NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC), Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, State of Hawaii, will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, May 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. to create a new chapter, Chapter 15-304, "Administration of Federal Programs," Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR). Written testimony on these proposed rulemaking actions will be accepted through May 22, 2023, at the following address: HHFDC, Attention: Cynthia Nyross, 677 Queen Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813; or via email to Cynthia.C.Nyross@hawaii.gov.
The proposed new Chapter 15-304, HAR, will authorize HHFDC to allocate HOME Investment Partnership program and Housing Trust Fund program funds consistent with Federal requirements and delegate day-to-day administrative authority for the programs to the Executive Director; require and enforce compliance with all applicable federal laws and regulations as a condition of receipt of funds; and undertake compliance monitoring and to procure the services of third-party monitoring contractors.
The public hearing will be held via the Internet using Microsoft Teams on
May 22, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The call-in phone number is
1-808-829-4853, Phone Conference ID 607 919 502#. The Microsoft Teams meeting link is: Click to join the meeting.
Interested persons are strongly encouraged to view or download the draft rules electronically for free at the website: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/hhfdc/administrative-rules/. A paper copy of the proposed rules may be mailed upon receipt of a check made payable to "HHFDC" in the amount of $7.09 for Chapter 15-304 for copying and postage costs. Requests for mailed copies should be made to HHFDC at the above address or by calling Cynthia Nyross at one of the telephone numbers below:
Honolulu 808-587-0636 Maui 808-984-2400, ext. 70636
Hawaii 808-974-4000, ext. 70636 Molokai or Lanai 1-800-468-4644,
Kauai 808-274-3141, ext. 70636 ext. 70636
Persons with special needs (e.g., large print, taped materials, sign language interpreter, or translator) shall make all requests for assistance by contacting HHFDC’s Human Resources Office at 808-587-0501, by written request, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prompt requests help to ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations. Upon request, this notice is available in alternate formats such as large print, Braille, or electronic copy.
HHFDC does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, ancestry, age, marital status, or HIV infection.
DEAN MINAKAMI, INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR