U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Dec 04, 2020
The DHHL must submit a housing plan for each Federal Fiscal Year grant. The housing plan has two components, a five-year plan and a one-year plan, as follows:
(a) Five-year plan. Each housing plan must contain, for the 5-year period beginning with the fiscal year for which the plan is first submitted, the following information:
(1) Mission statement. A general statement of the mission of the DHHL to serve the needs of the low-income Native Hawaiian families eligible to live on the Hawaiian Home Lands to be served by the DHHL;
(2) Goals and objectives. A statement of the goals and objectives of the DHHL to enable the DHHL to serve the needs identified in paragraph (a)(1), of this section during the 5-year period; and
(3) Activities plans. An overview of the activities planned during the 5-year period including an analysis of the manner in which the activities will enable the DHHL to meet its mission, goals, and objectives.
(b) One-year plan. The housing plan must contain the following information for the fiscal year for which the assistance under the Act is to be made available:
(1) Goals and objectives. A statement of the goals and objectives to be accomplished by the DHHL with its annual grant allocation that are measurable in a quantitative way.
(2) Statement of needs. A statement of the housing needs of the low-income families served by the DHHL and the means by which those needs will be addressed during the period covered by the plan, including:
(i) A description of the estimated housing needs and the need for assistance for the low-income families to be served by the DHHL, including a description of the manner in which the geographical distribution of assistance is consistent with:
(A) The geographical needs of those families; and
(B) Needs for various categories of housing assistance; and
(ii) A description of the estimated housing needs for all families to be served by the DHHL.
(3) Financial resources. An operating budget for the DHHL that includes an identification and a description of:
(i) The NHHBG funds and other financial resources reasonably available to the DHHL to carry out eligible activities, including an explanation of the manner in which NHHBG funds will be used to leverage additional resources; and
(ii) Eligible activities to be undertaken and their projected cost, including administrative expenses.
(4) Affordable housing resources. A statement of the affordable housing resources currently available at the time of the submittal of the plan and to be made available during the period covered by the plan, including:
(i) A description of the significant characteristics of the housing market in the State of Hawaii, including the availability of housing from other public sources and private market housing;
(ii) The effect of the characteristics identified under paragraph (b)(4)(i) of this section, on the DHHL's decision to use the NHHBG for:
(A) Rental assistance;
(B) The production of new units;
(C) The acquisition of existing units; or
(D) The rehabilitation of units;
(iii) A description of the structure, coordination, and means of cooperation between the DHHL and any other governmental entities in the development, submission, or implementation of the housing plan, including a description of:
(A) The involvement of private, public, and nonprofit organizations and institutions;
(B) The use of loan guarantees under section 184A of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992; and
(C) Other housing assistance provided by the United States, including loans, grants, and mortgage insurance;
(iv) A description of the manner in which the plan will address the needs identified pursuant to paragraph (b)(2) of this section;
(v) A description of:
(A) Any existing or anticipated homeownership programs and rental programs to be carried out during the period covered by the plan; and
(B) The requirements and assistance available under the programs referred to in paragraph (b)(4)(v)(A) of this section;
(vi) A description of:
(A) Any existing or anticipated housing rehabilitation programs necessary to ensure the long-term viability of housing to be carried out during the period covered by the plan; and
(B) The requirements and assistance available under the programs referred to in paragraph (b)(4)(vi)(A) of this section;
(vii) A description of:
(A) All other existing or anticipated housing assistance provided by the DHHL during the period covered by the plan, including transitional housing; homeless housing; college housing; and supportive services housing; and
(B) The requirements and assistance available under such programs; (viii) A description of:
(A) Any housing to be demolished or disposed of;
(B) A timetable for that demolition or disposition;
(C) A financial analysis of the proposed demolition/disposition; and
(D) Any additional information HUD may request with respect to that demolition or disposition.
(ix) A description of the manner in which the DHHL will coordinate with welfare agencies in the State of Hawaii to ensure that residents of the affordable housing will be provided with access to resources to assist in obtaining employment and achieving self-sufficiency;
(x) A description of the requirements established by the DHHL to:
(A) Promote the safety of residents of the affordable housing;
(B) Facilitate the undertaking of crime prevention measures;
(C) Allow resident input and involvement, including the establishment of resident organizations; and
(D) Allow for the coordination of crime prevention activities between the DHHL and local law enforcement officials; and
(xi) A description of the entities that will carry out the activities under the plan, including the organizational capacity and key personnel of the entities.
(5) Certifications of compliance. The DHHL must certify that it:
(i) Will comply with:
(A) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d et seq.) and with the Fair Housing Act (42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.), to the extent applicable as described in § 1006.355, in carrying out the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant Program; and
(B) Other applicable Federal statutes;
(ii) Will require adequate insurance coverage for housing units that are owned and operated or assisted with NHHBG funds, in compliance with the requirements of § 1006.330;
(iii) Has policies in effect and available for review by HUD and the public governing the eligibility, admission, and occupancy of families for housing assisted with NHHBG funds and governing the selection of families receiving other assistance under the Act and this part;
(iv) Has policies in effect and available for review by HUD and the public governing rents charged, including the methods by which such rents or homebuyer payments are determined, for housing assisted with NHHBG funds; and
(v) Has policies in effect and available for review by HUD and the public governing the management and maintenance of rental and lease-purchase housing assisted with NHHBG funds.
(c) Updates to plan - (1) In general. Subject to paragraph (c)(2) of this section, after the housing plan has been submitted for a fiscal year, the DHHL may comply with the provisions of this section for any succeeding fiscal year with respect to information included for the 5-year period under paragraph (a) of this section by submitting only such information regarding such changes as may be necessary to update the plan previously submitted and by submitting information for the 1-year period under paragraph (b) of this section.
(2) Complete plans. The DHHL shall submit a complete plan under this section not later than 4 years after submitting an initial plan, and not less frequently than every 4 years thereafter.
(d) Amendments to plan. The DHHL must submit any amendment to the one-year housing plan for HUD review before undertaking any new activities that are not addressed in the current plan. The amendment must include a description of the new activity and a revised budget reflecting the changes. HUD will review the revised plan and will notify DHHL within 30 days whether the amendment complies with applicable requirements.