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 a
public hearing on the Amended Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for
Fiscal Year 2023-2024.
Background: The HPHA’s Annual PHA Plan for FY 23-24 was submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 23, 2023.
Pursuant to the HPHA’s rules and as stated in the Annual PHA Plan, a significant amendment 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. Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 903.21, each significant amendment or modification to an Annual PHA Plan is subject to the requirements of 24 CFR Parts 903.13, 903.15, and 905.17.
Proposed Amendments: The HPHA intends to (1) provide notice of the agency’s planned submission of a Section 18 application for demolition and/or disposition of David Malo Circle and Piilani Homes in Lahaina, Maui; (2) amend the definition of a “substantial deviation” to exclude certain items specific to the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), Section 18, and Section 22 programs; (3) amend the definition of a “substantial deviation” to exclude the elimination of a policy where a more stringent one already exists or where two policies appear to conflict; (4) further clarify the conditions under which a significant amendment or modification of the Annual PHA Plan is necessary; (5) include additional information on the site, potential repositioning tools to be used, unit mix, and type of dwelling units for each project site included under the mixed-finance modernization or development section; and (6) amend the list of public housing projects being considered for conversion to project-based assistance under RAD and include additional language required under HUD guidance.
Public Review: The draft Amended Annual PHA Plan for FY 23-24 is 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 North 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
A digital copy of the draft is also available on the HPHA’s website at:
The public hearing will take place on:
Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at 5:00 p.m.
The public may participate in the public hearing electronically via Zoom using the following link:
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 821 4435 6549, and the Password: 8RegwL.
Alternatively, the public may participate via telephone by calling 1-669-444-9171. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 821 4435 6549, and the Password: 760808. The HPHA requests that meeting participants show their first and last name.
Physical Meeting Location:
The public may attend the public hearing at 1002 North School Street, Building A Conference Room, Honolulu, HI 96817, which will also be connected to the remote meeting via Zoom.
All interested persons are invited to provide oral or written comments on the Amended Annual PHA Plan for FY 23-24. 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: Amended Annual PHA Plan for FY 23-24, 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. on January 2, 2024.
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 December 26, 2023. If a response is received after December 26, 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.