NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 903.17, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, hereby provides notice that it will hold a public hearing on the Amended Annual Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.
Background: The HPHA’s Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 was submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 29, 2023.
Pursuant to the HPHA’s rules and as stated in the Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, a significant amendment or modification is considered any (1) addition or elimination of a major strategy, policy, or program to address housing needs; or (2) modification of a strategy such that a substantial transfer of resources away from other strategies would be necessary. Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 903.21, each significant amendment or modification to an Annual PHA Plan submitted to HUD is subject to the requirements of 24 CFR Parts 903.13, 903.15, and 905.17.
Proposed Amendments: Under the revised plan, the HPHA intends to (1) amend its over-income policy for families participating in the federal public housing program as required under Section 103 of the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA); (2) incorporate various flexibilities and changes to the Project-Based Voucher Program implemented by parts of Section 106 of HOTMA; and (3) remove the federal public housing local preference for single applicants who are elderly, disabled, or displaced over all other single applicants regardless of other single applicants’ qualifications under other local preferences.
Public Review: The HPHA’s Draft Amended Annual PHA Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024 is available for public viewing at the HPHA’s School Street Campus and its site management offices on weekdays between 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
HPHA’s Administrative and Section 8 Offices, 1002 N. School Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Puuwai Momi Office, 99-132 Kohomua Street, Aiea
Oahu: Kalihi Valley Homes Office, 2250 Kalena Drive, Honolulu
Oahu: Mayor Wright Homes Office, 521 North Kukui Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalakaua Homes Office, 1545 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalanihuia Office, 1220 Aala Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Hale Poai Office, 1001 North School Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Waimaha Sunflower Office: 85-186 McArthur Street, Waianae
Oahu: Koolau Village Office: 45-1027 Kamau Place, Kaneohe
Oahu: Kauhale Nani Office: 310 North Cane Street, Wahiawa
Oahu: Palolo Valley Homes Office: 2107 Ahe Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kuhio Homes Office: 1475 Linapuni Street, Honolulu
Hawaii: Lanakila Homes Office, 600 Wailoa Street, Hilo
Hawaii: Ka Hale Kahaluu Office, 78-6725 Makolea Street, Kailua-Kona
Hawaii: Noelani II Office, 65-1191 Opelo Road, Kamuela
Kauai: Kapaa Office, 4726 Malu Road, Kapaa
Maui: Kahekili Terrace, 2015 Holowai Place, Wailuku
Molokai: Kahale Mua, Maunaloa, Molokai
The draft is also available on the HPHA’s website at:
Public Hearing: The public may participate in the Public Hearing electronically via Zoom using the following link:
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 838 7685 5302 and the Password: z6LiG0.
Alternatively, the public may participate via telephone by calling 1-346-248-7799. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 838 7685 5302 and the Password: 556754. The HPHA requests that meeting participants change the display on their device to show their first and last name.
Public hearing will take place on:
Monday, July 3, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.
Physical Meeting Location:
The public may attend the public hearing at 1002 North School Street, Building A Conference Room, Honolulu, HI 96817, which will be connected via Zoom to the remote meeting.
All interested persons are invited to provide oral or written comments on the HPHA’s Draft Amended PHA Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. All comments received will be considered and incorporated appropriately into the amended plan.
Oral comments may be presented during the public hearing. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may call (808)
436-7183 to submit their comments as a voicemail message.
Written comments may be presented to the presiding officer at the public hearing, or mailed to the HPHA, Attention: Amended 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 email@example.com. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received by the HPHA’s Administrative Office by
4:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, 2023.
If you need an auxiliary aid/service or other accommodation due to a disability, contact Benjamin Park at (808) 832-4693 as soon as possible, preferably by June 26, 2023. If a response is received after June 26, 2023, the HPHA will attempt to obtain the auxiliary aid/service or accommodation, but cannot guarantee that the request will be fulfilled. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate forms such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.
Hawaii Public Housing Authority
Department of Human Services
HPHA does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, familial status, ancestry/national origin, age, marital status, HIV infection or sexual orientation and gender identity.