PURPOSE: To own and manage family, elderly, handicapped and veterans' housing developments; to own and manage scattered-site units and oversee approximately 5,600 units in the Rent Assistance Program. The Authority is vested with the power of eminent domain and may acquire property, execute contracts, issue bonds, and build public housing.
COMPOSITION: Seven members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Common Council to five-year terms. Two members of the Authority must be "residents of a housing project acquired or constructed" by the Authority. No more than two members of the Authority may be officers of the City. No member of the Authority may be "connected in any official capacity with any political party."
A member who is not an elected official continues to serve after the completion of his or her term until reappointed or until a successor has been appointed.
CREATING AUTHORITY: Section 66.1201(5), Wis. Stats., and Common Council File Number 78409
SALARY: None from the City. The Authority is a separate corporate entity and may establish its own provisions for the reimbursement of members.
STAFFING: Housing Authority, 286-5824
LAST UPDATED: October 24, 2014