Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), 47060-47061 [E7-16602]

Download as PDF 47060 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices determination whether a record may be accessed will be made at the time a request is received. DHS will review and comply appropriately with information requests on a case-by-case basis. Requests for correction of records in this system may be made through the Traveler Redress Inquiry Program (TRIP) at http://www.dhs.gov/trip or via mail, facsimile, or e-mail in accordance with instructions available at http:// www.dhs.gov/trip. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Basic information contained in this system is supplied by individuals covered by this system and other Federal, state, local, tribal, or foreign governments; private citizens; and public and private organizations. ADIS data may be derived from records related to entry or exit data of foreign countries collected by foreign governments in support of their respective entry and exit processes; however, records collected from foreign governments must relate to individuals who have entered or exited the United States at some time, i.e., have an existing record in ADIS. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: The Secretary of Homeland Security has exempted this system from 5 U.S.C. 552a(c)(3) and (4); (d); (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), (e)(4)(G), (e)(4)(H), (e)(5), (e)(8); (f); and (g) pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). In addition, the Secretary of Homeland Security has exempted portions of this system from 5 U.S.C. 552a (c)(3); (d); (e)(1), (e)(4)(G), (e)(4)(H); and (f) pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a (k)(2). These exemptions apply only to the extent that records in the system are subject to exemption pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2) and (k)(2). Dated: August 15, 2007 John Kropf, Acting Chief Privacy Officer. [FR Doc. E7–16473 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) executed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) establishing a pilot grant program called the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP). DHAP is a temporary housing rental assistance and case management program for identified individuals and households displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Under the IAA, HUD acts as the servicing agency of the DHAP. Monthly rental assistance payments under the DHAP will commence November 1, 2007. Case management services will begin on or after September 1, 2007. DATES: FEMA and the HUD executed the Interagency Agreement establishing the DHAP on July 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: Details about the DHAP will be published by HUD in a Federal Register Notice. In addition, a copy of the full text of the FEMA–HUD IAA can be accessed via the FEMA Web site at http://www.fema.gov. Periodic updates on DHAP will be posted on FEMA’s Web site. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna M. Dannels, Director, Individual Assistance Division, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, telephone (202) 646–7082 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast area of the United States causing unprecedented and catastrophic damage to property, significant loss of life, and the displacement of tens of thousands of individuals from their homes and communities. In September 2005, Hurricane Rita hit the Gulf Coast area of the United States and added to the damage to property and displacement of individuals and families from their homes and communities. Under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5174, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster housing programs are short-term assistance programs with a limitation of 18 months, unless extended by the President. Due to the severity of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) expertise in assisting families with long-term housing needs through its existing PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 infrastructure of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), the President determined that housing assistance should be transitioned to HUD to address this continuing need. Since HUD is responsible for administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), the nation’s largest tenant-based subsidy program, and since HUD assisted those Hurricane Katrina and Rita disaster victims already in HUD programs by implementing the Katrina Disaster Housing Assistance Program (KDHAP) and the Disaster Voucher Program (DVP), FEMA worked with HUD to create the new pilot Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP). The local PHAs that currently administer the HCVP will be designated by HUD to administer the DHAP in their jurisdiction. PHAs will be awarded grants from FEMA to provide rent subsidies to eligible families for a period not to exceed 16 months commencing November 1, 2007 and ending March 1, 2009. Families eligible for DHAP are those identified by FEMA who: (1) Currently receive rental assistance authorized under section 408 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5174 pursuant to the Presidential major disaster declarations resulting from Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, and are determined by FEMA to be eligible for continued rental