Notice of 2016 Proposed Utility Allowances

February 12, 2016

Feb. 12, 2016
Notice of Proposed Utility Allowances

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) has completed its annual review of the Public Housing Utility Allowances and encourages residents to review the proposed utility allowances (see reverse side of this notice), and supporting documentation. Residents may also provide written comments as noted below.

Pursuant to regulation 24 CFR 965.502, the HACP hereby provides 60-days notice to its public housing residents of the proposed utility allowances. 

DATES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW:  February 15 through April 14, 2016 – comment period: February 15 through March 15, 2016.

The HACP records and documents that provide the basis for the proposed utility allowances are available for review and comment during the dates listed above and at the following location: 

HACP’s main administrative office at 200 Ross Street, 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

            HACP development site management office at ___________________

            Other: _______________________

 Changes were made due to:

            ANNUAL UPDATE

            NEW SCHEDULED SURCHARGES

            REVISIONS TO ________________

Basis of determination:

Specific information and characteristics about the HACP’s dwelling units were collected for each applicable bedroom size. Data gathered included building type, approximate age, fuel types, construction materials, window types, and mechanicals; including, but not limited to stove, refrigerator, hot water tank, furnace, but not air conditioning. Utility rates were calculated. 

The HACP will gather all comments and review them at the close of the comment period.  All written comments will be retained by the HACP and shall be available for inspection by residents. 

Requests for relief from surcharges for excess consumption and payment of supplier billings in excess of the allowances for resident purchased utilities may be granted by the HACP on reasonable grounds, for example, special needs for the elderly, ill or disabled residents, or special factors on a case-by-case basis.  You may request relief from any such surcharge by making an oral or written request for an accommodation to HACP management.

PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:  MAY 1, 2016.

These rates will be as follows: 

High Rise Communities (effective at re-certification)

0-Bedroom (efficiency) – $39.00 (no change)

1-Bedroom – $39.00 (no change)

 
Family Communities                                     

Bedroom size Semi-Detached Detached New Construction
All Gas*
New Construction
All Electric*
2 $202.00 (no change) $189.00 (no change) $157.00 $202.00
3 $217.00 (no change) $241.00 (no change) $186.00 $241.00
4 $284.00 (no change) $310.00(no change) $215.00 $277.00
5 n/a n/a $242.00 $312.00

 
*Low Income Public Housing (LIPH) Scattered Site units built from 2010 to present.       

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance, or an alternate means of reviewing and understanding the process, please contact Robin Smith at 412-456-5282, ext. 3, to discuss your options.