Regulatory Authority: 24 CFR § 964.130(a)(1) Description: The regulations require that resident councils must adhere to certain minimum standards regarding election procedures, including that all procedures must assure fair and frequent elections of resident council members—at least once every three years for each member. HUD recognizes that conducting resident council elections may not be possible as a result of COVID-19 public health actions. HUD is waiving the regulation to allow PHAs to delay resident council elections beyond the three-year limit if necessary. However, the delayed resident council election must be rescheduled and held as soon as reasonably possible once circumstances permit, after June 30, 2021.
Period of Availability: The period of availability of this waiver ends on June 30, 2021.
REMINDER! RENT PAYMENTS NOW ACCEPTED ONLINE Residents in the Sacramento public housing program can pay their rent online using any device with Internet access and check the status of payments and review payment history. Making payments online provides another convenient way for residents and applicants to connect with the Housing Authority in addition to applying for housing and updating status changes using mobile devices. To get started, go to www.shra.org and click the Pay Your Rent button.
The Sacramento Housing Authority is accepting applications for several wait lists, including City and Project-Based County housing. Apply online using any device with internet access. Go to www.sacwaitlist.com to submit your application. Learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs at www.shra.org.
Each year the Housing Authority of the City and County of Sacramento must submit an update to their Annual Plan to HUD for final approval. The Sacramento Resident Advisory Board plays an integral part in this process. In April we go to the resident meetings an get resident input on the Capitol Fund portion of the plan. In July and August we review changes to the ACOP with SHRA. The completed package goes to the Commission in September for a public hearing, then if approved, it is forwarded to HUD for adoption. The documents are published onSHRAs website for public review and comment (click on Public Housing Agency Plans and Reports to view the plan). The public comment period closes after this item is heard by the commission.
Under Section 18 of the Housing Act of 1937 (the Act), Public Housing Agencies are authorized to demolish and/or dispose of public housing developments and/or units. The Housing Authority of the City and County of Sacramento applied for disposition of the Scattered Sites (4 units or less) and Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs). The disposition removes the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) from the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to convert the units to a more stable Project Based Section 8 platform. TPVs are meant to ensure there is no displacement of low-income residents as a result of various actions resulting in a loss of subsidy assistance. This action will not displace residents from any public housing development or unit. The units will continue to be managed by the Housing Authority of the City or County of Sacramento. If a unit requires rehabilitation then a resident will be temporarily relocated while the unit is being rehabbed. They will have the right to return to their unit when the rehab is complete.