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Assistant Housing Manager


Willie Mae Reed
Inspector/Assistant Housing Manager for AMP 1

Department of Housing Urban Development requires all Housing Authorities to conduct Annual Inspections for all Assistant Housing Programs.

As Inspector my duties are to schedule and complete all annual inspections for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Programs.  I also work in the capacity of Assistant Housing Manager at the AMP 1 Office assisting wherever needed.
In an endeavor to improve our methods for completing annual inspections on schedule, and providing plenty of time for maintenance and landlords to make repairs. We now conduct all annual inspections in the same month of the residents annual recertification. This has proven to be a better way of meeting the annual inspection requirements.
We are working on efficient ways of tracking our progress. I have completed 100% of the 2006/2007 fiscal year inspections and have began to work on our new fiscal years inspections for Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher Programs.    
Housing Choice Voucher HQS Training & UPCS Training 
A required component of the Housing Inspection Office to become certified.   I had the opportunity to participate in a HQS training/testing this June 11-13, 2007 in Seattle.  In completing the training and testing I received a beautiful certification of completion plaque. 
I will be schedule for a Uniform Physical Condition Inspection training/testing in the upcoming scheduled sessions for next year.
Housing Choice Voucher Landlord & Tenant workshop 
I had the privilege to participate in my first HCV Landlord & Tenant Workshop, held July 12, 2007. It was a great learning experience.  This opportunity helped me to understand the process of the HCV program and my position and responsibilities as an housing inspector.
The purpose of this workshop was to educate, Landlords and Tenants of how the Housing Choice Voucher Program works and HQS inspections are conducted. During this session I explained the Annual Inspections process and gave example of what I would be looking for when conducting a HQS inspections. Such examples included structure of units, safety & health, and house keeping issues.

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