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Notice of VIRTUAL Public Hearing


Monday, July 13, 2020 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 October 18, 2020.

This Agency Plan is subject to public review and comment. The St. Louis Housing Authority is providing a 45-day comment period beginning July 13, 2020 and ending with the Public Hearing on August 26, 2020. The plan will be available on the SLHA’s website, Written comments will be accepted until August 26, 2020. Contact Fran Bruce, Planning and Procurement Manager, at or by telephone at (314) 286-4365 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to obtain additional information regarding this Agency Plan, Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and/or SLHA’s Utility Allowance Schedule.

SLHA will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. to accept comments on its Agency Plan, Five-year Plan, ACOP, Utility Allowance and Flat Rent Schedules and Capital Fund Program. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s public hearing will not be held in person. Instructions to join the virtual public hearing are posted on the website. Comments and suggestions received will become part of the public record. Additionally, written comments may be submitted on the plan. All written comments must be received by August 26, 2020. Please address comments to Fran Bruce at

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 2020 –FY 2024) is simultaneously being made available concurrently with the draft of the Agency Plan.

The public is invited to provide comments on the proposed Agency Plan. For additional information or assistance, please contact Fran Bruce by email at or by telephone (314) 286-4365 or TDD (314) 286-4223.

The St. Louis Housing Authority
By: Alana C. Green, Executive Director
July 13, 2020

You may view the Five-year Plan and Draft FFY 2020 Agency Plan Annual Submission 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.


Cheryl Lovell receives 2018 Community Builders Award

Cheryl Lovell receives 2018 Community Builders Award

ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2018 – Cheryl Lovell, Executive Director of St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) receives the 2018 Community Builders Network Award for Excellence in the Public Sector.

The ceremony was held at St. Louis University’s Center for Global Citizenship. The public sector award recognizes an individual, government, quasi-government agency or tax-supported entity that develops or protects policy that supports investment in communities, demonstrates innovative use of resources for community improvement or is proactive, persistent, professional and efficient in finding ways to support community building initiatives.

Founded September 29, 2011, the Community Builders Network (CBN) is a professional association of nonprofit community building organizations (CBOs) and associate members comprised of lenders, philanthropy, nonprofits, and government actors, whose goal is to build vibrant neighborhoods where people want – and can afford – to live, creating a stronger and more competitive regional economy.