Public Housing

Building Strong Resident Organizations

Procedures for Forming & Maintaining Active Resident Organizations/Councils

This course is designed to train public housing staff and residents from each community on resident leadership, how to create resident organizations/councils, and the roles and responsibilities of both the PHA and resident organizations.

Topics discussed:

  • What a resident organization/council is what it's not

  • Difference between a resident organization/council and the Resident Advisory Board

  • How to Create a Resident Organization/Council

    • Identifying resident leaders

    • Creating By-Laws

    • Election of Officers

    • Entering into the required Memorandum of Understanding with the PHA

    • Recognition of your resident Organization/council by the PHA

    • Decision-making procedures

    • Resident Organization/Council funding

  • Provide a general overview on a grantee's roles and responsibilities

    • Discuss the role of the resident organization/council in the Capital Fund Program

    • Provide information about grant writing fundamentals

    • Provide information on bookkeeping and financial accountability

  • How resident organizations can help meet Community Service requirements and promote employment of residents under the Section 3 Rule

  • PHA's role, requirements, and options in supporting resident organizations

This class is great for: Resident Leaders, Residents from each community, Resident Services Staff, Property Managers, and Public Housing Supervisors!

Duration: 2 hours and 14 minutes

SKU: 180905
  • Instructions
  • Material Instructions
  • Course Materials
  • Course Agenda
  • Course Presentation
  • Additional Materials
  • Section 2
  • 1.1
  • 1.2
  • 1.3
  • Course Survey
  • end of course survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever