H OUSING AND COMMUNITY
OUSING AND COMMUNITY
May 28, 2008
Commissioners' Conference Room
Commissioner Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr, Joe Inman, Peter Sorenson, Faye Stewart and DeWanda McKinley present. Bill Dwyer was excused. County Administrator Jeff Spartz, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.
1. PUBLIC COMMENTS
2. COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE
3. REGULAR BUSINESS
a. REPORT/Review of Audit Report.
Larry Abel, HACSA, reported their budget situation is grim. He said their public housing operating subsidy is being pro rated at 81 percent, or a $321,000 reduction and their Section 8 Administrative fee has been prorated by 86 percent or a $287,000 reduction. He indicated they are receiving enough Section 8 housing assistance to fully fund their 2,639 vouchers. He noted they havenít received their budgets for this calendar year
b. REPORT/Final Report to the Board on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Results for Fiscal Year 2007.
Chuck Hauk, HACSA, reported that every year since 1998 HUD has evaluated HACSA in four major areas: physical status, financial condition, management proficiency and resident satisfaction. He indicated they went up from a 92 to a 95 score. He commented that it was a concerted effort by everyone.
c. ORDER 08-5-28-1H/In the Matter of Authorizing the Executive Director or Deputy Director to Enter into a Purchase Agreement for Hawthorn Apartments in Eugene.
Jim McCoy, HACSA, explained that this item authorizes HACSA to purchase the Hawthorn Apartments in Eugene. He said the complex is located at 29th and Willamette and consists of 35 units and was originally constructed in 1982 by a group of private investors. He noted the owner of the project approached Shelter Care, to sell the project to them. He said they looked at a number of alternatives. He added that the best one from an efficiency point of view with public resources for affordable housing was for HACSA to step in with the existing mortgage, borrowing low assistance money from the city of Eugene to refurbish the project and bring it up to current accessibility standards. He said when the existing mortgage is paid off, then HACSA would sell it and put the money into Shelter Care.
McCoy indicated that his attorney wrote the purchase option.
Wilson stated that County Counsel hadnít evaluated the purchase option.
Green supported the item. He thought it was an opportunity for more stable ownership.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 08-5-28-1H.
Green MOVED, Sorenson SECONDED.
d. ORDER 08-5-28-2H/In the Matter of Authorizing the Executive Director or Deputy Director to Assume 99% Limited Partnership Interest of Housing Outreach Fund in Richardson Bridge Limited Partnership.
McCoy reported that the Richard Bridge apartments were built in 1992. He indicated that it was his first project at HACSA. He said they will end up with the project and it will cost them one dollar. He asked the Board to accept the 99 percent to be sold off and to operate it as a fully owned HACSA project.
MOTION: to approve ORDER 08-5-28-2H.
Green MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.
4. CONSENT CALENDAR
a. Approval of Minutes:
February 20, 2008, HACSA, 9:00 a.m.
MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.
Green MOVED, Fleenor SECONDED.
5. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660
There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart adjourned the meeting at 9:55 a.m.