is a leading provider of management consultant services for PHA's and other
government housing organizations nationwide. Our professionals have performed
more than 100 engagements as the prime or subcontractor to NYSE listed
consulting firms such as Mitchell & Titus, LLP, Maximus (MMS),
PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and HUD.
We have the practical experience and the technical know-
how to give you sound recommendations based on the facts.
Our broad range of services to Housing Agencies includes:
Housing Development and Facility Corporations
We assist in the development of housing opportunities,
new developments, non-profit affordable housing, LIHTC development, Hope VI and
mixed finance housing development, and more.
Asset Viability Evaluation
We assisted HUD in developing the criteria and protocol
for determining project viability. Housing authorities now have the opportunity
to manage developments according to economically sound property management
principles. We can guide your agency through the intricate process called for
in regulations-sell or modernize? Voucher out or redesign? We'll help sort it
We'll assess your agency's missions, capabilities,
strengths and weaknesses, and design a migration plan specifically designed to
maximize financial and operational opportunities. The agency's mission and each
department's role are clarified, and in the end you have a clearly defined plan
to guide the agency to financial stability now and in the future.
MIS Analysis, Procurement and Implementation
The information system- hardware, software, training
program, installation, references, etc.- are the "brain" of the agency. MeWare
can help you find out exactly what you need now and in the foreseeable future,
help you acquire and get it online, and guide your staff through the whole
process. When we're finished, you'll feel confident that you got what you asked
We'll examine all departments, analyze them using
various means, (including process mapping, matrix analysis, communications and
lines of authority, and board/staff interaction,) and provide recommendations
for greater growth, control, and profitability.
Comprehensive Implementation Planning
The overriding theme of our service is implementation.
Our programs truly improve operations. The key to our success has always been
working with you and your staff, utilizing many of their ideas to develop an
implementation plan that really works.
So you passed PHMAP/SEMAP- that doesn't mean you're
getting the most for your money. In these times of budget cuts and reduced
subsidy, only those agencies that are adjusting maintenance and management
according to sound business principles will survive. Our clients will tell you
– our assessments produce practical recommendations, as proven by how many of
them were actually implemented and are working today.
Policies and Procedures
We maintain a library of policy and procedures that can
be customized for your agency's needs. We can develop them from scratch if
necessary, as well as integrate local systems and Board decisions.
We can help you cut costs without sacrificing quality
of life for your residents. Our accountants are experienced in what an HA needs
to operate smoothly and within budget.
PHAS/SEMAP Self-Assessment and Improvement Plan
We have performed many confirmatory reviews for HUD and
PHA's. We'll help your staff document compliance quickly and efficiently. This
allows you to focus on operating your agency, rather than filling out forms.
MeWare is staffed with former PHA professionals.
If you have an operational need, or perhaps you need the right training program
for new staff, we can help. In most cases, we can even manage the operation for
you until trained management is available.
Staff and Resident Training Programs
MeWare has trainers that can take the mystery
out of PHMAP, SEMAP, maintenance, leasing, resident employment, employee safety
training, and more.
We can assist you to meet MOA deadlines and goals. In
some cases our services are used to develop, implement, and/or objectively
monitor the MOA plan.
Section 3 and WBE/DBE Compliance Programs
Let us guide you through the complicated web of
requirements, teach your staff how to satisfy all the WBE/DBE problem areas-
and still have time to do the rest of their jobs.
We've conducted resident surveys for PHADA and NAHRO on
subjects ranging from Welfare Reform to resident employment. MeWare conducts
insightful, productive, and effective resident surveys - in essence "Town Hall"
Welfare and Move-to-Work Programs
For two years, we've had a Move-to-Work Program that
has all the elements of a successful resident employment program. Most
importantly, it's designed to provide additional revenue for your agency.