24 CFR Part 58 is the Federal regulation that outlines the environmental review procedures for entities assuming HUD environmental responsibilities. Compliance under this regulation will fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), additional Federal regulations required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Development (HUD), and a few state/local environmental requirements. In regard to projects undertaken by Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD), the review done under 24 CFR Part 58 is often referred to as the NEPA review.

Historic Preservation Section 106 Review

All projects must adhere to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, also known as 36 CFR 800. During the environmental review, all projects are evaluated for their potential impact on properties designated as historic, eligible for historic status, or located within a historic district. This evaluation process is commonly referred to as the Section 106 Review.

Projects that may impact historic properties must be reviewed to guarantee that project plans will meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and the California Historic Building Code. If necessary, LAHD will outline a set of conditions for the project proponent to follow, in addition to conducting a walkthrough at 50% and 100% completion to verify compliance.

Estimated Review Time

The complexity of each review may vary, depending on a project’s scope of work and the proposed project site’s existing environmental conditions. The following table contains an estimated review time for the most common projects undertaken by LAHD.

Project Type Numbers of Units Estimated Review Time
Acquisition 1-4 units 5 to 15 days
5+ units
Non Residential/Vacant Lots
Rehabilitation 1-4 units 5 to 30 days
5+ units 45 to 60 days


New Construction

Residential to Residential (1-4 units)
Residential to Residential (5+ units)
Nonresidential to Residential
Residential to Nonresidential

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 W. 7th Street, 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

These notices satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD).

On or about April 28, 2023, LAHD will authorize the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) to submit requests to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Section 8 Project Based Vouchers (PBV) funds under the Housing Act of 1937; Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012, Public Law 112-55; and Community Project Funding Grant (CPF) funds under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2022, (P.L. 117-103) as amended to undertake the following project:


PURPOSE: PHK Pano, L.P. and LA Family Housing are proposing to renovate and convert an existing 49-guest room, motel (Panorama Motel) into a 91-unit supportive housing project called The Pano. The Pano consist of renovating the existing motel’s (49) guest rooms and converting (40) guest rooms into 0-bedroom units (235 – 346 sq. ft.), a 2-bedroom property manager’s unit (966 sq. ft.) and demolishing (10) guest rooms, an existing single-story pool house, and a backfilled pool to construct a new three-story building with (50) 0-bedroom units (235 – 346 sq. ft.). Each unit will have a kitchen or kitchenette, a private bathroom and energy star appliances. The development is intended to serve a mixed population of homeless and chronically homeless individuals. Forty-five of the (91) units will be reserved for homeless participants and (45) units will be reserved for chronically homeless participants. All supportive housing units will include, but not limited to, a bed, dresser, dining table, dining chairs, and side table.

The Pano will offer a variety of amenities including a reception lobby (260 sq. ft.), two property manager’s offices (107 – 134 sq. ft.), five case manager’s offices (106 – 151 sq. ft.), a staff conference room (217 sq. ft.), a break room with a kitchenette (192 sq. ft.), two public restrooms (56 – 62 sq. ft.), an outdoor landscape courtyard with several seating areas and a barbeque grill (8,866 sq. ft.), a community room with a full kitchen (955 sq. ft.), two outdoor decks (241 – 298sq. ft.), two laundry rooms with a combine total of (9) washers and (13) dryers (246 – 302 sq. ft.), two IT rooms (55 – 138 sq. ft.). and a bike storage room (342 sq. ft.). The project will provide vehicular storage to accommodate (46) bicycles and (6) off-street parking spaces with driveway access from Sepulveda Boulevard. The project will be in compliance with the development regulations pursuant to the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the allowable land uses as set forth by the Reseda – West Van Nuys Community Plan Area. 

LOCATION: 8163 – 8209 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Van Nuys, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles CA 91402

FUNDING: Estimated: $920,880.00 annually for (20) years, total funding of $18,417,600.00 / Section 8 (PBV) and $3,000,000.00 / CPF (FY2022)

An Environmental Assessment under 24 CFR Part 58 was conducted for the above-mentioned project. LAHD has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR will be made available to the public for review electronically. Please submit your request by email to the Los Angeles Housing Department, Environmental Services Unit, Attention: Lovell Williams at

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to LAHD. All comments received by April 27, 2023 will be considered by LAHD prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.

LAHD certifies to HUD that Ann Sewill in her capacity as General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows LAHD to use program funds.

HUD will accept objections to the Responsible Entity’s (RE) Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the RE; (b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding

required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the RE has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal, State or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted via email in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development at and also to HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing at email: Potential objectors should contact both the HUD Los Angeles Office of Community Planning and Development and HUD Los Angeles Office of Public Housing via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ann Sewill, General Manger
Los Angeles Housing Department
1200 West Seventh Street, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, California 90017

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