October 22, 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, October 24, 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. Approval of the minutes of the regular Board meeting held September 26, 2017. (For Possible Action)

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

  3. Reports on conferences and trainings. (Discussion)

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

  5. 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

  6. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-10-01 RH approving the Praxis Consulting Group proposal in the approximate amount of $65,500 and to authorize the Executive Director to negotiate a contract with Praxis Consulting Group to perform services to the RHA consistent with the approved Praxis Consulting Group proposal. The contract price should be in the approximate amount of $65,500 and should the negotiated contract price exceed $75,000, then, the contract shall be brought back to the Board for approval. Otherwise, the Executive Director and Board Chairman are authorized to negotiate and execute a Praxis Consulting Group agreement with the advice and review of Board legal counsel without further leave of the Board. (For possible action)

  7. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-10-02 RH approving the proposal from Frame Architecture in the amount of $299,200.00 for the provision of architectural services to provide for the construction and development of affordable housing and related activities in connection with parcels 008-490-22, 008-490-23, 008-490-24, 008-490-13, 008-490-20, and 008-490-21 located at 1245 Hillboro Avenue, 1265 Hillboro Avenue, 1266 Hillboro Avenue, 1400 Sutro Street, 1202 Hillboro Avenue, and 1225 Hillboro Avenue respectively, referenced, collectively, as the Sutro lots and to direct the Executive Director to negotiate with Frame Architecture, with the advice and assistance of Board legal counsel, a contract with Frame to implement Frame’s proposal and to return the negotiated contract for consideration by the Board and its approval, or other appropriate action of the Board, said action to be taken with respect to the proposed contract at a later meeting of the Board. (For Possible Action)

  8. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-10-03 RH authorizing the Executive Director to make modifications to the organizational plan/staffing chart creating two additional full time staff positions; (1) one Community Outreach Coordinator position, and (2) one Junior Accountant position in the Administration Department. (For Possible Action)

  9. Consider adoption of Resolution 17-10-04 RH authorizing the Executive Director to execute a contract in the amount of $86,500 to replace the rooftop HVAC package units at the Mineral Manor main office building, Public Housing Project NV39-P001-001. (For Possible Action)

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

  12. 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: November 28, 2017, December 19, 2017; and January 23, 2018. (For Possible Action)
  13. 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.

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

Meeting: Annual Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Reno
Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 12:05 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.