NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
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: 1) of a proposed amendment to the State of Hawaii’s Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015 – 2019 dated May 15, 2015 (5-Year CP), and 2) that a draft Annual Action Plan (AAP) for program year July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 (PY2016) has been prepared. The HHFDC is making both documents available for review and comment.
The purpose of the Consolidated Plan and 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.
Substantial Amendment to the 5-Year CP
Draft PY2016 AAP
The proposed Substantial Amendment to the State of Hawaii’s Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015-2019 and the draft Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2016 are available for public review at regional libraries and are posted on HHFDC’s website at http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/hhfdc. Interested persons may call Medy Esmena at 587-0634; Neighbor Island residents may call toll free at the numbers listed below, to be mailed copies:
From Kauai: 274-3141, ext. 70634 From Hawaii: 974-4000, ext. 70634
Copies are also available at the following offices from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
County of Maui, Department of Housing and Human Concerns
County of Kauai, Kauai County Housing Agency
Department of Human Services, Homeless Programs Office
State of Hawaii, HHFDC
City and County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services
Interested persons are invited to provide written comments on the proposed Substantial Amendment to the State of Hawaii’s Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015-2019 and the draft Action Plan for PY2016 to HHFDC at the aforementioned address by April 16, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Written comments may also be submitted via fax to (808) 587-0600 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on April 16, 2016. All written comments will be considered in preparing the final Substantial Amendment to the State of Hawaii’s Consolidated Plan for Program Years 2015-2019 and Annual Action Plan for PY2016.
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 email@example.com by March 24, 2016. 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
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