COUNTY OF HAWAI`I
5-YEAR AND ANNUAL PLAN for FISCAL YEAR 2017
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM
The Office of Housing and Community Development administers the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program for the County of Hawai’i through the Existing Housing Division. As required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Section 8 Program, the County of Hawai’i has completed a proposed Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year Plan and the Annual Plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017. The County is providing affected citizens an opportunity to examine the PHA Plan contents and to submit comments in writing or in person at public hearings on:
9:00AM, Friday, March 24, 2017
Office of Housing and Community Development
1990 Kino`ole Street, Suite 104, Hilo
Office of Housing & Community Development
West Hawai`i Civic Center
74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway
Building B., 2nd Floor
Kailua – Kona, HI 96740
The purpose of the County’s PHA Plan is to describe the mission of the County’s Section 8 housing plans and the agency’s goals and objectives for achieving its mission. The Annual Plan provides details about the agency’s immediate operations, program participants, programs and services and strategy for handling operational concerns, participant concerns, programs and services for the upcoming fiscal year.
Public Comment Period
The proposed 5-Year and Annual PHA Plan will be available for public review and comment from February 6, 2017 to March 24, 2017, at the Office of Housing and Community Development, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except holidays. The OHCD office locations are:
Hilo: 50 Wailuku Drive OR 1990 Kino`ole Street, Suite 105,
Kona: West Hawai`i Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg B., 2nd Floor
The Plan will also be available on-line at: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/office-of-housing/
Persons, particularly those who are of very low and low income, are encouraged to submit their comments regarding the PHA Plan objectives and activities. The OHCD will consider any comments and views expressed by citizens on the proposed PHA Plan and may modify the Plan if it deems appropriate.
Citizens who wish to comment on the proposed plan, may submit their comments in
writing to the OHCD by 4PM, March 24, 2016. In order for them to be considered, comments must be submitted in person, by fax (959-9308), or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Citizens may also testify on the hearing date at the locations listed above.
Duly submitted by Neil S. Gyotoku
February 6, 2017