Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2011, 14817-14828 [2012-6050]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended for the review, discussion, and evaluation of individual intramural programs and projects conducted by the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, including consideration of personnel qualifications and performance, and the competence of individual investigators, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Date: May 30–June 1, 2012. Time: May 30, 2012, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Agenda: To review and evaluate personal qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 30, 30 Center Drive, 117, Bethesda, MD 20892. Time: May 31, 2012, 8 a.m. to adjournment.Agenda: To review and evaluate personal qualifications and performance, and competence of individual investigators. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 30, 30 Center Drive, 117, Bethesda, MD 20892 Contact Person: Alicia J. Dombroski, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities, Natl Inst of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892. Information is also available on the Institute’s/Center’s home page: http:// www.nidcr.nih.gov/about/ Council_Committees.asp, where an agenda and any additional information for the meeting will be posted when available. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.121, Oral Diseases and Disorders Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: March 7, 2012. Jennifer S. Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–6017 Filed 3–12–12; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency Information Collection Activities: Form I–829, Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comment Request 60-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Form I–829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions. ACTION: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted for 60 days until May 14, 2012. During this 60-day period, USCIS will be evaluating whether to revise the Form I–829. Should USCIS decide to revise Form I–829, we will advise the public when we publish the 30-day notice in the Federal Register in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The public will then have 30 days to comment on any revisions to the Form I–829. Written comments and suggestions regarding items contained in this notice, and especially with regard to the estimated public burden and associated response time should be directed to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), USCIS, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529– 2020. Comments may also be submitted to DHS via facsimile to 202–272–0997 or via email at uscisfrcomment@dhs.gov. When submitting comments by email please add the OMB Control Number 1615– 0045 in the subject box. Note: The address listed in this notice should only be used to submit comments concerning this information collection. Please do not submit requests for individual case status inquiries to this address. If you are seeking information about the status of your individual case, please check ‘‘My Case Status’’ online at: https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/ Dashboard.do, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1–800–375–5283. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the 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 collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (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, PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14817 electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension of an existing information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department of Homeland Security sponsoring the collection: Form I–829. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals and households. This form is used by a conditional resident alien entrepreneur who obtained such status through a qualifying investment, to apply to remove conditions on his or her conditional residence, and on the conditional residence for his or her spouse and children(s). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 441 responses at 1 hour and 5 minutes (1.08 hours) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 476 annual burden hours. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Room 5012, Washington, DC 20529–2020, Telephone number 202–272–8377. March 8, 2012. Sunday A. Aigbe, Chief, Regulatory Products Division, Office of the Executive Secretariat, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2012–6013 Filed 3–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5529–N–04] Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2011 AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 14818 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices 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 October 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2011. For general information about this notice, contact Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410–0500, telephone 202–708–1793 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. For information concerning a particular waiver that was granted and for which public notice is provided in this document, contact the person whose name and address follow the description of the waiver granted in the accompanying list of waivers that have been granted in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2011. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act added a new section 7(q) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(q)), which provides that: 1. Any waiver of a regulation must be in writing and must specify the grounds for approving the waiver; 2. Authority to approve a waiver of a regulation may be delegated by the Secretary only to an individual of Assistant Secretary or equivalent rank, and the person to whom authority to waive is delegated must also have authority to issue the particular regulation to be waived; 3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of all waivers of regulations that HUD has approved, by publishing a notice in the Federal Register. These notices (each covering the period since the most recent previous notification) shall: a. Identify the project, activity, or undertaking involved; b. Describe the nature of the provision waived and the designation of the provision; c. Indicate the name and title of the person who granted the waiver request; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 d. Describe briefly the grounds for approval of the request; and e. State how additional information about a particular waiver may be obtained. Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act also contains requirements applicable to waivers of HUD handbook provisions that are not relevant to the purpose of this notice. This notice follows procedures provided in HUD’s Statement of Policy on Waiver of Regulations and Directives issued on April 22, 1991 (56 FR 16337). In accordance with those procedures and with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of regulations are granted by the Assistant Secretary with jurisdiction over the regulations for which a waiver was requested. In those cases in which a General Deputy Assistant Secretary granted the waiver, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary was serving in the absence of the Assistant Secretary in accordance with the office’s Order of Succession. This notice covers waivers of regulations granted by HUD from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. For ease of reference, the waivers granted by HUD are listed by HUD program office (for example, the Office of Community Planning and Development, the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Housing, and the Office of Public and Indian Housing, etc.). Within each program office grouping, the waivers are listed sequentially by the regulatory section of title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is being waived. For example, a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 58 would be listed before a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 570. Where more than one regulatory provision is involved in the grant of a particular waiver request, the action is listed under the section number of the first regulatory requirement that appears in 24 CFR and that is being waived. For example, a waiver of both § 58.73 and § 58.74 would appear sequentially in the listing under § 58.73. Waiver of regulations that involve the same initial regulatory citation are set out in time sequence beginning with the earliest-dated regulatory waiver. Should HUD receive additional information about waivers granted during the period covered by this report (the fourth quarter of calendar year 2011) before the next report is published (the first quarter of calendar year 2012), HUD will include any additional waivers granted for the fourth quarter in the next report. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accordingly, information about approved waiver requests pertaining to HUD regulations is provided in the Appendix that follows this notice. Dated: March 6, 2012. Helen R. Kanovsky, General Counsel. APPENDIX Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development October 1, 2011 Through December 31, 2011 Note to Reader: More information about the granting of these waivers, including a copy of the waiver request and approval, may be obtained by contacting the person whose name is listed as the contact person directly after each set of regulatory waivers granted. The regulatory waivers granted appear in the following order: I. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Community Planning and Development. II. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Housing. III. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Public and Indian Housing. I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning and Development For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 91.115(c)(2). Project/Activity: The State of New York requested a waiver of HUD regulation at 24 CFR 91.115(c)(2), which requires the citizen participation plan to provide a period not less than 30 days, to receive comments on the substantial amendment of the State’s Consolidated Plan. The waiver would allow the State to reduce the comment period and expeditiously implement amendments to its Method of Distribution, and hence assist jurisdictions affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. A federal disaster declaration was issued for most jurisdictions in the State of New York on August 31, 2011. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 91.115(c)(2) requires the citizen participation plan to provide a period not less than 30 days, to receive comments on the substantial amendment of the State’s Consolidated Plan. ´ Granted by: Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: October 4, 2011. Reason Waived: HUD determined that a reduced public comment period from 30 to 7 days would allow the State of New York to implement the amendment to its 2011 Method of Distribution and annual action plan and enable the State to provide assistance to affected local governments in a timely manner. Contact: Steve Rhodeside, Director, State and Small Cities Division, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7184, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–7375. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices • Regulations: 24 CFR 92.2 Project/Activity: Charlottesville Consortium, Virginia, VA requested that HUD waive the definition of homeownership set forth at 24 CFR 92.2 to enable Fluvanna/ Louisa Housing Foundation to provide homeowner rehabilitation assistance to a two-person household that did not meet the definition of homeownership. Nature of Requirements: The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program regulations at 24 CFR 92.2 defines homeownership as ‘‘ownership in fee simple title or a 99 year leasehold interest in a oneto four-unit dwelling or in a condominium, or equivalent form of ownership approved by HUD.’’ ´ Granted by: Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning & Development. Date Granted: October 14, 2011. Reasons Waived: The waiver request information disclosed that one occupant of the household is mentally disabled and has an ownership interest through a trust, of which the individual is the sole beneficiary. Both the land and improvements are held by the trust, which is managed by a courtappointed attorney. The occupants qualify as a low-income household. HUD granted the waiver so that the disabled, low-income household would not have to continue to live in severely substandard conditions. Contact: Virginia Sardone, Deputy Director, Office of Affordable Housing, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7164, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2684. • Regulation: 24 CFR 570.486(a)(5). Project/Activity: The State of New York requested a waiver of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) regulation at 24 CFR 570.486(a)(5),which addresses citizen public hearings. The waiver request stated that granting of the waiver would give the State some flexibility in addressing the needs of communities affected by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. A federal disaster was issued for most jurisdictions in the State of New York on August 31, 2011. Nature of Requirement: The CDBG regulation at 24 CFR 570.486(a)(5) requires each unit of general local government to provide a minimum of two public hearings, at different stages of the program, for the purpose of obtaining citizens’ views and responding to proposals and questions. ´ Granted by: Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: October 4, 2011. Reason Waived: This waiver was determined necessary because, given the unexpected nature of the disaster, the waiver would allow the State of New York to address the needs and expenses of communities as they recover from the effects of the hurricane and tropical storm in a more timely manner. Contact: Steve Rhodeside, Director, State and Small Cities Division, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Seventh Street SW., Room 7184, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–1322. • Regulation: 24 CFR 574.330(b)(1) and (b)(2). Project/Activity: The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), a competitive grant recipient in Seattle, WA, under the Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) requested a waiver of the HOPWA short-term supported housing regulation to continue the provision of emergency shelter housing assistance to homeless men with challenging mental health issues. At the time of the waiver request, DESC was assisting 60 households in their short-term emergency housing facility, which is over the maximum 50 households allowed by HOPWA regulation. Nature of Requirement: The HOPWA regulation at 24 CFR 574.330(b)(1) and (b)(2) address short-term supported housing and states that ‘‘A short-term supported facility may not provide shelter or housing at any single time for more than 50 families or individuals.’’ ´ Granted by: Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: December 1, 2011. Reason Waived: It was determined that the unavailability of other reasonable critical short-term emergency housing options within close proximity of this facility was an impediment to identifying other housing options for homeless individuals with challenging mental health issues. Based on a continuing need that has resulted in two previous waiver request approvals, this waiver was granted for the duration of DESC’s three year period which concludes on August 31, 2013. Contact: Mark Johnston, Deputy Assistance Secretary for Special Needs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7276, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–1590. • Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, at 75 FR 64333 (II.H.3.F), issued under the heading Community Planning and Development: Community Development Fund of title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111– 5, approved February 17, 2009). Project/Activity: Genesee County, Michigan requested a waiver of the 10 percent demolition cap under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) which restricts grantees from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on demolition activities. Genesee County, requested a waiver to spend $532,644 or approximately twenty percent of its NSP3 allocation on demolition of blighted structures. Nature of Requirement: Section II.H.3.F of the NSP3 Notice provides that a grantee may not use more than ten percent of its grant for demolition activities. ´ Granted by: Mercedes Marquez, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: October 25, 2011. Reason Waived: The County provided statistical data evidencing high vacancy and PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14819 abandonment rates due to significant population and job loss. The County explained that there are a high number of properties requiring immediate demolition to remove safety hazards and the destabilizing influence of the blighted properties. With the additional funds to use towards demolition, the County expected to demolish an estimated 235 residential units. On the basis of this information, the waiver was granted. Contact: Jessie Handforth Kome, Deputy Director, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7286, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5539. II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing—Federal Housing Administration (FHA) For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 203.37a(b)(2). Project/Activity: Extension of Temporary Exemption from Compliance with FHA’s Regulation on Property Flipping, published on December 28, 2011 at 76 FR 81363. Nature of Requirement: The regulation prohibits the use of FHA financing to purchase single family properties that are being resold within 90 days of the previous acquisition. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 22, 2011. Reason Waived: With the home foreclosure rate remaining high across the nation, a temporary waiver of this regulation on a nationwide basis, subject to certain conditions, may contribute to stabilizing real estate prices and neighborhoods that have been heavily impacted by foreclosures, and may facilitate the sale and occupancy of foreclosed homes that have been rehabilitated by making the mortgages of such homes eligible for FHA mortgage insurance. Contact: Karin B. Hill, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9278, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2121. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b). Project/Activity: Northgate and Greenfield Apartments, Burlington, Vermont—FHA Project Numbers 026–55001 and 026–55002. The owner of the property was in the position of being unable to repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan without dire consequences to the property and residents that reside there. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 219.220(b) governs the repayment of operating assistance provided under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Projects prior to May 1, 1996 states: ‘‘Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the term of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment of the mortgage, or a sale of the E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14820 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices project* * *.’’ Either of these actions would typically terminate FHA involvement with the property, and the Flexible Subsidy Loan would be repaid, in whole, at that time. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 1, 2011. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver, which allowed the owner to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Loans, merge the Northgate and Greenfield properties into a single piece of real estate, combine Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts, combine Flexible Subsidy Loans, and redevelop the existing projects. In connection with the granting of the waiver, a Rental Use Agreement was recorded extending the affordability of the project for 40 years, the terms of the new financing. Contact: Marilyn M. Edge, Acting Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6136, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2654. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b). Project/Activity: Woodledge/Morrant Bay, Dorchester, Massachusetts—FHA Project Number 023–005–NI. The owner/managing agent requested a deferral of repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan in order to redevelop the existing project. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulations at 24 CFR 219.220(b) governs the repayment of operating assistance provided under the Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Projects prior to May 1, 1996 states: ‘‘Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the term of the mortgage, termination of these actions would typically terminate FHA involvement with the property, and the Flexible Subsidy loan would be repaid, in whole, at that time. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 31, 2011. Reason Waived: The property owner was granted their request to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy loan as part of a proposal to redevelop the existing project. Granting the waiver allowed for the recapitalization of the project, restoring the original total of 129 units, with the same mix of unit sizes. The purchase and rehabilitation of the project is to be funded using LowIncome Housing Tax Credit equity, a new Risk Sharing mortgage, and other sources. In connection with the granting of the waiver, a new Rental Agreement was recorded, extending the affordability of the project for 40 years. Contact: Marilyn M. Edge, Acting Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6136, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2654. • Regulation: 24 CFR 236.725. Project/Activity: Roberto Clemente Plaza a.k.a. Kent Village, Brooklyn, New York— FHA Project Number 012–167NI. The owner/ management agent requested waiver of the regulation to permit the continuation of VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Rental Assistance Payments after the payoff of the non-insured Section 236 mortgage under a Section 236(e)(2) Decoupling transaction. Nature of Requirement: HUD regulations at 24 CFR 236.725 require that the rental assistance contract shall be limited to the term of the mortgage or 40 years from the date of the first payment made under the contract, whichever is the lesser. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 14, 2011. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted to allow the project to continue receiving Rental Assistance Payments and avoid termination of tenant subsidy when the owner repays the mortgage as part of the decoupling process. The project is being processed under the Section 236 Decoupling program which states that the project may refinance its Section 236 insured mortgage and continue to receive the Section 236 Interest Reduction Payment subsidy, predicated on the project entering into a recorded Use Agreement. This Use Agreement will restrict the project’s operation under the Section 236 program requirements until the maturity date of the original noninsured Section 236 mortgage plus an additional five years. As a result, the 534 units at the property will also undergo substantial rehabilitation. The project is to be maintained as an affordable housing resource for current and future residents of this neighborhood. Contact: Marilyn M. Edge, Acting Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6l60, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2654. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. Project/Activity: The Villas at La Canada is a 100 percent high acuity assisted living facility located in Tucson, Arizona. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public corridor or area. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 2, 2011. Reason Waived: The waiver was granted because of the specific clientele served by the Villas at La Canada, high acuity residents, many residents need assistance with bathing and present special circumstances that do not exist in a traditional assisted living facility. In terms of the existing buildings, the ‘‘hallways’’ which the residents in each building must cross in order to bathe are not located in an area that will be frequented by anyone other than staff or other residents. Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–1672. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project/Activity: Heritage Green Daybreak is a 60 bed assisted living facility located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public corridor or area. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 2, 2011. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because the lender informed the Office of Healthcare Programs that subsequent to obtaining 232/223(f) insurance from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), an expansion project would be commenced using HUD’s authority under section 241(a) of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1715z–6). This expansion will add 10 additional full bathrooms in the facility, thereby, reducing the resident to full bathroom ratio to 4:1. In terms of the existing buildings, the ‘‘hallways’’ which the residents on each floor must cross in order to bathe are not located in an area that will be frequented by anyone other than staff or other residents. Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–1672. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3 Project/Activity: Heritage Green at Hanover is a 64 bed assisted living facility located at Mechanicsville, Virginia. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public corridor or area. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 2, 2011. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because the lender informed the Office of Healthcare Programs that subsequent to obtaining 232/223(f) insurance from FHA, an expansion project would be commenced using HUD’s authority under section 241(a) of the (12 U.S.C. 1715z–6). This expansion will add 10 additional full bathrooms in the facility, thereby, reducing the resident to full bathroom ratio to 4:1. In terms of the existing buildings, the ‘‘hallways’’ which the residents on each floor must cross in order to bathe are not located in an area that will be frequented by anyone other than staff or other residents. Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–1672. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. Project/Activity: Hilton East Assisted Living serves 178 residents within the 140 E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices room facility and is located in Hilton, New York. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public corridor or area. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner Date Granted: December 20, 2011. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because Hilton East’s full bathroom ratio was determined acceptable, because the frail elderly residents are assisted with their bathing by caregivers for safety purposes. To access the shower and tub bathing areas, the residents must exit their rooms and walk down the common hallway shared with the other residents in the sleeping area. Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–1672. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Rock Ridge Apartments, McAlester, OK; Project Number: 118–HD037/ OK56–Q081–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 2, 2011. Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other sources. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Mojave Cedar Supportive Housing, Inc., Las Vegas, NV; Project Number: 125–HD077/NV25–Q091–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 8, 2011. Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other sources. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Leeway Welton Apartments, New Haven, CT; Project Number: 017–HD041/CT26–Q071–002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 6, 2011. Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other sources. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Incor Two, Muskogee, OK; Project Number: 118–HD038/OK56–Q081– 002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing–Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 19, 2011. Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other sources. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Roeser Haciendas Senior Housing, Phoenix, AZ; Project Number: 123– EE107/AZ20–S081–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 3, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to complete the archeological review process, submit the firm commitment application and for the project to achieve initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14821 Project/Activity: Fillmore Haciendas, Phoenix, AZ; Project Number: 123–EE105/ AZ20–S071–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the initial closing package to be reviewed and for the project to achieve an initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Villa Davis (fka Triple R Behavioral Health), Phoenix, AZ; Project Number: 123–HD044/AZ20–Q081–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to secure additional funds to cover a significant shortfall and for the project to reach initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Liberty Resources 13, Philadelphia, PA; Project Number: 034– HD100/PA26–Q081–003. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to achieve initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14822 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices Project/Activity: Northbrook Village II/ AKA Berlin, Berlin, MA; Project Number: 023–EE232/MA06–S081–007. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 7, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the required permits to be issued and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Colter Commons, Phoenix, AZ; Project Number: 123–EE109/AZ20– S081–003. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 7, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to resolve some issues with the firm commitment application and for the project to achieve initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708– 3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Leeway Welton Apartments, New Haven, CT; Project Number: 017–HD041/CT26–Q071–002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 7, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm commitment application to be resubmitted and processed and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Project/Activity: Volunteers of America National Services, Gary, IN; Project Number: 073–EE125/IN36–S081–003. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 19, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm commitment application to be submitted and processed and for the project to reach initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Newbury Senior Housing, Newbury, NH; Project Number: 024–EE120/ NH36–S081–006. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 26, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed due to litigation. