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 public hearings to consider proposed amendments to the Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan.
Background: HPHA is amending its Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan, as required, to establish a new Chapter 18 that sets forth the requirements and administration of a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) Program designed to assist individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness; at risk of homelessness; fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking, and recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent individual’s or family’s homelessness or having high risk of housing stability, as required by HUD Notice PIH 2021-15.
HPHA is further amending its Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan to establish a new Part X to Chapter 17 to address provisions required under the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program, including, but not limited to, the term of the RAD PBV contract, which shall be not less than 15 years, contract rents, re-determining tent to owner annually based on rent reasonableness, conversion of households from public housing to RAD PBV, lease provisions, establishment of phase-in of resident rent increases as a result of RAD conversion over a three- or five-year period for residents previously paying flat rent, terminating notification requirements, grievance process, tenant screening policies, establishment of and transitioning to the PBV waiting list, a right to return policy, resident participation and funding, and voucher inventory turnover cap.
The complete rules are available on the HPHA website at Hyperlink: http://www.hpha.hawaii.gov/referenceinformation/
Public Review: The proposed Emergency Rules are available for public viewing at the HPHA City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii County site management offices at the following locations between 7:45a.m. to 4:30p.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 N. Kukui Street, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalakaua Homes Office, 1545 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu
Oahu: Kalanihuia Office, 1220 Aala St., Honolulu
Oahu: Hale Poai Office, 1001 N. 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 St., 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
Public hearing will be held on
Monday, November 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
Public Hearings: The public may participate in the Public Hearing electronically as it happens via Zoom app at the following link:
When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 879 0095 5847 and the Password: hpha
Alternatively, the public may also participate via telephone by calling 1-253-215-8782. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 879 0095 5847 and the Password: 844627. We request that meeting participants change the display on their device to show their first and last name.
All interested persons are invited to provide comments relating to the proposed Section 8 Administrative Plan.
Oral comments should be presented during the public hearing. All oral and written testimony presented at the public hearing will be considered in preparing the Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may phone (808) 721-3512 and leave their comments as a voicemail message.
Written comments may be presented mailed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Attention: Section 8 Admin Plan, at 1002 North School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, or presented to the presiding officer at the public hearing. Written comments may also be faxed to (808) 832-3461 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 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 1, 2021.
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 two 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 email or standard address above or by calling (808) 832-6040.
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.
(SA/HTH/WHT/TGI 1342110 9/17/21)