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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Evaluation of the Office of Public and Indian Housing's (PIH) Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) Program
Document Number: 2016-17391
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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: HOME Investment Partnership Program
Document Number: 2016-17390
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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: 2016-17067
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-22
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Promise Zones Reporting
Document Number: 2016-17299
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency Program Demonstration
Document Number: 2016-17294
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance-Technical Submission
Document Number: 2016-17258
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Agency Executive Compensation Information
Document Number: 2016-17257
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency Solutions Grant Data Collection
Document Number: 2016-17256
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Education (ED)
Document Number: 2016-17255
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,'' HUD is issuing a public notice of its intent to conduct a recurring computer matching program with ED for the purpose of incorporating ED debtor files into the Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which is a HUD computer information system.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-16462
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
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.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the Moving to Work Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-16444
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of two scheduled meetings of the Moving to Work (MTW) Research Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee meetings will be held via conference call on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, and Thursday, July 28. The meeting is open to the public and is accessible to individuals with disabilities. Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, notice for the July 26, 2016, meeting is being published fewer than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting as exceptional circumstances exist. It is imperative that the Committee hold its July 26, 2016, meeting to accommodate the scheduling priorities of key participants so that they may begin the work of the Committee. Given HUD's need for the Committee's advice, and the scheduling difficulties of selecting an alternative date, the agency deems it important for the advisory committee to meet on the July 26, 2016.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for License for the Use of Personally Identifiable Information Protected Under the E-Government Act of 2002, Title V and the Privacy Act of 1974
Document Number: 2016-16344
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below 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.
Notice of HUD-Held Healthcare Loan Sale (HLS 2016-1)
Document Number: 2016-16258
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell eight (8) unsubsidized healthcare mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive auction (HLS 2016-1 or Loan Sale) on or about July 20, 2016. This notice also generally describes the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-16017
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-08
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: Fair Housing Initiatives Program Grant Application and Monitoring Reports
Document Number: 2016-16118
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems User Access Authorization Form and Rules of Behavior and User Agreement
Document Number: 2016-16117
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems-Debts Owed to Public Housing Agencies and Terminations
Document Number: 2016-16116
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
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.
Housing Choice Voucher Program-New Administrative Fee Formula
Document Number: 2016-15682
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule proposes a new methodology for determining the amount of funding a public housing agency (PHA) will receive for administering the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programone that uses factors that a recently completed study demonstrates are more reflective of how much it costs to administer the HCV program. Ongoing administrative fees under the HCV program are currently calculated based on the number of vouchers under lease and a percentage of the 1993 or 1994 local fair market rent, with an annual inflation adjustment. The new administrative fee formula proposed by this rule is based on a study conducted by Abt Associates for HUD that measured the actual costs of operating high-performing and efficient HCV programs and recommended a new administrative fee formula. In this rule, HUD proposes to adopt the recommended formula with modifications based largely on comments HUD received in response to a June 26, 2015 notice that solicited comment on the study. This rule proposes an ongoing administrative fee for a PHA that would be calculated based on six variables: Program size, wage rates, benefit load, percent of households with earned income, new admissions rate, and percent of assisted households that live a significant distance from the PHA's headquarters. The PHA's fee would be calculated each year based on these cost factors and a revised inflation factor would be applied to the calculated fee. This proposed rule also provides HUD with the flexibility to provide additional fees to PHAs to address program priorities such as special voucher programs (e.g., the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program), serving homeless households, and expanding housing opportunities.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Document Number: 2016-15863
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,'' HUD is issuing a public notice of its intent to conduct a recurring computer matching program with DOJ for the purpose of incorporating DOJ debtor files into the Credit Alert Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which is a HUD computer information system.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Community Compass TA and Capacity Building Program NOFA
Document Number: 2016-15432
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal of 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: Applications for Housing Assistance Payments; Special Claims Processing
Document Number: 2016-15423
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD-Administered Small Cities Program Performance Assessment Report
Document Number: 2016-15422
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal of 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: Multifamily Default Status Report
Document Number: 2016-15421
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-29
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: Multifamily Contractor's/Mortgagor's Cost Breakdowns and Certifications
Document Number: 2016-15297
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
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: 2016-15267
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Counseling Training Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-15025
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: ConnectHome Use and Barriers Focus Groups
Document Number: 2016-15024
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
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.
Availability of HUD's Fiscal Year 2014 Service Contract Inventory
Document Number: 2016-15018
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the availability to the public of service contracts awarded by HUD in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-14643
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-24
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 Ginnie Mae Multiclass Securities Program Documents (Forms and Electronic Data Submissions)
Document Number: 2016-14926
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below 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.