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Lane Manor, Stone Mountain, GA; Project Number: 061–EE166/ GA06–S081–002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: October 26, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue a firm commitment and for the project to reach initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Incor Two, Muskogee, OK; Project Number: 118–HD038/OK56–Q081– 002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 10, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to reach initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Bridge Gardens aka Bridge House II, Bronx, NY; Project Number: 012– HD106/NY36–Q011–003. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 18, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for review of the closing documents and for the project to reach initial closing. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Benedict’s Place, Cherry Hill, NJ; Project Number: 035–EE056/NJ39– S081–003. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 23, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to receive the firm commitment and prepare the initial closing package. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Shawnee Supportive Housing, Shawnee, KS; Project Number: 084– HD054/KS16–Q061–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 29, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to receive the firm commitment and prepare the initial closing package. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Rock Ridge Apartments, McAlester, OK; Project Number: 118–HD037/ OK56–Q081–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: November 29, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to receive the firm commitment and submit the initial closing documents. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410–8000, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Lane Manor, Lithonia, GA; Project Number: 061–EE166/GA06–S081– 002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: December 7, 2011. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm commitment to be issued and for the initial closing package to be submitted and processed. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.830(c)(4). Project/Activity: Dimmitt Woods, Batavia, OH; Project Number: 046–EE100/OH10– S091–002. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.830(c)(4) requires that capital advance funds are drawn down only in an approved ratio to other funds, in accordance with a drawdown schedule approved by HUD. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Date Granted: December 20, 2011. Reason Waived: HUD in its response to the public comments in the final rule published September 13, 2005 (70 FR 54210), stated, ‘‘while HUD generally expects the capital advance funds to be drawn down in a oneto-one ratio for eligible costs actually incurred, HUD may permit on a case-by-case basis, some variance from the drawdown requirements as needed for the success of the project.’’ Therefore, the waiver was granted to permit capital advance funds to be used to collateralize the tax exempt bonds issued to finance the construction of the project and to pay off a portion of the tax-exempt bonds that strictly relate to capital advance eligible costs. Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian Housing For further information about the following regulatory waivers, please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows the description of the waiver granted. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Diboll, (TX229), Diboll, TX. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing authority’s (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A–133. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 30, 2011. Reason Waived: The HA advised that its auditor passed away during the audit fieldwork and that its new auditor was not able to meet the financial submission due dates as a result of other audited submission and income tax commitments. The HA requested a waiver of the Late Presumptive Failure (LPF) score of zero for the audited financial submission. The waiver was approved and provided additional time to permit the audit documentation to be completed and the financial statements to be prepared and their entry of the March 31, 2010, audited financial information into Real Estate Assessment Center’s online system. However, this audited submission waiver does not apply to Circular A–133 submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required to meet the A–133 due dates. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Virgin Islands Housing Authority, (VQ001), St. Thomas, VI. PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14823 Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing authority’s (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A–133. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 30, 2011. Reason Waived: The HA requested an additional 60 days to submit its audited financial information under the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) for fiscal year end (FYE) December 31, 2010. The HA advised that as a result of serious data migration problems related to the conversion to a new accounting system and an extensive reorganization of the Finance Department, the HA would not be able to submit their fiscal year 2010 audit by the September 30, 2011, due date. Additionally, HUD was advised that the HA’s audit firm had issues with documentation and evidential support of significant balances and transactions and accounting knowledge of historical balances and transactions, affecting the current year. The waiver was approved and additional time was provided to permit the HA in conjunction with the auditor, to complete the fiscal year 2010 audit. However, this audited submission waiver does not apply to Circular A–133 submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required to meet the A–133 due dates. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Hartshorne/Haileyville Housing Authority, (OK072), Hartshorne, OK. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing authority’s (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A–133. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 5, 2011. Reason Waived: The HA advised that as a result of significant delays and missed due dates by its auditor, the HA’s financial statement audit (non-A–133) would not be timely completed. The HA requested a waiver of the audited financial submission requirements for fiscal year end (FYE) June 30, 2010. Specifically, the HA requested an additional 180 days to submit its FYE June 30, 2010, audited financial information. The waiver was approved and additional time was provided to permit the audit documentation to be adequately completed. Granting the waiver also allowed ample time for drafting the financial statements and the inputting of the audited financial information into the on-line system. Since the HA is E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14824 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices considered a small HA, comprised of approximately 44 units, and has expended approximately $118,000 in federal awards, the HA was asked to consider selecting unaudited/no audit for its unaudited submission type. Specifically, an audited submission is required when a HA expends over $500,000 in federal awards or receives audit costs as an audit add-on the 52723 Operating Subsidy form. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Rochester Housing Authority, (NY041), Rochester, NY. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing authority’s (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A–133. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: The HA requested a waiver of the audited financial submission under the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) for fiscal year end (FYE) September 30, 2010. The HA advised that it’s FASS audited information was submitted timely, but following a rejection by the FASS team, the corrected information was not resubmitted timely due to other processing activity of the finance department. Consequently, additional time was required to resubmit the FYE September 30, 2010, FASS audited submission. The waiver was granted and allowed additional time for the financial data schedule to be adequately completed and for the inputting of the corrected audited financial information into REAC’s FASS on-line system. The HA was required to resubmit its audited financial information no later than October 15, 2011. However, this FASS audited submission waiver (extension) does not apply to Circular A–133 submission to the Federal Audit Clearing house. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: South Pittsburgh Housing Authority, (TN037), South Pittsburgh, TN. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Date Granted: October 5, 2011. Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) experienced severe thunder storms with straight line winds that caused major damage to the HA’s properties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Marion County had been declared a disaster area due to the storm. The damages include roofs, framing structures, weather heads, downed trees and extensive brush. After the brush is cleared, major site and property work will be required to repair the damages to the site and grounds. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted. Waiving the reporting requirements provided the HA with the necessary time to tend to any damage caused by the storm. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, (NC015), Goldsboro, NC. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 19, 2011. Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the housing authority (HA) sustained extensive damage throughout the HA’s inventory due to Hurricane Irene. The HA’s properties experienced substantial damage to roofs, siding, fallen tree debris, and internal damage to walls and ceilings due to leaking roofs. The HA was able to repair some of the damage, however, a great deal of roofing, siding and general clean-up remains. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System score (PHAS). The waiver was granted and provided the HA with the necessary time to tend to any damage caused by the storm. The HA will be scheduled for its fiscal year 2012 inspection at a later date, which will become the baseline year of inspections under the PHAS Interim Rule. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Jasper Housing Authority, (AL012), Jasper, AL. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 26, 2011. Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the housing authority (HA), along with other counties in the State of Alabama was declared disaster areas, as a result of incurring severe tornado damages. The HA suffered major damages and is currently working with the insurance adjustor in an effort to settle the damage claims. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted and provided the HA the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Phil Campbell Housing Authority, (AL090), Phil Campbell, AL Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 31, 2011. Reason Waived: The Franklin County areas along with other counties in the State of Alabama were declared a disaster area on April 29, 2011, as a result of incurring severe tornado damage. The housing authority (HA) suffered major damages. As a result, the HA had to demolish 42 units, its office and maintenance shop due to the tornado damage. Since suffering damage to its properties, the HA has been working with the insurance adjustor in an effort to settle the damage claim. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Leeds, (AL069), Leeds, AL. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 30, 2011. Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the housing authority (HA), along with other counties in the State of Alabama was declared disaster areas, as a result of incurring severe tornado damages. The HA had many fallen trees that caused major damage to its properties. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Joplin, (M0188), Joplin, MO. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 30, 2011. Reason Waived: On May 22, 2011, Joplin Missouri was struck by a tornado, which resulted in devastation throughout the city. The HA suffered extensive damage to its properties and its administrative offices. It has been determined that 103 low-income public housing units were completely destroyed. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Hackleburg Housing Authority, (AL076), Guin, AL. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 property of properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 30, 2011. Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the county that encompasses the housing authority (HA) was declared a disaster area as a result of incurring severe tornado damage. The HA suffered major damage to its properties. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20. Project/Activity: Rahway Housing Authority, (NJ032), Rahway, NJ. Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical inspection of a HA’s property or properties that includes a statistically valid sample of the units. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 30, 2011. Reason Waived: On August 26, 2011, Hurricane Irene caused severe damage in New Jersey. There was significant flooding and damage to the HA, as well as several areas of New Jersey. As a direct result of the hurricane, the HA evacuated 33 senior citizen units. Restoration of the damaged units is anticipated to be completed in the beginning of 2012. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475– 8583. • Regulation: 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii). Project/Activity: Boulevard Homes HOPE VI Project, Charlotte, NC. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii) requires public housing agencies (PHAs) to certify that they will use an open and competitive process to select its partners. The provision requires that ‘‘if the partner and/or owner entity (or any other entity with an identity of interest with such parties) wants to serve as the general contractor for the project or development, it may award itself the construction contract only if it can PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14825 demonstrate to HUD’s satisfaction that its bid is the lowest bid submitted in response to a public request for bids.’’ Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 25, 2011. Reason Granted: The seamless assignment of the Master Developer Agreement to Laurel Street would allow the project to move forward with no delays and no negative impact on the project. HUD therefore found good cause to waive 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii), which allowed the Charlotte Housing Authority to select Laurel Street without a competitive process. HUD authorizes this selection pursuant to the provisions of 24 CFR 85.36(d)(4)(i)(C), which allows procurement by non-competitive proposal if authorized by the awarding agency. Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office and Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 1430, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–8500. • Regulation: 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii). Project/Activity: Preserve at Fairground Village, Gulfport, MS. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii) requires PHAs to certify that they will use an open and competitive process to select its partners. The provision requires that ‘‘if the partner and/or owner entity (or any other entity with an identity of interest with such parties) wants to serve as the general contractor for the project or development, it may award itself the construction contract only if it can demonstrate to HUD’s satisfaction that its bid is the lowest bid submitted in response to a public request for bids.’’ Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 25, 2011. Reason Granted: Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. VIII submitted an independent cost estimate for Preserve at Fairground Village prepared by Lucius Cook, Estimator. The estimate totaled $3,360,068. The South Mississippi Housing and Development Corporation also submitted the construction contract costs with Landmark Construction Services, providing a fixed price of $2,799,300. As the Landmark Construction Services contract cost was below that of the independent cost estimate, HUD’s condition is satisfied, and the waiver was granted. Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 1430, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–8500. • Regulation: 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii). Project/Activity: Nannie Helen Burroughs, District of Columbia (DC). Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii) requires PHAs to certify that they will use an open and competitive process to select its partners. The provision requires that ‘‘if the partner and/or owner entity (or any other entity with an identity of interest with such parties) wants E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 14826 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices to serve as the general contractor for the project or development, it may award itself the construction contract only if it can demonstrate to HUD’s satisfaction that its bid is the lowest bid submitted in response to a public request for bids.’’ Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: December 12, 2011. Reason Granted: In March 2006, DCHA entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the DC’s Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) to create a Master Plan for the Lincoln Heights community. In December 2006, the DC Council approved the Master Plan and DC issued a request for proposal to develop off-site replacement units. The company, A. Wash and Associates, Inc., responded and proposed development of property it owned at 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs, NE., plus adjacent land owned by the District. The proposed project was approved by DC and awarded a development contract. HUD reviewed, and acknowledged, the District of Columbia Housing Authority’s (DCHA) decision to procure Wash/Charlie May, LLC through a noncompetitive proposal, as permitted under 24 CFR 85.36(d)(4). As a result of this action, DCHA cannot submit the required certifications and assurances that it will use open and competitive process to select its partners, as required under 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii), as part of its mixed-finance proposal for 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs. HUD therefore waived 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii) for the limited purpose of selecting Wash/Charlie May, LLC as the developer. Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 1430, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–8500. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(d) and 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Enterprise Housing Authority (EHA), Enterprise, AL. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(d) states that HUD may consider and approve a public housing agency’s establishment of a payment standard lower than the basic range, but that HUD will not approve a lower payment standard if the family share for more than 40 percent of participants in the agency’s voucher program exceeds 30 percent of adjusted monthly income. HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) states that, if the amount on the payment standard schedule is decreased during the term of the housing assistance payments (HAP) contract, the lower payment standard amount generally must be used to calculate the monthly HAP for the family beginning on the effective date of the family’s second regular reexamination following the effective date of the decrease. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 19, 2011. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because these cost-saving measures would enable the EHA to manage its Housing Choice Voucher program within allocated VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 budget authority and avoid the termination of HAP contracts due to insufficient funding. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Anasco Public Housing Authority (APHA), Anasco, PR. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) states that, if the amount on the payment standard schedule is decreased during the term of the housing assistance payments (HAP) contract, the lower payment standard amount generally must be used to calculate the monthly HAP for the family beginning on the effective date of the family’s second regular reexamination following the effective date of the decrease. Granted by: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 29, 2011. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the APHA to manage its Housing Choice Voucher program within allocated budget authority and avoid the termination of HAP contracts due to insufficient funding. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Lumberton Housing Authority (LHA), Lumberton, NC. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) states that, if the amount on the payment standard schedule is decreased during the term of the housing assistance payments (HAP) contract, the lower payment standard amount generally must be used to calculate the monthly HAP for the family beginning on the effective date of the family’s second regular reexamination following the effective date of the decrease. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 20, 2011. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the LHA to manage its Housing Choice Voucher program within allocated budget authority and avoid the termination of HAP contracts due to insufficient funding. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Howard County Housing Commission (HCHC), Columbia, MD. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is within the basic range of 90 to 110 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the unit size. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: November 22, 2011. Reason Waived: The participant, who is disabled, requires an exception payment standard to move to a smoke-free building. The health care provider confirmed the need for this participant to move to such a building. To provide this reasonable accommodation so the client could move and pay no more than 40 percent of her adjusted income toward the family share, the HCHC was allowed to approve an exception payment standard that exceeded the basic range of 90 to 110 percent of the FMR. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (FCRHRA), Franklin County, MA. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(d) states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the higher payment standard is within the basic range of 90 to 110 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the unit size. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: November 29, 2011. Reason Waived: The participant, who is disabled, requires an exception payment standard to move to a first-floor unit in a smoke-free building. The health care provider confirmed the need for this participant to move to this unit. To provide this reasonable accommodation so the client could be assisted in a new unit and pay no more than 40 percent of her adjusted income toward the family share, the FCRHRA was allowed to approve an exception payment standard that exceeded the basic range of 90 to 110 percent of the FMR. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 983.51. Project/Activity: Detroit Housing Commission (DHC), Detroit, MI. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 983.51 requires competitive selection of owner proposals for projectbased voucher (PBV) assistance unless the units were competitively selected under a similar competitive process as described in the regulation. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices Date Granted: November 30, 2011. Reason Waived: The project, East Jefferson Affordable Assisted Living, is part of the East Jefferson Neighborhood Project. The Project will be part of an integrated continuum of affordable senior housing and service programs in the core city area which currently has limited coordinated service delivery. The waiver was granted because there is a federal investment of $4.5 million of the city’s HOME funds that were competitively awarded and should be protected. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Bristow Housing Authority (BHA), Bristow, OK. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the BHA’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA), Detroit, MI. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the MSHDA’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: River Rouge Housing Authority (RRHA), River Rouge, MI. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 Nature of Requirement: 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 6, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the RRHA’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Broken Bow Housing Authority (BBHA), Broken Bow, OK. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 7, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the BBHA’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: McAlester Housing Authority (MHA), McAlester, OK. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 13, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the MHA’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Lawton Housing Authority (LHA), Lawton, OK. PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14827 Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 14, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the LHA’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Detroit Housing Commission (DHC), Detroit, MI. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: October 25, 2011. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the DHC’s control it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Calvert County, Charles County Housing Authority, Elkton Housing Authority, MD. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public housing agency must submit the HUDrequired Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: November 2, 2011. Reason Waived: These housing authorities with fiscal year end dates of June 30th were affected by Tropical Storm Irene which hit Maryland on August 28, 2011. These agencies had power outages, flooding and numerous fallen trees. Consequently, they were unable to submit their SEMAP certifications by the deadline of August 29, 2011, and HUD therefore granted the waiver. Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1 14828 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 49 / Tuesday, March 13, 2012 / Notices Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. [FR Doc. 2012–6050 Filed 3–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–AKR–GAAR–0228–9686: 9924–PYS] Notice of Public Meeting for the National Park Service (NPS) Alaska Region’s Subsistence Resource Commission (SRC) Program National Park Service, Interior. The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet to develop and continue work on NPS subsistence program recommendations and other related subsistence management issues. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96–487, to operate in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting to be announced in the Federal Register. Public Availability of Comments: This meeting is open to the public and will have time allocated for public testimony. The public is welcome to present written or oral comments to the SRC. This meeting will be recorded and meeting minutes will be available upon request from the park superintendent for public inspection approximately six weeks after the meeting. Before including your address, telephone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If the meeting date and location are changed, a notice will be published in local newspapers and announced on local radio stations prior to the meeting date. SRC meeting locations and dates may need to be changed based on inclement weather or exceptional circumstances. Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC Meeting Date and Location: The Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC will meet AGENCY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Mar 12, 2012 Jkt 226001 in Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska, on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, and Thursday, April 19, 2012. Each day the meeting will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. or until business is completed. For Further Information on the Lake Clark National Park SRC Meeting Contact: Greg Dudgeon, Superintendent, or Marcy Okada, Subsistence Manager, at (907) 457–5752 or Clarence Summers, Subsistence Manager, NPS Alaska Regional Office, at (907) 644–3603. If you are interested in applying for Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC membership, contact the Superintendent at 4175 Geist Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, or visit the park Web site at: http://www.nps.gov/gaar/ contacts.htm. Proposed SRC Meeting Agenda The proposed meeting agenda for each meeting includes the following: 1. Call to Order—Confirm Quorum. 2. Welcome and Introductions. 3. Administrative Announcements. 4. Approve Agenda. 5. Approval of Minutes. 6. SRC Purpose/Membership. 7. Public and Other Agency Comments. 8. Old Business. a. Subsistence Collections and Uses of Shed or Discarded Animal & Plants Environmental Assessment Update. b. SRC Recommendations. 9. New Business. 10. Federal Subsistence Board Updates. 11. Alaska Board of Game Updates. 12. National Park Service Reports. a. Superintendent Updates. b. Subsistence Manager Updates. c. Resource Management Updates. d. Ranger Updates. 13. Public and Other Agency Comments. 14. SRC Work Session. 15. Select Time and Location for Next Meeting. 16. Adjourn Meeting. Debora R. Cooper, Associate Regional Director, Resources and Subsistence, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2012–5908 Filed 3–12–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–70–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing that the information collection request for Areas Designated by Act of Congress, has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden and cost. This information collection activity was previously approved by OMB and assigned control number 1029–0111. DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the information collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, public comments should be submitted to OMB by April 12, 2012, in order to be assured of consideration. SUMMARY: Submit comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Department of Interior Desk Officer, by telefax at (202) 395–5806 or via email to OIRA_Docket@omb.eop.gov. Also, please send a copy of your comments to John Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 203–SIB, Washington, DC 20240, by telefax to (202) 219–3276, or by email to jtrelease@osmre.gov. ADDRESSES: To receive a copy of the information collection request contact John Trelease at (202) 208–2783, or electronically at jtrelease@osmre.gov. You may also review this information collection request on the Internet by going to http://www.reginfo.gov (Information Collection Review, Currently Under Review, Agency is Department of the Interior, DOI–OSMRE). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. OSM has submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information contained in 30 CFR part 761—Areas Designated by Act of Congress. OSM is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\13MRN1.SGM 13MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5529-N-04]


Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth 
Quarter of Calendar Year 2011

AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

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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 October 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
notice, contact Camille E. Acevedo, Associate General Counsel for 
Legislation and Regulations, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 10282, Washington, DC 20410-
0500, telephone 202-708-1793 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons 
with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY 
by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.
    For information concerning a particular waiver that was granted and 
for which public notice is provided in this document, contact the 
person whose name and address follow the description of the waiver 
granted in the accompanying list of waivers that have been granted in 
the fourth quarter of calendar year 2011.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act added a 
new section 7(q) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act 
(42 U.S.C. 3535(q)), which provides that:
    1. Any waiver of a regulation must be in writing and must specify 
the grounds for approving the waiver;
    2. Authority to approve a waiver of a regulation may be delegated 
by the Secretary only to an individual of Assistant Secretary or 
equivalent rank, and the person to whom authority to waive is delegated 
must also have authority to issue the particular regulation to be 
waived;
    3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of 
all waivers of regulations that HUD has approved, by publishing a 
notice in the Federal Register. These notices (each covering the period 
since the most recent previous notification) shall:
    a. Identify the project, activity, or undertaking involved;
    b. Describe the nature of the provision waived and the designation 
of the provision;
    c. Indicate the name and title of the person who granted the waiver 
request;
    d. Describe briefly the grounds for approval of the request; and
    e. State how additional information about a particular waiver may 
be obtained.
    Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act also contains requirements 
applicable to waivers of HUD handbook provisions that are not relevant 
to the purpose of this notice.
    This notice follows procedures provided in HUD's Statement of 
Policy on Waiver of Regulations and Directives issued on April 22, 1991 
(56 FR 16337). In accordance with those procedures and with the 
requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of 
regulations are granted by the Assistant Secretary with jurisdiction 
over the regulations for which a waiver was requested. In those cases 
in which a General Deputy Assistant Secretary granted the waiver, the 
General Deputy Assistant Secretary was serving in the absence of the 
Assistant Secretary in accordance with the office's Order of 
Succession.
    This notice covers waivers of regulations granted by HUD from 
October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. For ease of reference, the 
waivers granted by HUD are listed by HUD program office (for example, 
the Office of Community Planning and Development, the Office of Fair 
Housing and Equal Opportunity, the Office of Housing, and the Office of 
Public and Indian Housing, etc.). Within each program office grouping, 
the waivers are listed sequentially by the regulatory section of title 
24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that is being waived. For 
example, a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 58 would be listed 
before a waiver of a provision in 24 CFR part 570.
    Where more than one regulatory provision is involved in the grant 
of a particular waiver request, the action is listed under the section 
number of the first regulatory requirement that appears in 24 CFR and 
that is being waived. For example, a waiver of both Sec.  58.73 and 
Sec.  58.74 would appear sequentially in the listing under Sec.  58.73.
    Waiver of regulations that involve the same initial regulatory 
citation are set out in time sequence beginning with the earliest-dated 
regulatory waiver.
    Should HUD receive additional information about waivers granted 
during the period covered by this report (the fourth quarter of 
calendar year 2011) before the next report is published (the first 
quarter of calendar year 2012), HUD will include any additional waivers 
granted for the fourth quarter in the next report.
    Accordingly, information about approved waiver requests pertaining 
to HUD regulations is provided in the Appendix that follows this 
notice.

    Dated: March 6, 2012.
Helen R. Kanovsky,
General Counsel.

APPENDIX

Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development October 1, 2011 Through 
December 31, 2011

    Note to Reader: More information about the granting of these 
waivers, including a copy of the waiver request and approval, may be 
obtained by contacting the person whose name is listed as the 
contact person directly after each set of regulatory waivers 
granted.

    The regulatory waivers granted appear in the following order:
    I. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Community 
Planning and Development.
    II. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Housing.
    III. Regulatory waivers granted by the Office of Public and 
Indian Housing.

I. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Community Planning and 
Development

    For further information about the following regulatory waivers, 
please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows 
the description of the waiver granted.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 91.115(c)(2).
    Project/Activity: The State of New York requested a waiver of 
HUD regulation at 24 CFR 91.115(c)(2), which requires the citizen 
participation plan to provide a period not less than 30 days, to 
receive comments on the substantial amendment of the State's 
Consolidated Plan. The waiver would allow the State to reduce the 
comment period and expeditiously implement amendments to its Method 
of Distribution, and hence assist jurisdictions affected by 
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. A federal disaster 
declaration was issued for most jurisdictions in the State of New 
York on August 31, 2011.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 91.115(c)(2) 
requires the citizen participation plan to provide a period not less 
than 30 days, to receive comments on the substantial amendment of 
the State's Consolidated Plan.
    Granted by: Mercedes M[aacute]rquez, Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: October 4, 2011.
    Reason Waived: HUD determined that a reduced public comment 
period from 30 to 7 days would allow the State of New York to 
implement the amendment to its 2011 Method of Distribution and 
annual action plan and enable the State to provide assistance to 
affected local governments in a timely manner.
    Contact: Steve Rhodeside, Director, State and Small Cities 
Division, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community 
Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7184, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-7375.

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     Regulations: 24 CFR 92.2
    Project/Activity: Charlottesville Consortium, Virginia, VA 
requested that HUD waive the definition of homeownership set forth 
at 24 CFR 92.2 to enable Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation to 
provide homeowner rehabilitation assistance to a two-person 
household that did not meet the definition of homeownership.
    Nature of Requirements: The HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) 
program regulations at 24 CFR 92.2 defines homeownership as 
``ownership in fee simple title or a 99 year leasehold interest in a 
one- to four-unit dwelling or in a condominium, or equivalent form 
of ownership approved by HUD.''
    Granted by: Mercedes M[aacute]rquez, Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning & Development.
    Date Granted: October 14, 2011.
    Reasons Waived: The waiver request information disclosed that 
one occupant of the household is mentally disabled and has an 
ownership interest through a trust, of which the individual is the 
sole beneficiary. Both the land and improvements are held by the 
trust, which is managed by a court-appointed attorney. The occupants 
qualify as a low-income household. HUD granted the waiver so that 
the disabled, low-income household would not have to continue to 
live in severely substandard conditions.
    Contact: Virginia Sardone, Deputy Director, Office of Affordable 
Housing, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7164, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-2684.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 570.486(a)(5).
    Project/Activity: The State of New York requested a waiver of 
HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) regulation at 24 CFR 
570.486(a)(5),which addresses citizen public hearings. The waiver 
request stated that granting of the waiver would give the State some 
flexibility in addressing the needs of communities affected by 
Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. A federal disaster was 
issued for most jurisdictions in the State of New York on August 31, 
2011.
    Nature of Requirement: The CDBG regulation at 24 CFR 
570.486(a)(5) requires each unit of general local government to 
provide a minimum of two public hearings, at different stages of the 
program, for the purpose of obtaining citizens' views and responding 
to proposals and questions.
    Granted by: Mercedes M[aacute]rquez, Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: October 4, 2011.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was determined necessary because, 
given the unexpected nature of the disaster, the waiver would allow 
the State of New York to address the needs and expenses of 
communities as they recover from the effects of the hurricane and 
tropical storm in a more timely manner.
    Contact: Steve Rhodeside, Director, State and Small Cities 
Division, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Office of Community 
Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7184, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-1322.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 574.330(b)(1) and (b)(2).
    Project/Activity: The Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC), 
a competitive grant recipient in Seattle, WA, under the Housing 
Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) requested a waiver of 
the HOPWA short-term supported housing regulation to continue the 
provision of emergency shelter housing assistance to homeless men 
with challenging mental health issues. At the time of the waiver 
request, DESC was assisting 60 households in their short-term 
emergency housing facility, which is over the maximum 50 households 
allowed by HOPWA regulation.
    Nature of Requirement: The HOPWA regulation at 24 CFR 
574.330(b)(1) and (b)(2) address short-term supported housing and 
states that ``A short-term supported facility may not provide 
shelter or housing at any single time for more than 50 families or 
individuals.''
    Granted by: Mercedes M[aacute]rquez, Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: December 1, 2011.
    Reason Waived: It was determined that the unavailability of 
other reasonable critical short-term emergency housing options 
within close proximity of this facility was an impediment to 
identifying other housing options for homeless individuals with 
challenging mental health issues. Based on a continuing need that 
has resulted in two previous waiver request approvals, this waiver 
was granted for the duration of DESC's three year period which 
concludes on August 31, 2013.
    Contact: Mark Johnston, Deputy Assistance Secretary for Special 
Needs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7276, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-1590.
     Neighborhood Stabilization Program 3 Notice, published 
on October 19, 2010, at 75 FR 64333 (II.H.3.F), issued under the 
heading Community Planning and Development: Community Development 
Fund of title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5, approved February 17, 
2009).
    Project/Activity: Genesee County, Michigan requested a waiver of 
the 10 percent demolition cap under the Neighborhood Stabilization 
Program (NSP) which restricts grantees from spending more than 10 
percent of total grant funds on demolition activities. Genesee 
County, requested a waiver to spend $532,644 or approximately twenty 
percent of its NSP3 allocation on demolition of blighted structures.
    Nature of Requirement: Section II.H.3.F of the NSP3 Notice 
provides that a grantee may not use more than ten percent of its 
grant for demolition activities.
    Granted by: Mercedes M[aacute]rquez, Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: October 25, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The County provided statistical data evidencing 
high vacancy and abandonment rates due to significant population and 
job loss. The County explained that there are a high number of 
properties requiring immediate demolition to remove safety hazards 
and the destabilizing influence of the blighted properties. With the 
additional funds to use towards demolition, the County expected to 
demolish an estimated 235 residential units. On the basis of this 
information, the waiver was granted.
    Contact: Jessie Handforth Kome, Deputy Director, Office of Block 
Grant Assistance, Office of Community Planning and Development, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Room 7286, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-5539.

