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March 21, 2024 OHA Board Meeting Minutes

The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Board Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 390 North Bumby Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. Chair Carson called the meeting to order at 2:02 pm. This is the fourth (4th) meeting of the 2024 fiscal year.

I. PRESENT:
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (4/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (3/1)
John Crossman (4/0)
Stephen Smith (4/0)

ABSENT:
Brunilda Alfaro (1/3)
Nancy Peed (2/2)

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - January 18, 2024
Commissioner Aikens motioned to approve the January 18, 2024 meeting minutes. Commissioner Crossman seconded it. The motion carried. The Board approved the Orlando Housing Authority Board of Commissioners' meeting minutes.

III. FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Michael Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, presented the following reports: the Financial Report, the Moving to Work Compliance, and the Waiting List Impact of COVID-19 Reports.

IV. PUBLIC APPEARANCES
None.

V. RESOLUTIONS

CONSENT AGENDA
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following consent agenda items through a single vote. Commissioner Aikens motioned to approve the Consent Agenda. Commissioner Crossman seconded it. It was carried. The Board approved the Orlando Housing Authority Board of Commissioners' Consent Agenda.

The Board adopted the Resolutions as introduced, read, and discussed.

  1. RESOLUTION NO.: 3769
    AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT FOR EXTERIOR BUILDING PAINTING AND SIDING REPAIR SERVICES FOR OMEGA APARTMENTS

  2. RESOLUTION NO.: 3770
    AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF THE CONTRACT FOR ROOF REPLACEMENT SERVICES FOR LORNA DOONE APARTMENTS

  3. RESOLUTION NO.: 3771
    AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY FOR THE LOW-RENT PUBLIC HOUSING ADMISSIONS AND CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY PLAN (ACOP) AND THE CREATION OF A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTOR'S GUIDE

  4. RESOLUTION NO.: 3772
    AUTHORIZING THE AMENDMENT OF THE REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION POLICY FOR THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER/SECTION 8 PROGRAM ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN AND TO CREATE A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTOR'S GUIDE

NON-CONSENT AGENDA
None.

VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS

  1. INITIATIVES TO IMPACT HOMELESSNESS
    Ms. Thelma Mungen, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented the report.

  2. WEST OAKS APARTMENTS UPDATE
    Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on West Oaks Apartments.

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

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

  5. CONFERENCES
    Vivian Bryant, President/CEO, discussed the upcoming conferences.

  6. STRATEGIC PLANNING RETREAT
    Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq., President/CEO, provided an update on the Strategic Planning.

  7. OPEN FORUM - ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS
    Commissioner Smith asked about audits. OHA will provide audit reports to the Board.

  8. ANNUAL CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM FOR BOARD MEMBERS
    Atty. Ricardo Gilmore, Esq., OHA's General Counsel, discussed the Annual Conflict of Interest forms.

  9. PRESIDENT/CEO EVALUATION
    Chair Brooks appointed Commissioner Aikens to Chair the President/CEO evaluation. Commissioner Aikens agreed.

VII. OLD BUSINESS
None.

VIII. NEW BUSINESS
None.

IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT

Ms. Bryant discussed the following:

  1. The budget process in March, and
  2. The Somerset Landings Grand Opening on April 11, 2024.

X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Brooks did not have a report. Attorney Ricardo Gilmore, OHA's Legal Counsel stated that Chair Ed Carson is no longer in the Board. Chair Vicki Brooks will be the Chair until the next election.

ADJOURNMENT
With no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 2:36 p.m.