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Board of Commissioners Meeting 2/08/2024

Notice of Meeting
The Regular Meeting of the Housing Authority of the City of Norwalk will be held at 5:30 PM on Thursday February 8, 2024. 

Location in ZOOM meeting:

Meeting ID: 871 1381 5206 
Passcode: 274479
One tap mobile: 
13052241968, 81713815206#,   *274479# US

1.Roll Call:

2. Report of the Secretary:  
a. Congressman Jim Himes visit to Oak Grove

b. New Headquarters Update

c.  Dates and Times of future meetings - 
• Confirm rescheduled date - Commissioner Retreat re: Learning         Center Finances
• Regular Board Meeting March 14 via ZOOM 5:30pm
• Commissioner Training March 26 9:30am-4:00pm 
• Regular Board Meeting April 11 via ZOOM 5:30pm 

3. Old Business: 
Presentation and discussion regarding:

a. Eviction moratorium and its impact on the NHA 

4. New Business:
Discussion and Approval of:

a. Authorize the Norwalk Housing Authority to use Move to Work (MTW) flexible funding for new headquarters.

b. Three (3) Section 8 inspectors and the Director of Housing Operations to attend the CONN NAHRO NSPIRE Inspection training Monday, February 26th - Wednesday, February 28th 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Waterbury, CT at a cost of $550.00 per attendee. HUD has begun a complete review and revamp of inspection protocols. This training will help attendees understand and begin preparations for the implementation of NSPIRE. During this training, participants will learn about the new NSPIRE protocol, including standards, variances, enforcement, corrective actions, and administration, as well as why HUD is implementing the new protocol.

c. Commissioners and Staff to attend 2024 NAHRO Washington Conference April 8-10 to be held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Costs include the early bird registration of $595 per person when registration is completed by February 29th and a hotel room rate of $299 per night plus taxes and fees if the room is booked by March 15th.

d. Commissioners and Staff to attend 2024 PHADA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans June 2-5, 2024, to be held at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Costs include the early bird registration of $495 per person when registration is completed by May 3rd and hotel room rate of $239 plus taxes and fees per night if the room is booked by May 3rd. 

e. January 18, 2024, Minutes

f. Department Reports:  
Presentation of Finance Report - November 2023
Bills and Communication - December 2023
Admissions / Operations -January 2024
Modernization (MOD) -January 2024
Maintenance -January 2024
Learning Center - January 2024

An Executive Session to discuss the PILOT memo from the City of Norwalk and to discuss a legal matter will be held directly following the Regular Session. 
Respectfully Submitted,


Adam Bovilsky 
Executive Director / Secretary