Winning Formulas Think you've built a great apartment building? Want to share the word about your company's community service efforts? Believe you've got the best CEO in the apartment industry? Then you'll want to be watching your mailbox for the 2005 MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE awards brochure. Entry fees are due May 16, with binders due July 1. Winners receive recognition in an upcoming issue of the magazine. For more information, contact Rachel Z. Azoff at 202-736-3494 or

Save the Dates! Make friends and influence people at this year's MULTIFAMILY EXECUTIVE Conference, Oct. 17-19, 2005, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Seminars will cover tactics and strategies for property management, finance, acquisitions, multifamily renovation, development, and more. For more information, contact Alison Rice at arice@hanley Please put “MFEEC 2005” in the subject line.

Governmental Misuse HUD is investigating the Los Angeles Housing Authority on charges that it misused money earmarked to provide work experience for public housing residents. HUD's audit of the program says mismanagement and conflicts of interest led to more than $1.7 million in overbilling and unsubstantiated costs, according to a Los Angeles Times story.