NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT
PERIOD FOR THE PROPOSED ANNUAL AGENCY PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2023, RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM APPLICATIONS, RAD SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT, SECTION 18 PLAN, RAD/SECTION 18 BLEND PLAN, MIXED FINANCE DEVELOPMENT PLAN, CAPITAL FUND PROGRAM PLAN, FIVE YEAR AGENCY PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2020-2024, AND AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENCY ADMISSIONS & CONTINUED OCCUPANCY POLICY, HOUSING CHOICE (SECTION 8) ADMINISTRATIVE PLAN, FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY ACTION PLAN, HUD MULTI-FAMILY/LIHTC/PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER PROPERTIES TENANT AND OPERATING POLICIES, HOMEOWNERSHIP PLAN, ASSESSMENT OF FAIR HOUSING, AND PUBLIC HOUSING/ASSISTED HOUSING LEASES
MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF UTICA, NEW YORK
(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/) - has developed the required Annual Agency Plan for FY 2023 as well as the revisions to the Five Year Agency Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 for the Public Housing, Tenant-Based and Project-Based Housing Choice Voucher Programs, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, and other housing programs including but not limited to Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, Project-Based, Utica Impact, Homeownership Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing, and HUD Multi-Family properties. The Annual/Five Year Plan describes UMHA’s mission and the long-range goals as well as objectives for achieving its mission. The Annual/Five Year Plan provides details about the strategy for handling operational concerns, residents' concerns and needs, and programs and services for the upcoming fiscal year. The UMHA is seeking input on its Capital Fund Program Plan, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program Applications, RAD Specific Plan Amendment, Section 18 Plan, Mixed Finance Development Plan, RAD and Section 18 Blend Plan of its Annual/Five Year Plan. The UMHA also intends to amend its Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP), public housing and assisted leases for the Chancellor Apartments and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects, Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Action Plan, Housing Choice (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Administrative Plan, Homeownership Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing, Tenant Selection Plans, and other related documents.
Section 18 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437p)(1937 Acts), 24 CFR 970.9, and related Tenant Protection Vouchers guidance requires the UMHA to give resident notice as well as ask for consultation in pursuing an application through HUD’s Special Application Center (SAC) to approve UMHA for tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) under PIH Notice 2018-04. Our resident consultation process enables residents to offer comments on our demolition/disposition plans, Mixed Finance Proposals, and repositioning of public housing inventory.
The Agency proposed Agency Annual/Five Year Agency Plan for FY 2023 and RAD applications, RAD Specific Plan Amendment, Section 18 Plan, and RAD Section 18 Blend Plan as well as amendments to the ACOP, FSS Action Plan, Capital Fund Plan, HCV and Project-Based Voucher Administrative Plan, leases, Homeownership Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing, Tenant Selection Plans, and other related plans are available for review at https://www.peoplefirstny.org/ 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 on the Annual /Five Year Agency Plan, Capital Fund Program Plan, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program applications, RAD Specific Plan Amendment, Section 18 Plan, Mixed Finance Development Plan, and RAD Section 18 Blend Plan, RAD Specific Amendment ACOP, FSS Action Plan, HCV and Project-Based Administrative Plan, leases, Homeownership Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing, Tenant Selection Plans, ACOP, and other related documents may be submitted in writing to John Furman, Director of Grants, Programs, Compliance and Monitoring, no later than Thursday, September 8, 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.
The Annual/Five Year plan is due to HUD on October 15, 2022. The UMHA Board of Commissioners will review the plan at its meeting on September 21, 2022.
A public hearing will be held to discuss the adoption of as well as to invite public comment on these matters. Written comments may be submitted prior to or at the hearing. The public hearing will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15 in the Community Room at the Authority’s Main Offices located at the Perretta Twin Towers, 509 Second Street, Utica, New York 13501.
Residents are invited to participate in the UMHA Resident Advisory Board to offer comments on the FY 2022 Annual Plan and related documents. Resident Advisory Board meetings will be held on: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, – 6:00 p.m., Perretta Twin Towers Community Room, 509 Second St., Utica, New York 13501; Thursday, September 8, 2022, – 6:00 p.m., Perretta Twin Towers Community Room, 509 Second St., Utica, New York 13501.
Residents are invited to participate in the UMHA Resident Advisory Board and tenant meetings to offer input on the Annual and Five Year Plans, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program applications, Section 18 Plan, Mixed Finance Development Plan, RAD Section 18 Blend Plan, ACOP, revised FSS Action Plan, Homeownership Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing, HCV and Project-Based Plan, leases, Tenant Selection Plans, ACOP and other related plans. 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 Annual/Five Year Agency Plan, Rental Assistance Demonstration Program Applications, Section 18 Plan, RAD Section 18 Blend Plan, ACOP, FSS Action Plan, HCV and Project-Based Voucher Administrative Plan, Homeownership Plan, Assessment of Fair Housing, leases, Tenant Selection Plans, and related documents:
- Wednesday, August 10, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. - Gillmore Village Computer Lab, 921 Hillcrest Avenue, Utica, New York 13502;
- Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. - Chancellor Apartments Community Room, 417 Bleecker Street, Utica, New York 13501;
- Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. - Perretta Twin Towers Community Room, 509 Second St., Utica, New York 13501;
- Thursday, August 18, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. - Humphrey Gardens Community Room, 225 Herkimer Rd, Utica, NY 13502;
- Monday, August 22, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. - Roosevelt Residences Community Room, 1513 Brinkerhoff Ave, Utica, NY 13501;
- Thursday, August, 25, 2022– 5:00 p.m. - Marino-Ruggiero Apartments Community Room, 415 Bleecker St., Utica, NY 13501;
- Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 5:00 p.m. - . Adrean Terrace, Matt Apts., N.D. Peters Manor - Vega Martinez Center, 1790 Armory Drive, Utica, NY 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 (https://zoom.us/) 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 email@example.com. 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.