NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
on the Draft Substantial Amendment to the
Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2019
Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 91, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, gives notice that a draft Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan (AAP) for program year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 (PY2019) has been prepared. The HHFDC is making the document available for review and comment.
The purpose of the Consolidated Plan and the AAP is to ensure that jurisdictions receiving federal assistance plan for the housing and related needs of low- and moderate-income families in a way that improves the availability and affordability of decent, safe, and sanitary housing in suitable living environments. To receive funding under certain U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, the State must have a housing strategy that has been approved by HUD.
The HHFDC administers HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and gives notice of a draft Substantial Amendment No. 1 to its PY2019 AAP to identify and incorporate the Waimea Huakai Self-Help project, a homeownership project in the County of Kauai, to be supported with PY2019 HOME Community Housing and Development Organization (CHDO) funds. This affordable homeownership activity is located in Waimea and is expected to serve five households earning at or below 80% of the Area Median Income.
The draft Substantial Amendment No. 1 to the PY2019 AAP is available for review at regional libraries and may be accessed from HHFDC’s website at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/hhfdc. To be mailed copies, interested persons may call 587-0634; Neighbor Island residents may call toll free at the numbers listed below:
From Kauai: 274-3141, ext. 70634 From Hawaii: 974-4000, ext. 70634
From Maui: 984-2400, ext. 70634 From Molokai/Lanai: 1-800-468-4644, ext. 70634
Copies are also available at the following offices from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
State of Hawaii, HHFDC
677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Oahu
County of Hawaii, Office of Housing and Community Development
1990 Kinoole Street, Suite 102, Hilo, Hawaii
County of Maui, Department of Housing and Human Concerns
2065 Main Street, Suite 108, Wailuku, Maui
County of Kauai, Kauai County Housing Agency
4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, Kauai
Department of Human Services, Homeless Programs Office
1010 Richards Street, Suite 312, Honolulu, Oahu
City and County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services
925 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 200, Honolulu, Oahu
Interested persons are invited to provide written comments on the draft Substantial Amendment No. 1 to the PY2019 AAP to HHFDC at the above address by February 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Written comments may also be submitted via fax to (808) 587-0600 or emailed to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on February 10, 2020. All written comments will be considered in preparing the final AAP for Substantial Amendment No. 1 to the PY2019 AAP.
If access or communication assistance and/or services (e.g., large print or taped materials) are required, please contact HHFDC’s Personnel Office at 587-0501, by written request, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 20, 2020. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations. Persons on the neighbor islands may call the following toll free numbers:
From Kauai, 274-3141, ext. 70501 From Hawaii, 974-4000, ext. 70501
From Maui, 984-2400, ext. 70501 From Molokai & Lanai, 1-800-468-4644, ext. 70501
HHFDC does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, or HIV infection.
Denise Iseri-Matsubara, HHFDC Interim Executive Director