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The Institute of Housing Management (IHM) is a professional association and educational body dedicated to promoting and enhancing the knowledge and skills of individuals in the property management industry. Established in 1976, our association is now over 40 years strong.

IHM is a symbol of integrity and professionalism recognized in both the for-profit and non-profit property management sectors. We are a premier property management association focused on education and accreditation for anyone that manages residential housing or property assets.

Earn your Property Management Certificate through our distance education program or by formal instruction at Humber College. Your educational certification combined with several years of practical experience in property management will lead you to accreditation status with IHM. Upon granting of accreditation you have earned the privilege of Accredited Member (A.I.H.M.) designation.

We work in an exciting field that offers rewards and challenges while managing property, people, relationships and resources. Our membership of several hundred professionals all prescribe to IHM's Code of Professionalism and Ethical Business Practices while they manage and administer rental properties of all types, sizes and numbers. The strength of IHM is in our membership, education and networking opportunities; and we provide the education and certification needed to address succession planning issues in our industry.

The recently updated IHM Strategic Blueprint includes key efforts in our education program and in partnerships.  IHM has celebrated 40 years in providing education and accreditation excellence, we continue to liaise and work closely with our industry partners including: the Co-Operative Housing Federation (CHF), the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA), the Ontario Municipal Management Institute (OMMI), the Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO), the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Housing Services Corporation (HSC). Our partnership with OMMI includes an industry enhancement to their Certified Municipal Manager (CMM) designation, IHM’s education and experience requirements serve as the CMM enhancements of “Housing Management Specialist” or “Housing Management Professional.”

IHM annual conferences and educational sessions for members, non-members, and property management organizations provide great opportunities to network with property management professionals. In addition, IHM is continuously reviewing marketing and membership initiatives, further partnerships in the industry, and has a program in place for periodic updates to our core education program. You are invited to review IHM content and feel free to make suggestions on how IHM can better serve you as a member/partner.  In addition, the Careers page offers complimentary advertising for employers looking for trained and experienced property management professionals.

Thank you for your interest and continued support of IHM. Be the “Best of the Best” and be a member of IHM, the association for professional Property Managers!

Jimmy Mellor, FIHM

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