HOUSING AND COMMUNITY
September 27, 2006
Commissionersí Conference Room
Commissioner Bill Dwyer presided with Commissioners Hugh Massengill, Anna Morrison, Peter Sorenson and Faye Stewart present.† Barbara Moorehouse and Bobby Green, Sr. were excused.† County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
2. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE
3. REGULAR BUSINESS
Larry Abel, HACSA, explained that there will be two budgets to be approved.† He indicated that HUD requires separate approval for the public housing operating budget.†† He indicated that beginning next year they will be required to convert public housing to project based budgeting and asset management.† He noted instead of one budget, in the future there will be six budgets.† He stated that HUD had been in the process of requiring this conversion for the past seven years and they havenít issued all of the final regulations and rules.† He commented they were late getting this done, preparing a budget as conservative as possible knowing what they now know.† He noted an issue for them is the way HUD had changed the operating subsidy.†† He said they changed the whole formula and all Oregon Housing Authorities will have deficits compared to the old operating formulas.† He said over a five year period they could be faced with a $400,000 decrease in operating subsidies.† He indicated that they have a possibility of limiting that to five percent or $20,000.† He said in order to do that, they need to convert to project based accounting and asset management earlier than other housing authorities.†† †He said if they convert by October 1 and do what HUD requested of them (a 60 page kit) and HUD approves it, then they would limit it to five percent.† He noted HUD just changed the deadline to April 1.
Abel said that currently
they are being funded at 85 percent with operating subsidies.† He stated that HUD doesnít have enough to
fund anyone at 100 percent.† He said
that will probably go down to 75 percent next year.† He indicated that they
have a balanced budget.† He said it had
required them to cut from 30.14 FTE to 28.5 FTE this year.† He explained in conjunction with project
based budgeting, all agencies will create a central cost center where all of
the administrative costs will be in
a pool and they will get fees from the project to support the central office
cost.† He said they had to make cuts in
administrative staff in order to be able to survive with the cuts from the
central office cost center.
Chris Todis, HACSA, commented that they had not reduced the number of people they serve in any of the public housing units.
MOTION: to approve† ORDER 06-9-27-1H
Massengill MOVED, Morrison SECONDED
b. ORDER 06-9-27-2H/In the Matter of Adopting the 2006/2007 Budget and Making Appropriations.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 06-9-27-2H.
Morrison MOVED, Massengill SECONDED.
4. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
There being no further business, Commissioner Dwyer adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.