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File #: 15-198    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 3/5/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/24/2015 Final action: 3/24/2015
Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2015 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY FIVE YEAR AND ANNUAL PLAN Staff Contact: Erik Strunk, Director, Community Services
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4933, 2. PHA Plan 5 Year and Annual Plan
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2015 PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCY FIVE YEAR AND ANNUAL PLAN
Staff Contact: Erik Strunk, Director, Community Services
Purpose and Recommended Action
.Recommendation
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution approving the City of Glendale's 2015 Public Housing Agency Five Year and Annual Plan (hereafter the "PHA Plan"), and authorize the submission of the PHA Plan to HUD no later than April 17, 2015.
Background

Federal regulation requires that all housing authorities have a PHA Plan, and that the PHA Plan be updated and submitted to HUD annually. The PHA Plan includes the PHA Five-Year and Annual Plan (form HUD 50075), Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, Section 8 Administrative Plan, and Violence Against Women Act Addendum. The 2015 PHA Plan is a Five Year and Annual Plan.

Changes to the PHA Plan are dictated by federal regulation or involve local discretion. All changes have been reviewed and approved by the City Attorney's Office and the members of the Council-appointed Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC).
Analysis

The PHA Plan provides basic information regarding the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Conventional Public Housing Programs that provide rental assistance for low and very low-income families who may otherwise live in substandard housing, or would be homeless. The key substantive changes, as required by the Federal Government, would include:

* Eligibility, Selection and Admission Policies: No inquiries shall be made about a person's actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, unless used to determine the number of bedrooms for which a household may be eligible or for any other Federal report requirements. Additionally, a new definition of family now includes "equal access regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status" in the City's Section 8 Administrativ...

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