The rehabilitation of all 86 units will take approximately 12-15 months total. The rehabilitation of each individual unit should take approximately 3 months.
All 86 units require repairs, so all units will be included in the rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation work will require temporary relocation.
Current maintenance requests will not be put on hold. Please call 412-456-5226 for any maintenance needs.
The moderate rehabilitation of the units will include, but may not be limited to:
- Kitchen cabinets and countertops upgrade
- Bathroom cabinets, tub/shower, toilet, hardware upgrade
- Painting, flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures upgrade
- Removal of carpets
- Roof repair or replacement
- Furnace repair or replacement
- Water heater repair or replacement
- Basement repair, as required
We encourage you to inform us of your recommendations for improvements to your unit so that those items can be added for consideration to the scope of work for the rehabilitation.
There was no scoring or grade provided after the units were inspected. For this inspection, recommendations for improvements to each unit were provided.
The home inspector’s recommendations did not include demolition. The rehabilitation will include upgrades, repairs, and improvements to your unit. The properties will not be torn down.
A phasing plan for the redevelopment has yet to be determined; though, we intend to have regular meetings with residents to keep you informed of this plan.
It is the policy of HACP to ensure that Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women-Owned Businesses (WBEs) are provided the maximum opportunity to participate in our contracts.
HACP supports the minimum goals of 18% of MBE participation and 7% WBE participation and strongly encourages the use of MBEs and WBEs in all contracts.
There will be no involuntary displacement of the current residents as a consequence of the Manchester Redevelopment. Current residents have the right to return to the redeveloped property.
The rehabilitation plan is based on the needs of the unit, it will not be based on the length of time that residents have lived in Manchester.
As a current resident, you are guaranteed the right to move back to the redeveloped property in Manchester once the rehabilitation work is complete; though, there is no guarantee that you will be able to move back into the same unit that you are currently living in.
HACP will review different factors including your family composition and reasonable accommodation needs through a one-on-one survey/needs assessment that our Relocation Specialist will conduct with you.
Yes, the units will be right-sized. If an appropriately-sized unit is available based on your household size needs, HACP must transfer current residents that are under-housed or over-housed into a unit within the redevelopment that is appropriate for your household upon your return to the redeveloped property.
Since current residents have the right to return to the redeveloped property and right-sizing for all units may not be possible, HACP may temporarily over-house households until an appropriately-sized unit within the development becomes available for those households to transfer into
As a current resident, you are guaranteed the right to move back to the development in Manchester once the rehabilitation work is complete; though, there is no guarantee that you will be able to move back into the same unit that you are currently living in.
RAD will only affect those residents currently paying flat rent. After the RAD conversion, residents currently paying flat rent will be required to pay 30% of their household income, which may result in an increase in rent. The amount of this increase will vary based on the income of the household. Any rent increase of more than $25.00 or 10% will be phased in.
The residents’ point of contact for the redevelopment is both:
Mackenzie Pleskovic Barbara Coffee
Development Manager Community Program Liaison
You will be assigned a Relocation Specialist in the coming months for the survey/needs assessment. At this time, we do not know who will be responsible for the construction work. We will share the additional members of the Development Team as the team is assembled.
Yes. All residents will have the same relocation specialist, Ms. Cassandra Palmer.
The relocation will not take place until 2021. A phasing plan for the redevelopment has yet to be determined; though, we intend to have regular meetings with residents to keep you informed of this plan.
For all residents who are temporarily relocated, we will collect your feedback regarding the areas/locations you would prefer to move to/live in.
For residents who choose to move permanently from the Manchester Redevelopment and not return to the redeveloped property, HACP will review different factors including your family composition and reasonable accommodation needs to assist residents in locating a new unit.
At this time, HACP has not finalized any decisions regarding the relocation options that will be available to residents. Your relocation options may or may not include HUD properties and/or privately-owned properties located in Manchester.
Yes, all temporary relocation options will be within city limits.
Temporary relocation will last 3 months, at most. HACP will work with each family to understand your needs and apply the necessary resources to minimize the impact to your family.
