April 15, 2021 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Board Meeting Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 325 North Hillside Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. The meeting was called to order by Chair Carson at 2:04 p.m. This was the sixth (6th) meeting for the 2021 fiscal year. The meeting lasted one (1) hour and eleven (11) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (5/1)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (5/1)
Brunilda Alfaro (5/1)
Nancy Peed (5/1)
Stephen Smith (5/1)
Virtual Presence via Teams
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (6/0)
Dick Batchelor (4/2)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETINGS
A. FEBRUARY 18, 2021
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the February 18, 2021 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' Board meeting were approved.
B. MARCH 18, 2021
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Peed, seconded by Commissioner Aikens and carried, that the March 18, 2021 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' Board meeting were approved.
III. FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Michael Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, presented the following reports: the Financial Report, the Moving to Work Compliance Report and the Impact of COVID-19 on the OHA Waiting List.
IV. PUBLIC APPEARANCES - NONE
Mr. Ricardo Gilmore, Esq., Orlando Housing Authority's Legal Counsel, reminded the Board that the Budget, the Collection Loss and the CARES Act Landlord Incentive Resolutions were approved at the March 18, 2021 with the understanding that the approval be ratified at the April 15, 2021 Board meeting.
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following Consent Agenda items through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the Board adopt the following Resolutions as introduced, read and discussed.
A. RESOLUTION NO.: 3691
APPROVING FISCAL YEAR END 2022 OPERATING BUDGET FOR OHA-OWNED HOUSING RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 18, 2021
B. RESOLUTION NO.: 3692
CERTIFICATION THAT THE BUDGET HAS BEEN REVIEWED AND APPROVED AND THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY DOES NOT COMPENSATE ANY INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE FOR MORE THAN 100% OF HIS OR HER TIME FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2022 RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 18, 2021
C. RESOLUTION NO.: 3693
ADOPTING THE CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY OF TENANT FAMILIES FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2022 RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 18, 2021
D. RESOLUTION NO.: 3694
PHA BOARD RESOLUTION APPROVING OPERATING BUDGET RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 18, 2021
E. RESOLUTION NO.: 3695
AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT/CEO TO CHARGE OFF COLLECTION LOSSES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING FOR THE PERIOD OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021 RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 18, 2021
F. RESOLUTION NO.: 3696
AUTHORIZING $120,000 OF CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (CARES) ACT FUNDS TO PROVIDE INCENTIVES FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE PAYMENT (HAP) CONTRACTS SIGNED BY NEW HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM/SECTION 8 PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS RETROACTIVE TO MARCH 18, 2021
The following resolutions were appropriate for the Consent Agenda, but they were added after the board package was sent to Board members. Vivian Bryant, Esq., President/CEO, explained the Resolutions . On a motion duly made by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro, Resolution No. 3697 was approved. On a motion duly made by Commissioner Alfaro, seconded by Commissioner Aikens, Resolution No. 3698 was approved.
G. RESOLUTION NO.: 3697
AUTHORIZING THE AMENDED AND RESTATED "ATTACHMENT A" OF THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY'S STANDARD MOVING TO WORK (MTW) AGREEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
H. RESOLUTION NO.: 3698
AUTHORIZES THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY WAIVERS ALLOWED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND ADDS THE JANUARY 2021 WAIVERS AS PART OF THE APRIL 2021 WAIVERS
VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS
A. INITIATIVES TO IMPACT HOMELESSNESS
Ms. Thelma Mungen, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented the report.
B. WEST OAKS APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the West Oaks Apartments.
C. ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Antioch Manor Apartments.
D. SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Sanford Housing Authority (SHA). He informed the Board that the evites were sent for the Monroe Landings Groundbreaking Ceremony.
E. PRESIDENT/CEO EVALUATION
The Board completed the evaluation of the President/CEO.
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. discussed the following:
A. Saxon, Gilmore & Carraway P.A. donated office furniture to the Orlando Housing Authority.
B. The Meadow Lake vaccination event is complete. There are future events scheduled in other public housing sites; Johnson Manor and The Villas at Carver Park.
C. Her appreciation to the OHA staff for their support.
X. VICE CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson did not have a report.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.