The Annual Plan

Congress passed a law in 1998 that requires Housing Authorities administered by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to create an Annual Plan. Massachusetts passed a law, MGL Ch. 121B Sec. 28A that requires State-Assisted Housing Authorities to also create an Annual Plan and BHA is working on the draft State Annual Plan for the first time in fall 2020.  To learn more about the State-Annual Plan, click here.

HUD Federal Annual Plan documents:

The Federal Annual Plan details Boston Housing Authority’s programs and policies for the upcoming fiscal year (April 1 – March 31). It also includes information about the Capital Fund Program (CFP) where the BHA plans on spending capital funds in the future.

HUD Annual Plan 2020 and Five-Year Plan (2020-2024) approved documents

Documents were available for review and comment November 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019 and were submitted to HUD by Jan 15, 2020.

To see the annual plan public hearing flyer that describes where the annual plan documents can be accessed along with the dates and locations of the public hearing on December 9, 2019, click here.

  • Annual Plan 2020 template spanning April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, click here.

  • Annual Plan 2020 supplement, click here.

  • Five Year Plan (Fiscal Year 2020-2024) on HUD form HUD-50075-5Y, click here.

  • Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy in revision mode, click here.

  • Leased Housing Administrative Plan Summary of Changes, click here, and in revision mode, click here.

  • Five Year Capital Fund Program Action Plan (Fiscal year 2020-2024) Parts I, II, and III, click here.

  • Five-Year Capital Fund Program FY2020-2024 Work Activities Sheet, click here.

  • Rental Assistance Demonstration attachment to annual plan, click here.

  • Site Based Applicant and Resident race, ethnicity, and disability status, click here.

  • Four Factor Analysis for the Limited English Proficiency program, click here.

  • Plan Certifications, click here.

  • Responses to Comments, click here.

HUD Federal FY 2020 Annual Plan Amendment #1 - proposed

All the documents associated with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Plan Amendment #1 that spans April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 are posted below.

Documents are available for review and comment November 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020 and were submitted to HUD by Dec 31, 2020.

To see the annual plan public hearing flyer that describes where the annual plan documents can be accessed along with the dates and how to access the virtual public hearing on December 7, 2020, click here.

  • Annual Plan 2020 Amendment #1 template spanning April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, click here.

  • Annual Plan 2020 supplement, changed section only, click here.

  • Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, changed chapters only, with summary of changes, click here.

  • Leased Housing Administrative Plan, changed chapters only, with summary of changes, click here.

  • Tenant Particpation Policy w Addendum allowing remote/alternative activities during Covid-19 pandemic, click here.

HUD Annual Plan Archives

Archived Annual Plan Documents may be located here.

HUD Five-Year Plan

In addition to the Annual Plan, the BHA also develops a Five-Year Plan establishing its major goals and objectives.  The current Five-Year Plan covers the period 2020-2024.  To see the current Five-Year Plan click here.  Each year as part of the Annual Plan, the BHA updates the Five-Year Plan in a document called Five-Year Plan Progress Report to reflect the work done towards achieving the goals.  The Five-year Plan Progress Report can be viewed by looking at the documents posted as part of each Annual Plan above.

The Federal Annual Plan Process

Boston Housing Authority (BHA) submits the Annual Plan by January 15 each year to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its review. HUD has 75 days to review the Annual Plan – and either approves it or identifies deficiencies. If there is a deficiency, BHA addresses the issue and re-submits the Annual Plan. 

Members of the Resident Advisory Board meet regularly with BHA staff to discuss the Annual Plan. 

HUD Plan Public Notice

The Annual Plan is available to residents and the public for 45 days for review and comment before being reviewed by HUD. In a typical year, the Annual Plan is available for public review on November 1 and the comment period closes on December 15. 

Copies of the draft Annual Plan are sent to the Resident Advisory Board and Local Tenant Organizations. The Annual Plan is available at BHA’s Planning Department (52 Chauncy Street, Boston), see above for links to approved plan, at the Boston Public Library Copley Branch, and in BHA management offices. 

If you would like to receive notice of public comment items, please subscribe to the BHA’s Public Review mailing list.
 

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HUD Plan Public Hearing

BHA holds a Public Hearing each year to provide an opportunity for BHA residents and the public to comment on the Annual Plan. BHA includes the record of comments and responses in the final Annual Plan package to HUD. To see the 2020 Annual Plan and Five-Year Plan 2020-2024 public hearing flyer, click here.

If you have a reasonable accommodation request for reviewing the Annual Plan or attending a Public Hearing, please call (617) 988-4107 or TDD (800) 545-1833 ext. 420. Interpreters can be made available at the Hearing upon request. 

Comments can be sent to 52 Chauncy Street Boston, attn: John Kane, Boston, MA 02111; or by email

HUD Annual Plan Amendments

Occasionally the BHA will submit a significant amendment to its Annual Plan during the year.  This requires the BHA to hold an additional review and comment period and a public hearing. 

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