Housing Authority Merger


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A proposal to merge the city of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County housing authorities.

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Housing Authority Merger

  1. 1. Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County Housing Authority Merger<br />CLC/DAC Joint Work Session<br />January 20, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Municipal Housing Law, Section 3-45-5 (A)<br />Every city, in addition to other powers conferred by the Municipal Housing Law, shall have power and is authorized, by proper resolution of its governing body, to create, as an agent of the city, an authority to be known as the "housing authority" of the city. The housing authority of the city may constitute a public body corporate. The city may delegate to the authority the power to construct, maintain, operate and manage any housing project or affordable housing programs of the city and may delegate to the authority any or all of the powers conferred on the city by the Municipal Housing Law.<br />
  3. 3. Municipal Housing Law<br />Dona Ana County<br />City of Las Cruces<br />Dona Ana County Board of Commissioners<br />Mayor<br />Housing Authority Board of Commissioners<br />Management Contract<br />Exec. Dir. & Staff<br />Housing Authority of the City of Las Cruces<br />Dona Ana County Housing Authority<br />HUD, NMMFA, IRS, SAO, etc.<br />
  4. 4. HACLC<br />DACHA<br />Annual Contributions Contract<br />Annual Contributions Contract<br />Public Housing<br />7 Units <br />Section 8 <br />605 Units<br />Section 8 <br />917 Units<br />Public Housing<br />250 Units <br />Other<br />374<br />Other<br />69<br /><ul><li>Annual Plan
  5. 5. Physical Needs Assessment
  6. 6. CFP Perf. And Eval.
  7. 7. CFP Annual Plan
  8. 8. CFP 5 Year Plan
  9. 9. Annual Budget
  10. 10. SEMAP
  11. 11. PHAS
  12. 12. Single Audit
  13. 13. Component Unit Audits
  14. 14. REAC Inspections
  15. 15. Annual Inspections
  16. 16. HUD Monitoring
  17. 17. Etc.
  18. 18. Annual Plan
  19. 19. Physical Needs Assessment
  20. 20. CFP Perf. And Eval.
  21. 21. CFP Annual Plan
  22. 22. CFP 5 Year Plan
  23. 23. Annual Budget
  24. 24. SEMAP
  25. 25. PHAS
  26. 26. Single Audit
  27. 27. Component Unit Audits
  28. 28. REAC Inspections
  29. 29. Annual Inspections
  30. 30. HUD Monitoring
  31. 31. Etc.</li></li></ul><li>Municipal Housing Law, Section 3-45-4 (B)<br />Any two or more cities or authorities may join or cooperate with one another in the exercise, either jointly or otherwise, of any or all of their powers for the purpose of financing, including the issuance of bonds, notes or other obligations and giving security therefor, or contracting with respect to housing projects or affordable housing programs located within the area of operation of any one or more of the cities or authorities. For that purpose, a city or authority may, by resolution, prescribe and authorize any other city or authority so joining or cooperating with it to act on its behalf with respect to any or all powers, as its agent or otherwise, in the name of the city or authority so joining or cooperating or in its own name.<br />
  32. 32. Why Merge the HACLC and DACHA?<br />Less administrative burden required by Housing Authority and HUD staff. Duplication of effort removed.<br />Better efficiency and less cost to deliver services.<br />Jurisdiction remains the same as it is currently.<br />County and City both have representation on Housing Authority Board but neither have direct liability nor majority control.<br />No loss of funding for housing services.<br />No negative effect on the delivery of services for our current and future clients.<br />
  33. 33. Municipal Housing Law<br />Dona Ana County<br />City of Las Cruces<br />DAC Board of Commissioners<br />Mayor<br />2 Appointed members <br />2 Appointed members<br />Housing Board<br />(1 resident or other person appointed)<br />Exec. Dir. & Staff<br />County-Wide Housing Authority <br />HUD, NMMFA, IRS, SAO, etc.<br />
  34. 34. County-Wide Housing Authority<br />Combined Annual Contributions Contracts<br />Other<br />443<br />Section 8 <br />1522 Units<br />Public Housing<br />257 Units <br /><ul><li>Annual Plan
  35. 35. Physical Needs Assessment
  36. 36. CFP Perf. And Eval.
  37. 37. CFP Annual Plan
  38. 38. CFP 5 Year Plan
  39. 39. Annual Budget
  40. 40. SEMAP
  41. 41. PHAS
  42. 42. Single Audit
  43. 43. Component Unit Audits
  44. 44. REAC Inspections
  45. 45. Annual Inspections
  46. 46. HUD Monitoring
  47. 47. Etc.</li></li></ul><li>Municipal Housing Law, Section 3-45-5 (B)<br />When the governing body of a city adopts a resolution pursuant to Subsection A of this section, the mayor shall appoint five persons as commissioners of the authority created as agent for the city. The commissioners who are first appointed shall be designated to serve for terms of one, two, three, four and five years, respectively, from the date of their appointment, but thereafter, commissioners shall be appointed for a term of office of five years, except that all vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term. A commissioner of an authority shall not hold any other office or employment of the city for which the authority is created.<br />
  48. 48. Municipal Housing Law, Section 3-45-5 (C)<br />Two or more cities joined together pursuant to Subsection B of Section 3-45-4 NMSA 1978 shall establish their commissioners in accordance with Subsection B of this section, except that each city shall have equitable representation on the commission. The commissioners representing each city shall be appointed by the mayor of the city.<br />
  49. 49. Suggested Process for Merger<br />City Council and County Commission draft and execute resolutions to allow merger to go forward.<br />Leave existing Housing Commissioners in place until their respective terms end. <br />County Commission will appoint two new Housing Commissioners as the next two vacancies occur.<br />Remaining two original Housing Commissioners and the two new Housing Commissioners will begin process for recruiting a Resident Housing Commissioner prior to the expiration of the fifth Housing Commissioner’s term.<br />Final Housing Board of Commissioner make-up will be two DAC appointees, two CLC appointees and one Resident Housing Commissioner.<br />
  50. 50. Board Transition Plan<br />
  51. 51. Timeline<br />As soon as possible; but<br />No later than fiscal year end June 30, 2011<br />