NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 903.17, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, hereby provides notice that it will hold public hearings on the Public Housing Agency (PHA) amended 2018-2019 Annual Plan.
Background: The 2018-2019 Annual Plan was approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on June 12, 2018.
Pursuant to the HPHA’s rules and as stated in the 2018-2019 Annual Plan, a significant amendment or modification to the PHA Plan is the 1) adding or eliminating of major strategies to address housing needs and to major policies or programs; or 2) modifying a strategy such that a substantial transfer of resources away from others is necessary in order to carry it out. Pursuant to 24 CFR 903.21, each significant amendment or modification to a plan submitted to HUD is subject to the requirements of 24 CFR sections 903.13, 903.15, and 905.17.
Proposed Amendment: Under the revised plan, the HPHA intends to submit an application and participate in the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program with the HPHA’s Mayor Wright Homes, KPT Towers I, LLC, and Kuhio Park Terrace Properties.
The HPHA also intends to modify its over-income rules, as required by HUD and the Housing Opportunity Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA), to adopt a policy to implement the Federal statutory income limit for public housing, which requires that after a family’s income has exceeded 120 percent of the area median income for two consecutive years, HPHA must either 1) charge the family a monthly rent equal to the Fair Market Rent (FMR); or 2) terminate the family’s tenancy within 6 months.
Public Review: The draft amended 2018-2019 PHA Annual Plan is available for public viewing at the HPHA and site management offices at the following locations between 7:45a.m. to 4:30p.m.
HPHA’s Administrative Offices, 1002 N. School Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Puuwai Momi Office, 99-132 Kohomua Street, Aiea
Oahu: Kalihi Valley Homes Office, 2250 Kalena Drive, Honolulu
Oahu: Mayor Wright Homes Office, 521 N. Kukui Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalakaua Homes Office, 1545 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalanihuia Office, 1220 Aala St., Honolulu
Oahu: Hale Poai Office, 1001 N. School Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Waimaha Sunflower Office: 85-186 McArthur Street, Waianae
Oahu: Koolau Village Office: 45-1027 Kamau Place, Kaneohe
Oahu: Kauhale Nani Office: 310 North Cane St., Wahiawa
Oahu: Palolo Valley Homes Office: 2107 Ahe Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kuhio Homes Office: 1475 Linapuni Street, Honolulu
Hawaii: Lanakila Homes Office, 600 Wailoa Street, Hilo
Hawaii: Ka Hale Kahaluu Office, 78-6725 Makolea Street, Kailua-Kona
Hawaii: Noelani II Office, 65-1191 Opelo Road, Kamuela
Kauai: Kapaa Office, 4726 Malu Road, Kapaa
Maui: Kahekili Terrace, 2015 Holowai Place, Wailuku
Molokai: Kahale Mua, Maunaloa, Molokai
Public Hearings: Public hearings will be held at the following locations on
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.:
Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) Kealakehe Housing Project
1002 N. School Street, Bldg. “A” Resident Association Meeting Room
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 74-991 Manawalea St. #A101
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Lanakila Homes Conference Room Kapaa Community Hall
600 Wailoa Street 4726 Malu Road
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
Kahekili Terrace Office/Community Hall
2015 Holowai Place
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
It is also available on the HPHA website at HYPERLINK:
All interested persons are invited to provide comments relating to the amended 2018-2019 Annual Plan either orally or in writing.
Oral comments should be presented at the public hearing. All oral and written testimony presented at the public hearing will be considered in preparing the PHA Plan. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may phone (808) 721-3512 and leave their comments as a voicemail message.
Written comments may be presented to the presiding officer at the public hearing, or mailed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Attention: Amended PHA Plan, at 1002 North School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817. Written comments may also be faxed to (808) 832-4679, or sent by electronic mail to email@example.com. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received at HPHA office in Honolulu by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018.
Any person requiring assistance to participate, such as large print, taped materials, interpreters for sign language or limited English proficiency, etc., should make a request to HPHA at least ten working days prior to the public hearings in order to allow time to make arrangements. Requests can be made by writing to the HPHA at the address above or by calling (808) 832-4693.
Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Department of Human Services
HPHA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, or HIV infection.
September 24, 2018