Board of Commissioners Meeting January 28, 2021

On Thursday, January 28, 2021 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 20-103 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: 854-1039-8638

Anyone having problems accessing the meeting can contact Ainsley Cantoral at 401-709-1132 during the meeting for assistance being connected.


Meeting Agenda for January 28, 2021


APPROVAL OF MINUTES from December 10, 2020 meeting (Vote)



  1. Resident Services Sub-Committee Report on resident services’ program and funding updates since December 10, 2020. (Discussion)
  2. Capital Improvements Sub-Committee Report on capital improvements and project updates since December 10, 2020. (Discussion)
  3. Finance Sub-Committee Report on the finance and budgeting updates since December 10, 2020. (Discussion)


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT on Agency Developments since December 10, 2020 including COVID-19 testing; preparations for vaccination of residents; emergency operations; Safe Harbor rent relief; Annual Plan and 5-year Capital Fund plan update; and Mainstream voucher award. (Discussion)

PRESENTATION: Strategic Plan Update from Quarters 1 and 2 of FY2021, by Peter Asen, Director of Strategy and Development and Michelle Booth, Policy and Program Evaluation Specialist. (Discussion)

EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to R.I.G.L. § 42-46-5 (a)(1); Closed session to review the 2020 job performance of executive director, draft 2021 goals and possible compensation of executive director. (Discussion and Possible Vote)


Committee Meetings on January 28

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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