Honolulu Field Office Newsletter
Spring 2001

Na Hana Ku Aloha
´┐ŻAchieving Through the Spirit of Aloha´┐Ż

Volume 3 Issue 1

HUD Announces $2.75 Billion Available in Grants

There is approximately $2.75 billion available in this year’s SuperNOFA (Notice of Funding Availability). The SuperNOFA is HUD’s way of streamlining the process for announcing a wide variety of competitive grant programs at one time. Included in the SuperNOFA are 45 grants which include programs for Housing and Community Development, Economic Development and Empowerment, Targeted Housing, Homeless and Section 8 Voucher Assistance. Please be aware that each grant has its own application process and its own deadline. Under each program covered by the SuperNOFA, you can download the application kit from our web site and click on "HUD issues SuperNOFA", or request that a hard copy of the kit be sent to you by calling (800) 483-8929.

HUD will conduct a live satellite broadcast for each grant to help potential applicants in submitting an application. See the chart below for the schedule of satellite broadcasts reflecting Hawaii’s time zone. If you have a movable satellite dish, you can tune in broadcasts from your home or office.

If you wish to view any of the live satellite broadcasts in the HUD Hawaii State Office, please call us at 522-8175 x 0 to express your interest and to reserve a space at least 2 days prior to a scheduled broadcast. This will ensure that we can accommodate you.

As an option to the satellite broadcasts, you can also view live webcasts or webcasts from our video library in streaming video over the Internet. Streaming web video requires a special video player which can be downloaded. After you have installed the player, select a HUD webcast. You can link to the webcast of the training programs associated with each NOFA. If you have any questions about the SuperNOFA, please feel free to contact the SuperNOFA Information Center at (800) HUD-8929 or for the Hearing Impaired the number is (800) HUD-2209.

SuperNOFA Program

Satellite Broadcast
Schedule

Funding
Available

Application
Due Date
Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities

March 22, 2001
7:00 am - 12:00 noon
$3 million June 1, 2001
Assisted Living Conversion Program for Eligible Multifamily Projects

April 3, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$75 million June 21, 2001
Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) 

April 5, 2001
7:00 am - 10:00 am
$25 million May 22, 2001
CDBG for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages

March 8, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$71.3 million May 23, 2001
Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC)

March 22, 2001
7:00 am - 12:00 noon
$8 million June 1, 2001
Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance

March 16, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$850 million May 31, 2001
Drug Elimination Grants for Multifamily Low Income Housing

March 14, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$16.25 million May 23, 2001
Drug Elimination New Approach Anti-Drug Program

March 14, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$20 million June 19, 2001
Economic Development Initiative (EDI)

April 5, 2001
7:00 am - 10:00 am
$10.7 million July 6, 2001
Fair Housing - Education and Outreach Initiative (EOI)

March 13, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$3.9 million May 2, 2001
Fair Housing - Private Enforcement Initiative (PEI)

March 13, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$10.5 million May 2, 2001
Fair Housing Organizations Initiative (FHOI)

March 13, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$2.1 million May 2, 2001
Healthy Homes Demonstration and Education Program

March 15, 2001
8:00 am - 11:40 am
$5.5 million May 17, 2001
Healthy Homes Research

March 15, 2001
8:00 am - 11:40 am
$1.5 million May 17, 2001
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC)

March 22, 2001
7:00 am - 12:00 noon
$6.5 million June 1, 2001
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

March 22, 2001
7:00 am - 12:00 noon
$10 million June 1, 2001
HOPE VI Demolition Grants

April 4, 2001
6:30 am - 11:00 am
$75 million July 10, 2001
HOPE VI Revitalization Grants

April 4, 2001
6:30 am - 11:00 am
$490 million June 22, 2001
Housing Counseling - Locally Approved Agencies

March 13, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$6.6 million May 3, 2001
Housing Counseling - National, Regional, and Multi-State Intermediaries

March 13, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$9.95 million May 3, 2001
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

March 16, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$25.5 million April 24, 2001 (renewals)
June 13, 2001 (new requests)
Indian Housing Drug Elimination Program

March 9, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$12 million April 24, 2001
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program

March 15, 2001
8:00 am - 11:40 am
$59 million May 17, 2001
Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

April 3, 2001
5:00 am - 6:30 am
$54.1 million July 20, 2001
Public Housing Drug Elimination - Technical Assistance (DETAP)

March 9, 2001
8:00 am - 11:30 am
$900,000 July 27, 2001
Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities in Support of Designated Housing Plans

April 3, 2001
5:00 am - 6:30 am
$20 million May 16, 2001 (designated housing plans
July 24, 2001 (entire application)
Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities Related to Certain Types of Section 8 Project-Based Developments and Sections 202, 221(d) and 236 Developments

April 3, 2001
5:00 am - 6:30 am
$20 million June 15, 2001
Rental Certificate Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Coordinators

March 19, 2001
6:00 am - 7:00 am
$45 million April 25, 2001
Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Program (ROSS) - Resident Management and Business Development

March 27, 2001
7:30 am - 11:30 am
$6 million May 24, 2001
ROSS  - Capacity Building and Conflict Resolution

March 27, 2001
7:30 am - 11:30 am
$5 million May 24, 2001
ROSS  - Resident Service Delivery Models

March 27, 2001
7:30 am - 11:30 am
$24 million June 26, 2001
ROSS  - Service Coordinator Renewals

March 27, 2001
7:30 am - 11:30 am
$20 million June 28, 2001
Rural Housing and Economic Development

March 6, 2001
9:00 am - 11:00 am
$24 million April 6, 2001
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly

March 21, 2001
5:30 am - 8:00 am
$495.9 million May 25, 2001
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities

March 21, 2001
5:30 am - 8:00 am
$121.2 million May 25, 2001
Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP)

March 28, 2001
6:00 am - 8:00 am
$20 million May 29, 2001
Service Coordinators in Multifamily Housing

April 3, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$24.2 million June 21, 2001
TA  - Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)

March 20, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$7.6 million May 22, 2001
TA  - HOME

March 20, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$8 million May 22, 2001
TA  - HOPWA

March 20, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$2.580 million May 22, 2001
TA  - McKinney Act Homeless Assistance Program

March 20, 2001
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$3 million May 22, 2001
Youthbuild

March 23, 2001
8:30 am - 11:30 am
$52.9 million May 30, 2001


Best Practices Reminder

Nominate your HUD Best Practice NOW. You have until March 23, 2001 to self-nominate your own project/program or nominate one from your community for a 2001 HUD "Best Practice Award". The nomination can be done in a "paper" format or online via the HUD web site by clicking 'Nominate a Best Practice'. If your organization does not have access to the Internet you can: submit a paper nomination, or go online at your local library, or come to HUD’s storefront office for help. If you have any questions or need a paper nomination form, please contact the HUD storefront office at (808) 522-8175 for either Lynn Lee (lynn_j._lee@hud.gov) (ext. 239) or Ramona Mullahey (ramona_mullahey@hud.gov) (ext. 249).



Officer/Teacher Next Door Programs Now Available

The HUD Officer Next Door and Teacher Next Door programs are now available in Hawaii. The Officer Next Door and Teacher Next Door programs promote homeownership to law enforcement officers and school teachers by offering HUD Homes located in a revitalization area for sale at a 50% discount. To make properties even more affordable, HUD will reduce the down payment to just $100 if the home is purchased with an FHA-insured mortgage.

Currently there are HUD designated revitalization areas on Oahu only, however, we are working to get revitalization areas designated on the neighbor islands as well. Revitalization areas are typically in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, have many vacant properties and often have high crime rates, but are considered good candidates for economic development and improvement. Homes offered for sale in the program were previously insured through the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and then foreclosed.

Officers and Teachers must live in the property as their sole residence for at least three years after purchase. A law enforcement officer who is employed full-time by a federal, state, county or municipal government and is sworn to uphold and make arrests for violations of federal, state, county or municipal laws is eligible to participate in the Officer Next Door program. This includes campus police officers employed by State or local colleges and universities and private colleges and universities. Any teacher who is employed full-time by a public school, private school or federal, state, county or municipal educational agency and is a state-certified classroom teacher or administrator in grades K-12 is eligible to apply for HUD’s Teacher Next Door Program. For teachers, homes must be located in the school district in which the teacher is employed.

All of the HUD Homes in Hawaii are managed and marketed by a local contractor, PEMCO, Ltd. For more details on the programs and to find out which homes are available under the Officer Next Door and Teacher Next Door programs, visit PEMCO’s web site (http://www.hudpemco.com) and click on ‘Officer/Teacher Next Door Program’. For more information, please contact PEMCO, Ltd. at 949-0414 ext. 106.


Multifamily Site Visit

On Friday, February 23, 2001, the staff in our Honolulu Multifamily Program Center had the opportunity to tour of some of the HUD multifamily housing projects. This brief one day tour, provided members of our staff the opportunity to see how HUD is assisting in improving the quality of life for those in our community. They had the chance to see how the recent renovation at Maunakea Tower Apartments has improved the housing quality for its residents. They toured the innovative Neighborhood Network Center at Beretania North-Kukui Tower. This showed how converting one apartment to a computer learning center has given the residents of this complex new opportunities for self improvement. They observed the results of the green thumbs of the residents of Hale O Hauoli Elderly in a walking tour of the project’s garden plots. The residents displayed the fruits of their labor, along with the vegetables, the herbs, the flowers and the ornamental plants. They had the chance to look at Manana Gardens, Nova Sunset Villas, Waipahu Tower and Kilohana Apartments to see how the owners were able to improve the physical qualities of these projects. This, in turn, gives the residents pride in their housing complex and adds to the revitalization of the community. In the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Hale Kuha`o, they experienced the newest assistive technology that offers individuals with severe spinal cord injuries a chance at independent living. And finally, at the Senior Residence at Kaneohe, they saw how the State of Hawaii, the City and County of Honolulu and HUD were able to come together to creatively finance a beautiful new housing project for the elderly.

This field trip provided our staff the opportunity to witness the fact that the work we do really does make a difference in our community.


Community Homebuyer Fairs

The Hawaii State Office will expand its community outreach on homeownership in the month of June, 2001. Be on the look out for homebuyer fairs in Waianae, Ewa, Kalihi, Waimanalo, and the North Shore on a Saturday morning in June. HUD and its partners in the housing industry are busily planning five community homebuyer fairs to help people prepare for homeownership. We want to reach out to those who are ready to buy a home now or those who may just have a dream about buying a home some day. We want to make people aware of the various programs and organizations available to help them through the home buying process. Thanks to our housing partners -- Catholic Charities, Waimanalo Community Development Corporation, Nanakuli Neighborhood Housing Services, USDA - Rural Development, Mortgage Bankers Association, State and City Fair Housing offices, Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands, Habitat for Humanity – we look forward to helping many people through the home buying journey. More details will become available soon.


HUD and WCC Form Community Resource Partnership

We are grateful that the Waianae Coast Coalition (WCC) has agreed to partner with HUD as a community resource center for the Waianae coast community. HUD will work with WCC to ensure that the people in the community have ready access to information regarding HUD programs, initiatives and services. The information would include pamphlets and brochures on homeownership, videotapes of HUD satellite broadcasts that explain HUD programs and initiatives, information on how to submit projects and initiatives for recognition as HUD Best Practices, and many more. We also will make our staff available to visit the community resource center periodically to allow for people in the community to meet with HUD staff in person without having to drive to town. Our office expects to form other community resource partnerships in other communities throughout the State. The WCC is located at the Satellite City Hall in Waianae at 85-670 Farrington Highway, Suite #1. The telephone number for WCC is 696-1217. If your organization would like to host a community resource center, please call Mike Flores (michael_s._flores@hud.gov) at 522-8175 ext. 246.


We appreciate any comments or input you have about our quarterly newsletter, Na Hana Ku Aloha. You may send your comments and input on information you would like covered in this newsletter by sending an e-mail to Ramona Mullahey (ramona_mullahey@hud.gov). If you have a new address, please e-mail that information to Ramona or call her at 522-8175, ext. 249.


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