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 (1) the Amended Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, (2) the Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, and (3) the Moving to Work (MTW) Supplement for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.
Background: The Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 was submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 8, 2022 and approved on May 4, 2022. A significant amendment or modification to the Annual PHA Plan is considered any (1) addition or elimination of a major strategy, policy, or program to address housing needs; or (2) modification of a strategy such that a substantial transfer of resources away from other strategies would be necessary. Any amendment or modification to the Annual PHA Plan is subject to the requirements of 24 CFR Parts 903.13, 903.21, and 905.23.
The HPHA is also currently developing its Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 as required by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998. The QWHRA was enacted to revitalize, improve, and make significant changes to the federal public housing and Section 8 voucher programs. The Annual PHA Plan describes how federally-funded programs administered by the HPHA will be operated and managed during the upcoming fiscal year. The HPHA uses the Annual PHA Plan to inform its residents, HUD, and members of the public of the specific strategies it will employ to address the needs of families receiving assistance through the federal public housing and Section 8 voucher programs.
The HPHA will include an MTW Supplement for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 as an attachment to the Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. An MTW Supplement provides information on all MTW-related policies, waivers, and activities a PHA has implemented or will implement in the future. Submittal of the MTW Supplement is a requirement for all expansion PHAs participating in the MTW Demonstration Program. For more information on the MTW Demonstration Program, please see the MTW Operations Notice, published in the Federal Register under FR-5994-N-05.
Proposed Amendments: Under the Amended Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, the HPHA intends to (1) assess the use of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Choice Neighborhood Initiative Program, Section 18 Demolition and Disposition, and all other means of financing to develop or redevelop mixed-use, mixed income housing at multiple properties; (2) update the list of public housing properties with dwelling units available for occupancy by police officers; and (3) provide notice of the HPHA’s intent to execute a Housing Assistance Payment contract and extend the current ground lease for Palolo Homes with Mutual Housing Association.
Under the Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, the HPHA intends to (1) amend the Hawaii Administrative Rules and its Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy to avoid potential HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) findings, improve water conservation efforts, and address common area use by tenants and guests; and (2) establish a Public Housing Tenant Workforce Training Pilot Program.
Under the MTW Supplement for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, the HPHA is seeking approval for one new MTW activity: (1) Public Housing Tenant Workforce Training Pilot Program [Agency-Specific Waiver] which would create an on-the-job training program to enable public housing tenants to attain the minimum qualifications needed for future part-time and full-time employment.
Public Review: The (1) Draft Amended Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, (2) Draft Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, and (3) MTW Supplement for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 are available for public viewing at the HPHA’s School Street Campus and at its site management offices on weekdays between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
HPHA’s Administrative and Section 8 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 North Kukui Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalakaua Homes Office, 1545 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalanihuia Office, 1220 Aala Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Hale Poai Office, 1001 North 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 Street, 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
Copies of each draft are also available on the HPHA’s website at:
Public Hearing: The public may participate in the public hearings electronically via Zoom using the following link:
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 899 4544 0943 and the Password: 9Hyyd1.
Alternatively, the public may participate via telephone by calling 1-253-215-8782. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 899 4544 0943 and the Password: 550521. The HPHA requests that meeting participants change the display on their device to show their first and last name.
The public hearings will take place on: Monday, March 6, 2023 at
5:30 p.m. Amended Annual PHA Plan for FY 22-23
6:00 p.m. Annual PHA Plan for FY 23-24
6:30 p.m. MTW Supplement for FY 23-24
Physical Meeting Location:
The public may attend the public hearings at 1002 North School Street, Building A Conference Room, Honolulu, HI 96817, which will be connected to the remote meeting via Zoom.
All interested persons are invited to provide oral or written comments on (1) the Amended Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, (2) the Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, and (3) the MTW Supplement for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. All comments received will be considered and incorporated appropriately into the planning document being testified on.
Oral comments may be presented during the public hearing. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may call (808)
436-7183 to submit 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received by the HPHA’s Administrative Office by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2023.
If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Benjamin Park at (808) 832-4693 as soon as possible, preferably by February 23, 2023. If a response is received after February 23, 2023, the HPHA will attempt to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate forms such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.
Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Department of Human Services
HPHA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, familial status, ancestry/national origin, age, marital status, HIV infection or sexual orientation and gender identity.