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									                        HOUSING AUTHORITY OF NEW ORLEANS
                      MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
                                 REGULAR MEETING
                                   APRIL 27, 2010

The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of New Orleans met in Regular
Session in the Board Room of the Authority located at 4100 Touro Street, Building B in the
City of New Orleans, Louisiana 70122 at 10:00 a.m. on the 27th day of April, 2010.

The Agenda for this meeting is attached.

PRESENT                                                OTHERS
David Gilmore, Board of Commissioners                  Councilwoman Kristin Palmer,District C
Wayne Woods, General Counsel                           Mark Gonzales
                                                       Michael Howells
HANO STAFF                                             Katy Reckdahl, Times-Picayune
Leslie Dews, Deputy Gen. Manager/Administration        George Mahdi, Neighborhood Unity
Keith Pettigrew, Deputy Gen. Manager/Operations        Lorraine Washington
Judith Moran                                           Alex Glustrom, Mayday N.O.
Mary Alexander                                         Steven Kennedy, Mayday N.O.
Angela Anderson                                        Erica Amorine
Nicole Barnes                                          Ali Shabazz
Valerie Pruitt                                         Lorraine Washington
Lloyd Jernigan                                         Johnny Jachson
Mitchell Dusset                                        Ronald McCoy
David Jackson                                          Cynthia Parker
Tracy Mercadel                                         Tamar McFarlane, STAND
Ron McIntyre                                           Ivan Williams
Iris Conerly                                           Lorraine McCalebb
Shelly Smith                                           Demetra Boykins
Eddie Scott                                            Sharon Jasper
Water Medina

RESIDENTS
Diana Conerly, Florida Development
Naomi Minor, Fischer Senior Village
Lillie W. Woodfork, Scattered Sites/City-Wide
Glenda Hunter, St. Bernard
Karen White, Christopher Homes
Edith Lawrence, Iberville
Paula Taylor, Imperial Dr. Resident Council
Kim Piper, Iberville Resident Council
Karen White, Christopher Homes
Jackie Chopin, Christopher Homes

I.     CALL TO ORDER

The Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting was called to order by David Gilmore, HANO’s
Board of Commissioners at 10:15 a.m.
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
APRIL 27, 2010


II.    STATEMENT BY LEGAL COUNSEL

       "In accordance with the Louisiana Constitution Article XII, Section 3 and LSA-R.S. 42:4.1
       -13 the Board of Commissioners Meeting for the Housing Authority of New Orleans is
       hereby convened. As established in Sections 5 and 7 of R.S. 42 this meeting is open
       to the general public and notice of today's meeting as well as a copy of the Agenda have
       been provided and made available to the public prior to this meeting being called to
       order. Please adhere to the protocol as established and stated in the Agenda."

III.   DEMONSTRATION – A brief presentation of HANO’s New Interactive Website was
       given by David Jackson, HANO’s Director of Communication and Mr. Joe Lewis,
       Executive Producer for X-perience Media Production Company.

IV.    APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING HELD ON APRIL 27,
       2010.

Mr. Gilmore APPROVED the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on April 27, 2010.


V.     PUBLIC COMMENT

       COUNCILWOMAN-ELECT KRISTIN PALMER – informed the Board of the issues
       involving the sale and intended use of a former scattered site property located at 710
       Clouet Street. In an effort to respond to the concerns of the community, the
       Councilwoman would like to see this property designated “green space” or at the very
       least allow the residents in the neighborhood to have a voice in determining how the
       property will be used. The residents of the area are asking HANO to postpone the sale
       until an agreement with the proposed owner is reached. Copies of petitions and
       photographs of the property in question were distributed to the panel.

       Mr. Gilmore recommended that the group meet with the prospective buyer and try to
       come to a consensus on how the property will be used. He also stated that the sale will
       be postponed until such time as this meeting is realized.

       ALI SHABAZZ – STAND – inquired about how many voucher are set aside for the
       homeless and the handicap and how the remaining vouchers are distributed.

       Mr. Gilmore explained that 100 vouchers are set aside for each category and the
       remaining vouchers are distributed by a lottery system.

       LORRAINE WASHINGTON – asked how was the decision made to demolish the “Big 4”
       developments and why was it done at a time when housing was so badly needed. She
       also asked whether the Florida Development had flood insurance and if so why can’t the
       insurance money be used to rebuild Florida.

       Mr. Gilmore’s response was that the decision was based on several reasons…the
       deteriorating conditions of the developments prior to the disaster as well as the damage
       caused by Katrina. He added that some of the developments were scheduled for
       demolition before Katrina.



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V.   PUBLIC COMMENT

     MIKE HOWELLS – C3 Hands Off Iberville - stated that his group had concerns
     regarding the removal of the fire escapes at Iberville. As a safety measure, they should
     be replaced. He also stated that his organization would like to see more accessible
     housing made ready for occupancy. He requested that all the units at Iberville as well as
     all Scattered Site units be renovated.

