HOUSING AND COMMUNITY

SERVICES AGENCY

June 11, 2003

9:00 a.m.

Commissioners’ Conference Room

APPROVED 10/29/03

 

Commissioner Peter Sorenson presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bobby Green, Sr.,  Anna Morrison and Judith Pothier present.  June Gallagher and Tom Lininger were excused. County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.

 

1.  PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

Laurie Khodabandehloo asked if the Board could vote on her daughter getting on a housing list.  She said in 2000 she put her daughter’s name down on a list for housing.  She stated HACSA lost her daughter’s name.  She then re-applied.  She stated there is no tracking system.  She wanted to know if there was a way in the future people with developmental disabilities could have a voice.  She said they had to go back to the bottom of the list after being close to the top two years later.  She added there are 4,000 names on the list and her daughter is on the middle of the list.  She said she had no proof about her daughter being on the list. She wanted to file a grievance.

 

2.  COMMISSIONERS' REMONSTRANCE

 

None.

 

3.  REGULAR BUSINESS

 

a.  ORDER 03-6-11-1H/In the Matter of Authorizing the Executive Director to Purchase the Munsel Park Apartments in Florence, Oregon.

 

Jim McCoy, HACSA, explained that this authorizes them to proceed with the acquisition of Munsel Park Apartments in Florence.  He noted that Munsel Park is a rural development project that is privately owned, built in the late '70s and is now eligible for mortgage prepayment.  He said the project could go private and the subsidies would be lost to the residents who live there.  He noted they had been working with the owner to acquire the project and preserve it for affordable housing. 

 

McCoy said it is a 44-unit project for seniors and disabled.  He added that everyone is low income and needs rental subsidies.  He stated the costs would remain the same to the tenants and no one would receive any increase in their rent.  He noted they have an immediate improvement plan that involves about $550,000 in work.  He said that would address the structural conditions of the balconies and walkways, as well as improving the project to comply with ADA.  He hoped the Board would allow them to go forward with the transaction.

 

MOTION:  to approve ORDER 03-6-11-1H.

 

Morrison MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.

 

VOTE: 5-0.

 

4.  EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660

 

None.

 

There being no further business, Commissioner Sorenson adjourned the meeting at 9:10 a.m.

 

 

Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary