The Provincetown Housing Authority…We’re good people!
Board of Commissioners — BOARD MEETING AGENDAS (CLICK HERE)
“M.G.L. c. 121B requires that Local Housing Authority (LHA) boards consist of five members.
One board member is appointed by DHCD, with the approval of the Governor’s office, and is known as the state appointee. In a town, the other four members are locally elected. In a city, the other four members are appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council. The mayor is required to appoint one city resident who is a representative of organized labor, selected from a list proposed by unions specified in M.G.L. c.121B Section 5. The mayor is also required to appoint an LHA tenant, nominated by the respective
LHA tenant association. Board members are required to reside in the town of the LHA and are removed from the board if they move to another community, as are tenant appointees who move out of LHA housing.
The term for each board member seat is five years. The terms of each of the five seats are staggered so that only one seat opens each year. The cycle of the five year term belongs to the seat, not the person filling it. Board members may continue to serve after the term of their seat officially ends unless they are removed, reappointed, or another person is appointed or elected to their seat.
If they choose to remain on the board after their term has expired and before the seat has been filled, they continue to hold all of the same rights and responsibilities as a board member with a term on a seat that has not expired. As a result, seats, particularly those that
have appointments, often do not have a full five-year term at the start of the term. In these cases, the seat will be filled for the balance of the unexpired term. As an example, if an appointment is made one year into the term for that seat, the appointed board member’s
term will be for the remaining four years.”
From LHA Board Training Manual for the Commonwealth
Current Board of Commissioners Members:
- Frances M. Coco, Vice Chair – Term Ends June 2020
- Donna Szeker – Term Ends June 2024
- Charlene Parris, – Term Ends 6/16/2020, Tenant Association Elected Commissioner
- Vacant, State Appointee – Term Ends
- Vacant – Term Ends June 2023
- Board of Commissioners Meeting Agendas
- Kristin Hatch, Executive Director
- David Ketchum, Really in Charge
- Timothy Seaton, Maintenance Wizard
Any individual who believes he or she has been denied employment or housing, discharged, or has suffered discrimination in compensation or in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or housing on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, membership in the armed forces, presence of children, or political beliefs, or any other basis prohibited by law, has the right to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD).