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10/28/2020

Public Notice - Proposed Revision to Utility Allowances

Public Notice: Sixty Day Resident Comment Period on Proposed Utility Allowance Revision

Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) has completed its annual review of the Public Housing Utility Allowances and encourages residents to review the proposed utility allowances and supporting documentation at www.lucasmha.org/news, its Central Office, or  any Property Management Office. The proposed changes could alter the subsidy applied, which could result in the amount of rent a resident pays each month to LMH. The changes are being made as part of the annual update.

Basis of determination: Specific information and characteristics about LMH's dwelling units were collected for each applicable bedroom size. Data gathered included building type, approximate age, fuel types, construction materials, window types, and mechanicals; including, but not limited to stove, refrigerator, hot water tank, furnace, but not air conditioning. Utility allowances were calculated by utilizing this data along with utility rates charged by the utility companies and standard consumption rates for the region.

Residents are encourage to review the proposed utility allowances and provide written comments to Anneliese Grytafey, Chief Policy and Program Officer at agrytafey@lucasmha.org or Lucas Metropolitan Housing Central Office attn: Anneliese Grytafey, Chief Policy & Program Officer 435 Nebraska Ave. Toledo, OH 43604.

Click here to download the Proposed Utility Allowance Revision

DATES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW/COMMENT: November 1, 2020 - December 2, 2020

The documents that provide the basis for the proposed utility allowances are available for review during the above time frame  LMH's Central Office at 435 Nebraska Ave, Toledo, OH 43604 and at any Property Management Office by appointment during normal business hours to ensure compliance with COVID-19 health guidelines.

LMH will gather all comments and review them at the close of the comment period.  All written comments will be retained by LMH and shall be available for inspection by residents.

Requests for relief from surcharges for excess consumption and payment of supplier billings in excess of the allowances for resident purchased utilities may be granted by LMH on reasonable grounds, for example, special needs for the elderly, ill or disabled residents, or special factors on a case-by-case basis.  You may request relief from any such surcharge by making an oral or written request for an accommodation to LMH.

PROPOSED EFFECTIVE DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION:  JANUARY 1, 2021.