September 22, 2022 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held its Annual Board Meeting Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 325 North Hillside Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803. The meeting was called to order by Chair Carson at 2:31 p.m., and a quorum was established at 2:51 p.m. This was the ninth (9th) meeting for the 2022 fiscal year. The meeting lasted one (1) hour and five (5) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (8/1)
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (7/2)
Brunilda Alfaro (6/3)
Stephen Smith (7/2)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (6/3)
John Crossman (4/1)
Nancy Peed (6/3)
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - JUNE 16, 2022
The approval of June 16, 2022 board meeting was tabled.
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
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following consent agenda item through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Alfaro, seconded by Commissioner Smith, and carried that the Board adopt the Resolution as introduced, read, and discussed.
A. RESOLUTION NO.: 3728
Authorizing award of contract for section 504, ADA, and Fair Housing term contract
The following Resolution was pulled from the non-consent agenda for discussion. Ms. Deborah Council, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented the Resolution. The Resolution was approved. It was moved by Commissioner Alfaro, seconded by Vice Chair Brooks.
B. RESOLUTION NO.: 3729
Authorizing the President/CEO to charge off collection losses for Public Housing for the period of March 1, 2022, to August 31, 2022
The following Resolution was appropriate for the Consent Agenda but it was added after the board package was sent to the Board. Ms. Thelma Mungen, Assistant to the President/CEO, presented the Resolution. The Resolution was approved. It was moved by Commissioner Smith, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro.
C. RESOLUTION NO.: 3730
Authorize the amendment to Chapter 4 of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan to include a preference for homeless individuals and/or families
VI. DISCUSSION ITEMS
- INITIATIVES 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). Attorney Ricardo Gilmore, OHA Legal Counsel, provided update on the City of Sanford's Letter of Interest.
- MOVING TO WORK PLAN DATES - REQUEST TO CHANGE DATES TO ACCOMMODATE THE MTW PLAN SUBMISSION
The board meeting for November was changed to Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 9:00 A.M.
- NOMINATION OF OFFICERS
Nominations of officers were accepted from the floor. Ed Carson was re-elected as the Chair of the Board of Commissioners. Vicki J. Brooks was re-elected as the Vice Chair.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
The President/CEO did not have a report.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson did not a report.
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 3:40 p.m.