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January 20, 2022 OHA Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Board Meeting Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 325 North Hillside Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. The meeting was called to order by Chair Carson at 2:11 p.m. This was the fourth (4th) meeting for the 2022 fiscal year. The meeting lasted thirty seven (37) minutes.

I. PRESENT:
Ed Carson, Chair (3/1)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (3/1)
Brunilda Alfaro (3/1)
Nancy Peed (3/1)
Stephen Smith, Temporary Chair (3/1)

ABSENT:
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (2/2)
Dick Batchelor (1/3)

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETINGS:

  1. November 4, 2021
    On a motion duly made by Commissioner Alfaro, seconded by Commissioner Aikens and carried, that the November 4, 2021 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' (OHA) Board meeting were approved.
  2. December 7, 2021
    On a motion duly made by Commissioner Smith, seconded by Commissioner Peed and carried, that the December 7, 2021 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' (OHA) 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

V. RESOLUTIONS

CONSENT AGENDA
Attorney Ricardo Gilmore introduced and explained Resolution Numbers 3723 through 3717. The Resolutions were presented at the December 7, 2021 Special Board Meeting. There was no quorum at that meeting. The Board members that attended the meeting approved the implementation of the Resolutions with the understanding that the Resolutions will be ratified at the January 2022 Board meeting. The implementation of the proposed resolutions were essential to support OHA's operations.

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 then Board adopt the Resolutions as introduced, read, and discussed.

A. RESOLUTION NO.: 3713
AUTHORIZES THE ADOPTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CARSACT EMERGENCY WAIVERS ALLOWED BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

B. RESOLUTION NO.: 3714
AUTHORIZATION TO ADD APPENDIX B-1 TO THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY'S SECTION 8/HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN TO INCLUDE THE MAINSTREAM PROGRAM

C. RESOLUTION NO.: 3715
AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY'S ADMISSIONS ANDCONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLCY (ACOP) FOR THE LOW RENT PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM TO ESTABLISH STANDARDIZED SECURITY DEPOSIT AMOUNTS RETROACTIVE TO DECEMBER 1, 2021

D. RESOLUTION NO.: 3716
AUTHORIZATION TO ADD APPENDIX B-2 TO THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY'S SECTION 8/HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN TO INCLUDE THE EMERGENCY HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM RETROACTIVE TO AUGUST 1, 2021

E. RESOLUTION NO.: 3717
AUTHORIZATION TO AMEND THE ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY'S SECTION 8/HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM'S ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN TO INCLUDE THE NON-ELDERLY DISABLED PROGRAM

F. RESOLUTION NO.: 3718
AUTHORIZATION TO PROCURE STEPHENSON AND MOORE., INC. THROUGH A PIGGYBACK PROCUREMENT TO PROVIDE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTIES: THE VILLAS AT HAMPTON PARK, JOHNSON MANOR, MEADOW LAKE, MARDEN MEADOWS, AND OMEGA APARTMENTS.

NON-CONSENT AGENDA

  • Commissioner Peed requested that staff present Proposed Resolution Number 3719. The Resolution was moved to the Non-Consent Agenda for further discussion.
  • Mr. Juventino Leos, Orlando Housing Authority's Technical Director, presented the Resolution. After a thorough discussion, a motion to approve Resolution No. 3719 was duly made by Commissioner Smith and seconded by Commissioner Aikens. The Resolution was approved.

G. RESOLUTION NO.: 3719
AUTHORIZING AWARD OF CONTRACT TO PROVIDE EXTERIOR BUILDING PAINTINGSERVICES FOR LAKE MANN HOMES

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 West Oaks Apartments.

C. ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on Antioch Manor Apartments.

D. SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).

VII. OLD BUSINESS
NONE

VIII. NEW BUSINESS
NONE

IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
The President/CEO, Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. discussed the following:

a.) The Orlando Housing Authority staff and residents had been impacted by COVID-19 substantially.

b.) The Orlando Housing Authority continues to provide service as possible to fulfill its mission despite the pandemic.

c.) The Board meeting will continue to be held at the Matilde Roman Center to ensure social distancing.

d.) Budget meetings will be next month.

X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson did not have a report.

ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:48 p.m.