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) 2017-2018 Annual and amended 2014-2019 PHA Five-Year Plan.

Background: HPHA is currently developing its 2017-2018 PHA Annual Plan, as required by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998, and amending its 2014-2019 PHA Five-Year Plan. The QHWRA was enacted to revitalize and improve federal public housing and tenant-based assistance programs and makes significant changes to federal and Section 8 tenant-based programs. The HPHA amended 2014-2019 Five-Year and Annual Plan state the HPHA’s mission, goals, and objectives for serving the needs of low-income and very low-income families during the next year. The 2017-2018 Annual Plan updates the 2014-2019 PHA Five-Year Plan, and details tenant-based assistance programs. Through this plan, the HPHA advises its residents, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and members of the public on its strategy in addressing the needs of residents in federal public housing and recipients of Section 8 tenant-based assistance. 

Public Review:  The draft 2017-2018 PHA Annual Plan and amended 2014-2019 PHA Five-Year PHA Plan are 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 Home’s Office, 2250 Kalena Drive, Honolulu
Oahu: Mayor Wright Homes Office, 521 N. Kukui Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalakaua Homes Office, 1545 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Oahu: Punchbowl Homes Office, 730 Captain Cook Avenue, 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: Palolo Valley Homes Office: 2107 Ahe Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kuhio Homes Office: 1475 Linapuni Street, Honolulu
Hawaii Office: 600 Wailoa Street, Hilo
Hawaii Office: 78-6725 Makolea Street, Kailua-Kona
Hawaii Office: 65-1191 Opelo Road, Kamuela
Kauai Office: 4726 Malu Road, Kapaa
Maui Office: 2015 Holowai Place, Wailuku
Molokai Office: Maunaloa, Molokai
And, also available on the HPHA website at HYPERLINK:
http://www.hpha.hawaii.gov/housingplans/index.htm

Public Hearings: Public hearings will be held at the following locations on

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 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

All interested persons are invited to provide comments relating to the 2017-2018 Annual Plan and amended 2014-2019 Five-Year 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 Plans. 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: 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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received at HPHA office in Honolulu by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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 HPHA at the address above or by calling (808) 832-4693.

Hakim Ouansafi
Executive Director
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.



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