August 18, 2017
RENO HOUSING AUTHORITY | Serving Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County

Board Meetings



The Housing Authority of the City of Reno (Authority) will conduct a public meeting:

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: Authority Board Room, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512




Below is the agenda of all items scheduled to be considered. At the discretion of the chairperson or the Board, items on the agenda may be taken out of the order; the Board may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the Board may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

  1. Consider recognition of Certificates of Posting Notice. (For Possible Action)

  2. Approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting held July 25, 2017. (For Possible Action)

  3. Receive Commissioner's Reports regarding routine matters not otherwise requiring separate consideration. (Discussion)

  4. Reports on conferences and trainings. (Discussion)

  5. Receive regular Financial Reports for the current period. (Discussion)

  6. Receive Executive Director/Secretary's Report. (Discussion)

    1. Update on MTW Activities
    2. Update on Housing Choice Voucher Program / Public Housing
    3. Update on Resident Services, FSS Program and youth activities
    4. Update on modernization activities
    5. Update on other Authority activities
    6. Update on Strategic Plan

  7. Receive Report of Legal Counsel: Review by the Housing Authority’s legal counsel of the work performed on behalf of the Housing Authority during the reporting period which generally runs from the date of the last Board meeting to the present. (Discussion)

  8. Presentation by Ken Krater of Krater Consultants, on the proposed partnership between RHA and Washoe County to provide affordable units for seniors. (10 mins.) (Discussion)

  9. Presentation by Monica Du Pea, Executive Director, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP), on the 8th Street lot. (10 mins.) (Discussion)

  10. Discussion of Jacobs’ proposal to amend the Donation Agreement gifting $1.5 million dollars to or for the benefit of the RHA, which proposal amends ( the Amendment) the Donation Agreement to provide for the accelerated disposition of $1.1 million, the remaining balance of the $1.5 million dollar gift. The proposed Amendment to the original Donation Agreement calls for giving Jacobs an option to purchase the Sarrazin Arms in exchange for a combination of the construction or purchase of 64 units of single family units located in single or multiple locations. The condition of the units, it is proposed, must be at the reasonable acceptance of the RHA. The option to purchase the Sarrazin Arms is for a term of one year, that may be renewed annually and initially for three years, upon proper notice to the RHA. The consideration for the option is $25,000 per year. The Amendment to the Donation Agreement also sets aside funds to facilitate acquisition by the RHA of the Greater Harvest church property and vacant parcel, all being parcel numbers 008-490-20 and 008-490-21. The proposed amendment to the Donation Agreement also provides that unless expressly modified by the amendment, the terms of the Donation Agreement remain in full force and effect. The options before the Board include, but are not limited, acceptance "as is" of the proposed Amendment to the Donation Agreement, offering an alternative to the proposed Amendment to the Donation Agreement, continuing the discussion with Jacobs to secure more information about the proposal without taking action on the proposed Amendment, rejecting the proposed Amendment, continuing the negotiations with Jacobs regarding the language for the proposed Amendment, and standing pat on the existing Donation Agreement’s terms, all with direction from the Board to Staff, the Chairman, and Board legal counsel to implement the decision of the Board. (For Possible Action)

  11. Independent from the Jacobs’ gift proposal, consider authorizing the Executive Director to pursue with the Chairman, and Board counsel, acquisition of the Greater Harvest church property and vacant parcel, all being parcel numbers 008-490-20 and 008-490-21, to negotiate the acquisition of the same and if the designees deem it appropriate, to make an offer on the purchase of said property, which offer must be expressly subject to Board approval. (For Possible Action)

  12. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-01 RH approving revisions to the Housing Authority of the City of Reno’s Administrative Plan for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Project Based Voucher and Moderate Rehabilitation. (For Possible Action)

  13. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-02 RH approving revisions to the Housing Authority of the City of Reno’s Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy of Public Housing Units. (For Possible Action)

  14. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-03 RH authorizing the Executive Director to execute a contract to replace the drain lines at Public Housing Project NV39-P001-009, Essex Manor. (For Possible Action)

  15. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-04 RH authorizing the Executive Director to discuss and accept the donation from the City of Reno for the 8th Street property located at 1035 8th Street, APN 008-164-20, to be utilized as a possible future affordable housing project. (For Possible Action)

  16. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-05 RH approving a revision to the Five Year Rolling Capital Fund Project Plan. (For Possible Action)

  17. Collective Bargaining Agreement: The Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing to consider the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Housing Authority of the City of Reno and the International Union of Operating Engineers, Stationary Local #39 for the period of Fiscal Years 2017, 2018, and 2019 (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2020). The Board will also receive and consider the report of the Executive Director on the fiscal impact of the CBA upon the Authority. Public testimony and comment will be taken, provided it is limited to three minutes per person and is reasonably pertinent to the consideration of the CBA and the action the Board should take in response thereto. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Board will take action including, but not limited to, approval of the CBA as written, possible adoption of Resolution 17-08-06 RH approving the CBA, or such other action which the Board deems appropriate as the information before the Board indicates including direction to staff to continue negotiations. (For Possible Action)

  18. Closed Session: Roces v. RHA, U. S. D. C., Nevada. Closed session to meet with the Board's legal counsel to discuss and deliberate about the case filed in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. This is a case involving a former Live-In who has sued the RHA under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Nevada minimum wage law and various other claims. While the Board may deliberate about this lawsuit, NO ACTION MAY BE TAKEN in the closed session.

