PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT

There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conferencing.  Attendees may register in advance by calling Andrea Wilson at (859) 281-5060. 

The subject of the meeting will be the proposed FY2021 MTW Annual Plan that includes four new activities and revisions to ongoing activities and proposed modifications to the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Administrative Plan.  The new activities are:

Activity # 27 – HCV PORTABILITY RESTRICTIONS
Upon implementation, incoming and outgoing portability requests will be allowed for reasons related to employment or educational opportunities. Although, HCV participants seek the voucher because it offers more choice, that choice often creates unintended consequence of a household moving to a jurisdiction where housing costs greatly exceed local housing costs, leaving the initial PHA, in some cases, paying much more subsidy had the household not ported out.

Activity #28 – HCV PAYMENT STANDARD SUBSIDY SIZE CHANGES BETWEEN REGULAR CERTIFICATIONS
LHA staff proposes to implement a new voucher size (payment standard subsidy size) effective with interim certifications that reports a change in family composition (either adding or removing a member that would result in a payment standard change). Current HUD regulations require that if a family’s voucher size changes between regular reexaminations, the new voucher size and payment standard will be changed when the family moves or at the next regular reexamination after the change, whichever comes first.

Activity 29 – HCV ALTERNATE CERTIFICATION SCHEDULE 
LHA staff proposes to continue certain components of the HCV Rent Reform Study that began in 2015 and concludes the end of FY2021.  HCV participants are offered an alternative recertification schedule of every three years rather than annual certification of income. Pparticipants will not be required to report increases in income during the three years.

Activity 30 – CONTRACT AMENDMENTS TO REMOVE OR ADD UNITS AT LHA-OWNED PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER UNITS
Currently LHA-owned project-based voucher (PBV) units occupied by families where there has been no subsidy (due to an increase in a tenant’s income( must be removed from the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract 180 days after the last housing assistance payment on behalf of the family LHA’s PBV units are fully assisted, therefore, LHA must add the units back to the contract when the family moves out of the unit.

LHA proposes that contract units previously removed from the HAP contract when the family increases its income to such an extent that it no longer requires HAP and be added back to the contract. HAP will resume on behalf of the family residing in such a unit should the family income change at any point during the family’s tenancy of the PBV unit.

Admin Plan Revisions click HERE.

LHA welcomes public comment regarding these changes from July 20 – August 18, 2020. Complete copies of the affected documents (and a summary of proposed changes) have been posted on the LHA website (www.lexha.org), are available for public viewing at LHA’s Central Office, or can be mailed upon request. Written comments should be addressed to Andrea Wilson at LHA’s Central Office or emailed to wilsona@lexha.org. For additional information, call (859) 281-5060. 


Accommodations for disabled or non-English speaking residents will be made available upon advance request. Please call (859) 281-5063. Residents with hearing or speech impairments may receive assistance contacting the LHA by dialing 7-1-1 to reach the Kentucky Telephone Relay Service.
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