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Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees
Document Number: 2017-01007
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice allocates $1,805,976,000 in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by the Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 for the purpose of assisting long-term recovery in Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and West Virginia. This allocation of CDBG-DR supplements funds appropriated by the Continuing Appropriation Act, 2017. It provided $500 million in CDBG-DR funding that has been allocated to Louisiana, Texas, and West Virginia in response to qualifying disasters. In HUD's Federal Register notice published on November 21, 2016, at 81 FR 83254 (the Prior Notice), HUD described that allocation and applicable waivers and alternative requirements, relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, the grant award process, criteria for action plan approval, and eligible disaster recovery activities. Grantees receiving an allocation of funds under this notice are subject to the requirements of the Prior Notice, including provisions of the Prior Notice amended herein.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Implementation of Various Section 8 Voucher Provisions
Document Number: 2017-00911
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 29, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA). Several of the statutory amendments made by HOTMA affect the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program or the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. HOTMA also gave HUD the authority to implement many of those changes by notice, and those statutory changes are not effective until HUD issues that notice. This document serves as the implementation notice for several of the provisions of HOTMA that impact the HCV and PBV programs, and seeks additional public input on both the implementing requirements in this document and future changes to these programs.
Order of Succession for the Office of Strategic Planning and Management
Document Number: 2017-00878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Management for the Department of Housing and Urban Development designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Strategic Planning and Management. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for the Office of Strategic Planning and Management.
Waiver of Requirements for the State of New York: CDBG Disaster Recovery Grants for Recovery of Lower Manhattan
Document Number: 2017-00710
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public of an additional waiver applicable to the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants provided to the State of New York for the purpose of assisting in the recovery from the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City. As described in the ``Background'' section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute and regulations to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements for this purpose upon the request of the grantee.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: Announcement of Renewal of Approval of the Assessment Tool for Local Governments
Document Number: 2017-00714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has approved HUD's request to renew for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Assessment Tool developed by HUD for use by local governments that receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), or Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) formula funding from HUD when conducting and submitting their own Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). This Assessment Tool, referred to as the Local Government Assessment Tool, is used for AFHs conducted by joint and regional collaborations between: (1) Such local governments; (2) one or more such local governments with one or more public housing agency (PHA) partners, including qualified PHAs (QPHAs); and (3) other collaborations in which such a local government is designated as the lead for the collaboration. Through the notice and comment process required by the PRA, HUD did make changes to the Local Government Assessment Tool approved by OMB in 2015. HUD's Web page at https:// www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/ highlights the differences between the 2015 Local Government Assessment Tool and this 2016 Local Government Assessment Tool. This notice also highlights significant issues raised by commenters on the 30-day notice published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool for Public Housing Agencies: Announcement of Final Approved Document
Document Number: 2017-00713
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that the Assessment Tool developed by HUD for use by Public Housing Agencies receiving assistance under the United States Housing Act of 1937 has completed the notice and comment process required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget and approved. While this Assessment Tool has been approved, this Notice does not trigger the obligation of PHAs to conduct and submit an AFH in accordance with 24 CFR 5.160, as HUD has not yet provided PHAs with the data they will need. As HUD makes data available for certain PHAs, HUD will publish, in the Federal Register, a Notice announcing the availability of data for certain PHAs, triggering their obligation to conduct and submit an AFH, and will post such Notice on the HUD Exchange. HUD also anticipates that, at that time, the online User Interface will be available for use by PHAs. Until such time that PHAs are required to conduct and submit an AFH, HUD notes that PHAs must continue to comply with existing fair housing and civil rights requirements. This Assessment Tool, referred to as the PHA Assessment Tool, was modeled on the Local Government Assessment Tool, first approved by OMB on December 31, 2015 but with modifications to address the different public housing and Housing Choice Voucher operations that PHAs have compared to local governments, and how fair housing planning may be undertaken by PHAs in a meaningful manner. As with the Local Government Assessment Tool, the PHA Assessment Tool allows for collaboration with other PHAs. To reduce burden for PHAs, HUD has increased the threshold for the insert from QPHAs that have 550 units or less to PHAs with 1,250 or fewer combined public housing and HCV units. HUD has also committed to developing an additional Assessment Tool specifically for use by Qualified PHAs (QPHAs) who conduct and submit an individual AFH or collaborate with other QPHAs to conduct and submit a joint AFH to be issued in 2017. Therefore, this PHA Assessment Tool will be for use by PHAs submitting AFHs individually or jointly, and for collaborations among PHAs with 1,250 or fewer units and with PHAs with more than 1,250 units. In addition, to reduce burden further, this Assessment Tool includes an insert with streamlined questions for PHAs with 1,250 or fewer units to use if jointly submitting with PHA with more than 1,250 units. In addition, this Assessment Tool includes revised instructions based on public comments received during the 30-day PRA review that provide more guidance to PHAs in conducting the AFH, including how the regional analysis is to be prepared based on the location of a PHA's geographic region and program type. Through the notice and comment process required by the PRA, HUD made changes to the PHA Assessment Tool from the 30-day notice published in the Federal Register on August 23, 2016.
Requirements for Notification, Evaluation and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance; Response to Elevated Blood Lead Levels
Document Number: 2017-00261
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's lead-based paint regulations to reduce blood lead levels in children under age six (6) who reside in federally-owned or -assisted pre-1978 housing, formally adopting a revised definition of ``elevated blood lead level'' (EBLL) in children under the age of six (6), in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. It also establishes more comprehensive testing and evaluation procedures for the housing where such children reside. This final rule also addresses certain additional elements of the CDC guidance pertaining to assisted housing and makes technical corrections and clarifications. This final rule, which follows HUD's September 1, 2016, proposed rule, takes into consideration public comments submitted in response to the proposed rule.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2017-00256
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulation
Document Number: 2017-00178
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016. The FOIA Improvement Act enacted a range of procedural issues, including requirements that agencies establish a minimum of 90 days for requesters to file an administrative appeal, and codifies the foreseeable harm standard. In addition, this final rule revises a section of HUD's FOIA regulations to more accurately reflect statutory language.
Narrowing the Digital Divide Through Installation of Broadband Infrastructure in HUD-Funded New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Housing; Correction
Document Number: 2017-00167
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 20, 2016, HUD published a final rule requiring the installation of broadband infrastructure at the time of new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing that is funded or supported by HUD, the point at which such installation is generally easier and less costly than when undertaken as a stand-alone effort. This document corrects incorrect paragraph designations in one section of the regulatory text. The effective date for HUD's final rule of January 19, 2017 is unchanged.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program; Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
Document Number: 2017-00432
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the FY 2016 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program. This announcement contains the names and addresses of the award recipients under said NOFA.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supportive Services Demonstration Resident Assessment Form
Document Number: 2017-00163
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comments from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-31790
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Capital Fund Program
Document Number: 2016-31791
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-31334
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2017
Document Number: 2016-31206
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 5, 2016 at 81 FR 69073, HUD published a notice that established the operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project- based rental assistance contracts issued under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and renewed under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) with an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2017. OCAFs are annual factors used primarily to adjust the rents for contracts renewed under section 515 or section 524 of MAHRA. The October 5, 2016, notice inadvertently stated, however, that the floor for the OCAF was one percent. The statutory floor is zero percent. As a result, today's notice corrects the October 5, 2016, notice. For the convenience of the public, HUD is republishing the corrected notice in its entirety. The factors in the table have not changed.
Establishment of Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Request for Nominations for Tribal Intergovernmental Membership
Document Number: 2016-30744
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On June 23, 2016, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to establish a HUD Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal governmental representatives, to assist HUD to further develop and improve its Indian housing programs. The TIAC is intended to further communications between HUD and Federally recognized Indian tribes on HUD programs, make recommendations to HUD regarding current program regulations, and provide advice in the development of HUD's American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities. This notice also solicits nominations and explains how persons may be nominated for membership on the TIAC.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Consolidated Public Housing Certification of Completion
Document Number: 2016-30743
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Contracting With Resident-Owned Business-Application Requirements
Document Number: 2016-30742
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Allocation of Operating Subsidies Under the Operating Fund Formula: Data Collection
Document Number: 2016-30741
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Narrowing the Digital Divide Through Installation of Broadband Infrastructure in HUD-Funded New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Housing
Document Number: 2016-30708
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this rule, HUD continues its efforts to narrow the digital divide in low-income communities served by HUD by providing, where feasible and with HUD funding, broadband infrastructure to communities in need of such infrastructure. In this final rule, HUD requires installation of broadband infrastructure at the time of new construction or substantial rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing that is funded or supported by HUD, the point at which such installation is generally easier and less costly than when undertaken as a stand-alone effort. The rule, however, recognizes that installation of broadband infrastructure may not be feasible for all new construction or substantial rehabilitation, and, therefore, it allows limited exceptions to the installation requirements. Installing unit-based broadband infrastructure in multifamily rental housing that is newly constructed or substantially rehabilitated with or supported by HUD funding will provide a platform for individuals and families residing in such housing to participate in the digital economy and increase their access to economic opportunities.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Solicitation of Comments on Implementation of Public Housing Income Limit: Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2016-30627
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On November 29, 2016, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment on the methodology HUD proposes to use to implement a new income limit in public housing. The November 29, 2016, notice set December 29, 2016, as the comment due date. In response to recent requests for additional time to submit public comments, this notice announces that HUD is extending the public comment period for an additional 30-day period to January 30, 2017.
