It is the mission of the Division of Fiscal Operations to support the operation of HABC through strategic allocation of resources, accurate and timely reporting of accounting transactions, safeguarding of Agency's assets, procurement of goods and services, and sound management for the long-term sustainability of Baltimore's housing programs and community development.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Sieglinde Chambliss, oversees the Agency's financial and administrative functions including Budget, Accounting, Financial Operations, Contracting and Procurement, Administrative Services and Insurance/Risk Management.
Responsibilities of Fiscal Operations
Contracting and Procurements
This division assures that goods and services are procured efficiently, effectively and economically. Staff in this office promotes competition in contracting and assures that HABC purchasing actions are in full compliance with applicable Federal, State, local laws and regulations.
The Contracting and Procurement division is split in two:
- The Chief of Contracting Services oversees contracts and agreements for the HABC, and to provide advisory services in the areas of cost/price analysis, and HUD guidelines as they pertain to contracts.
- The commodities section is responsible for promoting the acquisition of commodity items, while promoting full and open competition within HUD guidelines.
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Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FH&EO)
FH&EO is responsible for HABC's compliance with the civil rights laws that protect against discrimination in housing based on race, national origin, color, gender, familial status and religion.
In addition, FH&EO works to expand access to and enforce those HABC programs designed to open avenues of economic opportunity. These programs provide employment, job training, expanded business opportunities, and economic development to members of the following groups:
- Lower income families.
- Small and disadvantaged businesses.
The FH&EO office can provide you with information about the following subjects:
- Contract and procurement information.
- Employment and business resource opportunities.
- Economic development opportunities.
- Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968.
Minority Business Enterprise Program
It is the policy of the HABC that Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MBE/WBE) are provided maximum opportunity to participate in contracts administered by HABC. Therefore, in accordance with Executive Order 11625, HABC has established a minimum threshold of twenty percent (20%) of the total dollar amount of most HABC contracts over fifty thousand dollars for MBE utilization. This requirement applies to all minority and non-minority businesses performing as the prime contractor.
HABC does not certify MBEs/WBEs. The HABC will accept valid MBE/WBE certification from any Federal, State or local jurisdiction. Notwithstanding, the certification of any firm as an MBE by any jurisdiction, HABC reserves the right to independently verify the status of such firm as an MBE, and may request additional information in that regard.
Contact the FH&EO Equal Opportunity Specialist by calling (410)396-1969.
Budgets and Grant Administration
The Budget Office is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the HABC's annual consolidated budget. In addition, staff monitors the budgets to insure spending is within the approved amounts, purchases are properly classified, and transactions are recorded accurately on the HABC's books.
Finance and Accounting
The Director of Finance provides oversight to the areas of Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, General Accounting Analysis, Payroll, and Accounts Payables.
This division is made up of two separate work units: The Print Department and The Mail Center.
- The Print Department produces printed materials including training manuals, flyers, pamphlets, booklets and large volume copying.
- The Mail Center processes mail, makes daily delivery and pick up of mail to all HABC developments, HCVP and other departments.