Board of Commissioners

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Portland Housing Authority, 14 Baxter Boulevard, Portland, ME 04101. 
  • The date and location of the regular meeting is subject to change, but shall be designate at a prior meeting of the Board.
  • Next scheduled meeting - Thursday, June 6, 2019.  

Agendas and Minutes

  •  Agendas are available prior to the meetings and shown below. 
  •  Minutes are posted following Board approval 

Portland Housing Authority Tentative Agenda
  1. Roll Call
  2. Declaration of a Quorum
  3. Public Comment
  4. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes of May 2, 2019
  5. Executive Director's Report  
  6. Development/RAD Update
  7. Approval of date for the Special Annual Meeting: July 11, 2019
  8. Finance Committee Report
  9. Approval of the FY 2020 PHA Operating Budget
  10. Approval of PHA Tenant Accounts Receivable (TAR) Write-off for FY 2019
  11. Approval to apply (and accept if awarded) HUD Safety and Security Grant
  12. Approval to solicit proposals, through an RFP, for the allocation of up to 40 Project Based Vouchers to facilitate development of new affordable housing by non-PHA affiliated developers
  13. Adjournment

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Agendas and Minutes


Agendas and Minutes



  • Mariar Balow, Chair
  • Robyn Tucker, Vice Chair
  • Kristin Blum, Commissioner
  • Christian MilNeil, Commissioner

  • Faith McLean, Commissioner
  • Shirley Peterson, Commissioner
  • Thomas Valleau, Commissioner

Commissioners’ Mandate

The Commissioners serve five-year terms (unless appointed to fill an unexpired term of a previous member) and they are appointed by the Portland City Council. They meet once a month and vote on various items such as policies, budget approvals, etc.

Portland Housing Authority By-Laws Excerpt

The By-Laws state: "the Commissioners of the Authority shall perform such duties as are incumbent upon them by reason of their appointment to any office and by law, and shall perform such other duties and functions as may from time to time be required by the Authority or its By-Laws, or which may arise by reason of their appointment to serve on committees functioning within the Authority or in cooperation with other persons or groups."