This free training is part of MKI’s Public Housing Training Program for residents of public housing. It is only open to residents who serve on the Board of their Local Housing Authority.
The training helps participants handle challenges unique to their particular role as both a resident and a Board Member. Participants learn about the role of the Board Member, take an in-depth look at budgets and capital improvement plans, and receive a free resource binder. They get a chance to network with each other to discuss experiences and share stories in order build confidence to perform their duties and contribute to a thriving Housing Authority.
Quotes from Past Participants and Stakeholders:
"This Resident Board Member Training was the best I ever took. I have been talking all types of classes for 25 years now. My resource binder is now my Bible for questions and answers." - Phyllis May, Resident Board Member, Framingham Housing Authority
"I enjoyed this training immensely. The role-playing activities brought the examples home to us and aided us in understanding Board and resident issues. I would recommend this course to anyone who is a Resident Board Member." - Susan Stanek, Resident Board Member, Ludlow Housing Authority
"I wanted to heap some well-deserved praise on the Mel King Institute’s Resident Board Member training. The Tenant Commissioner of the Halifax Board is a fine example of what the training can do. She is a confident, informed commissioner that brings great perspective and enthusiasm to every meeting. This example is ‘Proof of Concept’ that the program works!" - John McKeown, Executive Director, Halifax Housing Authority
“An informed Resident Commissioner can be the ‘Most Valuable Player’ on the Housing Authority Board, because he or she can help educate the rest of the Board about how policies impact residents in the real world. The Mel King Institute’s Resident Board Member training can help your agency’s Resident Commissioner become your very own MVP. I encourage all EDs to support their Resident Board Member to attend!” – Brian Costello, Executive Director, Watertown Housing Authority