In no instance will the residents carry the financial burden or coordination of the relocation. Your relocation needs will be determined through the one-on-one survey/needs assessment conducted by HACP’s Relocation Specialist.
However, if you choose to move before waiting to receive a Notice of Relocation from HACP, you may lose or forfeit your eligibility to receive relocation assistance.
Yes, the utilities will be the same.
Residents may or may not be responsible for paying the same utilities in their temporary unit. This will depend on the relocation option that is selected.
The relocation assistance available to residents will be discussed in upcoming meetings.
The relocation assistance available to residents will be discussed in upcoming meetings.
HACP will provide services to accommodate seniors and persons with disabilities based on the needs that are identified in the survey/needs assessment. The relocation assistance available to residents will be discussed in upcoming meetings.
All current residents have the right to return to the redeveloped property. You are not required to return; however, please wait until you receive further instruction from HACP, including the Notice of Relocation, so that you remain eligible for relocation assistance payments and services. You do not need to move now.
Yes, the rental assistance for the 86 units in Manchester will now be funded by HUD’s Section 8 Project Based Voucher program subsidy instead of funded by HUD’s Public Housing program.
There is a difference between a Section 8 Project Based Voucher (PBV) and a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV). The Section 8 HCV, which is more commonly known, provides a voucher that voucher-holders can take with them to find a place to live of their choosing. These vouchers provide a “housing choice.” The Manchester Redevelopment will not be providing Section 8 HCVs to residents.
Rather, the Manchester Redevelopment will be utilizing Section 8 PBV funding. This means that residents of these units do not take this Section 8 subsidy with them when they move out. The PBV subsidy stays with the unit. It is “project based.” One year after the conversion, any resident requesting to move can request a "Choice Mobility" voucher.
Yes, the Section 8 lease will have a one-year term.
Recertification dates are expected to change in 2021. Residents will be notified.
No, there will be no rescreening of the eligibility of current residents. All current residents have the right to return to the redeveloped property after the rental assistance has been converted to Section 8 PBV subsidy. Current residents will not be required to meet the Section 8 eligibility requirements to return to Manchester.
Yes, when the waiting list for the redeveloped property opens after the rehabilitation is complete and the property is converted to Section 8 PBV rental assistance, all new applicants must be eligible to qualify for a Section 8 PBV unit.
Once the waiting list reopens, residents will apply at the Management Office in Manchester.
The Section 8 eligibility requirements can be found in HACP’s Admin Plan (page 35) on our website.
As a reminder, current residents of Manchester will not be rescreened in order to return to the redeveloped property.
If you move before instruction from HACP, you will forfeit your right to relocation assistance payments and services.
HACP’s Homeownership Program will continue to be available for all residents who wish to purchase a home. HACP is still exploring options as it relates to the 86 units. At this time, the option to purchase these units is not available.
HACP is utilizing the RAD conversion tool as a way to lock-in affordability and funding for capital improvements. The property will be owned by an affiliate of the HACP; however, HACP manages the PBV program. Day-to-day management and maintenance of the property is still under review.
The units will be managed by a new property manager procured by HACP. Residents may be able to meet the property manager in an upcoming resident meeting, and can be notified of this meeting date.
Maintenance services will be provided by the procured management company.
Your mailing address can be temporarily changed through the post office. Residents will submit a change of address to the post office to notify that they have moved.
All future notices will be mailed via certified mail and regular mail at the same time. This way, all residents will still receive the notice at the same time even if they have not yet been home to sign for it.
HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program is a federally-funded program that allows housing authorities to convert their public housing units to Project Based Section 8 units to Project Based Section 8 Voucher units.
All current residents are partners in this redevelopment process. We will share all information with all residents of the community affected by the rehabilitation.
Tenant Council meetings take place every 3rd Tuesday of the month at PA-Bidwell.
There is no deadline for submitting your input. The best way to obtain information and provide feedback to HACP, which is highly encouraged, is to attend regular resident meetings.
You can also submit your questions, comments, concerns, and recommendations for improvements to your unit on this resident webpage below.