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Meeting Name: HOUSING AUTHORITY Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/15/2023 1:30 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, Room 301-A
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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     The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is to foster strong, resilient and inclusive communities by providing a continuum of high-quality housing options that support self-sufficiency, good quality of life, and the opportunity to thrive.    Not available
     “HACM will be following the City of Milwaukee’s face covering protocol for City Hall for any Board meetings taking place there. Currently, members of the public may wear a face covering at their own discretion. Members of the public who are unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a face covering while inside City of Milwaukee facilities. Members of the public who are immunocompromised are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering. Members of the public with symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or direct exposure to someone with COVID-19 should follow Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and continue to wear a face covering. For more information, please see https://city.milwaukee.gov/coronavirus or call the MHD COVID Hotline at 414-286-6800 for more information.”    Not available
     Call to Order

Minutes note: The meeting was called to order by Chair Wagner at 1:50 p.m. and upon roll call, it was determined that quorum had not been met. After a reasonable time there appeared to be no prospect that a quorum would be assembled. Items on the agenda requiring a vote were not acted upon and determined to be held over until the next regular meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee’s (HACM) Board of Commissioners. As the Secretary-Executive Director’s Report is a communication not requiring action by the Commissioners, it was able to be presented.
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     CONSENT AGENDA – ITEMS RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL (All items listed under the Consent Agenda will be enacted by one motion unless a Commissioner requires otherwise, in which event, the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately.)    Not available
R13380 01MotionApproval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on February 8, 2023NOT ACTED ON   Action details Not available
R13381 01.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving amendments to the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee BylawsNOT ACTED ON   Action details Not available
R13382 02.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving the delegation of authority from the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee to the Secretary-Executive Director in regard to employment of personnelNOT ACTED ON   Action details Not available
R13383 03.CommunicationReport from the Secretary-Executive Director

Minutes note: Willie L. Hines, Jr., HACM’s Secretary-Executive Director, summarized the Monthly Recovery Plan Update included with the agenda. Mr. Hines explained the occupancy rate is below the targeted 98% but it is anticipated it will increase with the spring and summer months when more move-ins tend to occur. Mr. Hines stated that decreasing the number of days for the turn-around time is a main objective for 2023. Ken Barbeau, HACM’s Chief Operating Officer of Program Services, presented the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) Final Rule Highlights included with the agenda. Mr. Barbeau summarized the HOTMA Final Rule, stating it streamlines procedures to benefit tenants and reduces administrative burden on housing authorities. Ken Barbeau, HACM’s Chief Operating Officer of Program Services, summarized the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Proposed Rule included with the agenda. Mr. Barbeau stated the proposed version of the rule would require public housing authorities and municipalities to investigate local barriers to fair housing and to develop an Equity Plan to address the impediments discovered in those investigations. Paul Williams, HACM’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Coordinator, presented an article featured nationally by HUD in its Choice Neighborhoods Spotlight about the Westlawn CNI Business Loan Program. Mr. Williams included a brief history of the program in the Westlawn neighborhood and how this partnership with Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) not only lends to existing small businesses in the neighborhood but also recruits new businesses to the area. He concluded with a story of Thomas Green, Jr., a former Westlawn public housing resident, who utilized a Choice Neighborhood loan to start a custom food truck.
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Minutes note: A motion to adjourn was made by Commissioner Luckett at 2:20 p.m. Chair Wagner seconded the motion. There being no objections, the motion carried.
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     Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of persons with disabilities through sign language interpreters or auxiliary aids. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Housing Authority ADA Coordinator, Marquetta Treadway at 286-5100, (FAX) 286-3456, (TDD) 286-3504 or by writing to the Coordinator at 650 West Reservoir, Milwaukee, WI 53212.    Not available
     Persons engaged in lobbying as defined in s. 305-43-4 of the Milwaukee Code of Ordinances are required to register with the City Clerk's Office License Division. Registered lobbyists appearing before a Common Council committee are required to identify themselves as such. More information is available at http://city.milwaukee.gov/Lobbying.    Not available
     Be hereby notified that three (3) members of the Crucible, Inc. Board of Directors may be present at the meeting of the HACM Board of Commissioners, as some members serve on both boards. While a quorum of the Crucible, Inc. Board may be present at the HACM meeting, they will not exercise the responsibilities, authority, or duties vested in the Crucible, Inc. Board of Directors.    Not available