The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (QHWRA) requires that Public Housing Authority (PHA) Annual Plans be certified they are in compliance with any applicable Consolidated Plan to the jurisdiction in which the PHA is located.
If the Public Housing Authority is located within a Participating Jurisdiction which receives entitlement funding directly from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), your request for certification of consistency should be addressed to that unit of local government. If the PHA is not located within a Participating Jurisdiction and therefore, is covered by the Consolidated Plan, the Governor has designated the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) as the lead agency for submitting the State's Consolidated Plan and for certifying that applicable activities are consistent with the Consolidated Plan.
If you are requesting State certification of a draft PHA Annual Plan, please submit a statement to the New York State DHCR that the Annual Plan is consistent with the State's Consolidated Plan. This statement should include a description of the manner in which the applicable plan contents are consistent with the Consolidated Plan. Please include any other forms or requests for information you have received from HUD.
When these materials are received, they will be reviewed by appropriate DHCR staff and, if found to be consistent with the Consolidated Plan, a certification of consistency will be provided.
All requests for certifications of consistency with the State's Consolidated Plan pursuant to the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 should be directed to Office of Legal Affairs, New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal, 38-40 State Street, Albany, New York 12207, Tel: (518) 486-6337, Fax: (518) 473-8206.
Last updated on 05/13/02