× HOBOKEN– According to council documents, Dana Wefer of the Hoboken Housing Authority’s board of commissioners is resigning from her post.“This letter is to inform you that I am resigning from my position as a commissioner of the Hoboken Housing Authority (HHA) because my family is planning to move from Hoboken in the near future,” Wefer said in an email to Council President Jen Giattino.The seven-member board of commissioners oversees 1,353 units of low-income and senior citizen public housing on the west side of Hoboken. The HHA is partly funded by subsidies from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.“I will continue serving until the next Housing Authority meeting on July 13th, but I think the interests of the housing authority would be best served if a new commissioner were appointed to begin their service at this meeting,” she wrote.Wefer was appointed to the board in 2014 by the Hoboken City Council. Her five-year term is not due to expire until May of 2018.“You may know that the HHA is already short one board member because the DCA [Department of Community Affairs] has not yet appointed someone to take the place of former commissioner Judith Burrell. As such, it is vital that my seat be filled expeditiously to ensure that the HHA board is able to continue the work it is doing to lift the authority out of troubled status and improve housing for its residents.”In an interview Wefer said that she and her family have decided to move because they live in a one-bedroom apartment with a toddler and can’t afford a two bedroom in Hoboken.According to Wefer they haven’t decided where to move yet but are looking in both Bergen and Essex counties.Wefer said she is most proud of the board’s hire of HHA’s Executive Director Marc Recko.“I think bringing Marc Recko on as executive director is everything,” said Wefer. “He is so knowledgeable and transparent. … He has worked closely with the board, and he has over 30 years of experience. He is what the residents of the Hoboken Housing Authority deserve.”Wefer, a 10-year hoboken resident, said she will miss the residents and the connections she has made.To her replacement she said, “My advice is to remember that your duty is to the Hoboken Housing Authority and its residents. You are charged with its oversight, and you cant be afraid to ask tough questions.”“Just dont make it political,” Wefer added, explaining that her replacement should not lose sight of the people they will be helping.To the council which will appoint Wefer’s replacement based on applications they have on file and will receive from residents, she said, “I hope they select someone with a finance background, as we don’t have anyone with those skills to ask those questions.”“The process is that, once we get word that she is vacating her seat, we usually determine exactly what date the seat will be open; look at the current roster of applicants at the City Clerk’s office, and pick among them; or if none of the current applicants are satisfactory, we try to recruit residents to apply for the position, so we can appoint a good and qualified person to the position,” said Councilman Ravi Bhalla in an interview in March about the process.The City Clerk keeps these applications for two years. Applications can be found at the City Clerk’s office and online. Any Hoboken resident can apply.To download an application to serve on any of Hoboken’s municipal boards go to http://hobokennj.gov/boards/.