BY LAUREN HENRY
The Greeneville Housing Authority received a "high performer" rating from the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) for fiscal year 2012.
The score given by PHAS is a measurement of the performance of public housing agencies.
Greeneville's Housing Authority scored a 91. Rebecca Moyer Adams said during Tuesday's board meeting of the Housing Authority that the Housing Authority received the same score last year.
A score of 90 or greater designates a housing authority as a high performer.
The Authority received a perfect score in the categories of Financial and Capital Fund. Under Management Operations, which grades Adams' performance, the Authority received 24 out of a possible 25 points.
The category of Physical received 32 out of a total 40 possible points. Adams said the GHA was docked because of crumbling sidewalks near the housing units, many of which are Town of Greeneville property.
"We have no control over those," she said. Adams said the housing authority could request that the Ttown repair the sidewalks but could have no guarantee of repairs.
Adams said she expects a better score next year as efforts have been made to improve the physical appearance of the housing unit areas.
The board approved a recent audit for fiscal year 2012.
Adams reported a "good clean audit," saying there was "little to report." The Housing Authority qualified as a low-risk auditee and did not have any questions raised during the audit.
The month of October had three pay periods, a fact which was reflected in higher-than-normal monthly expenses.
Adams reported that the Housing Authority finished the month with an operating loss of $12,347.31.
There were 15 emergency work orders during October and 150 routine work orders. Adams said that heating unit repairs qualify as emergency work orders.
One elderly applicant and seven disabled applicants are among the 14 applicants on October's waiting list.
There are 35 pending applications. A pending application indicates those who are lacking required verification documents.
Housing Authority attorney Ed Kershaw was not present at Tuesday's board meeting so his presentation was tabled.