NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT
on the Draft Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2017
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 that a draft Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan (AAP) for program year July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 (PY2017) has been prepared. The HHFDC is making the document 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.
The HHFDC administers HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF) programs. The State’s Department of Human Services’ Benefits, Employment and Support Services Division (DHS-BESSD) administers HUD’s Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. HHFDC and DHS-BESSD completed the draft PY2017 AAP to prepare for proposed projects and programs supported with HOME, HTF, ESG and HOPWA funds. The proposed PY2017 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 description of the State’s method for disbursing funds to local governments and non-profit organizations to carry out activities to address the priority of needs.
The draft PY2017 AAP is available for review at regional libraries and may be accessed from 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
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
Department of Human Services, Homeless Programs Office
820 Mililani Street, Suite 606, Honolulu, Oahu
State of Hawaii, HHFDC
677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Oahu
City and County of Honolulu, Department of Community Services
715 S. King Street, #200, Honolulu, Oahu
Interested persons are invited to provide written comments on the proposed draft AAP for PY2017 to HHFDC at the above address by April 27, 2017 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 27, 2017. All written comments will be considered in preparing the final AAP for PY2017.
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 10, 2017. 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