Personnel Committee (PC) Special Meeting:

Friday, June 3, 2022, at 1:30 P.M.

Regular Meeting:

Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 8:00 A.M.


Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and in accordance with guidance from local and public health officers, the Housing Commission has made several changes to its meetings to protect the public’s health and prevent the disease and its variants from spreading in our communities. At this time, the Housing Commission meetings are teleconferenced, and the public may observe and/or participate through the Zoom video conferencing platform and/or by phone:

Join on Zoom:
  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88460095724
Meeting ID:  884 6009 5724
Join by Phone:
Dial:   1-888-788-0099
Meeting ID: 884 6009 5724

Public Comment

Members of the public can share their comment(s) in the Zoom meeting during the “Public Comment” portion of the agenda and/or email their comments to melissat@haca.net.   If the comments are on an item on the meeting agenda, the public may comment on that agenda item when the Chairperson calls for public comments on the item.    There is a time limit of 3 minutes for each public speaker.  The Chairperson has the discretion to further limit this time if warranted by the number of public speakers. The Housing Commission may not take action nor discuss items that are not on the meeting agenda.


The HACA Housing Commission meeting agenda packets  can be accessed by clicking the button below:

To request a copy of meeting agenda packets prior to 2010, please email your request to:  melissat@haca.net.


Delegation of Powers

The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (“HACA”) was established by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors (“the Board”) on August 15, 1968, pursuant to Section 34240 of the Health and Safety Code of the State of California.  The Board served as HACA’s board of commissioners until November 29, 1977 when it adopted Ordinance #77-94 and established a Housing Commission.

The HACA Housing Commission is responsible for policy direction for an array of functions including HUD program administration, reporting and contracting; procurement and contracting for services and supplies, including construction, acquisition, and renovation of HACA-owned housing units; personnel functions, including negotiations with the union representing non-management employees; HUD program operational issues; budget approval; and audit approval.

There are 12 seats on the Housing Commission: one for a representative from each of the nine cities in HACA’s jurisdiction, one for a representative of the county’s unincorporated areas,  one for a representative of HACA tenants and one for a representative of HACA’s senior tenants (62 years or older).   The Housing Commissioners are generally members of the city council of the city they represent, however, this is not a requirement and from time to time, some cities have appointed persons who are not council members.  Housing Commissioners serve four-year terms and may serve a total of three terms (i.e., 12 years).

Housing Commissioners

AlbanyPeggy McQuaid (Chairperson)
DublinShawn Kumagai
EmeryvilleCourtney Welch
FremontYang Shao (Vice Chairperson)
HaywardSara Lamnin
NewarkMichael Hannon
PleasantonMonith Ilavarasan
San LeandroPete Ballew
Senior TenantsAndrew Serna
TenantsAngela Finley
Unincorporated AreasMark Gerry
Union CityPat Gacoscos

Housing Commission Correspondence

Mail to:

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda
Attention:  Melissa Taesali, Housing Commission Clerk
22941 Atherton Street
Hayward, California  94541-6633

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