Paperwork Reduction Act-Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Documents
Document Number: 2016-14924
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows Public Housing, Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab), Rent Supplement (Rent Supp), and Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) properties to convert to long-term project-based Section 8 rental assistance contracts. The documents that subject to this notice are those used to process and complete the conversion process for Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp, and RAP properties. On March 17, 2016, HUD published a 60-day notice announcing proposed changes to the existing Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Documents and solicited public comments on the proposal. An emergency request has been made to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a short term six-month extension of the existing RAD Documents so that the program can continue to operate while HUD reviews and responds to the comments received during the 60-day comment period, and completes the Paperwork Reduction Act submission process for amending and renewing the RAD Documents for a period of three years.
Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy
Document Number: 2016-14896
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In compliance with Executive Order 13175, ``Consultation with Indian Tribal Governments,'' HUD adopts this Tribal Government-to- Government Consultation Policy. The purpose of this tribal consultation policy is to enhance communication and coordination between HUD and federally recognized Indian tribes and to outline guiding principles and procedures under which all HUD employees are to operate with regard to federally recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes. This final policy statement follows publication of an April 8, 2015, request for public comment on HUD's proposed Tribal Consultation Policy and, after consideration of the public comments submitted in response to the April 8, 2015, notice, adopts the proposed policy without change.
Notice of Proposal To Establish a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee; Request for Comments on Committee Structure
Document Number: 2016-14895
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice solicits comments and recommendations regarding the establishment of a Tribal Intergovernmental Advisory Committee (TIAC), consisting of tribal representatives, to assist HUD further develop and maintain 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, provide advice in the development of HUD's American Indian and Alaska Native housing priorities, and encourage peer learning and capacity building among tribes and non-tribal entities. Consistent with HUD's Tribal Government-to-Government Consultation Policy, published elsewhere in this Federal Register, this notice solicits input on the structure of the TIAC.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application and Recertification Packages for Approval of Nonprofit Organizations in FHA Activities
Document Number: 2016-14647
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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: Mortgage Insurance Termination; Application for Premium Refund or Distributive Share Payment
Document Number: 2016-14646
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Requisition for Disbursements of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/Loan Funds
Document Number: 2016-14644
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rebuild by Design Meadowlands Flood Protection Project in Bergen County, New Jersey
Document Number: 2016-14524
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives notice that the State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), on behalf of the State of New Jersey through its Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA), as the recipient of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds, and as the ``Responsible Entity,'' as that term is defined by HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7)(i), intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Rebuild by Design (RBD) Meadowlands Flood Protection Project (the Proposed Project). The State of New Jersey, through NJDCA, has designated the NJDEP as the Lead Agency to prepare the EIS for the Proposed Project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The EIS will analyze the environmental effects of alternatives for the construction of flood risk reduction measures within the Boroughs of Little Ferry, Moonachie, Carlstadt, and Teterboro, and the Township of South Hackensack, all in Bergen County, New Jersey (the Project Area). Such measures will be designed to address the impacts of coastal and riverine (fluvial) flooding on the quality of the human environment in the Project Area due to both sea level rise and storm hazards, including heavy rainfall events and intense coastal storm events. The approximate Project Area boundaries are: Hackensack River to the east; Paterson Plank Road and the southern boundary of Carlstadt to the south; State Route 17 to the west; and Interstate 80 and the northern boundary of the Borough of Little Ferry to the north. The State of New Jersey through NJDCA is the Grantee of HUD Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds that have been appropriated under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2, approved January 29, 2013) related to disaster relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing, and economic revitalization in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster that was declared pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 (Stafford Act) in calendar year 2012 for Hurricane Sandy. The Proposed Project was developed and selected as a winning concept through HUD's and the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force's RBD competition. The RBD competition promotes the development of innovative resilience projects in the Sandy-affected region. HUD has allocated $150 million in CDBG-DR funds for the planning, design, and implementation of this Project. Receipt of CDBG-DR funding requires compliance with NEPA. This Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS is, therefore, being published in accordance with NEPA, the Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ) NEPA Regulations found at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508, HUD implementing regulations at 24 CFR part 58, and HUD's additional environmental review requirements for the Project published in a Federal Register notice on October 16, 2014 (79 FR 62182). This Notice of Intent to prepare a EIS (as defined at 40 CFR 1508.22) is in accordance with CEQ Regulations, and represents the beginning of the public scoping process as outlined in 40 CFR 1501.7. A Draft Public Scoping Document, or Draft Scope of Work to prepare an EIS (Draft Scope of Work), for the Proposed Project is available at www.rbd-meadowlands.nj.gov. The Draft Scope of Work outlines the Proposed Project's purpose and need, initial range of alternatives, resource areas to be addressed in the EIS, proposed analytical methodologies, and other elements associated with the Project and this NEPA process as known at this early stage. Following the public scoping process, a Draft EIS will be prepared that analyzes the Proposed Project. Once the Draft EIS is certified as complete, a notice will then be sent to appropriate government agencies, groups, and individuals known to have an involvement or interest in the Draft EIS and particularly in the environmental impact issues identified therein. A Notice of Availability of the Draft EIS will be published in the Federal Register and local media outlets at that time in accordance with HUD and CEQ Regulations. Any person or agency interested in receiving notice and commenting on the Draft Scope of Work or Draft EIS should contact the individual named in this notice under the heading FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT no later than July 20, 2016.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Veterans Home Rehabilitation Program
Document Number: 2016-14522
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
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: OneCPD Technical Assistance Needs Assessment
Document Number: 2016-14520
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-20
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.
Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees
Document Number: 2016-14110
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice allocates $299 million in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 for the purpose of assisting long-term recovery in South Carolina and Texas. This notice describes applicable waivers and alternative requirements, relevant statutory provisions for grants provided under this notice, the grant award process, criteria for plan approval, and eligible disaster recovery activities. The waivers, alternative requirements, and other provisions of this notice reflect the Department's commitment to expediting recovery, increasing the resilience of impacted communities and ensuring transparency in the use of Federal disaster recovery funds.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-14058
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
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.
Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent System; Using Small Area Fair Market Rents in Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead of the Current 50th Percentile FMRs
Document Number: 2016-13939
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-06-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rulemaking proposes the use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (Small Area FMRs) in the administration of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for certain metropolitan areas. HUD is proposing to use Small Area FMRs in place of the current 50th percentile rent to address high levels of voucher concentration. HUD believes that Small Area FMRs gives HCV tenants a more effective means to move into areas of higher opportunity and lower poverty areas by providing them with subsidy adequate to make such areas accessible and to thereby reduce the number of voucher families that reside in areas of high poverty concentration. HUD proposes to use several criteria for determining which metropolitan areas would best be served by application of Small Area FMRs in the administration of the HCV program. These criteria include a threshold number of vouchers within a metropolitan area, the concentration of current HCV tenants in low-income areas, and the percentage of renter occupied units within the metropolitan area with gross rents above the payment standard basic range. Public housing agencies (PHAs) operating in designated metropolitan areas would be required to use Small Area FMRs. PHAs not operating in the designated areas would have the option to use Small Area FMRs in administering their HCV programs. Other programs that use FMRs would continue to use area-wide FMRs. HUD's goal in pursuing this rulemaking is to provide HCV tenants with a greater ability to move into areas where jobs, transportation, and educational opportunities exist.
Inflation Catch-Up Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts
Document Number: 2016-14060
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This interim final rule amends HUD's civil monetary penalty regulations by making inflation adjustments as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. HUD also removes three obsolete civil monetary penalty regulations previously authorized under statutes for which either HUD no longer has enforcement authority or the program is no longer active. Lastly, HUD makes a technical change to the regulation language implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act which, due to a typographical error under the last civil money penalty adjustment, failed to include language assigning a penalty for causing a false claim or statement to be made.
Notice of Neighborhood Stabilization Program; Changes to Closeout Requirements Related to Program Income
Document Number: 2016-14062
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes changes to closeout requirements applied to and additional regulations waived for grantees receiving grants under the three rounds of funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program who are also grantees under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Continuum of Care Program-Increasing Mobility Options for Homeless Individuals and Families With Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
Document Number: 2016-13684
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 31, 2012, HUD published an interim rule entitled ``Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program.'' The Continuum of Care (CoC) program is designed to address the critical problem of homelessness through a coordinated community-based process of identifying needs and building a system of housing and services to address those needs. This rule amends the CoC program regulations to allow individuals and families to choose housing outside of a CoC's geographic area, subject to certain conditions, and to retain the tenant-based rental assistance under the CoC program. In addition to allowing individuals and families to choose housing outside of the CoC's geographic area, this interim rule exempts recipients and subrecipients from compliance with all nonstatutory regulations when a program participant moves to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. This relaxation of conditions is consistent with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, directing greater protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
Authority To Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships
Document Number: 2016-13945
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities. In accordance with statutory requirements, the research projects must be funded at least 50 percent by philanthropic entities or Federal, state, or local government agencies. This notice announces that HUD is accepting research proposals and provides a general description of information that should be included in any research proposal.
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended New System of Records, Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation
Document Number: 2016-13942
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)), as amended, notice is hereby given that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Policy Development and Research provides public notice regarding its Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation System of Records. This evaluation will study HUD's Choice Neighborhoods program, which is intended to help people living in HUD- assisted housing developments and surrounding distressed neighborhoods improve their quality of life. This study will allow the Department to evaluate the benefits and impacts of the Choice Neighborhoods program, to determine whether it accomplishes its goals, and to inform policymaking decisions. The data sources covered in this notice are gathered from Federal, local, and private databases, and directly from individuals that the program intends to help. A more detailed description of the proposed requirements is contained in the purpose section of this notice.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2016-13428
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
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 Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the First Quarter of Calendar Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-13699
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-09
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 January 1, 2016, and ending on March 31, 2016.