NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
on the Draft Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2014
Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 91, the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, gives notice of the draft Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2014 (PY2014 AAP) review and comment.
The purpose of the AAP is to ensure that jurisdictions receiving federal assistance plan for the housing and related needs of low- and moderate-income families in a way that improves the availability and affordability of decent, safe and sanitary housing in suitable living environments. To receive funding under certain U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, the State must have a housing strategy that has been approved by HUD.
The proposed PY2014 AAP consists of 1) a strategic plan for the provision of affordable and special needs housing and prevention of homelessness; and 2) an action plan including available resources and a description of the State’s method for distributing funds to local governments and non-profit organizations to carry out activities to address the priority of needs. The proposed PY2014 AAP describes activities that will be funded by the HOME, ESG and HOPWA programs.
The draft PY2014 AAP and other consolidated planning reports are available for public review at HHFDC’s website at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/hhfdc and at regional libraries. Interested persons may call Medy Esmena at 587-0634; Neighbor Island residents may call toll free at the following numbers, to be mailed copies:
From Kauai, 274-3141, ext. 70634 From Hawaii, 974-4000, ext. 70634
From Maui, 984-2400, ext. 70634 From Molokai/Lanai, 1-800-468-4644, ext. 70634
Copies are also available 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, 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
Department of Human Services, Benefits, Employment and Support Services Division, Homeless Programs Office, 820 Mililani Street, Suite 606, Honolulu, Oahu
Interested persons are invited to provide written comments on the proposed AAP to HHFDC at the aforementioned address by April 24, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Written comments may also be submitted via fax to (808) 587-0600 or emailed to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on April 24, 2014. All written comments will be considered in preparing the final documents.
If access or communication assistance and/or services (e.g., large print or taped materials) are required, please contact HHFDC’s Personnel Office at 587-0610, by written request, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 8, 2014. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations. Persons on the neighbor islands may call the following toll free numbers:
From Kauai, 274-3141, ext. 70610 From Hawaii, 974-4000, ext. 70610
From Maui, 984-2400, ext. 70610 From Molokai & 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.
Craig K. Hirai
HHFDC Executive Director