Request for Comments and Recommendations on a Revised Methodology To Track the Extent to Which Moving to Work Agencies Continue To Serve Substantially the Same Number of Eligible Families
Document Number: 2016-30622
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice solicits comments and recommendations on developing a revised methodology to be used to track the extent to which Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) in the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program are meeting the statutory requirement in Section 204 of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, (1996 MTW Statute) to serve substantially the same number of families had they not combined their funds under the MTW Demonstration Program. This statutory requirement is further reinforced in the Standard MTW Agreements for all 39 current MTW PHAs.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2017
Document Number: 2016-30618
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that certain assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department's Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2017 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. Beginning with the FY 2014 AAFs and continuing with these FY 2017 AAFs, the Puerto Rico CPI is used in place of the South Region CPI for all areas in Puerto Rico. These factors are applied at the anniversary of Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts for which rents are to be adjusted using the AAF for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. A separate Federal Register Notice that will be published at a later date will identify the inflation factors that will be used to adjust FY 2017 tenant-based rental assistance funding.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant Forms
Document Number: 2016-30617
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Conditional Commitment/Statement of Appraised Value
Document Number: 2016-30612
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification
Document Number: 2016-30609
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Modernizing HUD's Consolidated Planning Process To Narrow the Digital Divide and Increase Resilience to Natural Hazards
Document Number: 2016-30421
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's Consolidated Plan is a planning mechanism designed to help States and local governments to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The Consolidated Planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from HUD's formula block grant programs. This rule amends HUD's Consolidated Plan regulations to require that jurisdictions consider two additional concepts in their planning efforts. The first concept is how to address the need for broadband access for low- and moderate-income residents in the communities they serve. Broadband is the common term used to refer to a high-speed, always-on connection to the Internet. Such connection is also referred to as high-speed broadband or high-speed Internet. Specifically, the rule requires that States and localities that submit a Consolidated Plan describe the broadband access in housing occupied by low- and moderate- income households. If low-income residents in the communities do not have such access, States and jurisdictions must consider providing broadband access to these residents in their decisions on how to invest HUD funds. The second concept added to the Consolidated Plan process requires jurisdictions to consider incorporating resilience to natural hazard risks, taking care to anticipate how risks will increase due to climate change, into development of the plan in order to begin addressing impacts of climate change on low- and moderate-income residents.
Manufactured Housing Program: Minimum Payments to the States
Document Number: 2016-30153
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise the minimum payments to states approved as State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 in order to provide for a more equitable guarantee of minimum funding from HUD's appropriation for this program and to avoid the differing per unit payments to the states that have occurred under the present rule. This rule would base the minimum payments to states upon their participation in the production or siting of new manufactured homes, including for new manufactured homes both produced and sited in the same state.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-29821
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements
Document Number: 2016-29822
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's housing counseling program provides housing counseling to consumers seeking information about financing, maintaining, renting, or owning a home. The housing counseling statute was amended to improve the effectiveness of housing counseling in HUD programs by, among other things: establishing the Office of Housing Counseling and giving this office the authority over the establishment, coordination, and administration of all regulations, requirements, standards, and performance measures under programs and laws administered by HUD that relate to housing counseling; requiring that organizations providing housing counseling required under or in connection with HUD programs be approved to participate in the Housing Counseling Program (Housing Counseling Agencies, or HCAs) and have all individuals providing such housing counseling certified by HUD as competent to provide such services; prohibiting the distribution of housing counseling grant funds awarded to agencies participating in HUD's Housing Counseling Program that are found in violation of Federal election laws or that have employees found in violation of Federal election laws; and requiring the reimbursement to HUD of housing counseling grant funds that HUD finds were misused. HUD issued a proposed rule on September 13, 2013, to establish in regulation the statutory changes made to the housing counseling program and solicited public comment. This final rule revises HUD's Housing Counseling Program regulations to adopt the new requirements established in the housing counseling statute. Additionally, this rule amends HUD's general and other program regulations to clarify for grantees the requirement that housing counseling under Other HUD Programs must be provided by HCAs. HUD will issue a separate Federal Register notice to announce the start of the testing and certification process, and entities and individuals providing housing counseling will have 36 months to be approved or certified by the Office of Housing Counseling.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Direct Endorsement Program Timeframe for Conducting Pre-Endorsement Review
Document Number: 2016-29757
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this document FHA advises that it is shifting the timeframe for FHA's review of loans prior to endorsement from pre- closing to post-closing. A lender applying for unconditional Direct Endorsement authority will therefore submit required loan files, required in accordance with HUD regulations, only after closing. After determining that the mortgage is acceptable and meets all FHA requirements, FHA will notify the lender that the loan has been endorsed.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-29756
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department under the Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA)
Document Number: 2016-29754
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement established under the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Delegation of Authority for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
Document Number: 2016-29653
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Under the Residential Lead- Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) is authorized to develop, demonstrate, and promote measures to correct lead-based paint-related health and safety hazards in the home environment that affect children, particularly of low-income families. In this notice, the Secretary delegates to the Director of OLHCHH, all authority pursuant to the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act, the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, sections 501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, and authorizing legislation pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy homes contained within annual appropriations acts, for matters pertaining to lead hazard control and healthy homes. This includes oversight and enforcement of the Lead Disclosure Rule as well as oversight of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for all HUD programs and enforcement of the Lead Safe Housing Rule for Multifamily Housing programs, the Single Family Asset Management program, and Public and Indian Housing (PIH) programs. PIH enforcement actions include coordination with the appropriate PIH field office.
