The Board of Commissioners met for regular monthly meeting with quorum present. One public comment was heard from 66 year-old male resident with multiple complaints about landlord follow up on plumbing and other issues. Chair Cannon asked individual to leave contact number with staff for follow up.
Armeca Crawford, CEO, asked Department heads to highlight something outstanding that department has achieved. The resident council at Sterling met in May with new resident representatives. Human Resources recently held employee recognition luncheon and distributed service awards. Modernization gave update on capital improvement plan for scattered site housing, elevator maintenance and corridor renovation at Sterling Towers, as well as roof replacements this year.
Ms. Crawford was hired in April 2022 to lead Peoria Housing Authority. She also gave update on follow up of issues residents had presented at May Board meeting.
Minutes of May 2, 2022 regular meeting and May 17, 2022 special meeting were approved, as well as the Consent Agenda. Resolution passed to update admissions and occupancy policy per HUD regulations to include minimum of thirty-day notice to families at risk; previously notice was fourteen days. In addition, families will be provided with information on securing funding for rent.
On June 17, 2022, PHA will hold Strong Families Event from 1:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M. at 100 S. Richard Pryor Place, Peoria. The event will host food, fun and information about HUD initiatives: health, education and economics. July 5 meeting of the PHA of Commissioners will be held at Sterling Towers. Agendas available at www.peoriahousing.org.
Connie Romanus, Observer
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