March 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, March 18, 2021. The meeting was called to order by Vice Chair Brooks at 2:05 p.m. This was the fifth (5th) meeting for the 2021 fiscal year. The meeting lasted forty-eight (48) minutes.
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (4/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (4/1)
Nancy Peed (4/1)
Stephen Smith (4/1)
Ed Carson, Chair (4/1)
Dick Batchelor (3/2)
Brunilda Alfaro (4/1)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - February 18, 2021
The Minutes for February 8, 2021 board meeting was not approved due to lack of physical quorum.
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 did not approve the following Consent Agenda items due to lack of quorum. However, because the items are time sensitive in nature, the Board approved that the Orlando Housing Authority start implementing the Resolutions with the understanding that all Consent Agenda items will be submitted for retroactive approval in April 2021 board meeting.
A. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 031821-A
APPROVING FISCAL YEAR END 2022 OPERATING BUDGET FOR OHA-OWNED HOUSING
B. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 031821-B
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
C. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 031821-C
ADOPTING THE CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY OF TENANT FAMILIES FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2022
D. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 031821-D
PHA BOARD RESOLUTION APPROVING OPERATING BUDGET
E. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 031821-E
AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT/CEO TO CHARGE OFF COLLECTION LOSSES FOR PUBLIC HOUSING FOR THE PERIOD OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28, 2021
F. PROPOSED RESOLUTION NO.: 031821-F
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
NON-CONSENT AGENDA - NONE
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. EVICTION DIVERSION PROGRAM
F. PRESIDENT/CEO EVALUATION
The President/CEO performance evaluation will be discussed at the April 15, 2021 board meeting.
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. discussed the following:
A. The Florida Department of Health will conduct vaccinations to the following OHA properties; Meadow Lake, April 2, 2021 and Johnson Manor, April 7, 2021. The vaccination dates for The Villas at Hampton Park, The Villas at Carver Park and Lorna Doone Apartments has not been scheduled.
B. The vaccine will be offered to staff voluntarily in the future.
C. The Veterans Administration is conducting vaccinations for veterans, according to Commissioner Smith. The Orlando Housing Authority will inform staff that if they are veterans, they can go to Veterans Administration to be vaccinated.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Vice Chair Brooks did not have a report. She extended good wishes to Chair Carson.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:53 p.m.