NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
STATE OF HAWAII
HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY
1002 NORTH SCHOOL STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAII 96817
On or about December 2nd, 2019, the State of Hawaii will authorize the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Capital Fund Program (CFP) HI08P001501-19 grant under Title I of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended to undertake any of the following for the following projects.
CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM (CFP)
1. Lanakila Physical & Site Improvements – Phase IIIB
Construction of four new wood framed, single story buildings, each building consisting of four units for a total of 16 units. Work includes site work, utilities, a parking lot, accessible parking stalls, accessible routes, trash enclosures, and concrete walkways and stairs.
2. Lanakila Homes Fair Housing Site Improvements
Accessibility Improvements. Work to include new parking lots with striping, accessible parking stalls with signage, accessible curb ramps along accessible routes, and concrete walkways.
3. Site & Building Improvements at Pomaika`i, Hale Aloha O Puna and Pahala
Full interior and exterior modernization, site improvements and ADA improvements. Work to include hazardous material abatement, electrical, mechanical, cabinets, flooring, painting, plumbing fixtures, doors, and fire partition walls.
4. Nani Olu IWS and Site Improvements
Replacement of existing seepage pit and associated underground infrastructure.
5. Security Upgrades to Hale Ho`okipa and Ka Hale Kahalu`u
Replacement/installation of fence, including gates and erosion control measures, installation of security lights, and removal of large trees.
1. Hale Laulima ADA Improvements
Renovation of exterior buildings for ADA conformance. Work to include but not limited to sitework, sidewalk repair, structural repair and painting.
2. Kalihi Valley Homes Modernization Phase 4B
Modernization of Buildings 19 thru 22. Work to include hazardous material abatement, roofing, electrical, mechanical, cabinets, flooring, painting, spall repair, site work, sidewalks, conversion of ADA units and underground utilities.
3. Kalihi Valley Homes Modernization Phases 5-9
Modernization of 22 buildings. Work to include hazardous material abatement, roofing, electrical, mechanical, cabinets, flooring, painting, spall repair, sidewalks, parking, site work and underground utilities.
4. Kalihi Valley Homes Community Center and Administration Renovation
Demolition, replacement and renovation of interior and exterior elements of the Administration and Community building. Work to include structural repair, sitework, utilities, bathrooms, cabinetry, ADA conformance, roofing, painting, spall repair, hazardous material abatement and flooring.
5. Makua Ali`i and Paoakalani ADA and Building Improvements
Work includes spall repairs, exterior painting and renovation to ADA units (electrical, plumbing, kitchen, baths, flooring and painting), hazardous materials testing and abatement, accessibility to common areas and building interiors.
6. Paoakalani, Makua Ali and Kalakaua Homes Upgrade to Fire Alarm and Call for Aid Systems
Replacement of existing call for aid and fire alarm systems, hazardous material testing and abatement.
7. AMPs 34, 35 & 42 – Replacement and Maintenance to Ventilation Systems
Upgrade to ventilation systems, hazardous material testing and abatement.
8. Punchbowl Homes Upgrade to Call for Aid System
Replacement of existing call for aid and intercom systems and hazardous material abatement.
9. Punchbowl Homes, Makamae and Pumehana Repair to Trash Chutes
Repair, replacement and modifications of existing trash chutes, trash rooms, doors and signage due to damage ADA compliance, hazardous material testing and abatement.
10. Punchbowl Homes Exterior Repairs, Re-roofing, Site and ADA Improvements
Repair or replacement of CMU screen walls, sidewalks, walkways and roofs. Work to include crack and spall repair, exterior painting, hazardous material abatement, landscaping parking areas, trash areas, and ADA upgrades (28 units, sidewalks, walkways, parking and common areas).
11. Pumehana and Makamae Upgrade to Fire Alarm & Call for Aid Systems
Replacement of existing call for aid and fire alarm system and hazardous material abatement.
12. Kalanihuia and Makamae Re-roofing and Repairs
Replacement and repair of roofing system at Kalanihuia and Makamae; replacement of the wood structure over the exterior community space and mailboxes at Makamae; painting, patching, and related repairs to exterior and interior areas affected by demolition, reroofing, new construction, installation of fall protection anchorages, and previous water damage; ceiling and soffit repair, and replacement of light fixtures and electrical devices damaged by water from roof leaks.
13. Ho`okipa Kahalu`u Exterior and ADA improvements
Renovation to create 6 ADA units to includes electrical, mechanical, kitchens, baths, cabinets, and flooring. Work to also include repairs to exterior siding, gutters, accessible routes, common areas, hazardous material testing and abatement. Work also includes improvement to site drainage, re-pavement and fencing.
14. Wahiawa Terrace Site and Building Improvements
Modernization of buildings to include exterior painting, hazardous material abatement, units’ reconfiguration for accessibility, installation of solar water heating system, repaving, sidewalks, ADA improvements to common areas and ADA conversion of units.
15. Palolo Valley Homes Modernization Phase 3
Modernization of Buildings 10 thru 13. Work to include hazardous material abatement, roofing, electrical, mechanical, cabinets, flooring, painting, spall repair, sidewalks and underground utilities.
16. Palolo Valley Homes Modernization Phase 4
Modernization of Buildings 1 thru 9. Work to include hazardous material abatement, roofing, electrical, mechanical, cabinets, flooring, painting, spall repair, sidewalks, site work and underground utilities.