assistance; (2) currently receive other housing assistance from FEMA (e.g., a FEMA-provided trailer) and are determined by FEMA to be eligible for rental assistance; (3) have not received rental assistance from FEMA but are determined by FEMA to be eligible for rental assistance before the DHAP ends; or (4) currently reside in a HUDprovided Real-Estate Owned (REO) property through an arrangement between HUD and FEMA, and who are be determined by FEMA to be eligible for continued rental assistance after relocating out of the REO property. FEMA will rely on the eligibility standards established for its temporary housing program at 44 CFR 206.113 in determining who is eligible for referral to the DHAP. All eligible families will be contacted by a PHA and families who agree to participate in the DHAP must sign and execute a HUD-provided DHAP lease addendum to their current lease with their landlord, which sets forth the new obligations to receive the rental subsidy. Similarly, landlords will be contacted by PHAs and those who agree to participate in the DHAP must sign and execute a Disaster Rent Subsidy Contract (DRSC) with the PHA outlining the new conditions and obligations, in addition to signing a lease addendum with the tenant. E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 47061 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 22, 2007 / Notices The designated PHAs will begin the rent subsidy on November 1, 2007. Beginning in March 1, 2008, the rent subsidy will decrease $50 per month per family, with the goal of leading the family closer to complete housing selfsufficiency at the end of the 16-month program. When the DHAP assistance ends on March 1, 2009, all families are responsible for the full amount of the rent. The designated PHAs will also provide case management services, which will include a needs assessment and individual development plan (IDP) for each family. The objective of HUD case management services is to promote self-sufficiency for the participating family. Case management services will begin on or after September 1, 2007, for those families transitioning to the DHAP during the initial implementation phase. Details about DHAP will be published by HUD in a Federal Register Notice. In addition, a copy of the full text of the FEMA–HUD IAA can be accessed via the FEMA Web site at http:// www.fema.gov. Periodic updates on DHAP will be posted on FEMA’s Web sites. Authority Legal authority for DHAP is based on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) general grant authority under section 102(b)(2) of the Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 112, and sections 306(a), 408(b)(1), and 426 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5149(a), 5174(b)(1), and 5189d, respectively. As a servicing agency under a grant from FEMA, and consistent with the Economy Act, HUD derives all authority under the program from FEMA. Dated: August 17, 2007. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E7–16602 Filed 8–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P obtained from Ms. Deitzer or from HUD’s Web site at http:// www5.hud.gov:63001/po/i/icbts/ collectionsearch.cfm. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5117–N–68] This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. This notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Humidity Monitoring Survey. OMB Approval Number: 2528–New. Form Numbers: None. Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: The purpose of this survey is: (1) Collect moisture load data to support research to better understand the impact of indoor moisture on the durability of homes; (2) Support the development of design criteria, such as ASHRAE Standard 160P, that will minimize durability problems associated with high indoor moisture levels; and (3) Investigate the influence of the interior and exterior conditions on the indoor moisture level of a typical single family home. Frequency of Submission: On Occasion, Annually. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Humidity Monitoring Survey Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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. The purpose of this survey is: (1) Collect moisture load data to support research to better understand the impact of indoor moisture on the durability of homes: (2) Support the development of design criteria, such as ASHRAE Standard 160P, that will minimize durability problems associated with high indoor moisture levels; and (3) Investigate the influence of the interior and exterior conditions on the indoor moisture level of a typical single family home. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 21, 2007. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2528–NEW) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–6974. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708–2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be Number of respondents jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Aug 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00110 Annual responses X Hours per response = Burden hours 70 Reporting Burden 3 .... 2 .... 420 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 22, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47060-47061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16602]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency


Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD) executed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) establishing 
a pilot grant program called the Disaster Housing Assistance Program 
(DHAP). DHAP is a temporary housing rental assistance and case 
management program for identified individuals and households displaced 
by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Under the IAA, HUD acts as the 
servicing agency of the DHAP. Monthly rental assistance payments under 
the DHAP will commence November 1, 2007. Case management services will 
begin on or after September 1, 2007.

DATES: FEMA and the HUD executed the Interagency Agreement establishing 
the DHAP on July 26, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Details about the DHAP will be published by HUD in a Federal 
Register Notice. In addition, a copy of the full text of the FEMA-HUD 
IAA can be accessed via the FEMA Web site at http://www.fema.gov. 
Periodic updates on DHAP will be posted on FEMA's Web site.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Donna M. Dannels, Director, Individual 
Assistance Division, Disaster Assistance Directorate, Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, 500 C Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20472, telephone (202) 646-7082 (this is not a toll-free 
number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this 
number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at 800-877-8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In late August 2005, Hurricane Katrina 
struck the Gulf Coast area of the United States causing unprecedented 
and catastrophic damage to property, significant loss of life, and the 
displacement of tens of thousands of individuals from their homes and 
communities. In September 2005, Hurricane Rita hit the Gulf Coast area 
of the United States and added to the damage to property and 
displacement of individuals and families from their homes and 
communities.
    Under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5174, the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disaster housing programs are short-
term assistance programs with a limitation of 18 months, unless 
extended by the President. Due to the severity of Hurricanes Katrina 
and Rita and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 
expertise in assisting families with long-term housing needs through 
its existing infrastructure of Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), the 
President determined that housing assistance should be transitioned to 
HUD to address this continuing need.
    Since HUD is responsible for administering the Housing Choice 
Voucher Program (HCVP), the nation's largest tenant-based subsidy 
program, and since HUD assisted those Hurricane Katrina and Rita 
disaster victims already in HUD programs by implementing the Katrina 
Disaster Housing Assistance Program (KDHAP) and the Disaster Voucher 
Program (DVP), FEMA worked with HUD to create the new pilot Disaster 
Housing Assistance Program (DHAP).
    The local PHAs that currently administer the HCVP will be 
designated by HUD to administer the DHAP in their jurisdiction. PHAs 
will be awarded grants from FEMA to provide rent subsidies to eligible 
families for a period not to exceed 16 months commencing November 1, 
2007 and ending March 1, 2009. Families eligible for DHAP are those 
identified by FEMA who: (1) Currently receive rental assistance 
authorized under section 408 of the Stafford Act, 42 U.S.C. 5174 
pursuant to the Presidential major disaster declarations resulting from 
Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, and are determined by FEMA to be eligible 
for continued rental assistance; (2) currently receive other housing 
assistance from FEMA (e.g., a FEMA-provided trailer) and are determined 
by FEMA to be eligible for rental assistance; (3) have not received 
rental assistance from FEMA but are determined by FEMA to be eligible 
for rental assistance before the DHAP ends; or (4) currently reside in 
a HUD-provided Real-Estate Owned (REO) property through an arrangement 
between HUD and FEMA, and who are be determined by FEMA to be eligible 
for continued rental assistance after relocating out of the REO 
property. FEMA will rely on the eligibility standards established for 
its temporary housing program at 44 CFR 206.113 in determining who is 
eligible for referral to the DHAP. All eligible families will be 
contacted by a PHA and families who agree to participate in the DHAP 
must sign and execute a HUD-provided DHAP lease addendum to their 
current lease with their landlord, which sets forth the new obligations 
to receive the rental subsidy. Similarly, landlords will be contacted 
by PHAs and those who agree to participate in the DHAP must sign and 
execute a Disaster Rent Subsidy Contract (DRSC) with the PHA outlining 
the new conditions and obligations, in addition to signing a lease 
addendum with the tenant.

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    The designated PHAs will begin the rent subsidy on November 1, 
2007. Beginning in March 1, 2008, the rent subsidy will decrease $50 
per month per family, with the goal of leading the family closer to 
complete housing self-sufficiency at the end of the 16-month program. 
When the DHAP assistance ends on March 1, 2009, all families are 
responsible for the full amount of the rent.
    The designated PHAs will also provide case management services, 
which will include a needs assessment and individual development plan 
(IDP) for each family. The objective of HUD case management services is 
to promote self-sufficiency for the participating family. Case 
management services will begin on or after September 1, 2007, for those 
families transitioning to the DHAP during the initial implementation 
phase.
    Details about DHAP will be published by HUD in a Federal Register 
Notice. In addition, a copy of the full text of the FEMA-HUD IAA can be 
accessed via the FEMA Web site at http://www.fema.gov. Periodic updates 
on DHAP will be posted on FEMA's Web sites.

Authority

    Legal authority for DHAP is based on the Department of Homeland 
Security's (DHS) general grant authority under section 102(b)(2) of the 
Homeland Security Act, 6 U.S.C. 112, and sections 306(a), 408(b)(1), 
and 426 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (Stafford Act), 42 U.S.C. 5149(a), 5174(b)(1), and 
5189d, respectively. As a servicing agency under a grant from FEMA, and 
consistent with the Economy Act, HUD derives all authority under the 
program from FEMA.

    Dated: August 17, 2007.
R. David Paulison,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
 [FR Doc. E7-16602 Filed 8-21-07; 8:45 am]
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