May 20, 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, May 20, 2021 at 325 North Hillside Avenue, Orlando, FL 328103. The meeting was called to order by Chair Carson at 2:08 p.m. This was the seventh (7th) meeting for the 2021 fiscal year. The meeting lasted one (1) hour and nine (9) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (6/1)
Dick Batchelor (5/2)
Nancy Peed (6/1)
Stephen Smith (6/1)
Virtual Presence via Teams
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (7/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (5/2)
Brunilda Alfaro (5/2)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - April 15, 2021
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Batchelor, seconded by Commissioner Peed and carried, that the April 15, 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 Peed, seconded by Commissioner Batchelor and carried, that the Board adopt the following Resolution as introduced, read and discussed.
A. RESOLUTION NO.: 3699
AUTHORIZING AWARD OF CONTRACT TO PROVIDE JANITORIAL SERVICES FOR THE FOLLOWING ORLANDO HOUSING AUTHORITY OFFICES: EXECUTIVE, CENTRAL MAINTENANCE, SECTION 8, ADMISSIONS AND OCCUPANCY AND THE MOVING TO WORK
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). He informed the Board that the evites were sent for the Monroe Landings Groundbreaking Ceremony.
E. PUBLIC APPEARANCES - NONE
F. BOARD QUORUM
Chair Carson asked Mr. Ricardo Gilmore, Esq., Orlando Housing Authority's General Counsel, to explain the rules for Florida Board of Commissioners' Meeting attendance. Participation of an absent member in the meeting by telephonic conference should be permitted in extraordinary circumstances and when a quorum of the Board members is physically present at the meeting. Whether the absence of a member due to a scheduling conflict constitutes such a circumstance is a determination that must be made in the good judgement of the Board.
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. discussed the following:
A. The Emergency Housing Vouchers for homeless populations.
B. The Orlando Housing Authority is opening its Section 8 program waiting list June 1, 2021 through June 3, 2021.
C. There were 13,097 pre-applicant names drawn from the public housing waiting list; approximately 2500 returned applications and are currently being processed. OHA has approximately 300 vacancies.
D. Her appreciation to the OHA staff for their support.
X. VICE CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson recently attended the Sanford Housing Authority Monroe Landings Groundbreaking Ceremony April 29, 2021. He stated that it is always a pleasure to attend a groundbreaking ceremony.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:17p.m.