Housing Authority Board
The Housing Authority Board, whose members are known as commissioners, is the policy making body of the Jefferson County Housing Authority, similar to a board of directors of a private corporation. A Local Housing Authority Commissioner is a public official of his/her community and receives no pay. The Board of County Commissioners selects and employs the executive director of the Local Housing Authority. The executive director is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners for the efficient operation of the Housing Authority’s business and for carrying out board policies in accordance with the Local Authority’s bylaws and its contracts.
- Reports on tenancy and vacancies, action to eliminate vacancies, status of rent collections, amount of rent delinquency, and action to avoid rental losses.
- Reports on the waiting list of prospective tenants and whether the existing Local Authority program is adequate for the community.
- Reports on income and expenses, comparison thereof with approved operating budget, any needed budget revisions.
- Reports on the adequacy of rentals and any recommended adjustments.
- Reports on any major repair or maintenance problems that should be brought to the board’s attentions, adequacy of tenant maintenance.
- If a new project is in the planning or construction stage, a full report should be presented on its status, including a review of the performance of the architect and/or the contractor, and whether adequate progress is being made.
- Reports on tenant problems, the availability of needed community services and cooperative community efforts to uplift and improve the living standards of tenants.
The Housing Authority Board meets on the fourth Tuesday monthly at 11:30am, but does vary pending member availability. Please contact the Housing Authority directly for the most up-to-date information.
The Housing Authority Board has five members, each serve five-year terms. The members must possess the following qualifications:
- A sincere desire to improve his community by working for better housing and to improve the living standards of the community’s low-income families.
- A concern for the Local Authority’s place in the overall community improvement and how to best cooperate with and coordinate the local authority’s efforts with other community improvement agencies.
- A deep sense of financial responsibility for the prudent spending of the public funds flowing into the program and a strong interest in the operating efficiency of the Local Authority.
- A willingness to devote adequate time and effort to attend and participate fully in Local Authority meetings and to keep fully acquainted with the status of the Local Authority’s operation.
- Aaron Azari, At Large (Term expires: September 30, 2021)
- Brian Ballard, At Large (Term expires: September 30, 2022)
- Eden Armendariz, At Large (Term expires: September 30, 2023)
- Terri Wager, At Large (Term expires: September 30, 2020)
- Zachary Urban, At Large (Term expires: September 30, 2024)