February 18, 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, February 18, 2021. The meeting was called to order by Chair Carson at 2:03 p.m. This was the fourth (4th) meeting for the 2021 fiscal year. The meeting lasted forty-nine (49) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (4/0)
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (4/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (3/1)
Brunilda Alfaro (4/0)
Dick Batchelor (3/1)
Stephen Smith (3/1)
Nancy Peed (3/1)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - JANUARY 21, 2021
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the January 21, 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
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following Consent Agenda item through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Batchelor and carried, that the Board adopt the following Resolution as introduced, read and discussed.
A. RESOLUTION NO.: 3689
AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT OF THE SECTION 8/HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN TO ALLOW A ONE-TIME WAIVER OF BEDROOM SIZE PURSUANT TO A CONCILIATION AGREEMENT
The following Resolution was pulled from the Consent Agenda for further discussion. Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented the Resolution. On a motion duly made by Commissioner Batchelor, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro, the Resolution was approved.
B. RESOLUTION NO.: 3690
AUTHORIZING AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANFORD, FLORIDA TO MANAGE ITS DAY-TO-DAY OPERATIONS INCLUDING PRE-DEVELOPMENT AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES SUBJECT TO APPROVAL OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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).
E. PRESIDENT/CEO EVALUATION
Chair Carson informed the board that the President/CEO performance evaluation forms will be sent by Attorney Ricardo Gilmore, OHA's General Counsel.
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. discussed the following:
A. The OHA Planning and Development is being re-structured to improve efficiency and to take advantage of development opportunities.
B. OHA is also working on a Blueprint, which is like a strategic plan, except that it does not have input from Commissioners, partners and stakeholders. The blueprint is an internal staff document that lists the different activities that OHA has recently implemented, is currently implementing and/or plans to implement in the future.
C. OHA purchased additional laptops for the Residents Association Presidents using CARES Act funds so they can participate in virtual meetings. The Moving To Work (MTW) department provided training to the Residents on how to join meetings via zoom and Microsoft Teams. D. OHA is looking to install Kiosks for all the senior developments.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson thanked Commissioner Batchelor, City Commissioner Regina Hill and ONYX magazine for sponsoring masks and hand sanitizer distribution for the residents of the Orlando Housing Authority.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:58 p.m.