Board of Commissioners
The Maricopa County Board of Commissioners are responsible for HAMC policy and provides general oversight and administrative direction for the organization. In addition, the Board provides for the ongoing management of the Housing Authority through the office of the HAMC Executive Director. The Commissioners typically meet on Wednesdays in the Board Auditorium located at 201 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, Arizona. Agendas for meetings are available at least 24 hours prior to scheduled meetings as are accommodations for persons with disabilities (with 72 hours advance notice) or those with Limited English Proficiency (with 18 hours advance notice) through the Office of the Clerk of the Board, 301 W. Jefferson, Tenth Floor, Phoenix, AZ, 85003, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact information for this Office is (602) 506-3766, TDD (602) 506-2000, FAX (602) 506-6402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The annual meeting schedule may be found on the Annual Posting Notice.
All notices of the meetings of the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Advisory Committee, or any subcommittees will be posted and available for inspection 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday (except holidays) at the Housing Authority of Maricopa County main office, 8910 N. 78th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345 or the Clerk of the Board’s Office, 301 W. Jefferson, 10th Floor, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Disclosure Statement_2013-03-18
The Advisory Committee of the Housing Authority is a committee of affordable housing advocates appointed by the Board of Commissioners or the Maricopa County Manager to assist and advise the Commissioners and the Authority’s Executive Director in planning, implementing, and reporting on housing activities related to property development, Public Housing and the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs, resident self sufficiency, and the administration of these programs. The Advisory Committee typically meets at 9:30 a.m., monthly, on the third Tuesday at the Housing Authority of Maricopa County main office, 8910 N. 78th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345.
Housing Authority Management and Staff
The Housing Authority is a HUD-designated agency responsible for housing programs in Maricopa County, Arizona. The Housing Authority’s primary jurisdiction includes 22 communities and all unincorporated portions of the Metropolitan Phoenix area and surrounding cities – a service area larger than 5 states with a population in excess of 4 million people.
Gloria Munoz, Executive Director
Gloria Munoz began her career and found her passion 33 years ago in affordable housing development, operations, and finance. Ms. Munoz started with the City of Phoenix Public Housing Department where she held several positions with the City. She left the City to take the position as the first Director of a newly created housing department for the State of Arizona. In that role she was responsible for consolidating all the housing functions into one state office including the Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocating agency, Housing Finance Bond Authority, CDBG/HOME and the public housing authority. During her tenure with the State she advocated and created the Housing Trust Fund which provides $ 20 million of gap funding for affordable housing development through unclaimed property deposits. As a recognized leader in the affordable housing industry, Ms. Munoz was asked to assume the position of Director of Affordable Housing Disposition for the Western Regional Office of FDIC. In this role she managed the disposition and financing of bank-owned assets. Her accomplished career includes experience working with national non-profits in developing & operating affordable housing using tax credits, bond financing, HOME/CDBG, Federal Home Loan Bank/AHP funds, private financing, and other funding/financing sources.
Irma Hollamby, Administrator
Irma Hollamby has over 18 years of public service experience including service to Country (USAF). Ms. Hollamby’s career in business analysis, strategy development, and performance management builds on 13 years of government experience with Maricopa County. During that time she held key roles in the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of a new forward-facing strategy to reorganize the Maricopa County Public Works agency departments, and managed the consolidation of professional support functions (HR, Finance, Procurement, Customer Service, Facilities, IT) into a centralized Public Works program. This resulted in the ability to repurpose more than $2M back to Public Works departments’ operations. Frequently relied upon by Senior County officials to provide interim leadership during periods of significant organizational transition, she earned the reputation of being a results oriented leader with the skills and passion in developing, nurturing, and motivating high performance teams.
Donna Ybarra, Director of Asset Management
Donna Ybarra is a seasoned asset manager with 35 years of experience managing tax credit, bond, and rent subsidized developments. The asset management portfolio she currently manages includes over 800 housing units with various requirements imposed through regulatory agreements from HUD, Bonds, or Tax Credits. She is responsible for all aspects of asset operations including compliance/monitoring, capital fund management, and financial performance. Before joining HAMC, she worked for several private companies managing their affordable housing developments which included tax credit, bond and other regulatory requirements imposed by funding/financing source. Ms. Ybarra holds certifications in tax credit management, rural housing development, public housing, and asset management.
Mario L. Aniles, Finance Director
Mario L Aniles serves as the Finance Director for the Housing Authority of Maricopa County where he leads the Finance Department and is responsible for developing and executing the financial strategy of the organization in support of achieving its mission. He began his financial career at Amerco/U-haul International and later joined Chicanos Por La Causa Inc (CPLC), a Community Development Corporation, where he led the Program Finance department in the areas of Housing, Economic Development, Education, and Social Service. His passion for economic and community development has also led him to be an active member on several boards including Local First of Arizona and Phoenix Center for the Arts. Mario has extensive experience managing federal, state, and local funds and is also a selected Reviewer for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Mario obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and Master’s in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University and is also a Certified Balance Scorecard Professional through George Washington University.
Vivian Diaz, Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator
Vivian Diaz is in her 9th year at HAMC coordinating the delivery of resident support services to housing assistance recipients through partnerships with various organizations throughout Maricopa County. Ms. Diaz’s background encompasses 32 years of working with public and private organizations in Arizona including management of Federal, State, and County grants serving low-income families. Vivian has extensive experience in coordinating community education and engagement programs including a Neighbor Works Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program Certification and studies in Community Research through University of Michigan Social Research Institute. Ms. Diaz is a bilingual Spanish speaker and has a passion for the value of community, networking, and partnerships in program development.
Jenese Bojorquez, Housing Choice Voucher Program Supervisor
Jenese Bojorquez provides leadership and direction to a small yet mighty staff of nine who provide case management, home inspections and customer service to nearly 2,000 households who receive rental assistance from the Housing Choice Voucher Program. As a result of Mrs. Bojorquez’s emphasis on performance, results and community service, several major operational improvements have been implemented resulting in the Program receiving a HUD designation of “High Performer” two years in a row.