The Alameda Housing Authority is happy, and a bit sad, to announce the retirement of Eileen Duffy who has been with the Housing Authority for 20 years. Eileen began her career at the Housing Authority as a Management Analyst in March 1993. Over the years she received numerous promotions for her hard work and dedication. She was also Acting Executive Director for a few months in 2006 while the Executive Director was working at Alameda City Hall. Eileen consistently demonstrated the highest level of personal and professional standards, and served all of Alameda with dedication and excellence. She will be retiring as the Deputy Executive Director of our agency.
Although most of our clientele never met her, she provided an integral part of customer services behind-the-scenes work that affected all of our day-to-day operations. Her knowledge, professionalism and patience exemplify the type of person that we at the Housing Authority have always valued. Although we are sad to let someone of such high caliber leave, we wish her the best of luck and much relaxation as she begins her next chapter. Bon Voyage, Eileen!
The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is accepting
written comments on its proposed Annual Plan for the fiscal
year starting July 1, 2013. The proposed Plan is available
for public review through Monday, March 8, 2013. Click on
the links below for more information.
Protect yourself from scams!
We have been advised by another Housing Authority in California that a business by the name of "Home Sweet Home Rentals" is charging Housing Choice Voucher participants looking for apartments/homes $150 for listings of properties and landlords that accept "Section 8". They have heard from participants who have paid money to this service that landlords are not even aware their units are being listed, so both the landlords and participants are being taken advantage of. Participants should not be getting charged for listings of homes/apartments when resources are free online—if someone tries to charge you for services be careful, get receipts, and report fraudulent activity by calling our Director of Rental Assistance, Leslie Gleason, at (510) 747-4312.
For a list of current job opportunities with the Alameda Housing Authority, please click here.
NOTICE REGARDING ANNUAL PLAN
Please click here for the Alameda Housing Authority's Streamlined Annual Plan for FY 2012-2013.
PHA 5-YEAR AND ANNUAL PLAN
Please click here for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Public and Indian Housing PHA 5-year and Annual Plan.
NOTICE REGARDING HCVP PORTABILITY
Please be advised that effective
For questions or additional information,
please contact Sherri Shefik, Housing Specialist III at
March 7, 2012
RESULTS OF SECTION EIGHT MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (SEMAP)
The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has a program to assess the management ability of housing authorities. Housing authorities that achieve a score of 90% or higher are deemed to be “High Performers.” A score of 61 percent to 89 percent results in a “Standard Performer” designation. Those with a score of 60 percent and less are considered “Troubled.” HUD looks at 14 indicators (e.g., managing the waiting list, conducting housing quality inspections, calculating income, and the lease-up rate). The Housing Authority was designated a High Performer for the past three years.
Staff is proud to report that the Housing Authority has achieved High Performer status for performance last fiscal year. The Housing Authority received 130 of a possible 135 points for a score of 96 percent. The Housing Authority received all points possible for all indicators with the exception of Indicator 3: Determination of Adjusted Income for which we received 15 of 20 based on a randomly selected quality control sample of 27 files indicating that annual income, utility allowance and HAP amounts were correctly calculated and verified in 81 percent (22 of 27) of files. Receipt of all 20 points for this indicator required verification of correct calculations in 90 percent of files reviewed.
November 1, 2011
ALAMEDA MUNICIPAL POWER COMPANY
LOW INCOME AND SENIOR SERVICES.
Alameda Municipal Power Company has programs in place to assist Low Income and / or Senior Residents with their Electric services. To read more about their services, call (510) 748-3900 or click here.
October 12, 2011
RENT REVIEW ADVISORY COMMITTEE VACANCIES
The City Council is soliciting applications from tenants who would like to serve on the Rent Review Advisory Committee. The appointees will serve indeterminate terms. The Rent Review Advisory Committee was established to review complaints of significant rental increases, to hear from both landlord and tenant regarding the increases, and to make recommendations as to whether those rent increases are justified.
When the Committee has business to conduct, it meets the first Monday of any given month, at City Hall, City Council Chambers. Application forms may be obtained from the City Clerk, City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Avenue; by telephoning the Office of the City Clerk at 747-4800; or by clicking the following link.
Interested persons are encouraged to submit an application to the Office of the City Clerk.