Entries by Emphasys Software

How Do I Choose the Best Public Housing Authority Software?

It’s hard for public housing authorities (PHAs) to effectively manage the complex regulations, multiple subsidy types, and day-to-day demands necessary for providing affordable housing. But, by using the best public housing authority software, these tasks can become much more manageable. The right software means focusing on automation and having access to the data and the […]

PIC-NG is coming – Are you ready?

Emphasys Consulting works with many PHAs, and we have performed years of Voucher Management System (VMS) reporting for their respective Housing Choice Voucher Programs (HCVP). We also have been engaged by clients to assist with HUD’s Quality Assurance Division (QAD) audits of the HCVP and VMS reporting. In our many years of experience, we have […]

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Emphasys Is Certified FedRAMP High Authorization

As an innovative developer of software designed for Public Housing Authorities (PHA), Emphasys shows its commitment to the industry through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP) High Authorization recognition of their hosting platform. This is the top honor available through FedRAMP. High Authorization is a marker of secure, industry-leading systems that are appropriate […]

Protecting Your PHA Against Fraud

Working for a public housing authority is a noble cause. Whether it be Section 8 housing or a HUD development, you are providing a service to those who need a little help with their housing situation. And no one expects that such a benevolent group could be capable of fraud, but sadly it happens, and […]

What to Look for in a Partner for a Successful ERA Program

While it appears the United States economy is finally beginning the long road to recovery, the personal financial impact on millions around the country continues to grow. After millions of Americans lost work during nationwide lockdowns, rental debt and eviction worries have begun to skyrocket, leaving a growing number of people with deep housing insecurity. Affordable […]

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FAQ: Emergency Rental Assistance Program

As we begin to recover from a global pandemic, many across the nation are still facing rental debt and eviction filings. The Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) Program is offering help for those who cannot pay their rent and utilities. ERA1 and ERA2 provide billions in funds directly to the states, U.S. territories, local governments, and […]