COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY
February 7, 2007
Commissioners' Conference Room
Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr.,
Hugh Massengill, Barbara Moorehouse and Peter Sorenson present.
County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and
Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
a. REPORT/A Final
Report to the Board on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Results for
Fiscal Year 2006.
Larry Abel, HACSA,
stated that each year HUD evaluates all Housing Authorities based on several
criteria. He reported for the eighth year in a row they were designated a high
performer. He stated they are
facing serious budget cuts due to HUD changing asset management and project
based accounting. He said they will
balance the budget by having Don Williams of HACSA, taking a lay off
stated that HACSA staff is dedicated. He
said they have been a high performing housing authority since the beginning.
He indicated there are thousands of data points that HUD collects.
He added they physically inspect about 25 percent of their units. He indicated a majority of the points lost are because of
things residents have done like blocking egress.
He noted they have been inspected often around Christmas and Christmas
trees around doors and windows have caused them to lose points.
He stated because they have been a high performer, HUD only does a
physical inspection every other year. He indicated their tenantís number one
complaint is they interrupt their lives too much.
He said they are required by HUD to inspect each unit every year.
He stated they only received a score of 23 out of 30 for the physical
inspection. He expected that
next year they would receive a higher score and be a higher performer.
He commented that HUD had created a system where it is impossible to get
a score of 100 because of the physical inspection and resident service
to approve the report.
Green MOVED, Dwyer
Sorenson said they
are working to get Congress to help out the County. He wanted to prepare a letter to send to Washington, D.C. to
make sure the federal funding of housing agencies around the United States
remains a crucial goal..
a. Approval of
May 31, 2006, HACSA,
to approve the Consent Calendar.
Dwyer MOVED, Green
SESSION as per ORS 192.660
192.660(2)(h) for the purpose of consulting with counsel on litigation.
There being no
further business Commissioner Stewart recessed the meeting into Executive
Session at 10:10 a.m.