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Housing & Redevelopment Authority - April 10, 2018 Minutes

The annual meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Fargo, North Dakota was held April 10th, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Main Conference Room, 325 Broadway, and Fargo, North Dakota.

FHRA Staff Present FHRA Board Memebers Present
Lynn Fundingsland
Jill Elliott
Karen Moore
Bryce Alme-Johnson
Tara Kennedy
Steve Eickhoff
Thomas Jefferson
Tonna Horsley
Scott Noeske
Kris Visness
Michael Leier
Nazar Habib

Consent Agenda

RESOLUTION #2018-04-01
Leier/Jefferson BE IT RESOLVED, the FHRA April Consent Agenda is approved.
Additions to Agenda

Mr. Noeske reviewed the Balance Sheet and cash flow statements for February 2018 and responded to questions.
Capital Projects

For Scattered Sites, additional capital remodels are underway. Work on RAD continues to be assisted with the Capital Fund on the New Horizons project. For the 2018 Capital Fund, FHRA is waiting for the system to allow entering data. The five-year budget (2018 to 2022) has been approved by the Denver Field Office.

Deputy Director
FHRA managers met with BSI representatives to discuss property management services.
The Continuing Resolution ended on 3/23/18 and our HUD budget was approved with an increase to all programs. The COC Audit approved and closed. Area agencies have asked the FHRA to approve Human Trafficking for a wait list preference. Representatives from some of these agencies presented this topic at the March All Staff Meeting.

FHRA moved eight families into Bright Sky during March. Lease up for April is projected for 12 families. Plans for the RAD conversion for New Horizons Manor with the new RAD Project Based Vouchers are underway. Deputy Director Jill Elliott is attending training for this in April.

FHRA reviewed its Voucher Financial Projection Two Year Toll with HUD staff. FHRA/Sanford Medical Respite Program received a National award that will be presented next month in Minneapolis.

Progress with New Horizons RAD
RESOLUTION #2018-04-02
Jefferson/Horsley BE IT RESOLVED, The FHRA ED is authorized to close on a bridge loan with Bell State Bank to make the April 2018 contractor payment.

There was discussion surrounding the delay of closing with the investor and construction lender (USB) on the New Horizons project. It was suggested that the Bell loan be increased in an amount needed to offset the anticipated proceeds from the sale of the rooftop leases in order to conclude the transaction. Staff was directed to investigate the pro’s and cons of this strategy and to report back to the Board prior to executing the loan authorized by the previous resolution.

14-3 single family home repossession
FHRA instructed sheriff to sell the property to the high bidder at the Sheriffs sale. FHRA will collect approximately $12000 of its deferred loan amount due.

ED search update
The committee continues work on a job offer and employment agreement.

NAHRO committee representation
Tabled for next meeting

Scattered site house fire
The insurance adjuster has been to the house, it is yet to be determined if the structure is salvageable or will need to be demolished. The family has been temporarily relocated to another unit and will be provided a Housing Choice Voucher to meet their need for their longer-term housing assistance.

Progress with Moorhead supportive housing rent up
In March six families moved in. As of April 10th, six families had moved in with a goal of another six by the end of the month. There is a goal of twelve families in May.

COC audit closing
RESOLUTION #2018-04-03
Alme-Johnson/Jefferson BE IT RESOLVED, a motion to accept the Continuum of Care Policy and Procedure updates is approved.

Medical Respite National Award
FHRA and Sanford received a national award that will be presented next month in Minneapolis. FHR will work with Sanford to enter award in the Forum.

Nelrod utility allowance
FHRA received the contracted Nelrod Utility Allowance study and request adoption for Voucher and Public Housing Utility Allowance to start with next rent review for all residents. The new utility allowance satisfies all the requirements of HUD.

RESOLUTION #2018-04-04
Jefferson/Alme-Johnson BE IT RESOLVED, the motion to accept and adopt the Utility Allowance is approved.

There being no further business, the regular meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 8th, 2018, at 1:30 PM.