Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency and in accordance with guidance from state and local public health officials the Housing Commission has made several changes to its meetings to prevent COVID-19 and its variants from spreading in our communities. Here is how to participate in the meetings:

JOIN MEETING USING ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88460095724
Meeting ID:  884 6009 5724

Dial:   1-888-788-0099
Meeting ID:  884 6009 5724
 HACA Board Room
22941 Atherton Street
Hayward, CA  94541

Note:  Seating and occupancy in the HACA Board Room is reduced to allow for social distancing.

Public Comment

Members of the public can share their comment(s) in-person or remotely through the Zoom meeting during the “Public Comment” portion of the agenda. You may also email public comments to: melissat@haca.net.   

All in-person and remote meeting participants who wish to speak on a matter not on the meeting agenda must wait until the Chairperson calls for PUBLIC COMMENT.  To comment on a specific item on the meeting agenda, please wait for the Chairperson to call for public comments on that agenda item.  All persons submitting a public comment must state their full name for the record.  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 Brown Act limits the Housing Commission’s ability to take action on and/or discuss items that are not on the meeting agenda; therefore, such items are normally referred to staff for comment or to a future agenda.  We want to ensure everyone feels comfortable participating in Housing Commission meetings and is not intimidated by any public comments. Members of the public who are attending the meeting in-person should obtain a speaker slip from the Housing Commission Clerk, fill it out and turn it in to her/him as soon as possible before the start of the meeting.  Members of the public participating remotely should submit written comment(s) to:  melissat@haca.net.  

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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