Changes to HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program Commitment Requirement; Correction
Document Number: 2016-29643
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 2, 2016, HUD published an interim final rule that changes the commitment requirement of the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. After publication, HUD discovered that the effective dates and comment due dates were inadvertently reversed. This document corrects the preamble to reflect a 30-day effective date and a 60-day comment period.
Relief From HUD Requirements Available to Public Housing Agencies To Assist With Recovery and Relief Efforts on Behalf of Families Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding in Louisiana
Document Number: 2016-29642
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that HUD has established an expedited process for the review of requests for relief from HUD regulatory and/or administrative requirements (``HUD requirements'') for public housing agencies (PHAs) that are located in a parish of Louisiana that has been declared a federal disaster area due to severe storms and flooding. Specifically, these PHAs may request waivers of HUD requirements and receive expedited review of such requests.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 811 Project Rental Assistance for Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: 2016-29449
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information: Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report; Local Contracting Agencies (HUD Programs)
Document Number: 2016-29445
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-29207
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: American Healthy Homes Survey II
Document Number: 2016-29447
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement concerning an American Healthy Homes Survey II in homes across the country will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Application of the Fair Housing Act's Discriminatory Effects Standard to Insurance; Correction
Document Number: 2016-29446
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 5, 2016, HUD published a document in response to a court remand, which was miscategorized and placed in the ``proposed rules'' section of the Federal Register. See 81 FR 69012 (Oct. 5, 2016). The October 5, 2016, document is neither a proposed rule, nor is it related to a proposed rule. Rather, the October 5, 2016, document responds to a court remand on a final rule by supplementing HUD's responses to certain insurance industry comments that HUD responded to in the preamble to its final rule, entitled ``Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Discriminatory Effects Standard,'' 78 FR 11460 (Feb. 15, 2013). HUD issues this correction to clarify that the published document was related to a final rule and thus should have been categorized and published in the ``rules and regulations'' section of the Federal Register.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-29354
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on July 1, 2016, and ending on September 30, 2016.
HUD Program Evaluation Policy-Policy Statement
Document Number: 2016-29215
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This policy statement of HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research articulates the core principles and practices of the office's evaluation and research activities. This policy reconfirms the Department's commitment to conducting rigorous, relevant evaluations and to using evidence from evaluations to inform policy and practice.
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs; Correction
Document Number: 2016-29213
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On November 16, 2016, HUD published a final rule implementing in HUD's regulations the requirements of the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). After publication, HUD discovered an incorrect compliance date in the preamble and an incorrect paragraph designation in the regulatory text. The compliance date, with respect to completing an emergency transfer plan and providing emergency transfers, and associated recordkeeping and reporting requirements, was incorrectly listed as May 15, 2017, in the preamble. The regulatory text provided the correct date of June 14, 2017. This document makes the necessary correction to the preamble to reflect the compliance date in the regulatory text of June 14, 2017 and the paragraph designations in the regulatory text.
Implementation of the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2016-29211
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 21, 2015, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice that set forth the policies and procedures for the administration of a supportive housing and rental demonstration called the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing program (Tribal HUD-VASH). Today's Federal Register notice makes technical corrections to the October 21, 2015, notice to clarify the program's intent and to address various issues that have risen during the implementation of the program.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Initial Guidance; Correction
Document Number: 2016-29208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 24, 2016, HUD published implementation guidance for the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act. In that document, HUD inadvertently published the incorrect implementation information for changes regarding the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). This notice corrects that information.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Financial Statement of Corporate Applicant for Cooperative Housing Mortgage
Document Number: 2016-29124
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plan
Document Number: 2016-29123
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Uniform Physical Standards and Physical Inspection Requirements
Document Number: 2016-29122
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.