Board of Commissioners Training

Do Your Commissioners Understand Their Roles & Legal Responsibilities?

This comprehensive Commissioners course is based on a policy-governance model. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of board members, such as governance of the authority, oversight, fiduciary obligations, and financial viability. Federal and State requirements, such as The Open Meetings Act and The Public Information Act, will also be addressed. The ACC and various required legal documents will be reviewed and discussed. This course also provides an opportunity for Commissioners and Executive Directors to develop an understanding of each other’s responsibilities, which is essential in working together to meet the housing needs of low-income residents of their communities.

Topics discussed:

  • Introduction to Public Housing Programs

  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Board and Executive Director

  • Responsibility for Oversight

  • Fiduciary Obligations and Guidance for Maintaining PHA Financial Viability

  • Policies That Must be Approved by the Board

  • Legal Documents and Agreements Between the PHA, HUD, and the city or County, as Applicable

  • Impact of Federal, State, and Local Laws and Housing regulations on Board Decisions

  • Principles of Policy Governance and Conducting Effective Meetings

This class is great for: Commissioners, Chairpersons, Vice-Chairpersons, & Executive Directors!

Duration: 4 hours and 26 minutes

SKU: 200821
  • Section 1
  • Material Instructions
  • Course Materials
  • Course Agenda
  • Course Presentation
  • Additional Materials
  • SAMPLE PHA By-Laws.pdf
  • Section 3
  • 1.1
  • 1.2
  • 1.3
  • 1.4
  • 1.5
  • Course Survey
  • End of Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever