COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Housing Choice Voucher Program Annual Plan

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Request to set public hearing for April 12, 2006

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Bob Tucker, Roxanne White, Larry Davis, Ron White

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

March 15, 2006

 

ACTION:                               INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:   X                       INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     No

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires each public housing agency to prepare a five-year plan and subsequent Annual Plans for administering public housing assistance programs pursuant to Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA).  Administration of the Housing Choice Vouchers makes Albemarle County subject to this requirement.  The Plan must be made available for a 45-day public comment.  A Public Hearing is also required prior to plan submissions. 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 3.2:  Promote a variety of safe, sanitary and affordable housing types.

 

DISCUSSION:

The County’s Office of Housing developed a new five-year plan last year with input from a Resident Advisory Board consisting of current recipients of rental assistance under the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  The plan was presented to members of the Albemarle Housing Committee for review and recommendation.  An Annual Plan is required by HUD each year to support the goals and objectives of the 5-Year Plan.  Prior to submission, the proposed Annual Plan is made available for public review and comment including a review by the Housing Committee.  The public comment period began March 6, 2006 and the Housing Committee will review the proposed submission on March 15, 2006.  Staff and the Resident Advisory Board are not proposing any revisions in this year’s plan.  An executive summary of the plan will be presented as a part of the public hearing.

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

There is no impact on the County budget. 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors set a public hearing on April 12, 2006 to receive comments on the 2006 Annual Plan for the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

 

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