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Board of Commissioners

Lorena Patricia Keely

Lorena Patricia Keely

Chairwoman

Myra Maldonado Vice Chairwoman

Myra Maldonado

Vice Chairwoman

Ineavelle Ruiz

Ineavelle Ruiz

Commissioner

Maria Delgado

Maria Delgado

Commissioner

Edwin Stock, Esquire

Edwin Stock, Esquire

Solicitor

With Gratitude

Steven E. BelinskiOn March 30, 2023, RHA bid farewell to our longest tenured Commissioner, Reverend Steven E. Belinski, who served in a volunteer capacity for thirty-six years, more than twenty of which were spent in the role of Chairman of the Board. Appointed in 1987 by Mayor Warren Haggerty, Jr. at a time when the organization was challenged by rising criminal activity and an administrative structure in need of attention to federal regulations and operational demands, Steve quickly became a stabilizing force.

Having spent most of his career as a Lutheran Minister to a City of Reading congregation, Steve was deeply familiar with the intersection between housing decency and housing affordability. He was known to strike a fair balance between the economics of the organization with the human needs of those who were served. Up until his final days at the helm, Steve could be found walking RHA’s developments, striking up conversation with residents and placing his own eyes upon the physical plant. From this informed position, Steve was consistently engaged in strategic initiatives, policy advocacy, and community collaboration that has left a lasting imprint on RHA’s role in the public and affordable housing sector.

Among his many achievements, Steve can be credited with upholding fiduciary responsibilities to residents and taxpayers alike, paying close attention to construction budgeting, bidding, and contract management. He ensured that safety within the communities remained paramount, helping to forge the longstanding relationship with Reading Police Department that continues to ensure that RHA’s communities are and remain some of the safest places to live. Under Steve’s direction, RHA created its first scholarship program in an effort to promote residents’ economic self-sufficiency while recognizing a fellow board member’s contribution. With staunch passion, Steve spoke on behalf of our industry and the people that we serve in Washington, DC, reminding our elected officials that federal housing policy is deserving of national attention in order to stabilize neighborhoods at the local level.

As Steve ventured on to a new phase in life, full with family and hobbies, he continues his commitment to service as a volunteer chaplain in a small community church. In the coming months, we look forward to seeing Steve more often, as we embark upon a new relationship at the Oakbrook Homes Center for Community Services (OCCS), where the Family Services Complex will be named in his honor. The OCCS will not only offer new space for public and affordable housing operations that emphasize resident self-sufficiency and the value of such programs in helping those most in need, but also serve as home to the agency’s first on-site childcare center. Steve’s legacy will live on in this new space, far beyond bricks and mortar, in empowering communities, creating opportunity, and improving resident quality of life.

Steven E. Belinski

On March 30, 2023, RHA bid farewell to our longest tenured Commissioner, Reverend Steven E. Belinski, who served in a volunteer capacity for thirty-six years, more than twenty of which were spent in the role of Chairman of the Board. Appointed in 1987 by Mayor Warren Haggerty, Jr. at a time when the organization was challenged by rising criminal activity and an administrative structure in need of attention to federal regulations and operational demands, Steve quickly became a stabilizing force.

Having spent most of his career as a Lutheran Minister to a City of Reading congregation, Steve was deeply familiar with the intersection between housing decency and housing affordability. He was known to strike a fair balance between the economics of the organization with the human needs of those who were served. Up until his final days at the helm, Steve could be found walking RHA’s developments, striking up conversation with residents and placing his own eyes upon the physical plant. From this informed position, Steve was consistently engaged in strategic initiatives, policy advocacy, and community collaboration that has left a lasting imprint on RHA’s role in the public and affordable housing sector.

Among his many achievements, Steve can be credited with upholding fiduciary responsibilities to residents and taxpayers alike, paying close attention to construction budgeting, bidding, and contract management. He ensured that safety within the communities remained paramount, helping to forge the longstanding relationship with Reading Police Department that continues to ensure that RHA’s communities are and remain some of the safest places to live. Under Steve’s direction, RHA created its first scholarship program in an effort to promote residents’ economic self-sufficiency while recognizing a fellow board member’s contribution. With staunch passion, Steve spoke on behalf of our industry and the people that we serve in Washington, DC, reminding our elected officials that federal housing policy is deserving of national attention in order to stabilize neighborhoods at the local level.

As Steve ventured on to a new phase in life, full with family and hobbies, he continues his commitment to service as a volunteer chaplain in a small community church. In the coming months, we look forward to seeing Steve more often, as we embark upon a new relationship at the Oakbrook Homes Center for Community Services (OCCS), where the Family Services Complex will be named in his honor. The OCCS will not only offer new space for public and affordable housing operations that emphasize resident self-sufficiency and the value of such programs in helping those most in need, but also serve as home to the agency’s first on-site childcare center. Steve’s legacy will live on in this new space, far beyond bricks and mortar, in empowering communities, creating opportunity, and improving resident quality of life.

2024 Board Meeting Schedule

Meetings of the RHA Board of Commissioners are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5pm.

A Workshop Meeting is held at 4pm, preceding the meeting.

January 23rd 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration
400 Hancock Boulevard

February 27th 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration, 400 Hancock Boulevard

March 26th 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration, 400 Hancock Boulevard

April 23rd 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration, 400 Hancock Boulevard

May 28th 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration, 400 Hancock Boulevard

June 25th 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration
400 Hancock Boulevard

July 23rd 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration, 400 Hancock Boulevard

August 27th 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration
400 Hancock Boulevard

September 24th 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration
400 Hancock Boulevard

October 22nd 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration
400 Hancock Boulevard

November 2024
No Meeting Scheduled

December 3rd 2024
William W. Willis Center for Administration
400 Hancock Boulevard

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

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