NOTICE OF PROPOSED UTILITY ALLOWANCES

March 24, 2021

 

TO: ALL PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS 

The PHA has completed its annual review of the Public Housing Utility Allowances and encourages residents to review the proposed utility allowances (attached) and supporting documentation.  Residents may also provide written comments.

Click here to view them:       Proposed Allowances

Pursuant to regulation 24 CFR 965.502 the Lycoming County Housing Authority hereby provides 30 days’ notice to the public housing residents of the proposed utility allowances.

DATES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT:  March 24, 2021 to April 22, 2021

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

PHA’s main administrative office:  1941 Lincoln Drive, Williamsport, PA 17701 

Changes were made due to:

  • ANNUAL UPDATE for resident-paid utilities.
  • NEW SCHEDULED SURCHARGES for check-metered utilities surcharged for excess usage of PHA paid utilities.
  • REVISIONS TO scheduled surcharges.

The PHA will gather all comments and review them at the close of the comment period on April 22, 2021.  The PHA will respond to comments with 7 days of the close of the comment period.  Such written comments will be retained by the PHA and shall be available for inspection by residents

PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:  May 1, 2021

* Request for relief from surcharges for excess consumption, payment of supplier billings in excess of the allowances for resident purchased utilities, may be granted by the PHA on reasonable grounds, such as special needs for the elderly, ill or disabled residents, or special factors, on a case by case basis.  Such relief may be initiated by the verbal or written making of such request as an accommodation.