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Notice #: 0000994038-01
Public Hearings


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Kauai County Housing Agency (KCHA), pursuant to Chapter 91-3 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes, will hold a public hearing on the County’s revised Administrative Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program effective 8/1/2017. The public hearing will be held at the Kauai County Housing Agency on the following date, time and place.

When: Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00AM
Where: Piikoi Building – Meeting Room B
4444 Rice Street
Lihue, HI 96766

The Housing Choice Voucher Program provides financial assistance to eligible families whose annual gross income does not exceed 50 percent of Kauai’s median income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Through rental assistance, families are able to live in safe, decent and sanitary housing they would not otherwise be able to afford.

The revised Administrative Plan comprises required updates and program changes mandated by HUD as well as local policies that KCHA is seeking to implement. The proposed revisions include:

Adoption of additional waitlist preferences to include a preference for in-place families, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance participants and a homeless preference. (Section 4-III.C)

Revised subsidy standards for 2 to 5 bedroom units. Opposite sex persons other than spouses and children under age 5 will be allocated separate bedrooms. (Section 5-II.B)

Revised voucher term to 60-days. (Section 5-II.E)

Adoption of biennial Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections. (Section 8-II.C)

Adoption of Single Room Occupancy (SRO) and Shared Housing that voucher holders can utilize as an allowable housing type. (Section 15-IV.A)

All interested persons are invited to attend and to state their views on the revised administrative plan either orally or in writing. Written testimonies prior to the hearing would be appreciated. The Kauai County Housing Agency will fully consider all written and oral submissions and will make a decision with respect to those comments submitted at the public hearing. Written comments will be accepted until June 30, 2017 at 4:00PM.

Copies of the revised Administrative Plan are available for review to any interested person at the Kauai County Housing Agency between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays. Copies of the revised Administrative Plan will also be provided to any interested person and are available online at starting May 30, 2017 until June 30, 2017. Questions, comments or requests for additional information may be directed to Bricen Moritsugu, Program Manager at; via phone at (808) 241-4440; or by mail at 4444 Rice Street, Suite 330, Lihue, HI 96766. Comments or questions must be received by 4:00PM on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities, persons requesting auxiliary aides or materials in a different format and interpreters for non-English speaking citizens will be available at all public hearings and sessions upon written request five business days prior to the meeting date by contacting Bricen Moritsugu at (808) 241-4440.

Kanani Fu
Housing Director
Kauai County Housing Agency

(TGI994038 5/30/17)