I have been honored to recently celebrate my 20th anniversary with Coventry Housing Authority, I have witnessed Administrations come and go; have operated the Federal Housing programs with reduced appropriations and in some years (though rare) even increased appropriations all while taking on more and more federal regulations.
But through these highs and lows, we have continued to provide affordable housing opportunities to seniors, disabled households, families and veterans, we have developed new affordable housing units for families within our community, and created homeownership programs for those wishing to attain that dream. In all, we have been able to expand our base to continue to meet the goals of our long-range plans and maintain our status as a HUD-designated High Performer.
These goals are not met by chance. These goals require determination and continuous assessment. They start with a strong Board of Commissioners who impart the vision of providing housing assistance to those most in need. They require a strong employment team who are dedicated to the mission of the Authority. They require good communication, research into cost savings and grant opportunities, and reviewing processes for better efficiencies. They require appropriate training and networking in the field. They require foot traffic on the sites and relationship building with the residents. They require the fostering of community partnerships and programs.
Coventry Housing Authority has received several awards for their work over the years, but the prime reward is seeing the work that we do with the limitations placed on us be successful for our clients.
We don’t know what the future will bring, but Coventry Housing Authority is committed to the preparation and planning necessary to meet our goals; is ready to respond to the changing times, and is ready to continue to pursue its mission…providing affordable housing opportunities and comprehensive programs to enhance the lives of our clients.