Board of Commissioners

Regular Meetings

  • Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the main office of 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.
  • The annual meeting was held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 where the election of officer and committee appointments for the Fiscal Year ending on June 30, 2020 took place. 
  • Next scheduled meeting - Thursday, April 2, 2020  NOTE: This meeting will be preceded by the Public Hearing for the PHA Five-Year Agency Plan at 5:30 PM and both will be held online. Link and instructions will be provided for connectivity to meeting. 

Agendas and Minutes

  •  Meeting agenda is available prior to meeting and shown below. 
  •  Minutes are posted following Board approval 

Portland Housing Authority Agenda (tentative)
  1. Roll Call
  2. Declaration of a Quorum
  3. Public Comment
  4. Approval of Consent Agenda: Minutes of March 5, 2020, Finance Committee Report, and Executive Director's Report
  5. Resolution : Approval of Agency Five-Year Agency Plan and Capital Fund Program
  6. Resolution : Approval of Five-Year Action Plan and Annual 2020 Capital Fund Program
  7. Resolution: Adoption of Internal Agency Goals for 2020-2021
  8. Development and Re-positioning Update
  9. Upcoming Meetings Dates
  10. Adjournment

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Agendas and Minutes


Agendas and Minutes



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

  • Monique Mutumwinka, Commissioner (Resident)
  • 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."