to be a more hands on agent for individuals seeking rent affordability. She is passionate about supplying her community with stepping stones to becoming self-sufficient while properly utilizing their rental assistance.
Georgi Banna
Director, Policy & Program Development @NAHRO
Mr. Banna has worked directly with the affordable housing community for more than 20 years. As a student and then as an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Michigan State University’s Rental Housing Clinic, he represented low-income clients in landlord/tenant disputes over evictions and security deposits. Mr. Banna was Vice-President of the Ingham County Housing Commission providing oversight and input on the County’s home rehabilitation, Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs. Mr. Banna also served as Director of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Information Resource Center which provides guidance on HUD’s rental assistance programs and Grant Management Center. Mr. Banna is currently NAHRO's Director of Policy and Program Development and conducts public policy analysis, formulates regulatory recommendations, and interacts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Congress on behalf of NAHRO's members.
Danicka Ransom, M.P.A.
Assistant Director @Osceola County Human Services
Danicka Ransom has been working within Housing and Community Development Programs for the past15 years. In her current role as Assistant Human Services Director for Osceola County she is responsible for the day to day operations for SHIP, CDBG, HOME, NSP, and the Section 8 Programs. As a Housing Practitioner, she works with those individuals and programs that serve the most vulnerable in the community. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Management from Kent State University and her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. She is a wife and mother with a passion to serve people and help them reach economic self-sufficiency.