II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing--Federal 
Housing Administration (FHA)

    For further information about the following regulatory waivers, 
please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows 
the description of the waiver granted.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 203.37a(b)(2).
    Project/Activity: Extension of Temporary Exemption from 
Compliance with FHA's Regulation on Property Flipping, published on 
December 28, 2011 at 76 FR 81363.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation prohibits the use of FHA 
financing to purchase single family properties that are being resold 
within 90 days of the previous acquisition.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 22, 2011.
    Reason Waived: With the home foreclosure rate remaining high 
across the nation, a temporary waiver of this regulation on a 
nationwide basis, subject to certain conditions, may contribute to 
stabilizing real estate prices and neighborhoods that have been 
heavily impacted by foreclosures, and may facilitate the sale and 
occupancy of foreclosed homes that have been rehabilitated by making 
the mortgages of such homes eligible for FHA mortgage insurance.
    Contact: Karin B. Hill, Director, Office of Single Family 
Program Development, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9278, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-2121.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b).
    Project/Activity: Northgate and Greenfield Apartments, 
Burlington, Vermont--FHA Project Numbers 026-55001 and 026-55002. 
The owner of the property was in the position of being unable to 
repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan without dire 
consequences to the property and residents that reside there.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulations at 24 CFR 219.220(b) 
governs the repayment of operating assistance provided under the 
Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Projects prior to May 1, 1996 
states: ``Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under 
this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the 
term of the mortgage, termination of mortgage insurance, prepayment 
of the mortgage, or a sale of the

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project* * *.'' Either of these actions would typically terminate 
FHA involvement with the property, and the Flexible Subsidy Loan 
would be repaid, in whole, at that time.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 1, 2011.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver, which allowed the owner 
to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Loans, merge the 
Northgate and Greenfield properties into a single piece of real 
estate, combine Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) 
contracts, combine Flexible Subsidy Loans, and redevelop the 
existing projects. In connection with the granting of the waiver, a 
Rental Use Agreement was recorded extending the affordability of the 
project for 40 years, the terms of the new financing.
    Contact: Marilyn M. Edge, Acting Director, Office of Asset 
Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6136, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-2654.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b).
    Project/Activity: Woodledge/Morrant Bay, Dorchester, 
Massachusetts--FHA Project Number 023-005-NI. The owner/managing 
agent requested a deferral of repayment of the Flexible Subsidy 
Operating Assistance Loan in order to redevelop the existing 
project.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulations at 24 CFR 219.220(b) 
governs the repayment of operating assistance provided under the 
Flexible Subsidy Program for Troubled Projects prior to May 1, 1996 
states: ``Assistance that has been paid to a project owner under 
this subpart must be repaid at the earlier of the expiration of the 
term of the mortgage, termination of these actions would typically 
terminate FHA involvement with the property, and the Flexible 
Subsidy loan would be repaid, in whole, at that time.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 31, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The property owner was granted their request to 
defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy loan as part of a proposal 
to redevelop the existing project. Granting the waiver allowed for 
the recapitalization of the project, restoring the original total of 
129 units, with the same mix of unit sizes. The purchase and 
rehabilitation of the project is to be funded using Low-Income 
Housing Tax Credit equity, a new Risk Sharing mortgage, and other 
sources. In connection with the granting of the waiver, a new Rental 
Agreement was recorded, extending the affordability of the project 
for 40 years.
    Contact: Marilyn M. Edge, Acting Director, Office of Asset 
Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6136, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-2654.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 236.725.
    Project/Activity: Roberto Clemente Plaza a.k.a. Kent Village, 
Brooklyn, New York--FHA Project Number 012-167NI. The owner/
management agent requested waiver of the regulation to permit the 
continuation of Rental Assistance Payments after the payoff of the 
non-insured Section 236 mortgage under a Section 236(e)(2) 
Decoupling transaction.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD regulations at 24 CFR 236.725 require 
that the rental assistance contract shall be limited to the term of 
the mortgage or 40 years from the date of the first payment made 
under the contract, whichever is the lesser.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 14, 2011.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted to allow the project to 
continue receiving Rental Assistance Payments and avoid termination 
of tenant subsidy when the owner repays the mortgage as part of the 
decoupling process. The project is being processed under the Section 
236 Decoupling program which states that the project may refinance 
its Section 236 insured mortgage and continue to receive the Section 
236 Interest Reduction Payment subsidy, predicated on the project 
entering into a recorded Use Agreement. This Use Agreement will 
restrict the project's operation under the Section 236 program 
requirements until the maturity date of the original noninsured 
Section 236 mortgage plus an additional five years. As a result, the 
534 units at the property will also undergo substantial 
rehabilitation. The project is to be maintained as an affordable 
housing resource for current and future residents of this 
neighborhood.
    Contact: Marilyn M. Edge, Acting Director, Office of Asset 
Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6l60, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-2654.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: The Villas at La Canada is a 100 percent high 
acuity assisted living facility located in Tucson, Arizona.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not 
less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four 
residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public 
corridor or area.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 2, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The waiver was granted because of the specific 
clientele served by the Villas at La Canada, high acuity residents, 
many residents need assistance with bathing and present special 
circumstances that do not exist in a traditional assisted living 
facility. In terms of the existing buildings, the ``hallways'' which 
the residents in each building must cross in order to bathe are not 
located in an area that will be frequented by anyone other than 
staff or other residents.
    Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of 
Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-1672.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: Heritage Green Daybreak is a 60 bed assisted 
living facility located in Lynchburg, Virginia.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not 
less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four 
residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public 
corridor or area.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 2, 2011.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because the lender 
informed the Office of Healthcare Programs that subsequent to 
obtaining 232/223(f) insurance from the Federal Housing 
Administration (FHA), an expansion project would be commenced using 
HUD's authority under section 241(a) of the National Housing Act (12 
U.S.C. 1715z-6). This expansion will add 10 additional full 
bathrooms in the facility, thereby, reducing the resident to full 
bathroom ratio to 4:1. In terms of the existing buildings, the 
``hallways'' which the residents on each floor must cross in order 
to bathe are not located in an area that will be frequented by 
anyone other than staff or other residents.
    Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of 
Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-1672.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3
    Project/Activity: Heritage Green at Hanover is a 64 bed assisted 
living facility located at Mechanicsville, Virginia.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
in a board and care home or assisted living facility that the not 
less than one full bathroom must be provided for every four 
residents. Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public 
corridor or area.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 2, 2011.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because the lender 
informed the Office of Healthcare Programs that subsequent to 
obtaining 232/223(f) insurance from FHA, an expansion project would 
be commenced using HUD's authority under section 241(a) of the (12 
U.S.C. 1715z-6). This expansion will add 10 additional full 
bathrooms in the facility, thereby, reducing the resident to full 
bathroom ratio to 4:1. In terms of the existing buildings, the 
``hallways'' which the residents on each floor must cross in order 
to bathe are not located in an area that will be frequented by 
anyone other than staff or other residents.
    Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of 
Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-1672.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: Hilton East Assisted Living serves 178 
residents within the 140

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room facility and is located in Hilton, New York.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 232.3 mandates in a 
board and care home or assisted living facility that the not less 
than one full bathroom must be provided for every four residents. 
Also, the bathroom cannot be accessed from a public corridor or 
area.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner
    Date Granted: December 20, 2011.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because Hilton East's full 
bathroom ratio was determined acceptable, because the frail elderly 
residents are assisted with their bathing by caregivers for safety 
purposes. To access the shower and tub bathing areas, the residents 
must exit their rooms and walk down the common hallway shared with 
the other residents in the sleeping area.
    Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of 
Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2337, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-1672.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Rock Ridge Apartments, McAlester, OK; Project 
Number: 118-HD037/OK56-Q081-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of 
the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 2, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and 
comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/
owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other 
sources.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Mojave Cedar Supportive Housing, Inc., Las 
Vegas, NV; Project Number: 125-HD077/NV25-Q091-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of 
the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 8, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and 
comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/
owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other 
sources.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Leeway Welton Apartments, New Haven, CT; 
Project Number: 017-HD041/CT26-Q071-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of 
the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and 
comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/
owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other 
sources.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Incor Two, Muskogee, OK; Project Number: 118-
HD038/OK56-Q081-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of 
the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 19, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The project is economically designed and 
comparable in cost to similar projects in the area and the sponsor/
owner exhausted all efforts to obtain additional funding from other 
sources.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Roeser Haciendas Senior Housing, Phoenix, AZ; 
Project Number: 123-EE107/AZ20-S081-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 3, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to complete the archeological review process, submit the firm 
commitment application and for the project to achieve initial 
closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Fillmore Haciendas, Phoenix, AZ; Project 
Number: 123-EE105/AZ20-S071-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the initial 
closing package to be reviewed and for the project to achieve an 
initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Villa Davis (fka Triple R Behavioral Health), 
Phoenix, AZ; Project Number: 123-HD044/AZ20-Q081-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to secure additional funds to cover a significant shortfall and for 
the project to reach initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Liberty Resources 13, Philadelphia, PA; 
Project Number: 034-HD100/PA26-Q081-003.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to 
achieve initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.

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    Project/Activity: Northbrook Village II/AKA Berlin, Berlin, MA; 
Project Number: 023-EE232/MA06-S081-007.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 7, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the required 
permits to be issued and for the project to reach an initial 
closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Colter Commons, Phoenix, AZ; Project Number: 
123-EE109/AZ20-S081-003.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 7, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to resolve some issues with the firm commitment application and for 
the project to achieve initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Leeway Welton Apartments, New Haven, CT; 
Project Number: 017-HD041/CT26-Q071-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 7, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm 
commitment application to be resubmitted and processed and for the 
project to reach an initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Volunteers of America National Services, Gary, 
IN; Project Number: 073-EE125/IN36-S081-003.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 19, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm 
commitment application to be submitted and processed and for the 
project to reach initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Newbury Senior Housing, Newbury, NH; Project 
Number: 024-EE120/NH36-S081-006.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 26, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed due to litigation.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Lane Manor, Stone Mountain, GA; Project 
Number: 061-EE166/GA06-S081-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: October 26, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue a firm 
commitment and for the project to reach initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Incor Two, Muskogee, OK; Project Number: 118-
HD038/OK56-Q081-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 10, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to 
reach initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Bridge Gardens aka Bridge House II, Bronx, NY; 
Project Number: 012-HD106/NY36-Q011-003.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 18, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for review of the 
closing documents and for the project to reach initial closing.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Benedict's Place, Cherry Hill, NJ; Project 
Number: 035-EE056/NJ39-S081-003.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 23, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to receive the firm commitment and prepare the initial closing 
package.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Shawnee Supportive Housing, Shawnee, KS; 
Project Number: 084-HD054/KS16-Q061-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.

