May 21, 2020 OHA Board Meeting Minutes
The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, Florida (OHA) held a Board Meeting via Video Conference Thursday, May 21, 2020. The meeting was called by Chair Carson at 2:10 p.m. This was the sixth (6th) meeting for the 2020 fiscal year. The meeting lasted thirty-five (35) minutes.
Ed Carson, Chair (6/0)
Brice Aikens, Esq. (5/1)
Brunilda Alfaro (5/0)
Nancy Peed (6/0)
Stephen Smith (5/1)
Vicki Brooks, Vice Chair (4/2)
Dick Batchelor (1/5)
Chair Carson acknowledged Atty. Ricardo Gilmore, Esq., OHA's Legal Counsel. Mr. Gilmore stated that the meeting is being conducted pursuant to Executive Order Numbers 20-52, 20-68 and 20-69 signed by Governor DeSantis and guidance provided by the Legal Counsel. The meeting is being conducted in a way to provide maximum amount of protection to the Board of Commissioners, the OHA staff and the public. The public can fill-out the Public Appearance Form available online if they wish to make a comment during the Public Appearance portion of the board meeting agenda.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM MEETING - APRIL 16, 2020
On a motion duly made by Commissioner Alfaro, seconded by Commissioner Peed and carried, that the April 16, 2020 minutes of the Board of Commissioners' meeting were approved.
III. FINANCIAL REPORT
Mr. Michael Simmons, Chief Financial Officer, presented the financial report and Moving to Work requirements compliance report.
IV. PUBLIC APPEARANCES - NONE
CONSENT AGENDA - NONE
The Board of Commissioners acted upon the following Consent Agenda items through a single vote, which was moved by Commissioner Aikens, seconded by Commissioner Alfaro and carried, that the Board adopt the following Resolutions as introduced, read and discussed.
NON-CONSENT AGENDA - NONE
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 the West Oaks Apartments.
- ANTIOCH MANOR APARTMENTS UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Antioch Manor Apartments.
- SANFORD HOUSING AUTHORITY UPDATE
Mr. Ayub Fleming, Asset Development Program Manager, presented an update on the Sanford Housing Authority (SHA).
VII. OLD BUSINESS - NONE
VIII. NEW BUSINESS - NONE
IX. PRESIDENT/CEO'S REPORT
Ms. Vivian Bryant, Esq. stated the following:
- OHA received additional Mainstream Vouchers for Section 8 program.
- OHA continues to modify offices to limit face-to-face contact with the public that would prompt the spread of the virus.
- The Orange County Public Health Department will provide COVID-19 testing to some of the OHA sites.
- Status of OHA Demolition Applications.
X. CHAIR'S REPORT
Chair Carson thanked Ms. Bryant for providing the Board with OHA's Action Plan updates. He stated that the plan is very thorough. Commissioner Peed agreed with Chair Carson and added that the Action Plan is very impressive. She also stated that the plan addresses the issues that the housing authority is facing due to COVID-19.
XI. PUBLIC APPEARANCES - NONE
There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned at 2:45 p.m.