Board of Commissioners Meeting August 27, 2020

On Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 5:30 PM, the Providence Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners will be hold a special meeting via Zoom and conference call.

Pursuant to RI Executive Order 20-05 signed by Governor Gina Raimondo and guidance provided by legal counsel, the Providence Housing Authority (PHA) will conduct this meeting using telephone and online communications due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  The public may access this meeting by computer/tablet/smartphone using Zoom or via phone by dialing into the toll-free number below and entering the meeting code.  *Note: using a tablet or smartphone may require downloading the free Zoom app.

Join the meeting with Zoom or call-in toll-free to: 888-788-0099.  Meeting Code: 889-4630-1162

Anyone having problems accessing the meeting can contact Ainsley Cantoral at 401-419-5121 during the meeting for assistance being connected.


Meeting Agenda for August 27, 2020


APPROVAL OF MINUTES from July 25, 2020 meeting (Vote)


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT on Agency developments since July 23, 2020 including COVID-19 testing, visit from HUD, meetings with state and community partners, employee return to work phases, HUD CARES Act funding announcement, Food Task Force efforts and audit update. (Discussion)


  1. Resident Services Committee Report on resident services’ program and funding updates since July 23, 2020 and resident services adaptations during COVID-19 emergency. (Discussion)
  2. Capital Improvements Committee Report on capital improvements and project updates since July 23, 2020. (Discussion)
  3. Finance Committee Report on the finance and budgeting updates since July 23, 2020. (Discussion)

CONTRACTS FOR APPROVAL – Energy One for HVAC system work related to Elevator Projects at Kilmartin Plaza, Dexter Manor and Hartford Park Tower for total cost of $127,500. Project funded by Capital Fund Program. (Vote)

PRESENTATION: PHARI Members Joint Solar Net Metering Procurement, by Alexey Cherniack, Principal Analyst for Energy Markets and Sustainability, SourceOne

EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 42-46-5 (a) (1): Closed to discuss performance of Executive Director and all senior staff. (Discussion and Possible Votes)


Committee Meetings on August 27

Held prior to the 5:30 PM Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Finance and Resident Services Committees will meet. For more information on those meetings, visit the RI Secretary of State’s Open Meetings website.

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