Peoria Housing Authority Observer Report
The Board of Commissioners met for regular monthly meeting with a quorum present. Absent were Commissioners Alma Brown and Kim Furness. There were no community comments presented. New receptionist, Tenora, was introduced and welcomed. Current employee, Ernest Jackson, was promoted in the accounting department. There were no FSS graduates this month, but anticipate one in December.
Jackie Newman, Chief Executive Officer, reported on recent program she attended on “Choice Neighborhood” program. She sees this as an opportunity to begin positioning PHA and partners to pursue grant funding available for Housing Authorities with distressed properties, such as Harrison. The two-year grant would need to involve city planning, as well as other partners. A second two-year grant could be applied for, as well as other funding.
There was no update on CEO candidate search. Ms. Newman reminded the Board of the importance of employee training in available grants and other programs to position PHA for future success.
The next meeting of the Board of Commissioners of PHA will be December 6, 2021. Meeting schedule and agenda available at www.peoriahousing.org.
Connie Romanus, Observer
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