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File #: 12-0296    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 2/29/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/3/2012 Final action: 4/3/2012
Title: HEARING - Public Housing Authority recommending the Board, acting as the Governing Board of the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority, adopt a Public Housing Authority Resolution 034-2012 to: 1) Acknowledge the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority as a high performing agency exempt from the requirement to submit an annual Agency Plan update; 2) Approve a required annual amendment to the Public Housing Authority Administrative Plan for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for submittal to the Department of Housing and Urban Development; 3) Authorize the Chair to sign the accompanying Public Housing Authority Civil Rights Certification; and 4) Recognize the contribution of the Public Housing Authority Participant Advisory Board in assisting with development of the Administrative Plan and amendments. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Resolution - ADMIN PLN UPDATE, 2. B - Blue Route.pdf, 3. C - Civil Rights Certification, 4. D - CA151 - 2011 SEMAP Rating, 5. E - Chap 02 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 6. F - Chap 02 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 7. G - Chap 03 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 8. H - Chap 03 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 9. I - Chap 04 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 10. J - Chap 04 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 11. K - Chap 05 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 12. L - Chap 05 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 13. M - Chap 08 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 14. N - Chap 08 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 15. O - Chap 09 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 16. P - Chap 09 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 17. Q - Chap 10 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 18. R - Chap 10 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 19. S - Chap 12 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 20. T - Chap 12 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 21. U - Chap 13 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 22. V - Chap 13 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 23. W - Chap 16 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 24. X - Chap 16 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 25. Y - Chap 17 EDCHA Adm Plan - Clean Copy, 26. Z - Chap 17 EDCHA Adm Plan - Track Changes, 27. AA - Public Notice - PHA Admin Plan Update.pdf, 28. BB - HERA ACT OF 2008 AND QUALIFIED PHA LIST, 29. CC - 2012 Annual Admin Plan Update List, 30. RES 034-2012
Related files: 19-0797
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HEARING - Public Housing Authority recommending the Board, acting as the Governing Board of the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority, adopt a Public Housing Authority Resolution 034-2012 to:
 
1) Acknowledge the El Dorado County Public Housing Authority as a high performing agency exempt from the requirement to submit an annual Agency Plan update;
2) Approve a required annual amendment to the Public Housing Authority Administrative Plan for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for submittal to the Department of Housing and Urban Development;
3) Authorize the Chair to sign the accompanying Public Housing Authority Civil Rights Certification; and
4) Recognize the contribution of the Public Housing Authority Participant Advisory Board in assisting with development of the Administrative Plan and amendments.  (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost:  No change.
 
Reason for Recommendation:  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires all Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to develop and maintain two plans for the operation and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. The PHA Agency Plan addresses all aspects of the overall operation of the HCV Program, and the PHA Administrative Plan establishes policies that conform to HUD regulations.
      
El Dorado County Public Housing Authority Agency Plan:
Historically, HUD has required all PHAs to submit an updated Annual Agency Plan to provide the residents of the jurisdiction over which the PHA presides, with knowledge of the PHA's long-term and short-term goals and objectives. The Plan identifies policies, rules and standards that govern program participation and management. Title VII of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, passed by the United States Congress on July 28, 2008, establishes certain exemptions to the annual submittal requirement under sections 2701 and 2702 of the Small Public Housing Authorities Paperwork Reduction Act.  A PHA that is determined to be exempt from the required Annual Agency Plan update and submittal must (1) have fewer than 550 vouchers or units, (2) not be designated as a troubled PHA and (3) not have a failing score under the Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP).  The El Dorado County Public Housing Authority (EDCPHA), which currently has 374 vouchers, has been designated a 2011 high performing PHA and is therefore exempt from the requirement to submit an updated Annual Agency Plan.
 
El Dorado County Public Housing Authority Administrative Plan Amendment:
The Board adopted a local Administrative Plan establishing policies for the Public Housing Authority on September 12, 1995.  The Administrative Plan must be amended on an annual basis to keep the Plan consistent with changes initiated at the Federal level and reflect any local policy changes.  Current changes to the Administrative Plan reflect minor HUD regulatory changes made during the past year and local policy changes.
 
Submittal of the PHA Civil Rights Certification and Board Resolution to HUD brings the EDCPHA up to date in all aspects of administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
 
Action to be taken following Board approval:  
Board Clerk to provide HHSA - Briw Road, with:
1.  Two (2) Certified Resolutions
2.  Two (2) Civil Rights Certifications, signed by the Chair
 
Contact:  Daniel Nielson, 642-7275
 
Concurrences:  N/A