     JOHNNY JACKSON – STAND – stated that the process of the lottery is unclear
     because she knew of families with lottery numbers in the 15,000’s who received their
     voucher before families in the 2,000’s.

     Mr. Gilmore assured her that no one with a number in the 15,000’s had received a
     voucher. Mr. Gilmore asked staff where HANO was currently in the process. Mr.
     Pettigrew responded that staff was currently updating applications that are in the 1,000’s
     and at this time no vouchers had been issued.

     RONALD McCOY – STAND – stated that the HCVP inspectors are passing deficient
     houses for occupancy and landlords are charging tenants additional rent.

     Mr. Gilmore responded by asking Mr. McCoy and everyone in the assembly to email
     him at www.dgilmore@hano.org with any specific information/documentation they have
     on any and all wrong doings that are happening at HANO. He assured them that the
     issue will be investigated and stopped. He went on to say that HANO is looking into the
     matter regarding the tenants being overcharged for rent, and any client that has been
     cheated will be compensated.

     TAMAR McFARLANE – inquired as to how monies for DHAP-IKE and DHAP- KATRINA
     recipients are being used.

     Ms. Pruitt, Section 8 Director, responded by saying that DHAP-Katrina clients have all
     been transferred to HCVP and so far there has been no directive from HUD regarding
     DHAP-Ike recipients. To date, they are still under FEMA.

     ALEX GLUSTROM & STEVEN KENNEDY – stated that their organization “Mayday New
     Orleans” provides tutorial programs for the residents of the Iberville community and they
     asked that HANO consider providing/identifying an area or space for a computer room.

     LILLIE     WALKER-WOODFORK – commented on the new website
     presentation…stating that it was good, but HANO also needed to communicate with the
     tenants who do not have access to a computer. She added that the residents also need
     training and transportation.

     DIANE CONERLY – stated that she would like to see a place where residents can apply
     for jobs added to the website.




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V.    ITEMS FOR APPROVAL

      AUTHORIZATIONS


      1.    Resolution # 2010-35 authorizing the reimbursement of the ground rent deposit of
           $1,277,640 to the Lafitte Redevelopment, LLC; and further authorizing the execution
           of the Third Allonge to Balance of Total Rent Payment Note; Second Amendment to
           Multifamily Leasehold Mortgage; Assignment of Rents and Security Filing; and
           Fourth Amendment of Capital Ground Lease. TAB 1


Mr. Gilmore APPROVED Resolution # 2010-35 authorizing the reimbursement of the
ground rent deposit of $1,277,640 to the Lafitte Redevelopment, LLC; and further
authorizing the execution of the Third Allonge to Balance of Total Rent Payment Note;
Second Amendment to Multifamily Leasehold Mortgage; Assignment of Rents and
Security Filing; and Fourth Amendment of Capital Ground Lease.

      2.   Resolution #2010-36 authorizing the Administrative Receiver to enter into a Public
           Infrastructure Services Agreement Phases II A and II B Rental Components with St.
           Bernard Redevelopment, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $2,848,326 to be paid
           from HANO Replacement Housing Factor and Section 901 Capital Funds to
           complete the infrastructure for these phases of the St. Bernard Redevelopment
           Program for the new community of Columbia Parc at the Bayou District. TAB 2

Mr. Gilmore APPROVED Resolution #2010-36 authorizing the Administrative Receiver to
enter into a Public Infrastructure Services Agreement Phases II A and II B Rental
Components with St. Bernard Redevelopment, LLC, in an amount not to exceed
$2,848,326 to be paid from HANO Replacement Housing Factor and Section 901 Capital
Funds to complete the infrastructure for these phases of the St. Bernard Redevelopment
Program for the new community of Columbia Parc at the Bayou District.

      3. Resolution #2010-37 authorizing the Administrative Receiver to execute the
         Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Amendment by and between HANO and the
         Louisiana Recovery Authority for the receipt of the Alternative Housing Pilot
         Program Operating Subsidy grant in the amount up to $970,000 for Fischer IV.TAB 3

Mr. Gilmore APPROVED Resolution #2010-37 authorizing the Administrative Receiver to
execute the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Amendment by and between HANO and
the Louisiana Recovery Authority for the receipt of the Alternative Housing Pilot Program
Operating Subsidy grant in the amount up to $970,000 for Fischer IV.




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VI.   ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the Board of Commissioners of the Housing
Authority of New Orleans (HANO) for attention, Mr. Gilmore ADJOURNED the Regular Meeting
at 12:50 p.m.


APPROVED:



_____________________________________
DAVID GILMORE,
ADMINISTRATIVE RECEIVER
CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS




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