The Federal and State 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. See below for more information on the Federal Annual Plan including the current approved Five-Year 2020 to 2024 Plan, and the approved Annual 2022 Plan (April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2023).  BHA is proposing an Amendment #1 to the approved federal 2022 Annual Plan; please see below. Following that is a link to the Federal Annual Plan Archives, and a description of the process BHA follows developing the Annual Plans.

Massachusetts passed a law, MGL Ch. 121B Sec. 28A that requires State-Assisted Housing Authorities administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to also create an Annual Plan and BHA worked on the State Annual Plan for the first time in fall 2020.  To learn more about the current State-Annual Plan for April 2022 through March 2023 for which DHCD has completed review, click here and be brought to a separate page where staff are also posting a State annual plan archive for prior years.

HUD Federal Annual Plan documents:

The Federal Annual Plan details Boston Housing Authority’s programs and policies for the current and 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 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 held December 9, 2019 including comments on the Five-Year Plan, click here.

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

HUD Federal FY 2022 Annual Plan - approved

All the documents associated with the approved Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Plan  that spans April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 are posted below.  Documents were available for review and comment November 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021 and submitted to HUD by Jan 15, 2022.

To see the annual plan public hearing flyer that describes the virtual public hearing held on December 6, 2021 and where the annual plan documents can be accessed, click here.  To view and/or listen to the virtual annual plan public hearing held on December 6, 2021 at 11 AM click this link which will bring you to zoom and enter the case-sensitive passcode E2b@R*#k and keep in mind that there is an introduction and then comments begin around the 38 minute mark:


and to view and/or listen to the 6 PM hearing click this link which will bring you to zoom and enter the case-sensitive passcode 273!maae and keep in mind that there is an introduction and comments begin around the 22nd minute:
  • Annual Plan 2022 template spanning April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, click here.

  • Annual Plan 2022 supplement, click here.

  • 5 Year Plan Progress Report (2020-2024), click here.

  • Five Year Capital Plan (Fiscal Year 2022-2026) on HUD form HUD-50075-5Y, Parts I, II, and III, click here.

  • Five-Year Capital Fund Program FY2022-2026 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.                                                                                               
  • Family Self Sufficiency Action Plan, click here.
  • Designated Housing Plan, click here.
  • Responses to Comments, click here.


HUD Federal FY 2022 Annual Plan Amendment #1 - proposed

All the draft documents associated with the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 federal Annual Plan Amendment #1 that spans April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 are posted below.  Documents were available for review and comment August 26, 2022 to October 10, 2022 and thereafter submitted to HUD for review and approval.

To see the annual plan public hearing flyer that describes the virtual public hearing held on October 3, 2022 at 6 pm, click here.

  • Annual Plan 2022 Amendment #1 Supplement, click here.  See the added Demo/Dispo table for Parcel 2D at Adams Orchard on pages 74-75.
  • Responses to Comments, (will be added after comment period closes) click here.
  • All other Plan documents are unchanged.



HUD  Federal 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 2021 Annual Plan 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 with advance 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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