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    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 29, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to receive the firm commitment and prepare the initial closing 
package.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Rock Ridge Apartments, McAlester, OK; Project 
Number: 118-HD037/OK56-Q081-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: November 29, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to receive the firm commitment and submit the initial closing 
documents.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410-8000, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Lane Manor, Lithonia, GA; Project Number: 061-
EE166/GA06-S081-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
duration of the fund reservation of the capital advance is 18 months 
from the date of issuance with limited exceptions up to 24 months, 
as approved by HUD on a case-by-case basis.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 7, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm 
commitment to be issued and for the initial closing package to be 
submitted and processed.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.830(c)(4).
    Project/Activity: Dimmitt Woods, Batavia, OH; Project Number: 
046-EE100/OH10-S091-002.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.830(c)(4) requires that 
capital advance funds are drawn down only in an approved ratio to 
other funds, in accordance with a drawdown schedule approved by HUD.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: December 20, 2011.
    Reason Waived: HUD in its response to the public comments in the 
final rule published September 13, 2005 (70 FR 54210), stated, 
``while HUD generally expects the capital advance funds to be drawn 
down in a one-to-one ratio for eligible costs actually incurred, HUD 
may permit on a case-by-case basis, some variance from the drawdown 
requirements as needed for the success of the project.'' Therefore, 
the waiver was granted to permit capital advance funds to be used to 
collateralize the tax exempt bonds issued to finance the 
construction of the project and to pay off a portion of the tax-
exempt bonds that strictly relate to capital advance eligible costs.
    Contact: Aretha Williams, Acting Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6134, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.

III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian 
Housing

    For further information about the following regulatory waivers, 
please see the name of the contact person that immediately follows 
the description of the waiver granted.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Diboll, 
(TX229), Diboll, TX.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) 
establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited 
financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing 
authority's (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the 
Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The HA advised that its auditor passed away 
during the audit fieldwork and that its new auditor was not able to 
meet the financial submission due dates as a result of other audited 
submission and income tax commitments. The HA requested a waiver of 
the Late Presumptive Failure (LPF) score of zero for the audited 
financial submission. The waiver was approved and provided 
additional time to permit the audit documentation to be completed 
and the financial statements to be prepared and their entry of the 
March 31, 2010, audited financial information into Real Estate 
Assessment Center's online system. However, this audited submission 
waiver does not apply to Circular A-133 submissions to the Federal 
Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required to meet the A-133 due dates.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Virgin Islands Housing Authority, (VQ001), St. 
Thomas, VI.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) 
establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited 
financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing 
authority's (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the 
Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested an additional 60 days to submit 
its audited financial information under the Financial Assessment 
Subsystem (FASS) for fiscal year end (FYE) December 31, 2010. The HA 
advised that as a result of serious data migration problems related 
to the conversion to a new accounting system and an extensive 
reorganization of the Finance Department, the HA would not be able 
to submit their fiscal year 2010 audit by the September 30, 2011, 
due date. Additionally, HUD was advised that the HA's audit firm had 
issues with documentation and evidential support of significant 
balances and transactions and accounting knowledge of historical 
balances and transactions, affecting the current year. The waiver 
was approved and additional time was provided to permit the HA in 
conjunction with the auditor, to complete the fiscal year 2010 
audit. However, this audited submission waiver does not apply to 
Circular A-133 submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The 
HA is required to meet the A-133 due dates.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Hartshorne/Haileyville Housing Authority, 
(OK072), Hartshorne, OK.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) 
establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited 
financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing 
authority's (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the 
Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 5, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The HA advised that as a result of significant 
delays and missed due dates by its auditor, the HA's financial 
statement audit (non-A-133) would not be timely completed. The HA 
requested a waiver of the audited financial submission requirements 
for fiscal year end (FYE) June 30, 2010. Specifically, the HA 
requested an additional 180 days to submit its FYE June 30, 2010, 
audited financial information. The waiver was approved and 
additional time was provided to permit the audit documentation to be 
adequately completed. Granting the waiver also allowed ample time 
for drafting the financial statements and the inputting of the 
audited financial information into the on-line system. Since the HA 
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considered a small HA, comprised of approximately 44 units, and has 
expended approximately $118,000 in federal awards, the HA was asked 
to consider selecting unaudited/no audit for its unaudited 
submission type. Specifically, an audited submission is required 
when a HA expends over $500,000 in federal awards or receives audit 
costs as an audit add-on the 52723 Operating Subsidy form.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Rochester Housing Authority, (NY041), 
Rochester, NY.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1) 
establishes certain reporting compliance dates. The audited 
financial statements are required to be submitted to the Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC) no later than nine months after the housing 
authority's (HA) fiscal year end (FYE), in accordance with the 
Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested a waiver of the audited 
financial submission under the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) 
for fiscal year end (FYE) September 30, 2010. The HA advised that 
it's FASS audited information was submitted timely, but following a 
rejection by the FASS team, the corrected information was not 
resubmitted timely due to other processing activity of the finance 
department. Consequently, additional time was required to resubmit 
the FYE September 30, 2010, FASS audited submission. The waiver was 
granted and allowed additional time for the financial data schedule 
to be adequately completed and for the inputting of the corrected 
audited financial information into REAC's FASS on-line system. The 
HA was required to resubmit its audited financial information no 
later than October 15, 2011. However, this FASS audited submission 
waiver (extension) does not apply to Circular A-133 submission to 
the Federal Audit Clearing house.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: South Pittsburgh Housing Authority, (TN037), 
South Pittsburgh, TN.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 5, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) experienced severe 
thunder storms with straight line winds that caused major damage to 
the HA's properties. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 
announced that Marion County had been declared a disaster area due 
to the storm. The damages include roofs, framing structures, weather 
heads, downed trees and extensive brush. After the brush is cleared, 
major site and property work will be required to repair the damages 
to the site and grounds. The HA advised that a physical inspection 
at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its 
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was 
granted. Waiving the reporting requirements provided the HA with the 
necessary time to tend to any damage caused by the storm.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, 
(NC015), Goldsboro, NC.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 19, 2011.
    Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the housing authority (HA) 
sustained extensive damage throughout the HA's inventory due to 
Hurricane Irene. The HA's properties experienced substantial damage 
to roofs, siding, fallen tree debris, and internal damage to walls 
and ceilings due to leaking roofs. The HA was able to repair some of 
the damage, however, a great deal of roofing, siding and general 
clean-up remains. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this 
time would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public 
Housing Assessment System score (PHAS). The waiver was granted and 
provided the HA with the necessary time to tend to any damage caused 
by the storm. The HA will be scheduled for its fiscal year 2012 
inspection at a later date, which will become the baseline year of 
inspections under the PHAS Interim Rule.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Jasper Housing Authority, (AL012), Jasper, AL.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 26, 2011.
    Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the housing authority (HA), 
along with other counties in the State of Alabama was declared 
disaster areas, as a result of incurring severe tornado damages. The 
HA suffered major damages and is currently working with the 
insurance adjustor in an effort to settle the damage claims. The HA 
advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly 
penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment 
System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted and provided the HA the 
necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Phil Campbell Housing Authority, (AL090), Phil 
Campbell, AL
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 31, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The Franklin County areas along with other 
counties in the State of Alabama were declared a disaster area on 
April 29, 2011, as a result of incurring severe tornado damage. The 
housing authority (HA) suffered major damages. As a result, the HA 
had to demolish 42 units, its office and maintenance shop due to the 
tornado damage. Since suffering damage to its properties, the HA has 
been working with the insurance adjustor in an effort to settle the 
damage claim. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this 
time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public 
Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted 
providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage 
caused by the storm.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Leeds, (AL069), Leeds, 
AL.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to

