NOTICE OF CHANGES IN THE UTILITY Â ALLOWANCE SCHEDULE FOR ELECTRICITY, GAS & WATER
August Â 26, 2014
Pursuant to 24 CFR 965.502, this document provides notice to public housing residents of proposed revisions to the utility allowance schedules. Residents are encouraged to review the proposed Utility Allowances for electricity, gas and water and supporting documentation for their respective public housing community.
REVIEW DATES Â August Â 28, 2014 through September Â 28, 2014
During the review dates listed above and during normal business hours, you may review the documents that provide the basis for the proposed utility allowances for electricity, gas and water at the Â following locations:
â€˘ OHAâ€™s main administrative office at Â 540 South 27th StreetÂ
â€˘ OHAâ€™s Property Management Offices at the Gateway Building 4401 North 21stÂ
â€˘ OHA website: www.ohauthority.org
You may Â submit a written comment at the following location:
â€˘ OHAâ€™s Property Management Offices at 4401 North 21st Street, 68110, Â Attention: Dora Mesa
OHA will review all comments at the close of the comment period and respond within 30 days of the close of the comment period. Such written comments will be retained by OHA and shall be available for inspection by residents.
OHA contracted with the Nelrod Company, to develop utility consumption allowances for its public housing properties where electricity, gas and water are metered and utility costs are paid directly to the utility companies. The study was conducted in compliance with HUD Regulations found at 24 CFR 965, Subpart E-Resident Allowances for Utilities.
The allowances are based upon the reasonable consumption of an energy conservative family of modest circumstances and consider the basic essentials needed for a living environment that is safe, sanitary and healthful. The allowances for your community are listed on the reverse side of this document.Â
Where applicable, a resident with a verified disability may request relief from excess utility surcharges. OHA will determine whether a nexus (connection) exists between the relief requested and the disability. OHA must also determine if the request is reasonable. All requests should be made to the Property Management Office.
THE FOLLOWING PROPERTIES AREÂ ALL UTILITIES PAID BY OWNERÂ AND THEREFORE NO UTILITY ALLOWANCE APPLIES:
11 Â HIGHRISE TOWERS:
2 FAMILY DEVELOPMENTS:
SOUTHSIDE TERRACE HOMES