Annually the PHA prepares an Annual and Five Year Plan.
The Plan outlines the goals and objectives for the upcoming five years.
Increase the availability of decent, safe and affordable housing by replacing obsolete or unmarketable housing units with new energy efficient units designed for low maintenance.
- Make application to HUD for phased demolition and reconstruction of original 451 obsolete units. Lessen the density of Kirkpatrick Homes by rebuilding fewer units on the existing site. The redevelopment will include mixed finance such as leveraging of Capital Funds, private mortgage, bond issuance, Federal Home Loan Bank, Illinois Housing Development Authority loans, LIHTC if awarded and HOPE VI. The redevelopment will include mixed income levels if feasible. The use of project-based vouchers will be included in the activities of the agency. Remaining replacement units will be developed in phases on the existing Kirkpatrick Homes and sites yet to be determined.
- Phased construction of units of elderly housing on the Oak Tree Villas site. Remaining replacement units will be developed in phases on the existing Kirkpatrick Homes and sites yet to be determined. Develop housing for elderly with supportive services.
- Demolish and rebuild Administrative/Maintenance facilities using Operating reserves
Improve the overall quality of operations and, become recognized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a “high performer” under the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS).
- Improve the (PHAS) score. Continue to maintain or improve High Performer Status.
Provide an improved living environment
- Implement measures to deconcentrate poverty by bringing higher income public housing households into lower income developments.
- Implement measures to promote income mixing in public housing by assuring access for lower income families into higher income developments.
- Implement public housing security improvements: The Granite City Housing Authority will continue to work with the local police agencies to foster communication and awareness of activities within the developments.
- Designate developments or buildings for particular resident groups.
Promote self-sufficiency and asset development of assisted households
- Increase the number and percentage of employed persons in assisted families.
- Provide or attract supportive services to improve assistance recipients’ employability.
- Provide and attract supportive services to increase independence for the elderly or families with disabilities.
- Implement ceiling rents as a stop gap measure for reemployed residents.
Ensure equal opportunity and affirmatively further fair housing
- Undertake affirmative measures to insure access to assisted housing regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status and disability.
- Undertake affirmative measures to provide a suitable living environment for families living in assisted housing regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status and disability.
- Implement Violence Against Women Act.
Improve community quality of life and economic vitality
- Promote the overall goal of a drug free, decent, safe and sanitary housing.
- Promote self-sufficiency of the residents by promoting employment and job skills training.
- Promote a social and economic mix of residents within each public housing neighborhood in order to foster social stability and upward mobility.