HAI Group Announces Partnership with the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future

CHESHIRE, Conn. (September 27, 2017) – HAI Group, a national provider of innovative solutions tailored for the public and affordable housing industry, is proud to announce a partnership with the Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF).

The two leaders in the affordable housing industry have joined forces to sustain and preserve affordable housing through the development of training programs designed to help reduce energy costs. The three-part training series shares tips, tools, and best practices for HVAC preventative maintenance, in-unit inspections, energy and water-efficient replacements, and more, in the form of engaging, informative short videos delivered exclusively through HTVN, HAI Group’s e-Learning Solution.

“As a nonprofit collaborative of affordable housing providers across the country, our members have diverse needs. We are pleased to see that they are already benefiting from the extensive resources available through the Preventative Maintenance, Energy, and Water Conservation Series on HTVN,” said SAHF President and CEO Eileen Fitzgerald. An early participant in SAHF’s O&M trainings, BRIDGE Housing has seen results from adopting recommended practices.  As Senior Vice President James Valva notes, “Reducing our energy and water consumption has been a high priority… By introducing a portfolio-wide efficiency standard that calls for affordable, low-flow water fixtures, we will continue to drive down consumption and costs.”

For the past 20 years, HTVN has been a top choice for busy housing professionals when it comes to their online training choice. “As a benefit to our Members, we offer many risk management and maintenance courses on HTVN free of charge. HTVN offers an annual subscription that empowers housing professionals through online learning, so they are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve scores, maintain high-quality assets, and remain compliant with changing rules,” said HAI Group President and CEO Ed Malaspina. “Our partnership with SAHF is extraordinary because it is allowing the reach of our online training to extend further into the affordable housing industry. We are proud to be named as one of SAHF’s exclusive partners.”

About Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF)
SAHF is a nonprofit collaborative of thirteen exemplary multi-state nonprofit affordable housing providers who own more than 130,000 affordable rental homes. SAHF’s mission is to lead policy innovation and advance excellence in the delivery of affordable rental homes that expand opportunity and promote dignity for residents. Launched in 2003, SAHF’s members came together to promote their shared ownership objectives, which embraces the notion that stable, affordable, service-enriched housing is critically important in the lives of all people. For more information, visit www.sahfnet.org.

About HAI Group
HAI Group is a family of companies founded by and dedicated to serving the public and affordable housing community. We deliver innovative, tailor-made solutions to protect assets, improve efficiency, empower employees, and move housing strategies forward. The Company’s continued growth since 1987 and diversification into areas where Members have identified needs, demonstrates the Company’s commitment to their more than 1,400 stakeholders. HAI Group’s portfolio includes insurance, capital, research, advocacy, and learning solutions. Headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, HAI Group’s membership extends across the United States. For more information, visit www.housingcenter.com.