17. Waipahu I & II Spall & Building Repairs
Spall repairs, roofing, solar hot water repair/replacement and exterior paint.
18. AMP 44 – Security Improvements at Waimaha Sunflower, Kaui`okalani, Ma`ili I, Ma`ili II and Nanakuli
Repair/replace fencing, install security cameras, repair/replace/install site lighting and remove/prune trees.
19. AMP 33 – Upgrade to Water Heating Systems at Ka`ahumanu Homes and Kamehameha Homes
Replace existing tank type water heaters, waterpipes, gas pipes and pipe insulation.
20. Security Upgrades to Kalanihuia (HA 1024) and Pumehana (HA 1047)
Security upgrades, including, but not limited to, intercom system; security lights and cameras; doors and gates; painting; and asbestos containing material and lead based paint abatement.
21. Replacement of Stairs at Spencer House
Demolition of existing stairs, concrete repair at stair openings, installation of new stair system, including railings and coating of new stair treads and openings, lead base paint removal from, and painting of, pipes at parking level.
1. Home Nani IWS and Site Improvements
Demolish existing cesspool and associated piping.
2. Kekaha-Ha`aheo and Home Nani – AMP 38 Infrastructure and Site Improvements
Replacement of backflow preventers, fencing, walkways, walls, lighting, water system and clotheslines.
3. Hale Ho`onanea, Kalaheo Homes, Kawailehua – AMP 38 Infrastructure and Site Improvements
Replacement of backflow preventers, fire hydrants, fencing, sewer systems, parking and installation of walkways and clotheslines.
4. Hale Ho`olulu, Hale Nana Kai O Kea and Hui O Hanamaulu – AMP 38 Infrastructure and Site Improvements
Replacement of backflow preventers, fire hydrants, fencing and sewer systems and repairs to building exteriors.
5. AMP 38 Renovation to Vacant Units
Work to include plumbing, electrical, painting, cabinets, flooring bathroom and kitchen fixtures, electrical and mechanical upgrades.
6. Ele`ele Homes Building and Site Improvements Project
Renovation of 24 units. Work to include plumbing, electrical, painting, cabinets, flooring bathroom and kitchen fixtures, electrical and mechanical upgrades, roofing, grading for erosion control, exterior lighting, parking area upgrades, site utility upgrades, repair of damaged walkways, accessibility work, fencing work and hazmat abatement.
7. Kapa`a Modernization Project
Renovation of 36 units, community center and storage yard. Work to include plumbing, electrical, painting, cabinets, flooring bathroom and kitchen fixtures, electrical and mechanical upgrades, roofing, grading for erosion control, exterior lighting, parking area upgrades, site utility upgrades, repair of damaged walkways, accessibility work, fencing work and hazmat abatement.
1. Pi`ilani Homes Site and Building Improvements
Work includes interior renovations (painting, kitchens and baths, electrical, mechanical, flooring, kitchen and baths), exterior painting, sidewalks, sitework, parking lot, ADA unit conversions and community center upgrades.
2. Kahekili Terrace ADA and Unit Improvements
Renovation to ADA units to include kitchens, baths, cabinets, plumbing and electrical. In addition, a complete renovation of a burn unit to include electrical, plumbing, cabinets, drywall, flooring and painting.
3. Kahekili Terrace Environmental Remediation
Hazardous material remediation of soil.
4. Kahale Mua Site and Dwelling Improvements (Molokai)
Modernization of 25 dwelling units. Replacement of roofing, interior and exterior paint, kitchen cabinets, gas water heaters, plumbing fixtures, flooring, walls and decks.
Funds for HI08P001501-19 are available in the amount of $13,328,069.00
The activities proposed are categorically excluded under the HUD regulations 24 CFR Part 58 from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements. Environmental Review Records (ERR) that document the environmental determinations for these projects are on file and may be examined on the HPHA website: http://www.hpha.hawaii.gov/ or weekdays from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.at the following locations:
Oahu: Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s Main Office
Construction Management Branch
1002 North School Street, Bldg. C
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Hawaii (Hilo): Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s AMP 37 Office
Lanakila Homes Administration Building
600 Wailoa Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Hawaii (Kona): Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s AMP 43 Office
Ka Hale Kahaluu Housing Project
78-6725 Makolea Street
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Kauai: Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s AMP 38 Office
Kapaa Housing Project
4726 Malu Road
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
Maui: Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s AMP 39 Office
Kahekili Terrace Housing project
2015 Holowai Place
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
A copy of any of the listed project’s ERR may be requested by calling (808) 832-5896.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the HPHA. All comments received by October 18, 2019 (seven  calendar days) will be considered by the State of Hawaii prior to submission of a request for release of funds.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
The State of Hawaii certifies to the HUD that the Honorable David Y. Ige, in his capacity as the Governor of the State of Hawaii, has consented to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities will be satisfied. The HUD’s acceptance of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and allows the HPHA to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
Mr. Jesse Wu, Director, Office of Public Housing, Honolulu Field Office at (808) 457-4668, will accept objections to its release of funds and the State of Hawaii’s certification for a period of 15 calendar days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if it is based upon one of the following: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the State of Hawaii; (b) the State of Hawaii has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by the HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the grant recipient has incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to the HUD at 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813-4918. Potential objectors should contact the HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
David Y. Ige
Governor, State of Hawaii