May 15, 2023 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Board Meeting Monday, May 15, 2023 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 2023 fiscal year. The meeting lasted one (1) hour and thirty-eight (38) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (3/3)
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (6/0)
Brunilda Alfaro (4/2)
John Crossman (4/2)
Nancy Peed (3/3)
Stephen Smith (6/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (4/2)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - April 20, 2023
On a motion duly made by Vice Chair Brooks, seconded by Commissioner Crossman, and carried, that the April 20, 2023, minutes of the Board of Commissioners' (OHA) meeting were approved. After the minutes were approved, Commissioner Crossman requested the inclusion of a summary of his comments in the minutes.
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 HEARING - AMEND THE MOVING TO WORK (MTW) FISCAL YEAR 2024 PLAN
- Open Public Hearing
Chair Carson opened the Public Hearing at 2:22 p.m. Ms. Kesha Brown, MTW Budget Analyst of the Orlando Housing Authority presented the amendment of the Moving to Work (MTW) Year 2024 Plan. Ms. Sandy Hostetter from Lift Orlando explained the Choice Neighborhood Initiatives Planning Grant opportunity.
- Close Public Hearing
here were two comments from the Board Members. Chair Carson closed the Public Hearing at 2:45 p.m.
V. PUBLIC APPEARANCES
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following consent agenda items through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Peed, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro, and carried that the Board adopt the Resolutions as introduced, read, and discussed.
- ESOLUTION NO.: 3751
Authorization to award a contract for strategic planning services.
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3752
Authorization to award a contract for residential moving services.
- RESOLUTION NO.: 3753
Authorizes an agreement for annual auditing services.
VII. DISCUSSION ITEMS
- NITIATIVES TO IMPACT HOMELESSNESS
Ms. Thelma Mungen, Assistant to the President/CEO presented the report.
- WEST OAKS APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on West Oaks Apartments.
- ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on Antioch Manor Apartments.
- SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).
- COMMISSIONER CROSSMAN - Orlando Sentinel Article, Google Reviews, and Griffin Park
Commissioner Crossman requested that minutes be kept up-to-date on the Orlando Housing Authority Website.
- STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSULTANT
- OPEN FORUM - ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY COMMISSIONERS
The following were discussed during the Open Forum:
- Homelessness Awareness
- Talking points to be shared to Board after the Conference
- Importance of attending conferences
- Impact on National Budget
- REMINDER - THE NEXT BOARD MEETING IS TUESDAY, MAY 30, 2023, AT 2:00 P.M.
The Resolution to amend the MTW Plan will be submitted for approval at the May 30, 2023, Special Meeting.
VIII. OLD BUSINESS
IX. NEW BUSINESS
X. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
The President/CEO discussed the following:
- Reports were provided to Congressman Frost for his meeting with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Award received from the American/National Academy of Housing and Communities "Recognizing High Achievement in Urban Knowledge, Wisdom and Practice"
XI. CHAIR'S REPORT
There was no report.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:42 p.m.