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Meeting Name: HOUSING AUTHORITY Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/17/2019 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
     Call to Order

Minutes note: Meeting called to order at 1:30 p.m.
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     Roll Call    Roll call Not available
R13042 01.MotionApproval of the minutes of the regular meeting held on March 12, 2019APPROVEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
R13043 02.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving the Operating Agreement and an Amendment to the Articles of Organization for Holton Terrace LLCADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
R13044 03.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving an Amendment to the Articles of Organization for Holton Terrace Development and adopting the Operating Agreement of Holton Terrace Development LLCADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
R13045 04.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving an award of contract to Grand Appliance (Wauwatosa, WI) for ranges and refrigerators in an amount not to exceed $240,468.00ADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
R13046 05.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution authorizing an update to the Procurement Policies (Federal and Non-Federal) to conform to statutory changes to the Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds for financial assistanceADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
     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
     Chair Wagner requested to move Item A6, R13047, from the Consent Agenda to Section B for Reports and Discussion Items.    Not available
R13047 0 Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving an award of contract to the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) (Milwaukee, WI) for financial education training and individual account management in an amount not to exceed $400,050.00 for a period of three years

Minutes note: Commissioner Diaz asked Ken Barbeau, Director of Community Programs, to address Item 6 regarding the contract renewal with the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). Mr. Barbeau explained that the contract in the amount of $400,050.00 is for financial education training for residents in public housing and in the Rent Assistance program. In addition, these funds are also for the management of the Individual Development Accounts (IDA) savings program. Mr. Barbeau clarified that $300,000.00 is monies that are matched to the resident’s savings accounts and the balance of 100,050.00, WWBIC receives to do training as well as the administration of the IDA accounts for a two year period. Amber Miller, Senior Project Director and Shelina Harvey, Financial Coach, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC). Ms. Miller gave a brief summary of WWBIC’s accomplishments for 2018 as follows; 150 residents have purchased a homes, 69 residents have created or expanded their small business, 83 residents have gone on to post-secondary education, 42 clients have paid down or paid off debt and 25 residents have chosen other asset use, such as the purchase of a vehicle. Ms. Miller also informed the Board that in 2018, WWBIC’s Make Your Money Talk program had 256 graduates which is highest number of graduates for several years. Ms. Miller thanked the HACM for their support throughout the years and informed the Board that the next Make Your Money Talk graduation is on May 23, 2019.
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R13048 01.CommunicationPublic Hearing on the Housing Authority’s Significant Amendment to the 2018-2022 Five-year Plan as part of the Agency Plan for 2019

Minutes note: Commissioner Van Alstine made a motion to open the public hearing on the HACM Agency Plan. Chair Wagner seconded the motion, and it carried. Patricia Dee explained that the purpose of the hearing is to accept public comments and to give all interested persons a reasonable opportunity to be heard and to present their views regarding the plan. Ms. Dee explained that a draft of the plan has been available for public review at the Housing Authority’s offices prior to the meeting. The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) proposed Significant Amendment to the 2018-2022 Five-Year Plan as part of the Agency Plan for 2019. The Significant Amendment is regarding the creation a Vacancy Reduction Plan. Commissioner Diaz asked that Kaylin Nuss, Director of Strategic Initiatives give a brief overview of the Agency Plan revision. Ms. Nuss explained that the revision for the Capitol Fund program grant is usually done on an annual basis and the reason for this revision is due to the Holton Terrance closing transaction and the creation of the Vacancy Reduction Strategy plan. Ms. Nuss pointed out that the revision is to make sure the HACM has the appropriate funds for both the projects moving forward. Timothy Counce, resident of the Lapham Park Development, expressed concerns regarding the funding for other developments and stated that the Lapham Park development should also be included in the funding for repairs, but was concerned that the development may be overlooked. Mr. Counce thanked the Board for their time and extended an invitation to the Board to attend the Resident Organization (RO) meeting to further address his concerns. Commissioner Diaz thanked Mr. Counce for his comments and concerns. There being no further comments, Commissioner Diaz moved to close the public hearing on the 2019 Agency Plan. Commissioner Daniels seconded the motion, and it carried.
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R13049 02.Housing Authority ResolutionResolution approving the submission of revisions to the 2018-2022 Five-year PlanADOPTEDPass5:0 Action details Not available
R13050 03.Housing Authority ResolutionPresentation update on Rent Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program for Holton Terrance

Minutes note: Kaylin Nuss, Director of Strategic Initiatives, gave a brief presentation update on the Rent Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program for Holton Terrace. Summarizing documents included with the agenda.
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R13051 04.CommunicationReport on the Yardi Voyager software conversion

Minutes note: Kaylin Nuss, Director of Strategic Initiatives, gave a brief presentation on the conversion of the Yardi Voyager software. Summarizing documents included with the agenda.
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R13052 05.Housing Authority ResolutionPresentation of prospective development in the lot adjacent to Convent Hill on the corner of Milwaukee Street and Knapp Ave

Minutes note: Scott Simon, Travaux Vice President of Business Development and Jason Korb-Principle Architect, from Korb & Associates, gave a presentation on a prospective development in the 1.4 acre lot adjacent to Convent Hill on the corner of Milwaukee Street and Knapp Ave. Presentation documents included with the agenda Commissioner Diaz asked if the building will be all ownership or rental units. Mr. Simon informed the Board that rental opportunities are being explored but the market rate and low income housing will be determined later in the development planning. Mr. Simon emphasized that these are just conceptual stage-one proposals and hopes to have more information for Board as it develops. Mr. Simon also stated that the main driver for this project is the availability of the Opportunity Zones funding. The Commissioners further discussed timelines in moving forward for development and community involvement and other interested parties. Mr. Simon assured the Board that updates to will be made as the plans evolve for the project.
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R13053 06.Housing Authority ResolutionReport from the Secretary-Executive Director

Minutes note: Mr. Pérez directed the Board to a letter from U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) stating the approval of the Choice Neighborhoods Development Proposal & Rent Assistance Development (RAD) Conversion Westlawn Renaissance III grant. Mr. Pérez mentioned an additional letter from HUD regarding a Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency –Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC ) grants awarded to Lutheran Social Services (LSS) as a change in sub-contracting for Housing Authority taking the place of UNISON as the service coordinator for several developments. Mr. Pérez shared some information from The New Localism regarding HUD and Opportunity Zones. According to the article, HUD crunched the numbers and revealed the remarkable way in which Opportunity Zones overlap the public and assisted housing home to millions of low-income Americans. Mr. Pérez further noted that about 27 percent of the residents of public and assisted housing, almost 2.4 million people live in developments located within Opportunity Zones. Mr. Pérez also mentioned that the Housing Authority was acknowledged during the awards for the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development and Innovation on April 11th for the Multi-Sport Complex at Browning Elementary and Silver Spring Neighborhood Center. Mr. Pérez made a point to acknowledge Gabriel DeVougas as he was asked to assist in the set up the Section 3 Program for the Housing Authority of the City of Chicago as it pertains to Best Practices and technical assistance.
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Minutes note: There being no further business, Commissioner Diaz made a motion ot adjourn the meeting at 3:00p.m. Commissioner 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, Patricia Schmidtknecht 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