About WPHDA

About WPHDA

The Western Pennsylvania Housing Directors Association is a nonprofit corporation, incorporated in 1984.  Its membership area includes all the housing authorities within the jurisdiction of the Pittsburgh Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (see map below).

WPHDA was organized: (1) to enhance communications between its member authorities, as well as with HUD and other housing-related organizations; and (2) to provide high quality educational and professional development opportunities for authority personnel.

WPHDA holds regular meetings, featuring both speakers and roundtable discussions, and sponsors several seminars each year, which provide affordable training, at convenient locations within the membership area.

Led by national and local experts, the seminars help to increase staff members’ proficiencies in their jobs and assure that they are up-to-date on all aspects of HUD’s programs. They also cover general housing authority operations, such as financial and human resources management.  Overall, they improve member authorities’ service to their clients and their communities.

All meetings and training sessions are open to both WPHDA member and non-member personnel.

WPHDA Membership Area

WPHDA Membership Map

WPHDA Officers and Staff

President
Holly Girdwood
Housing Authority of the County of Lawrence
481 Neshannock Avenue
P.O. Box 988
New Castle, PA 16101
724-614-9331
Fax: 723-658-7140
hrgirdwood@lawrencecountyha.com
Vice President
Deb Shook
Jefferson County Housing Authority
210 North Jefferson Street
Punxsutawney, PA 15767
814-938-7140
Fax: 814-938-7333
deputy@jeffcoha.com
Secretary
Michael Alberts
Johnstown Housing Authority
P.O. Box 419
Johnstown, PA 15907
814-535-7771
Fax: 814-536-1768
malberts@jhaonline.org
Treasurer
Matthew Crawford
Housing Authority of the County of Beaver
300 State Avenue (Vanport)
Beaver, PA 15009
724-630-2041
Fax: 724-775-8827
mcrawford@beavercountyhousing.org
WPHDA Consultant
Julie Kascal
412-661-0591
events@wphda.org

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