About West Bend Housing Authority
The West Bend Housing Authority (WBHA) owns and manages Meadowbrook Manor, which has one bedroom apartments for seniors 62 years of age or older or disabled adults at or below the very low income limits.
WBHA is also responsible for the City of West Bend Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program – WBHA has contracted with Allegiant Property Management who maintains the list and manages the program day to day.
Organization and Structure of the PHA
Public housing is funded by the federal government and administered by the West Bend Housing Authority for the jurisdiction of the City of West Bend, Wisconsin.
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are governed by a board of officials that are generally called “commissioners.” Commissioners are appointed in accordance with state housing law and generally serve in the same capacity as the directors of a corporation. The board of commissioners establishes policies under which the PHA conducts business, and ensures that those policies are followed by PHA staff. The board is responsible for preserving and expanding the agency’s resources and assuring the agency’s continued viability and success. Formal actions of the PHA are taken through written resolutions, adopted by the board and entered into the official records of the PHA.
The principal staff member of the PHA is the executive director (ED), who is selected and hired by the board. The ED oversees the day to day operations of the PHA and is directly responsible for carrying out the policies established by the commissioners. The ED’s duties include hiring, training, and supervising the PHA’s staff, as well as budgeting and financial planning for the agency.
Additionally, the ED is charged with ensuring compliance with federal and state laws, and program mandates. In some PHAs, the ED is known by another title, such as chief executive officer or president.