The Section 8 tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) assistance program is funded by the federal government and administered by the Putnam County Housing Authority for the jurisdiction Putnam County, Indiana.
The officials of a PHA are known as commissioners or, collectively, as the board of commissioners. Commissioners are appointed in accordance with state housing law and generally serve in the same capacity as the directors of a corporation, establishing policies under which the PHA conducts business, ensuring that policies are followed by PHA staff and ensuring that the PHA is successful in its mission. The board is responsible for preserving and expanding the agency’s resources and assuring the agency’s continued viability.
Formal actions of the PHA are taken through written resolutions, adopted by the board of commissioners and entered into the official records of the PHA.
The principal staff member of the PHA is the Executive Director, hired and appointed by the board of commissioners. The executive director is directly responsible for carrying out the policies established by the commissioners and is delegated the responsibility for hiring, training and supervising the remainder of the PHA’s staff in order to manage the day-to-day operations of the PHA to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and directives for the programs managed.. In addition, the executive director’s duties include budgeting and financial planning for the agency.
2014 Board of Commissioners:
Commissioner: Angela Weeks
Vice Chairman: Angela Thompson
Commissioner: Cozette McColgin