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 email@example.com. 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
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 37 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.
Gerald Minott, Asset Manager
Gerald Minott has over 12 years of experience in public housing, Section 8 HCV and similar HUD-related programs like VASH, Homeownership and FSS, with an emphasis on program compliance and organizational proficiency. As Director of Asset Management, he currently oversees property management of 17 Properties that include over 600 housing units with regulatory agreements from HUD-PIH, HUD-Multifamily, Arizona Department of Housing and HAMC Tax Credit Partners. He is responsible for all asset operations including compliance/monitoring, capital fund management and improvements, and financial performance. Before joining HAMC, Gerald was the Executive Director for a Housing Authority in the State of Michigan and worked to revitalize the Agency from substandard to High Performing in the Section 8 HCV Program, as well as reorganize the agency for growth and future housing opportunities. Mr. Minott holds certifications in HCV Executive Management, Tax credit, Section 8 HCV, Project-Based Vouchers, public housing, UPCS Inspection Protocol, and Family Self-Sufficiency.
Mario L. Aniles, CPA Director of Finance and Portfolio Management
Mario L Aniles serves as the Director of Finance and Portfolio Management for the Housing Authority of Maricopa County where he leads the Asset Management and Finance Departments and is responsible for helping develop and execute portfolio and 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, Phoenix Center for the Arts, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona. 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 is a Certified Public Accountant, 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 13th year at HAMC. Her work focuses on coordinating the delivery of resident support services for HAMC Housing Programs. Ms. Diaz’s background includes 36 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 Human Services partnerships including community education and resident engagement programs. Ms. Diaz work experience and training includes management of HAMC’s multiyear HUD ROSS Service Coordinator program, Neighbor Works Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program and Resident Engagement Training, and working with national and regional Community Research Initiatives through University of Michigan Social Research Institute. Ms. Diaz is a bilingual Spanish speaker and has a passion for promoting high standards in developing resident services/community engagement programs and cooperative service partnerships that support low income families and seniors in our community.
Jessica Cruz, Rental Assistance Programs Manager
Jessica Cruz has over 12 years of experience in housing high acuity individuals experiencing homelessness, with emergency housing, transitional housing Rapid-Rehousing, permanent supportive housing and similar HUD-related rental assistance programs like HCV, VASH, SSVF all with an emphasis on program design, implementation, evaluation and compliance. As a Rental Assistance Manager, she oversees 10 rental assistance programs that include over 2,500 vouchers throughout the HAMC jurisdiction, which is comprised of 41 cities. She is responsible for all rental assistance operations including voucher utilization, financial management, compliance and monitoring, streamlining client-centered processes, and SEMAP. Ms. Cruz actively serves on the Arizona NARHO board as the Housing Committee Chair. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services from California State University Fullerton, and her Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management Degree from the College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Arizona State University. Ms. Cruz holds certifications in HCV Program Management, Motivational Interviewing, Diversion Training, and SEMAP Success.