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Housing & Redevelopment Authority - May 8, 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 May 8thth, 2018 at 1:30 PM in the Main Conference Room, 325 Broadway, and Fargo, North Dakota.

FHRA Staff Present
Lynn Fundingsland
Jill Elliott
Amy Rissmann
Steve Eickhoff T
Scott Noeske
Kris Visness

Karen Moore
Bryce Alme-Johnson
Yhomas Jefferson
Tonna Horsley
Michael Leier

Tracey Tartt

RESOLUTION #2018-05-01
Jefferson/Horsley BE IT RESOLVED, the FHRA May Consent Agenda is approved.

Additions to Agenda
Tracy Tartt requested to speak to the board as a private citizen from the Census Bureau. He went to the Burrel property. The FHRA property manager reported him, saying that Tracy was there unauthorized. Tracy was invited to speak with the property manager at the housing authority. Tracy agreed to come to the office and meet with Mike B and waited for over one hour in our lobby. Previously he was on one of FHRA’s programs and met with a caseworker here who told him that his benefits were figured incorrectly, and Tracy
owed the HA $2000. It turned out that it was the caseworker’s calculation mistake and she never gave him an apology. Tracy is questioning why Mike B demands to know who is requesting to see a resident in Burrel. Mr. Tartt says he is here to speak on behalf of himself, not his employer.

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

Capital Projects
Additional capital remodels are underway for Scattered Sites properties. For the Capital Fund, work on RAD continues and for the New Horizons projects, the General Contractor has finished the first stack. Working on communal areas and offices has started and residents have started to return to finished units. For the 2018 Capital Fund, the five-year budget from 2018 to 2022 has been approved by the Denver office but no news on when the funding will be released.

Deputy Director
Section 8 Vouchers department received a SEMAP score of 100% High Performer Status and Public Housing received a score of 70% Standard Performer score. Deputy Director Jill Elliott attended training for RAD PBV training to clarify the next steps for New Horizons once the conversion is done. An officer from the Fargo PD presented to staff on personal safety and de-escalation crisis intervention techniques. Bright Sky property is still on target with lease ups. Eide Bailey will be conducting an accounting audit in May and RAD is scheduled to close on May 9th, 2018.

Progress with New Horizons RAD
The closing for the New Horizons RAD project is scheduled for 5/9/2018.

New ED Timing
Plans for Matthew Pike to start will be some time during the second half of the month of June. No start date is set at this time.

Lashkowitz and Pioneer Manor updates
Lynn will start a Section 18 application for Lashkowitz. This could be a three to twenty months. The Section 18 application removes the building from the Public Housing program. FHRA can then begin the rehab process on it. FHRA has applied for grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank to begin the process of gathering funds for the rehab of the building.

Update on Scattered Site house fire
FHRA staff continues to work on gaining city inspection department authorization to repair this house for future residents.

PHAS score
FHRA scored 70 out of 100 points, which qualifies the housing authority as a Standard Performer.

SEMAP score
FHRA received 100 points out of 100, High Performer status.

BSI property management meeting
City of Fargo mayor requests to meet with representatives from FHRA and BSI boards separately before a group meeting.

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

The next meeting is scheduled for June 12, 2018, at 1:30 PM.