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Notice of Public hearing

ST. LOUIS HOUSING AUTHORITY FY 2019 AGENCY PLAN
ADMISSIONS AND CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY
UTILITY ALLOWANCE SCHEDULE
FLAT RENT SCHEDULE
CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM BUDGETS

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 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, 2019.

This Agency Plan is subject to public review and comment. The St. Louis Housing Authority is providing a 45-day comment period beginning April 29, 2019 and ending with the Public Hearing on June 12, 2019. 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 12, 2019. Contact Fran Bruce, Planning and Procurement Manager, 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 2019 –FY 2023)
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 12, 2019 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: Alana C. Green, Executive Director
April 29, 2019

You may view the SLHA: FFY 2019 Draft Agency Plan Annual Submission HERE.

Al Chappelle Center Has A New Piano!

Thanks to Pianos for People with assistance from the Arts and Education Council, residents will soon be tickling the ivories at the Al Chappelle Community Center on their new piano!

SLHA’s Executive Director, Ms. Alana Green, along with representatives from the Arts and Education Council and Pianos for People were on hand for the donation and installation of the piano. They were also treated to a mini piano recital by SLHA’s own Mr. Christopher White.

Ms. Judith Lynum, part of SLHA’s Resident Initiative team has expressed that the piano has the potential to be utilized in a myriad of capacities, such as musical instruction, music therapy, entertainment and more.

L to R: Sheena Duncan, Exec. Dir. Pianos for People; Staff Member, Pianos for People; Alana Green, Exec. Dir., SLHA; Kate Francis, VP of Development, Arts and Education Foundation; Judith Lynum, SLHA and Christopher White , SLHA.