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
Zoom Link and Passcode (Also available on HPHA’s Website)
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Meeting ID:996 4924 6206
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:email@example.com 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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Executive DirectorHawaii 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.