NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Sections 91-2 and 92-41, Hawaii revised Statutes, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, hereby provides notice that it will hold public hearings on the proposed changes to Chapter 17-2028, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR), Federally-Assisted Public Housing Projects, HAR.
Background: Eligibility for the Hawaii Public Housing Authority’s federally-assisted public housing program requires that the applicant shall not have been evicted since March 1, 1985, from a public housing program administered by the HPHA, or any of its predecessors, the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii, or the Hawaii Housing Authority.
This requirement currently applies to all cases of evictions, regardless of the reason for the eviction. The HPHA seeks to amend the prohibition to remove its application against families who were evicted solely due to failure to pay rent, and do not owe any current outstanding debt to the HPHA or any U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) rental assistance program. By providing these individual families with a fresh start, it will assist in alleviating the State’s homelessness crisis.
Public Review: The proposed changes are available for public viewing at the HPHA and site management offices at the following locations between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
Hawaii Public Housing Authority Lanakila Homes
1002 North School Street, Bldg. E 600 Wailoa Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 Hilo, Hawaii 96720
Ka Hale Kahaluu Kahekili Terrace
78-6725 Makolea Street 2015 Holowai Place
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
Kapaa Also available on the HPHA website at:
4726 Malu Road www.hpha.hawaii.gov/referenceinformation/admin_rule.htm
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746
Public Hearings: Public hearings will be held at the following locations
on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.:
Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) Kealakehe Housing Project
1002 No. School Street, Bldg. “E” 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 proposed changes to Chapter 17-2028, 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 amendments to Chapter 17-2028. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may phone (808) 832-4693 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received at HPHA office in Honolulu by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
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.
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.