Risk Management & Security

The Security Operations Department of the Albany Housing Authority is responsible for preserving and protecting the safety and security of the residents, staff, visitors and property. Duties include those related to Risk Management and loss control. The Security Coordinator directs the assignment and assures the accountability of off-duty Albany Police Officers who are employed by the Authority under a tri-party agreement between the City, the Police Officers union and AHA. The Department manages interaction and cooperation with Federal, State, County and local law enforcement on issues involving AHA and the surrounding community. Staff operates the Dispatch function that facilitates radio, telephone and electronic communication between maintenance, management, residents and emergency services to ensure customer service and the safety of residents, employees and visitors. It advises and facilitates installation, control and monitoring of electronic surveillance and security equipment. The Risk Management division maintains all insurance related records and monitors activity including policy issuance, certificates of insurance, pre and post event loss control and coverage issues. It also coordinates staff and resident safety education and performs investigations of personal injury, property, auto and workers compensation accidents or incidents. All dwelling unit inspections are scheduled and conducted by department staff subject to Federal Housing Quality Standards for the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs and assistance is provided with HUD mandated REAC inspections.

Reminders
Please Note: Any appliances not required by HQS that are in the apartment must be operational for inspection to pass (Ex: Dishwasher, Range Hood, Etc.)

Contact
For information regarding Risk Management & Security please contact:

Jay Cunningham
Director of Security
Albany Housing Authority
200 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 641-7497
Fax: (518) 641-7546

Or

Tanashelia McGill
Office Assistant
Albany Housing Authority
200 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 641-7497
Fax: (518) 641-7546