NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
This notice is to inform you that, pursuant to 24 CFR Part 903.17, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, State of Hawaii will hold public hearings as specified below on the Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plans.
Background. The HPHA is currently developing its Fiscal Year 2009 PHA 5-Year and Annual Plans as required by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998. 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 5-Year Plan states the HPHA’s mission, goals, and objectives for serving the needs of low-income and very low-income families during the next five years. The Annual Plan details the operations and management of federal public housing and Section 8 tenant-based assistance programs. Through these plans, HPHA will advise the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), its residents, 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.
Copies of the draft 5-Year and Annual Plans will be available for public viewing or picked up at management offices and the following locations between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)
1002 North School Street, Bldg. E
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Lanakila Homes Ka Hale Kahaluu
600 Wailoa Street 78-6725 Makolea Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Kapaa Kahekili Terrace
4726 Malu Road 2015 Holowai Place
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746 Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
The draft of the 5-Year and Annual Plans will be posted on the HPHA web site at http://www.hpha.hawaii.gov
The public hearings will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations, with the exception of the public hearing at Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria, which will be at 6:30 p.m.:
Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) Kealakehe Intermediate School Cafeteria
1002 No. School Street, Bldg. “E” 74-5062 Onipa’a Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
Lanakila Homes Community Center State Kawailehua Community Hall
600 Wailoa Street 5220 Pa`anau Road
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Koloa, Hawaii 96756
Makani Kai Hale Community Hall
35 Koapaka Lane
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
All interested persons are invited to provide comments relating to the FY 2009 PHA 5-Year and Annual Plans either orally or in writing.
If written testimony is presented, five copies should be made available to the presiding officer at the public hearing. All written comments may also be mailed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Property Management and Maintenance Branch, Attention: PHA Plans Coordinator at P.O. Box 17907, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 or faxed to (808) 832-4679 by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Comments can be sent by electronic mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, but must arrive by Wednesday, April 8, 2009. All comments and testimony received will be considered in preparing the PHA Plans.
Any person who may require special needs (i.e., large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, etc.) shall make all requests to HPHA. That request shall be made at least ten working days prior to the public hearings by written request or on Oahu by calling 832-4686 and for the neighbor islands by calling 1-800-468-4644, ext. 24686.
HPHA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, or HIV infection.
Chad K. Taniguchi
Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Department of Human Services