PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENT AND HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM PARTICIPANT NOTICE

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) is notifying its Public Housing (PH) residents and participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program of our intent to participate in the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program. HPHA will submit an MTW Plan and Application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under COHORT #4 – Landlord Incentives to increase the number of landlords that participate in the HCV program, and also to allow us greater flexibility to support resident self-sufficiency, increase housing choice for our residents and participants, and to streamline and simplify our programs.

We would like to invite you to attend one of our virtual meetings to learn more about the MTW program, and to tell us about some of your ideas for the program. We are offering two sessions, and you are welcome to attend the meeting that works best for you.

HPHA MTW Plan and Application Discussion Meetings

Date

Times

Zoom Link and Passcode (Also available on HPHA’s Website)

Call-In Information

 

 

Thursday, June 24, 2021

 

11:00 AM

OR

6:00 PM

Link: https://zoom.us/

Passcode: 521136

Dial: 1-253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 996 4924 6206

 

Passcode: 521136

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 five (5) working days prior to the public hearings in order to allow time to make arrangements. Requests can be made by writing to the HPHA at the address below or by calling (808) 832-4693.

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like to submit comments, please send them to:

First Class Mail:                                 ATTN: MTW Plan

Hawaii Public Housing Authority

1002 North School Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

E-mail: benjamin.h.park@hawaii.gov Subject: MTW WRITTEN COMMENT

Fax: (808) 832-4679

All written comments must be received by September 15, 2021 for consideration.

 

Meetings #1 & #2: Discussion of MTW Demonstration (6/24/21)

DRAFT MTW Plan - Link to Document

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, hereby provides notice that it will hold a public hearing on its Moving to Work Demonstration Program Plan and Application.

Background:

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies to streamline and simplify their programs, support resident self sufficiency, and increase housing choices for low-income families.

HPHA will submit an MTW Plan and Application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to participate in the MTW Demonstration under the Landlord Incentives Cohort. If selected for the MTW Demonstration under the Landlord Incentives Cohort, HPHA would provide incentives to landlords designed to attract or increase the number of landlords in the HCV program, which would provide more housing options for voucher holders.

Pursuant to HUD Notice PIH 2021-03, the HPHA will hold a public hearing to discuss its draft MTW Plan and Landlord Incentives Activities Information and invite public comment.

Public Review: The HPHA’s draft MTW Plan and Landlord Incentive Activities Information will be available for public inspection and comment for 30 days between August 16, 2021 and September 15, 2021. Written comments must be received by September 15, 2021 for consideration.

The HPHA’s draft MTW Plan and Landlord Incentive Activities Information can be viewed on HPHA’s website at www.hpha.hawaii.gov/mtw, and is available for public viewing at the HPHA and 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:

The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

The public may participate in the Public Hearing electronically via Zoom app at thefollowing link:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82849246557?pwd=NkltajdCNkhMTnU3U1V5V0VvSlloZz09

When prompted, enter the Meeting ID: 828 4924 6557 and the Password: 987545.

Alternatively, the public may also participate via telephone by calling 1-253-215-8782. When prompted, callers should enter the Meeting ID: 828 4924 6557 and the Password: 987545. 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 HPHA’s draft MTW Plan and Landlord Incentive Activities Information either orally or in writing.

Oral comments should be presented at the public hearing. All oral and written testimony presented at the public hearing will be considered in preparing the HPHA’s MTW Plan and Application Package. Persons who cannot attend the hearing and prefer not to provide written comments may phone (808) 436-7183 and leave their comments as a voicemail message.

Written comments may be presented to the presiding officer at the public hearing, or mailed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Attention: MTW 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 benjamin.h.park@hawaii.gov, subject: MTW Written Comment. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received at the HPHA office in Honolulu by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, 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 ten working days prior to the Public Hearing in order to allow time to make arrangements. Requests can be made by writing to the HPHA at the address above or by calling (808) 832-4693.

Hakim Ouansafi

Executive Director

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.