Hawaii Tribune-Herald
Notice #: 0001264075-01
Public Hearings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to Sections 91-2 and 92-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA), Department of Human Services, hereby provides notice that it will hold public hearings on the proposed changes to Chapter 17-2028, “Federally-Assisted Public Housing Projects”, Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Background: Federal regulations provide that requests for relief from surcharges for excess consumption of PHA-purchased utilities, or from payment of utility supplier billings in excess of the allowances for resident-purchased utilities affecting utility usage not within the control of the resident, may be granted by the PHA on reasonable grounds as the PHA deems appropriate. Proposed Amendment: 1. Amending the Definitions in Section 17-2028-2 to Add “Individual Relief” 2. Amending Section 17-2028-7, to Address When a Resident May Request Individual Relief and the Factors and Procedures to Be Used When Evaluating the Request Public Review: The draft Chapter 17-2028 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 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 It is also available on the HPHA website at HYPERLINK: http://www.hpha.hawaii.gov/referenceinformation/admin_rule.htm Public Hearings: Public hearings will be held at the following locations on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.: Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) Kealakehe Housing Project 1002 N. School Street, Bldg. “A” Resident Association Meeting Room Honolulu, Hawaii 96817 74-991 Manawalea St. #A101 Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 Lanakila Homes Conference Room 600 Wailoa Street Kapaa Community Hall Hilo, Hawaii 96720 4726 Malu Road Kapaa, Hawaii 96746 Kahekili Terrace Office/Community Hall 2015 Holowai Place Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 All interested persons are invited to provide comments relating to the proposed amendments to Chapter 17-2028, HAR 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 when preparing the amendments to Chapter 17-2028, HAR. 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 to the presiding officer at the public hearing, or mailed to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Attention: HAR Comments, 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. Written comments not presented at the public hearing should be received at HPHA office in Honolulu by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, 2020. 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 hearings 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. (HTH1264075 2/7/20)