(d/b/a People First)


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA), that the Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York (UMHA) – People First (d/b/a/) – seeks to amend its Annual Agency Plan for FY 2022 to include Project Based Voucher activities.  To complement its redevelopment goals, the UMHA plans to add up to 50  units in Project Based Vouchers.  This may include on site or off-site of the projects to be redeveloped.  A public hearing will be held to receive comments on changes to the Agency's Annual Plan. Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the hearing.  The public hearing will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Monday June 20, 2022 in the Community Room at the Authority’s Main Offices located at the Perretta Twin Towers, 509 Second Street, Utica, New York 13501.  The proposed amended Agency Annual Plan is available for review at or the Authority main offices as well as at each property management office located at our various housing developments from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Comments may be submitted in writing to John Furman, Director of Grants, Programs, Compliance and Monitoring, no later than 11:59 p.m., Monday, June 20, 2022 at the address indicated above.  Faxed submissions will be accepted at 315-735-3366.  Email comments should be sent to  Any questions may be directed to 315.982.3731. Residents are invited to participate in the UMHA Resident Advisory Board to offer input on the proposed amendment.  Resident Advisory Board meetings will be held on:  Wednesday, May 25, 2022, – 6:00 p.m., Perretta Twin Towers Community Room, 509 Second St., Utica, New York 13501;  Wednesday, June 8, 2022, – 6:00  p.m., Perretta Twin Towers Community Room, 509 Second St., Utica, New York 13501.  Resident Roundtable meetings, which are co-sponsored by the UMHA Resident Advisory Board and Resident Associations, will be held at the following locations and times to solicit input from residents and the public on the proposed amendment to the Annual Plan: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. - Adrean Terrace, Matt Apts., N.D. Peters Manor - Vega Martinez Center, 1790 Armory Drive, Utica, NY 13501; Thursday, May 12, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. - Gillmore Village Computer Lab, 929 Hillcrest Avenue, Utica, New York   13502; Thursday,  May 19, 2022  -  5:00 p.m. - Perretta Twin Towers Community Room, 509 Second St., Utica, New York 13501; Thursday, May 26, 2022  – 6:00 p.m. -  Humphrey Gardens Community Room, 225 Herkimer Rd, Utica, NY 13502;  Tuesday, May 31, 2022  – 6:00 p.m. -   Roosevelt Residences Community Room, 1513 Brinkerhoff Ave, Utica, NY  13501; Tuesday, June 7, 2022– 5:00 p.m.  -  Marino-Ruggiero Apartments Community Room, 415 Bleecker St., Utica, NY  13501; Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:00 p.m. -  Chancellor Apartments Community Room, 417 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York   13501.


Residents and members of the public may participate in the above meetings via Zoom and Free Conference Call. The Free Conference Call number is (267) 807-9605 and the access code is 558769. The Zoom meeting information (  is:

Meeting ID: 932 2215 2465; Passcode: 162601; One tap mobile +19292056099,,93222152465# US (New York).  If you have any questions or need the digital meeting information, please contact John Furman, Director of Grants, Programs, Monitoring, and Compliance, at (315) 735-3362, ext. 34 or (315) 982-3731.  The email address is  In accordance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the UMHA will make reasonable efforts to accommodate persons with disabilities or language interpretation services. Please call or email Mr. Furman at least three business days before the public hearing or resident meetings if you require special accommodations, transportation, or language interpretation services.  We strongly encourage scattered site and HOPE VI residents as well as HCV/Section 8 voucher holders to attend these meetings.  The UMHA, an Equal Housing Opportunity provider, does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, family status, gender identity, or disability.  We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our agency operations.