Housing Authority Accounting Specialists, Inc., (HAAS) previously known as Housing Data Specialists was established in 1968 by Gilbert Vieth & Gordon Stasiak with the sole purpose of providing fee accounting services for PHAs. In 1993 Gilbert & Gordon amicably divided the company and Housing Authority Accounting Specialists was born. Gilbert Vieth worked tirelessly from 1968 through his retirement in 2010 to build HAAS into a reputable fee accounting service provider throughout the Midwest. In 2010, Gilbert passed the company on to his children, Wendy Endres and Darrin Vieth.
HAAS currently provides monthly fee accounting services to 98 PHAs in 6 states including Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico and of course, Wisconsin.
We are a small family-run business which strives to provide exemplary fee accounting services to PHAs. HAAS has 2 working partners and 4 staff accountants, including one CPA and one former PHA auditor. Our staff ranges in PHA accounting experience from 4 to 33 years.
HAAS has serviced many of our clients for over 2 decades and for some 3. HAAS has been performing fee accounting services for many of our clients since the development stages of the PHA.
Housing Authority Accounting Specialists has provided, by request from local chapters of NAHRO, UP/HO (Upper Peninsula Housing Organization) and MHDA (Michigan Housing Directors Association) training sessions at housing conferences on multiple occasions.
By being a small company, HAAS has the ability and time to work hand-in-hand with PHAs to develop a close working relationship with PHA staff. HAAS has been instrumental in assisting troubled PHAs to turn things around and consistently go above and beyond to support the PHA in all financial matters.