Choose from 20+ sessions focused on Investing in America: Families, Homes, Communities as well as the industry's most critical topics.  Please check back often for the most up-to-date session information. 

ADDED Value! NAHRO 2011 Summer Conference paid attendees receive audio recordings of all sessions free of charge! As an added benefit, conference attendees will receive up to 40 hours of audio synchronized to PowerPoint presentations and handouts via NAHRO’s Live Learning Center. This virtual library will allow you to review the sessions you attended and the sessions you couldn’t because of scheduling conflicts!


Plenary Sessions

Thursday, July 28 · 7:45 a.m 10:00 a.m.

Featured Speaker: Judge Greg Mathis, Civil Rights Activist/Television Personality

Judge Greg Mathis is a national figure known for his advocacy campaigns for equal justice.  His inspirational life story, a street youth who rose from jail to judge, has provided hope to millions who watch him on the award-winning television court show, Judge Mathis, each day. In addition, his weekly newspaper column brings social and political insight to readers throughout the country.



Saturday, July 30 · 8:30 a.m 10:30 a.m.

Featured Speaker: Wes Moore,Youth Advocate/Business Leader/Author

Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, businessman, nonprofit leader, and author.  His book, The Other Wes Moore, was published by Random House and became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.  Moore was a featured speaker at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and was named one of Crain's New York Business' "40 Under 40 Rising Stars" in 2009.  Moore is committed to helping young people redirect their lives and supporting the parents, teachers, mentors, and volunteers who care for and work with our nation's youth.



Concurrent Sessions

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10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

•   The Administration's Operating Reserves Offset Proposal

•   Rethinking Our Neighborhoods Through Revitalization

•   Resolving the Rent Reasonableness Riddle

•   The Many Voices in Public Housing

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

•   HUD Audits: What We’ve Learned

•   Voucher Utilization During Tough Financial Times: Learn the Essentials In Using HUD's HCV Two Year Forecasting Tool-Part I

•   Opportunistic Partnerships

•   Mastering Financials for Commissioners

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

•   Voucher Utilization During Tough Financial Times:Modeling Different Scenarios With HUD's Two Year Forecasting Tool-Part II

•   Mentoring and Education: Effective Resident Services Programs for All Ages  

•  NAHRO Strategic Plan Task Force Preview Report

•   Are You Guarding the Trust of Those You Serve?


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

•   Integrating Energy Efficiency and Asset Renewal Strategies

•   Dealing with Developers as Partners: The Good, Average and Ineffectual

•   Strategies for Accessibility Compliance

•   Affiliated Entities-Fiduciary Liability Pitfalls for Executive Directors and Staff

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

•   "This Just In" from Washington–Part I

•   Power of Performance: Achieving Excellence at Your Agency

•   Detecting and Controlling Waste and Abuse in Your Housing Authority and/or Nonprofit

•   PHA Governance in the Digital Age: New Considerations To Promote, Protect, and Prepare PHA’s for the Future

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

•   "This Just In" from Washington–Part II

•   Restructuring, Repositioning, and Consolidation: Strategies for Improved Performance and Recovery

•   The Big Exchange: Discussion on Issues that Affect All Commissioners

•   Legislative Advocacy in Challenging Times

Sessions are tentative and subject to change


Special Opportunity for Commissioners

For an additional $125, Commissioners may attend the Monitoring Agency Operations and Programs Seminar and earn a certificate of completion.  Please click here to learn more.