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, September 6, 2018
  • A new slate of officers was elected at the Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018  

Agendas and Minutes

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

Portland Housing Authority Agenda
  1. Roll Call
  2. Declaration of a Quorum
  3. Public Comment
  4. Resolution:  Approval of Minutes of August 2, 2018
  5. Executive Director's Report
  6. Development Update
  7. Finance Committee Report
  8. Resolution: Approval of allocation of Section 8 Project Based Vouchers
  9. Resolution: Approval to grant easements on PHA property in Kennedy Park and Bayside East to CMP for purposes of running underground power to the affordable housing development at 58 Boyd Street
  10. Adjournment

Meeting will be preceded by presentation of Legislative Sentiment honoring PHA 75th Anniversary
by State Representative Rachel Talbot Ross

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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."