Notice of Proposed Utility Allowances

December 13, 2019

The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) has completed its annual review of the Housing Choice Voucher 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 30-days notice to its public housing residents of the proposed utility allowances.

DATES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW:  December 16, 2019 through January 16, 2020 comment period: December 16, 2019 through January 16, 2020.

Comments will be received at 200 Ross Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219 – 9th floor on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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, 7th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Changes were made due to:

ANNUAL UPDATE

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 allowances were calculated by utilizing this data along with utility rates charged by the utility companies and standard consumption rates for the region.

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. Please see enclosed Utility Allowance Sheet.

PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:  January 1, 2020.