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cahaThe California Association of Housing Authorities (CAHA) is a statewide association representing over sixty-five housing authorities throughout the state of California. Formed in 2010, CAHA merged three separate housing authority groups into one fully integrated association. Our purpose is to meet the needs of the 395,000 households we serve by advocating on behalf of our residents and our agencies in both California and Washington DC.We are actively involved in all aspects of affordable housing finance, rental management issues, and housing and land use law. We closely follow the programs and policies of State housing agencies and the federal HUD budget. Through our Northern and Southern California Chapters, we address the training needs of our members by providing timely seminars on a variety of topics regarding the Housing Choice Voucher program and the administration of Public Housing. Since many of our members are also housing developers, we monitor programmatic and legislative activities for all types of affordable housing – family housing, senior housing and special needs housing.We also provide the most comprehensive screening of Sex Offenders available in the State of California through the Department of Justice’s Sex Offender Information Registry. This screening service is only available for CAHA members.By joining forces with our colleagues in affordable housing, including the California Housing Consortium, the Northern and Southern California Non-Profit Housing Associations, and the California Coalition for Rural Housing (among others) we are at the forefront of legislative policy making. We are the only association that represents PHAs in these collective enterprises.If you are interested in getting more information about CAHA, please contact us through the website.

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF HOUSING AUTHORITIES (CAHA)

CAHA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2017-2018

Northern California: (2017 – 2019 Term)

Ken Cole, San Mateo County Housing Authority

Vanessa Cooper, City of Alameda Housing Authority

Chris Gouig, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

  Southern California: (2018 – 2020 Term) Kerrin Cardwell, Anaheim Housing Authority Suket Dayal, San Diego Housing Commission Rob Fredericks, City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority   Member at Large Emilio Salas, Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles   SO-CAL CHAPTER OFFICERS President, Kerrin Cardwell, Anaheim Housing Authority Vice-President:  Suket Dayal, San Diego Housing Commission Secretary, Angela Adams, LA City Housing Authority Treasurer, Roberto Chavez, City of Redondo Beach Housing Authority Legislative Chair, Rob Fredericks, City of Santa Barbara Housing Authority   NOR-CAL CHAPTER OFFICERS President, Ken Cole, San Mateo County Housing Authority Vice President, City of Alameda Housing Authority Secretary, Lewis Jordan, Marin Housing Authority Treasurer, Barbara Kauss, Housing Authority of Stanislaus County Legislative Chair:  Chris Gouig, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda   CAHA Staff Mary Ellen Shay, Association Manager Renee L. Hayer, Administrative Assistant Roy Hastings, Manager, Sex Offender Information Registry  

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