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07-08-2008 1 MINUTES OF A WORK SESSION FOR 2 THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY 3 OF LAS CRUCES BOARD 4 JULY 8, 2008 5 6 The work session of the Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces was held at 926 S. 7 San Pedro, in the city of Las Cruces, state of New Mexico. 8 9 1. Roll Call 10 11 Chairman Jacobs called the session to order at 11:08 a.m. She noted that 12 Commissioner Shinn would arrive shortly. 13 14 MEMBERS: Christina S. Little, Vice Chairman 15 Ellen Haltom, Commissioner 16 Paul R. Miller, Commissioner 17 Peggy Shinn, Commissioner 18 19 OTHERS: Thomas G. Hassell, Executive Director 20 Robbie R. Levey, Deputy Director 21 Caroline J. Velarde, Administrative Assistant 22 23 2. Conflict of Interest 24 25 Pursuant to Resolution No. 783, Chairman Jacobs inquired if any commissioner or stafi 26 member had any known conflict of interest with any item on the agenda — none 27 28 3. Long Range Planning 29 30 The following topics were discussed at length by the Board, Mr. Hassell and Ms. Levey. 31 32 (.Projects over the next 5 years and how best to accomplish 33 a. Builder 34 b. Banker 35 c. Consortium with county Housing Authority 36 d. Alliances 37 11. Pros and cons of HACLC bonding 38 III.Future of our non-profit 39 IV.Advocacy and networking by design 40 41 Although the Housing Authority has embarked on several partnerships involving Ston 42 Mountain Place, Falcon Ridge Apartments (Hatch, NM), and Casas Del Quinto So 43 (Vado/Del Cerro, NM), it does not have any new projects at this time. 44 45 [Commissioner Shinn arrived at 11:23 a.m.] 46 47 They recognize the need to learn more about builders and bankers and becoming more 48 financially independent. They would need to start preparing their agenda for January 49 2009 state legislature. Plans are being made for the Board to attend the Governor' 50 Housing Summit in November in Albuquerque. -1- 1 They discussed the future status of the HACLC in terms of what the benefits would bel 2 to merge with the county Housing Authority. Mr. Hassell pointed out that the Santa F 3 Civic Housing Authority has entered into consortia agreements with some smalle 4 northern New Mexico Housing Authorities. They want to become more receptive to ne 5 concepts, and continue learning about the advantages and disadvantages of genera 6 obligation bond issues. 7 8 They discussed the original intent of having created the nonprofit, New Mexico Housing 9 Corporation Inc. and what the benefits would be to retain said nonprofit other than 10 obtaining funding resources not readily available to the Housing Authority. 11 12 The Housing Authority will continue to promote alliances, advocacy and networking with 13 nonprofit organizations such as Tierra Del Sol, Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity, an 14 the Affordable Housing Alliance /Homelessness Task Force (AHA). 15 16 4. New Business -none 17 18 5. Adjournment- Chairman Jacobs adjourned the meeting at 1:20 p.m. 19 20 APPROVED BY, 21 22 1.: j r� ^\ 23 �' ,y,�'`-1.1 t`'I 4 ev 24 ' "��� ' Y'C0 Win Jacob hairman 25 1961 26 27 28 SUBMITTED BY, 29 30 31 32 Thomas G. Hassell, Executive Director 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 -19 50 1 -2-