BCHA has five volunteer commissioners appointed by the Governor to four year terms. One of the commissioners, designated a Resident Commissioner, must be a recipient of either Section 8 or Public Housing Assistance. The Board conducts its business under a Code of Ethics that holds each Commissioner to the highest ideals of honor and integrity. Each Commissioner considers himself/herself as a “trustee” of the Authority and as such strives to ensure that the Authority is well maintained, financially secure and operating in the best interest of those who are served by its programs and services.
Responsibilities of the Board of Commissioners
- Approving budgets
- Exercising control over facilities and properties
- Controlling the use of funds generated by the Authority
- Approving the hiring and firing of the Chief Executive Officer
- Financing improvements
- Making nominations to the Audit Committee
Board of Commissioners Code of Ethics
- Each Commissioner dedicates himself/herself to the highest ideals of honor and integrity in all personal and public relationships and transactions in order to merit the respect and confidence of fellow Commissioners, employees of the Authority, and the general public.
- Each Commissioner pledges himself/herself to maintain a constructive, creative, and practical approach to oversee programs operated by the Authority.
- Each Commissioner pledges that he/she will seek no favor or personal profit or misuse his/her public office.
- Each Commissioner pledges to respect the opinion of other Commissioners and to respect and support majority decisions of the Board.
- Each Commissioner pledges to keep well informed on issues coming before the Board for consideration.
- Each Commissioner pledges to comply with the relevant state and federal statutory provisions related to ethics and potential or actual conflicts of interest, and that each Commissioner shall disclose any such actual or potential conflict(s) of interest on the record of an Authority Board meeting.
- Each Commissioner considers himself/herself a "trustee" of the Authority and will do their best to ensure that it is well maintained, financially secure, and always operating in the best interest of those we serve.
The Broward County Housing Authority Board of Commissioners holds its regular meeting on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held at the Administrative Offices of the Authority and are open to the public. You may contact a member of the Board of Commissioners via mail addressed to the Commissioner at Broward County Housing Authority, 4780 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. Links to e-mail addresses of the Commissioners can be located on the Board of Commissioners Bios Web Page.