NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation’s (HHFDC) PY2011 Action Plan allocated PY2011 HOME grant funds of $750,279 and prior years’ HOME funds of $300,000 (for a total of $1,050,279) to the County of Maui for a Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program to assist low- and moderate-income families. As the County of Maui did not commit the HOME funds for the TBRA program or another eligible project, HHFDC de-obligated the funds in January 2013.
In accordance with HHFDC’s order of priority for released funds, proposed activities from remaining recipients, the Counties of Hawaii and Kauai, were sought and reviewed. HHFDC determined that the County of Hawaii’s construction of the final phase of the Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini (Ulu Wini) project was the most efficient use of funds, and could meet the deadline of July 15, 2013. HOME funds would be utilized in the final phase consisting of 20 units, ten of which will be HOME-assisted. When fully completed, Ulu Wini will provide 96 low-income families and individuals with access to decent, affordable housing.
HHFDC proposes to amend its PY2011 Action Plan to reflect the re-allocation of PY2011 HOME funds of $750,279 and prior years’ HOME funds of $300,000 from the County of Maui to the County of Hawaii’s Ulu Wini project. All other aspects of the PY2011 Action Plan would remain the same.
The HHFDC will submit to HUD a substantial amendment to its PY2011 Action Plan, re-allocating HOME funds totaling $1,050,279 to the County of Hawaii’s Na Kahua Hale O Ulu Wini project. The Draft Substantial Amendment to the PY2011 Action Plan is posted on HHFDC’s website at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/hhfdc and is also available for public review at regional libraries and at the following offices from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
County of Hawaii, Office of Housing and Community Development
50 Wailuku Drive, Hilo, Hawaii
County of Maui, Community Development Block Grant Office
David K. Trask, Jr. Building, 2145 Kaohu Street, Suite 201, Wailuku, Maui
Department of Housing and Human Concerns
35 Lunalilo Street, Suite 102, Wailuku, Maui
County of Kauai, Kauai County Housing Agency
4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, Kauai
State of Hawaii, HHFDC
677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Oahu
Interested persons are invited to provide written comments on the Draft Substantial Amendment to the PY2011 Action Plan to HHFDC at the above address no later than April 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Comments may also be submitted via fax to (808) 587-0600 or emailed to email@example.com. All comments received by the deadline will be considered in preparing the final Substantial Amendment to the PY2011 Action Plan.
Persons with special needs (i.e., needing materials in large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, or translator) shall make all requests for access and communication assistance by contacting the HHFDC Personnel Office at 587-0610, by written request, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2013. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations. Persons on the Neighbor Islands may call the following toll free numbers:
From Hawaii, 974-4000, ext. 70610 From Kauai, 274-3141, ext. 70610
From Maui, 984-2400, ext. 70610 From Molokai and Lanai, 1-800-468- 4644, ext. 70610
HHFDC does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, or HIV infection.
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