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Notice of VIRTUAL Public Hearing

ST. LOUIS HOUSING AUTHORITY FY 2021 AGENCY PLAN
ADMISSIONS AND CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY
UTILITY ALLOWANCE SCHEDULE
FLAT RENT SCHEDULE
5-YEAR CAPITAL FUND PLAN
WWW.SLHA.ORG

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 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, 2021.

This Agency Plan is subject to public review and comment. The St. Louis Housing Authority is providing a 45-day comment period beginning May 10, 2021 and ending with the Public Hearing on June 23, 2021. The plan will be available at the SLHA’s website, www.slha.org. Written comments will be accepted until June 23, 2021. Contact Fran Bruce, Planning and Procurement Manager, at fbruce@slha.org 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 his Agency Plan, Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy and/or SLHA Utility Allowance Schedule.

SLHA will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 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 for joining the virtual public meeting is listed at the end of this notice. 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 June 23, 2021. Please address comments to Fran Bruce at fbruce@slha.org.

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 2021 –FY 2025)
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 fbruce@slha.org or by telephone (314) 286-4365 or TDD (314) 286-4223.

The St. Louis Housing Authority
By: Alana C. Green, Executive Director
May 10, 2021

You may view the Five-year Plan and Draft FFY 2021 Agency Plan Annual Submission HERE.

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St. Louis Housing Authority Partners With Health Department to Provide Covid-19 Vaccine To Over 200 Elderly Public Housing Residents

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Fredrick Echols, City of St. Louis Acting Director of Health; Alana Green, ExecutiveDirector of the St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA); Stacy Taylor, SLHA Director of Human Resources; KellynHolliday, SLHA Director of Resident and Community Engagement; and Chris White, SLHA Director of Development.

 

ST. LOUIS, February 21, 2021 —On Sunday, the St. Louis Housing Authority partnered with the City of St. Louis Health Department to host a COVID-19 vaccine event for approximately 200 elderly public housing residents.

“Through partners such as the Health Department, we have been able to provide valuable resources to our residents during the COVID-19 pandemic including free WiFi, food distributions, PPE, COVID-19 testing and now the COVID-19 vaccine”, says Alana Green, Executive Director of the St. Louis Housing Authority. “We understand that many of our elderly residents were having difficulty navigating the online registration process, so we took additional steps to ensure that they were given the opportunity to be vaccinated.”

To register residents for the vaccine event, St. Louis Housing Authority staff contacted every senior aged 65 and older via telephone to gauge interest. “Our staff made over 1,000 calls, which resulted in every public housing resident over 65 being given the opportunity to participate in Sunday’s event,” says Kellyn Holliday, St. Louis Housing Authority Director of Resident and Community Engagement. “In addition, we are available to assist those unable to attend the event with signing up for online registrations and future events.”

“The Department of Health’s partnership with the City of St. Louis Housing Authority to conduct this COVID-19 vaccine clinic helped the Department get many of the city’s most vulnerable residents vaccinated, says Dr. Fredrick Echols, Acting Director of Health for the City of St. Louis. “These residents are most at risk of experiencing severe complications if infected with SARS CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The health department’s prioritization of health equity and justice demand that we continue these types of partnerships and efforts.”

To make the event possible, the St. Louis Housing Authority also worked with its partners, Southside Wellness Center and Five Star Senior Center, and retained a local cab company to provide transportation, as needed, for seniors to the vaccine event.

About The St. Louis Housing Authority

The St. Louis Housing (SLHA) is a municipal corporation created by state statute, formed in 1939. Its mission is to provide diverse housing opportunities and to enhance the quality of life of the families served. SLHA is funded primarily by federal sources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). SLHA has approximately 60 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $70 million.

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.