Who We Are
Founded in 1982, the Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association (SAHMA) is a membership organization of owners and managers of affordable, multifamily housing in the Southeast, actively involved in many different housing programs. As a partner of the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), SAHMA champions the preservation of the nation’s stock of affordable housing.
OUR MISSION is to Inform, Educate, and Connect the SAHMA community of affordable housing professionals.
OUR MEMBERS: SAHMA’s membership includes more than 500 management companies & housing authorities in the Southeast, actively involved in many different housing programs.
OUR NETWORK: We are part of a network of regional affordable housing management associations (AHMAs) that work very closely with the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) located in Alexandria, VA. NAHMA has strong ties to key personnel on Capitol Hill, at NCSHA and with HUD, Rural Housing and Senior Housing staff.
How We Work
As a nonprofit organization, SAHMA is governed by a Board of Directors who administer the association using a set of by-laws. A copy of our by-laws is available to all members upon request. In addition, the IRS requires that our three most recent annual information returns (Form 990) be available for inspection. To request a copy of any of these materials, please see below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the business of the corporation is managed by the Board of Directors, which consists of a President, President-Elect, six Vice Presidents and 15 Directors which include one Director for each state/territory in our region (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN), our immediate Past President and five Regional Directors. The Officers of the Corporation, elected from the Board, are the President, President-Elect, and six Vice-Presidents responsible for Membership, Education, Regulatory Affairs, Finance, Tax Credit and State Activities. Officers and Directors serve without compensation for three-year terms, staggered to elect one-third of the Board at each annual meeting. Much of the work required to run member services is conducted by volunteers managed by State Committees. Terms of service for committee members are one year.
Our Differences are What Make us Stronger
SAHMA’s mission is to inform, educate, and connect our members, industry and community on the importance of affordable housing. We accomplish this goal by offering a broad range of educational opportunities and providing information that is key in promoting and maintaining decent and safe affordable housing which comply with federal regulations.
Through these tools and resources, we demonstrate our commitment to encouraging, supporting, and growing a culture that will respect, accept and instill inclusion, equality and diversity across all areas of our membership and organization.
We provide equal opportunities for participation and engagement with all of our programs and services to all members, staff and our affordable housing community, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, familiar status, sexual orientation or any additional protected categories under federal, state or local law.