Board Commissioners

The Ithaca Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of seven members. The Mayor of the City of Ithaca appoints five of those members to serve a five-year term. Two are Resident Commissioners that are elected by the Ithaca Housing Authority residents for a two-year term, with one resident Commissioner being from Titus Towers and one from Family Sites.  The main responsibility of the Board of Commissioners includes creating a vision and direction for the Housing Authority and approving policies and procedures. Commissioners ensure that the Housing Authority operates within the law and according to HUD regulations. The Board elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson each year at the June annual meeting. The current members of the Board of Commissioners are as follows:
NameTerm of OfficeTitle
Ann BantuvanisExpires 10/17/2025Commissioner
Christine BarksdaleExpires 10/17/2023Vice Chairperson
Loretta EpthimiatosExpires 10/17/2025Chairperson
Lisa GouldExpires 04/30/2025Tenant Representative
Joyce KellyExpires 04/30/2025Tenant Representative
Leon PorterExpires 10/17/2027Commissioner
Valeria WilsonExpires 10/17/2024Commissioner


Monthly Commissioner meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. typically in the Titus Towers 2 Conference Center.

2023 Meetings:

  • January 17, Special Mtg. 3:30pm
  • January 24 (4th Tuesday)
  • February 28 (meeting rescheduled)
  • March 7 (rescheduled meeting from February 28)
  • March 21
  • April 25
  • May 16
  • June 20
  • July 18
  • August 23
  • September 26
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

The general public may enter through the main building entrance where you will be received by an IHA staff member.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30am – 11:30am
1:00pm – 3:30pm
(Closed for major federal holidays.)

Drop box is always available.

Contact Info:

Phone: (607) 273-8629
Fax: (607) 273-5738

After Hours Maintenance Emergencies:

Phone: (607) 882-7656

IHA Hearing Impaired Line:

Phone: (800) 662-1220

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