NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Sections 91-2 and 92-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, hereby provides notice that it will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Chapter 17-2028, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), entitled “Federally-Assisted Public Housing Projects,” and to Chapter 17-2033, HAR, entitled “Rent Supplement Program.”
Background – Chapter 17-2028, HAR: The Federal Public Housing Program is administered by the HPHA and governed by a variety of federal, state, and agency statutes and rules. On February 14, 2023, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a Final Rule which implements Section 103 of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016. Section 103 sets forth new regulations regarding income limitations that all public housing agencies must adhere to. The proposed amendments to Chapter 17-2028, HAR, are to ensure compliance with Section 103 of HOTMA by imposing program participation limits for families residing in federal public housing units whose annual gross incomes exceed 120 percent of the area median income for their applicable family size for longer than 24 consecutive months.
Background – Chapter 17-2033, HAR: The Rent Supplement Program (RSP) is administered by the HPHA and governed by state and agency statutes and rules. On August 21, 2023, Governor Josh Green, M.D. signed into law Act 98 which temporarily expands specifically for qualified persons who are sixty-two years of age or older and are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The proposed amendments to Chatper 17-2028, HAR, are to allow the HPHA to establish separate waitlists and applicant preferences in order to carry out the exapansion of the RSP.
Public Review: The proposed amended drafts of Chapter 17-2028, HAR, and Chapter 17-2033, HAR, are available for public viewing at the HPHA’s School Street
Campus and its site management offices on weekdays, between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
HPHA 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
The drafts are also available on the HPHA’s website at:
Public Hearing: The public may participate in the Public Hearing electronically via Zoom using the following link:
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 821 2341 3850 and the Password: fs6hym.
Alternatively, the public may participate via telephone by calling 1-346-248-7799. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 821 2341 3850 and the Password: 350524. The HPHA requests that meeting participants change the display on their device to show their first and last name.
Public hearing will take place on:
Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
Physical Meeting Location:
The public may attend the public hearing at 1002 North School Street, Building A Conference Room, Honolulu, HI 96817, which will be connected via Zoom to the remote meeting.
All interested persons are invited to provide oral or written comments on the proposed amended drafts of Chapter 17-2028, HAR, and/or Chapter 17-2033, HAR. All comments received will be considered and incorporated appropriately into the amended plan.
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 HPHA, Attention: Public Hearing, 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 by the HPHA’s Administrative Office by
4:30 p.m., October 11, 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 October 4, 2023. If a response is received after October 4, 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.