  19. Open Session: Roces v. RHA, U. S. D. C., Nevada. Open discussion may include additional action recommended by legal counsel. Direction may be given by the Board to legal counsel and staff. (For Possible Action)

  20. Additional items:
    1. General matters of concern to Board Members regarding matters not appearing on the Agenda. (Discussion)
    2. Old and New Business. (Discussion)
    3. Schedule of next meeting. The following dates have been scheduled in advance but are subject to change at any time: September 26, 2017; October 24, 2017; and November 28, 2017. (For Possible Action)
  21. Public Comment. The opportunity for public comment is reserved for any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board. No action on such an item may be taken by the Board unless and until the matter has been noticed as an action item. Comment from the public is limited to three minutes per person.

  22. Adjournment. (For Possible Action)

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend these meetings. This meeting room is accessible to the disabled. If requested by Friday before the meeting, a sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired may be made available (phone 329-3630, ext. 214). The RHA TTY/TDD/voice phone line is (775) 331-5138.

This agenda has been posted at Tom Sawyer Village, 2565 Tom Sawyer Drive - Silverada Manor Community Building, 1400 Silverada Boulevard - Stead Manor, 4932 Bravo Avenue - Hawk View Apartments, 1548 Steelwood Lane - Essex Manor, 7760 Carlyle Drive - Myra Birch Manor, 3585 Mazzone Avenue, Apt A - John McGraw Court/Silver Sage Court, 2455 Orovada Boulevard - Reno City Hall meeting notice board, One East First Street - Sparks City Hall meeting notice board, 431 Prater Way - Washoe County Administrative Building meeting notice board, 1001 E. 9th St. - Housing Authority of the City of Reno Administrative Office, 1525 East Ninth Street; and further in compliance with NRS 241.020, this agenda has been posted on the official website for the Housing Authority of the City of Reno www.renoha.org and the State of Nevada Public Notification website http://notice.nv.gov/.

According to the provisions of NRS 241.020(5), a copy of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained upon request made to: Kathleen Merrill, Executive Administrative Assistant, Housing Authority of the City of Reno, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, Nevada, 89512, or by calling (775) 329-3630. Copies of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained at the aforementioned address.


The Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation (WAHC) will conduct a public meeting:

Meeting Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: Approximately 12:05 p.m.
Place: Authority Board Room, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512

Below is an agenda of all items scheduled to be considered. At the discretion of the chairperson or the Board, items on the agenda may be taken out of the order; the Board may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the Board may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

  1. Call to order and roll call.

  2. Public Comment. Public comment, if any, must be limited to any item on the Agenda which is listed as an item for action by the Board. Comment from the public is limited to three minutes per person, under these items.

  3. Approval of agenda. (For Possible Action)
  4. Consider recognition of Certificates of Posting Notices and approval of minutes of the Special meeting held June 27, 2017. (For Possible Action)

  5. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-01 WA approving the Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation’s Administrative Plan for the Homeless Prevention Plan. (For Possible Action)

  6. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-08-02 WA authorizing the President to enter into a contract with the Nevada Housing Division regarding the $100,000 award for the Homeless Prevention Plan. (For Possible Action)

  7. Public Comment. The opportunity for public comment is reserved for any matter within the jurisdiction of the Board. No action on such an item may be taken by the Board unless and until the matter has been noticed as an action item. Comment from the public is limited to three minutes per person.

  8. Adjournment. (For Possible Action)


Reasonable efforts will be made to assist and accommodate members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend these meetings. This meeting room is accessible to the disabled. If requested by Friday before the meeting, a sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired may be made available (phone 329-3630, ext. 214). The RHA TTY/TDD/voice phone line is (775) 331-5138.

This agenda has been posted at Reno City Hall meeting notice board, One East First Street – Sparks City Hall meeting notice board, 431 Prater Way – Washoe Affordable Housing Corporation, 1004 Forest Street – Housing Authority of the City of Reno Administrative Office, 1525 East Ninth Street and further in compliance with NRS 241.020, this agenda has been posted on the official website for the Housing Authority of the City of Reno www.renoha.org and the State of Nevada Public Notification website http://notice.nv.gov.

According to the provisions of NRS 241.020(5), a copy of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained upon request made to: Kathleen Merrill, Executive Administrative Assistant, Housing Authority of the City of Reno, 1525 East Ninth Street, Reno, Nevada, 89512, or by calling (775) 329-3630. Copies of supporting (not privileged and confidential) material provided to Board members may be obtained at the aforementioned address.











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