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determine whether a housing authority (HA) is meeting the standard 
of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. The Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent physical 
inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the housing authority (HA), 
along with other counties in the State of Alabama was declared 
disaster areas, as a result of incurring severe tornado damages. The 
HA had many fallen trees that caused major damage to its properties. 
The HA advised that a physical inspection at this time, would unduly 
penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public Housing Assessment 
System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted providing the HA with 
the necessary time to attend to any damage caused by the storm.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Joplin, 
(M0188), Joplin, MO.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: On May 22, 2011, Joplin Missouri was struck by a 
tornado, which resulted in devastation throughout the city. The HA 
suffered extensive damage to its properties and its administrative 
offices. It has been determined that 103 low-income public housing 
units were completely destroyed. The HA advised that a physical 
inspection at this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely 
affect its Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver 
was granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to 
any damage caused by the storm.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Hackleburg Housing Authority, (AL076), Guin, 
AL.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property of properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: On April 27, 2011, the county that encompasses 
the housing authority (HA) was declared a disaster area as a result 
of incurring severe tornado damage. The HA suffered major damage to 
its properties. The HA advised that a physical inspection at this 
time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its Public 
Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was granted 
providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any damage 
caused by the storm.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 902.20.
    Project/Activity: Rahway Housing Authority, (NJ032), Rahway, NJ.
    Nature of Requirement: The objective of HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 902.20 is to determine whether a housing authority (HA) is 
meeting the standard of decent, safe, sanitary, and in good repair. 
The Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) provides for an independent 
physical inspection of a HA's property or properties that includes a 
statistically valid sample of the units.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: On August 26, 2011, Hurricane Irene caused severe 
damage in New Jersey. There was significant flooding and damage to 
the HA, as well as several areas of New Jersey. As a direct result 
of the hurricane, the HA evacuated 33 senior citizen units. 
Restoration of the damaged units is anticipated to be completed in 
the beginning of 2012. The HA advised that a physical inspection at 
this time, would unduly penalize the HA and adversely affect its 
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. The waiver was 
granted providing the HA with the necessary time to attend to any 
damage caused by Hurricane Irene.
    Contact: Johnson Abraham, Program Manager, NASS, Real Estate 
Assessment Center, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., Suite 100, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 475-8583.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii).
    Project/Activity: Boulevard Homes HOPE VI Project, Charlotte, 
NC.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 
941.606(n)(1)(ii) requires public housing agencies (PHAs) to certify 
that they will use an open and competitive process to select its 
partners. The provision requires that ``if the partner and/or owner 
entity (or any other entity with an identity of interest with such 
parties) wants to serve as the general contractor for the project or 
development, it may award itself the construction contract only if 
it can demonstrate to HUD's satisfaction that its bid is the lowest 
bid submitted in response to a public request for bids.''
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 25, 2011.
    Reason Granted: The seamless assignment of the Master Developer 
Agreement to Laurel Street would allow the project to move forward 
with no delays and no negative impact on the project. HUD therefore 
found good cause to waive 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii), which allowed 
the Charlotte Housing Authority to select Laurel Street without a 
competitive process. HUD authorizes this selection pursuant to the 
provisions of 24 CFR 85.36(d)(4)(i)(C), which allows procurement by 
non-competitive proposal if authorized by the awarding agency.
    Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Public Housing Investments, Office and Public and Indian Housing, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Room 1430, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-8500.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii).
    Project/Activity: Preserve at Fairground Village, Gulfport, MS.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 
941.606(n)(1)(ii) requires PHAs to certify that they will use an 
open and competitive process to select its partners. The provision 
requires that ``if the partner and/or owner entity (or any other 
entity with an identity of interest with such parties) wants to 
serve as the general contractor for the project or development, it 
may award itself the construction contract only if it can 
demonstrate to HUD's satisfaction that its bid is the lowest bid 
submitted in response to a public request for bids.''
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 25, 2011.
    Reason Granted: Mississippi Regional Housing Authority No. VIII 
submitted an independent cost estimate for Preserve at Fairground 
Village prepared by Lucius Cook, Estimator. The estimate totaled 
$3,360,068. The South Mississippi Housing and Development 
Corporation also submitted the construction contract costs with 
Landmark Construction Services, providing a fixed price of 
$2,799,300. As the Landmark Construction Services contract cost was 
below that of the independent cost estimate, HUD's condition is 
satisfied, and the waiver was granted.
    Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Room 1430, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-8500.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii).
    Project/Activity: Nannie Helen Burroughs, District of Columbia 
(DC).
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 
941.606(n)(1)(ii) requires PHAs to certify that they will use an 
open and competitive process to select its partners. The provision 
requires that ``if the partner and/or owner entity (or any other 
entity with an identity of interest with such parties) wants

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to serve as the general contractor for the project or development, 
it may award itself the construction contract only if it can 
demonstrate to HUD's satisfaction that its bid is the lowest bid 
submitted in response to a public request for bids.''
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: December 12, 2011.
    Reason Granted: In March 2006, DCHA entered into a Memorandum of 
Understanding with the DC's Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning 
and Economic Development (DMPED) to create a Master Plan for the 
Lincoln Heights community. In December 2006, the DC Council approved 
the Master Plan and DC issued a request for proposal to develop off-
site replacement units. The company, A. Wash and Associates, Inc., 
responded and proposed development of property it owned at 4800 
Nannie Helen Burroughs, NE., plus adjacent land owned by the 
District. The proposed project was approved by DC and awarded a 
development contract. HUD reviewed, and acknowledged, the District 
of Columbia Housing Authority's (DCHA) decision to procure Wash/
Charlie May, LLC through a noncompetitive proposal, as permitted 
under 24 CFR 85.36(d)(4). As a result of this action, DCHA cannot 
submit the required certifications and assurances that it will use 
open and competitive process to select its partners, as required 
under 24 CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii), as part of its mixed-finance 
proposal for 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs. HUD therefore waived 24 
CFR 941.606(n)(1)(ii) for the limited purpose of selecting Wash/
Charlie May, LLC as the developer.
    Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of 
Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., 
Room 1430, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-8500.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(d) and 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Enterprise Housing Authority (EHA), 
Enterprise, AL.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(d) 
states that HUD may consider and approve a public housing agency's 
establishment of a payment standard lower than the basic range, but 
that HUD will not approve a lower payment standard if the family 
share for more than 40 percent of participants in the agency's 
voucher program exceeds 30 percent of adjusted monthly income. HUD's 
regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) states that, if the amount on the 
payment standard schedule is decreased during the term of the 
housing assistance payments (HAP) contract, the lower payment 
standard amount generally must be used to calculate the monthly HAP 
for the family beginning on the effective date of the family's 
second regular reexamination following the effective date of the 
decrease.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 19, 2011.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because these cost-saving 
measures would enable the EHA to manage its Housing Choice Voucher 
program within allocated budget authority and avoid the termination 
of HAP contracts due to insufficient funding.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Anasco Public Housing Authority (APHA), 
Anasco, PR.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) 
states that, if the amount on the payment standard schedule is 
decreased during the term of the housing assistance payments (HAP) 
contract, the lower payment standard amount generally must be used 
to calculate the monthly HAP for the family beginning on the 
effective date of the family's second regular reexamination 
following the effective date of the decrease.
    Granted by: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 29, 2011.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the APHA to manage its Housing Choice Voucher 
program within allocated budget authority and avoid the termination 
of HAP contracts due to insufficient funding.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Lumberton Housing Authority (LHA), Lumberton, 
NC.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) 
states that, if the amount on the payment standard schedule is 
decreased during the term of the housing assistance payments (HAP) 
contract, the lower payment standard amount generally must be used 
to calculate the monthly HAP for the family beginning on the 
effective date of the family's second regular reexamination 
following the effective date of the decrease.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 20, 2011.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the LHA to manage its Housing Choice Voucher 
program within allocated budget authority and avoid the termination 
of HAP contracts due to insufficient funding.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Howard County Housing Commission (HCHC), 
Columbia, MD.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(d) 
states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher 
payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the 
higher payment standard is within the basic range of 90 to 110 
percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the unit size.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: November 22, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The participant, who is disabled, requires an 
exception payment standard to move to a smoke-free building. The 
health care provider confirmed the need for this participant to move 
to such a building. To provide this reasonable accommodation so the 
client could move and pay no more than 40 percent of her adjusted 
income toward the family share, the HCHC was allowed to approve an 
exception payment standard that exceeded the basic range of 90 to 
110 percent of the FMR.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Franklin County Regional Housing and 
Redevelopment Authority (FCRHRA), Franklin County, MA.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(d) 
states that a public housing agency may only approve a higher 
payment standard for a family as a reasonable accommodation if the 
higher payment standard is within the basic range of 90 to 110 
percent of the fair market rent (FMR) for the unit size.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: November 29, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The participant, who is disabled, requires an 
exception payment standard to move to a first-floor unit in a smoke-
free building. The health care provider confirmed the need for this 
participant to move to this unit. To provide this reasonable 
accommodation so the client could be assisted in a new unit and pay 
no more than 40 percent of her adjusted income toward the family 
share, the FCRHRA was allowed to approve an exception payment 
standard that exceeded the basic range of 90 to 110 percent of the 
FMR.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 983.51.
    Project/Activity: Detroit Housing Commission (DHC), Detroit, MI.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 983.51 
requires competitive selection of owner proposals for project-based 
voucher (PBV) assistance unless the units were competitively 
selected under a similar competitive process as described in the 
regulation.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.

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    Date Granted: November 30, 2011.
    Reason Waived: The project, East Jefferson Affordable Assisted 
Living, is part of the East Jefferson Neighborhood Project. The 
Project will be part of an integrated continuum of affordable senior 
housing and service programs in the core city area which currently 
has limited coordinated service delivery. The waiver was granted 
because there is a federal investment of $4.5 million of the city's 
HOME funds that were competitively awarded and should be protected.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Bristow Housing Authority (BHA), Bristow, OK.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the BHA's control it 
was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Michigan State Housing Development Authority 
(MSHDA), Detroit, MI.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the MSHDA's control 
it was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: River Rouge Housing Authority (RRHA), River 
Rouge, MI.
    Nature of Requirement: 24 CFR 985.101(a) states that a public 
housing agency must submit the HUD-required Section Eight Management 
Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification form within 60 calendar 
days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 6, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the RRHA's control it 
was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Broken Bow Housing Authority (BBHA), Broken 
Bow, OK.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 7, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the BBHA's control it 
was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: McAlester Housing Authority (MHA), McAlester, 
OK.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 13, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the MHA's control it 
was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Lawton Housing Authority (LHA), Lawton, OK.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 14, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the LHA's control it 
was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Detroit Housing Commission (DHC), Detroit, MI.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year. HUD 
therefore granted the waiver.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: October 25, 2011.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the DHC's control it 
was unable to submit its SEMAP certification by the deadline of 
August 29, 2011. HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, 
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Calvert County, Charles 
County Housing Authority, Elkton Housing Authority, MD.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 985.101(a) 
states that a public housing agency must submit the HUD-required 
Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification 
form within 60 calendar days after the end of its fiscal year.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: November 2, 2011.
    Reason Waived: These housing authorities with fiscal year end 
dates of June 30th were affected by Tropical Storm Irene which hit 
Maryland on August 28, 2011. These agencies had power outages, 
flooding and numerous fallen trees. Consequently, they were unable 
to submit their SEMAP certifications by the deadline of August 29, 
2011, and HUD therefore granted the waiver.
    Contact: Laure Rawson, Director, Housing Voucher Management and 
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Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
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