April 30, 2018 – NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ST. LOUIS HOUSING AUTHORITY FY 2018 AGENCY PLAN
ADMISSIONS AND CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY
UTILITY ALLOWANCE SCHEDULE
FLAT RENT SCHEDULE
CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM BUDGETS
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing annual funding to the St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) to improve the physical condition and upgrade the management and operation of its Public Housing and Section 8, Housing Choice Voucher programs. On October 21, 1998 congress enacted a new law, the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998. Under this new law, to receive the funding SLHA is required to develop an Annual and Five-Year Agency Plan, in consultation with residents, local government officials, and other interested parties and to develop and implement the goals, strategies, and priorities identified in the Plan. The annual submission must be submitted to the HUD field office by July 15, 2018.
This Agency Plan is subject to public review and comment. The St. Louis Housing Authority is providing a 45-day comment period beginning April 30, 2018 and ending with the Public Hearing on June 13, 2018. The plan will be available at the SLHA’s Central Office, 3520 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63106. Written comments will be accepted until June 13, 2018. Contact Fran Bruce, Development & Planning Coordinator, at (314) 286-4365 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment to view this Agency Plan, Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and/or SLHA Utility Allowance Schedule.
Additionally, revisions to the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP), a component of the Agency Plan, have been made and therefore, are subject to public review and comment. The draft ACOP will be available concurrently with the draft of the Agency Plan.
St. Louis Housing Authority’s Utility Allowance and the Flat Rent Schedule will be revised and is subject to public review and comment. The proposed Utility Allowance Schedule will be available concurrently with the draft of the Agency Plan.
Also, effective November 25, 2013, the Capital Fund Program Final Rule was implemented to decouple the Capital Fund Annual Submission from the Agency Plan. This annual submission will be subject to public review; therefore, the Five-year Action Plan (FY 2018 –FY 2022) is simultaneously being made available concurrently with the draft of the Agency Plan.
St. Louis Housing Authority will hold the Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to discuss and accept comments on its Agency Plan, ACOP, Utility Allowance and the Flat Rent Schedule and Capital Fund Program. The Public Hearing will be held at the SLHA Central Office, Conference Room. All parties that wish to speak at the Public Hearing must abide by the SLHA’s Speaker Policy. A copy of the policy is available at the SLHA’s Central Office.
The public is invited to attend this meeting to provide comments on the proposed Agency Plan. Upon reasonable notice, SLHA will make efforts to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities through sign language interpreters or other auxiliary aids. For additional information or assistance please contact Fran Bruce at (314) 286-4365 or TDD (314) 286-4223.
The St. Louis Housing Authority
By: Cheryl A. Lovell, Executive Director