HOUSING AUTHORITY AND

COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY

February 7, 2007

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 12/5/2007

 

Commissioner Faye 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.

 

1. PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

None.

 

2. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE  

 

None.

 

3. REGULAR BUSINESS

 

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

 

Don Williams, 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 questionnaires.

 

MOTION: to approve the report.

 

Green MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.

 

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..

 

4. CONSENT CALENDAR

 

a. Approval of Minutes

May 31, 2006, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.

 

MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.

 

Dwyer MOVED, Green SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 7-0.

 

5. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

Per ORS 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.

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary