Emphasys Presents 2014 Pioneers of the Year Award

Petoskey, MI – August 27, 2014 – Emphasys Software (Emphasys), during its recent annual user conference for PHA clients, awarded Stutsman County (ND) Housing Authority (SCHA) and Ramsey County (ND) Housing Authority (RCHA) the 2014 Pioneers of the Year award. The Pioneer award is given annually to Emphasys clients who demonstrate new ways to leverage Emphasys’ products to benefit their communities and who successfully break new ground with the use of Emphasys software and services.

Upon awarding the Pioneer trophy, Larry Huckle, General Manager for Emphasys Software’s PHA Division, said, “We’re very proud to be working with SCHA and RCHA. By taking HUD’s ruling on consortia and moving the concept to a hosted environment, they are indeed pioneers in administering public housing. Congratulations.”

SCHA and RCHA started collaborating with software solutions in 2011 when they implemented Emphasys software in a hosted environment shared throughout the housing authorities served by the two organizations. The seven housing authority offices now share housing and accounting software, web sites, common forms, and policies.

“Emphasys Software is a great partner, and our offices would not be accomplishing what we do without their assistance. The software isn’t just a tool, but a functioning body for our offices. With dwindling administrative budgets we needed a partner that could help us become better. We are so thankful for their product, service, and technical support. Our partnership now expands into using their accounting services to help us,” commented SCHA Executive Director David Klein. Klein added, “This is the second time in three years Emphasys has recognized our group for our collaborative efforts.”

About Emphasys Software

Emphasys Software provides an array of software solutions and related services to entities in the public and private sectors, including affordable housing agencies, local municipalities, real estate brokers and agents, and financial lenders.

 About Ramsey County Housing Authority

Ramsey County Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Voucher programs for Ramsey, Griggs, Steele, Cavalier, Towner, and Nelson Counties, and runs public housing in Ramsey County.  It is the mission of Ramsey County Housing Authority to provide safe, affordable housing opportunities for persons with low and moderate income and to promote economic self-sufficiency of families.

 About Stutsman County Housing Authority

Stutsman County Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Voucher programs for Stutsman, Logan, Foster, Dickey and Sargent Counties and a HOME grant program for North Dakota Region 6.  It is the mission of the Stutsman County Housing Authority to provide safe, affordable housing opportunities for persons with low and moderate income and to promote economic self-sufficiency of families.

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