Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2012, 72370-72383 [2012-29128]

Download as PDF 72370 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices them, or those seeking access to such loan records, should address inquiries to or contact the appropriate mortgagee identified on their loan payment statements. Ginnie Mae does not have the ability to modify these types of records within EWODS. Any other written requests must provide verification of your identity by providing two proofs of official identification. Your verification of identity must include your original signature and must be notarized. For physical security holders (investors) data, written requests must include full name, Social Security Number/Tax ID, mailing address, and phone number of the requestor. For loan issuers, issuer proxy, and guarantor’s data, written request must include name, title, mailing address, and phone number of the requestor. All requests should be directed to Ginnie Mae, Office of Securities Operations, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 550 12th Street SW., 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20024. Attention: Privacy Officer. CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The procedures for requesting amendment or correction of records appear in 24 CFR part 16. If additional information is needed, contact: (i) In relation to contesting contents of records, the Departmental Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410; and (ii) In relation to appeals of initial denials, HUD, Departmental Privacy Appeals Officer, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with For loan origination data, records are established using information received from issuers of Ginnie Mae-guaranteed mortgage-backed securities via system interface or via hard-copy form. For physical security holders (investors) data, records were established from information received by lenders creating the security, via hard copy forms. Physical securities are still held by investors but are no longer issued by Ginnie Mae. For loan issuers and issuer proxy data, records are established using information from the initial approval process, via hard copy application forms. SYSTEMS EXEMPTED FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. [FR Doc. 2012–29356 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5639–N–03] Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2012 AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD. ACTION: Notice. Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on July 1, 2012, and ending on September 30, 2012. 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 third quarter of calendar year 2012. 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 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 in E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices 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 third quarter of calendar year 2012) before the next report is published (the fourth quarter of calendar year 2012), HUD will include any additional waivers granted for the third 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: November 27, 2012. Helen R. Kanovsky, General Counsel. Appendix— mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development July 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012 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 58.22(a). Project/Activity: Muskegon County, Michigan, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 58.22(a) for some NSP2 activities in the City of Muskegon. The proposed project was the rehabilitation of single family housing. A waiver was needed because the grantee committed non-HUD funds to acquire several properties prior to the approval of the environmental review as well as prior to the submission and HUD approval of the Request for Release of Funds (RROF). Nature of Requirement: The HUD environmental regulation under 24 CFR 58.22(a) pertaining to limitations on activities pending clearance require: ‘‘Neither a recipient nor any participant in the development process, including public or private nonprofit or for-profit entities, or any of their contractors, may commit HUD assistance under a program listed in 24 CFR 58.1(b) on an activity or project until HUD or the state has approved the recipient’s Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and the related certification from the responsible entity. In addition, until the RROF and the related VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 certification have been approved, neither a recipient nor any participant in the development process may commit non-HUD funds on or undertake an activity or project under a program listed in 24 CFR 58.1(b) if the activity or project would have an adverse environmental impact or limit the choice of reasonable alternatives.’’ Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: August, 22, 2012. Reason Waived: The project at issue was determined to be one that would further the HUD mission and advance HUD program goals to develop viable, quality communities and affordable housing. It was also determined that the grantee unknowingly violated the regulation, but that no HUD funds had been committed at the time of the violation. Based on the environmental assessments and the HUD field inspection, it was determined that granting the waiver would not result in any unmitigated, adverse environmental impact. Contact: James Potter, Office of Environment and Energy, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7248, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–4225. • Regulation: 24 CFR 91.15(a)(2). Project/Activity: The City of East St. Louis, Illinois requested a waiver of 24 CFR 91.15(a)(2), in order to obtain an extension, for a period of 60 days, of the City’s submission deadline for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Action Plan. Nature of Requirements: The Consolidated Plan regulation at 24 CFR 91.15(a)(2) requires a participating jurisdiction to submit its Annual Action Plan no later than August 16 of the Federal fiscal year for which grant funds were appropriated. Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: August 7, 2012. Reasons Waived: The City of East St. Louis had relinquished its entitlement status under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and joined the St. Clair Urban County for FY 2012. Because the City relinquished its CDBG entitlement status after the September 30 statutory deadline for inclusion of CDBG entitlement grantees in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) formula for the next fiscal year, the City was not considered part of the St. Clair County Urban County for purposes of allocation of FY 2012 HOME funds. The City did not understand that it remained a separate participating jurisdiction for the HOME program and, consequently, did not take the necessary steps to develop an Annual Action Plan for its FY 2012 HOME funds. By the time the City realized its predicament, the City could not meet the citizen participation requirements and submit its FY 2012 Annual Action Plan by the August 16, 2012, submission deadline. For these reasons, HUD granted the waiver. Contact: Virginia Sardone, Office of Affordable Housing, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72371 Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7164, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–2684. • Regulation: 24 CFR 92.503(b)(3). Project/Activity: Each of the following cities requested a waiver of the repayment provision at 24 CFR 92.503(b)(3) so that the city could repay its HOME investment trust fund local account and use the repaid funds for eligible affordable housing activities: Washington, DC, City of Durham, North Carolina, City of Rochester, New York and City of Utica, New York. Nature of Requirements: The HOME funds repayment provision at 24 CFR 92.503(b)(3) states: ‘‘If the HOME funds were disbursed from the participating jurisdiction’s HOME Investment Trust Fund Treasury account, they must be repaid to the Treasury account. If the HOME funds were disbursed from the participating jurisdiction’s HOME Investment Trust Fund local account, they must be repaid to the local account.’’ Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: July through September, 2012. Reasons Waived: Waivers were granted to permit the cities to repay their HOME investment trust fund local account to make the funds available for eligible affordable housing activities. The cities were obligated to repay HOME funds for projects that were terminated before completion to the HOME grant from which they were expended. If all or a portion of the total repayment was repaid to an expired account, the repayment would have been received by HUD but retained by the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the repaid funds would have no longer been available for the cities to use in eligible affordable housing activities. The waivers were granted to permit the cities’ to repay their local HOME Investment Trust Fund accounts instead of their HOME Investment Trust Treasury accounts and make the repaid funds available for investment in additional HOME-eligible activities. Contact: Virginia Sardone, 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 570.308(a)(1). Project/Activity: Because of the difficulties experienced by the village of Bolingbrook, Illinois (‘‘the village’’), with regard to its capacity to administer its CDBG program, the village received several findings. Therefore, the village and Will County, where the village is located, determined that permitting the county to administer the village’s CDBG program would alleviate the village’s difficulties in this regard. In September 2012, the village and county submitted a request to HUD to permit Bolingbrook to be included in Will County s CDBG program during FY 2013 and FY 2014 for the purpose of planning and implementing a joint housing and community development program. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 570.308(a)(1) states that a joint request shall only be considered if submitted at the time an urban county is seeking a three E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 72372 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices year qualification or requalification as an urban county. Will County re-qualified in FY 2011 for FYs 2012–2014, and will not requalify until FY 2014. Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: September 24, 2012. Reason Waived: 24 CFR 570.308(a)(1) was waived so that Will County and the village of Bolingbrook would be permitted to enter into a joint agreement for FY 2013 and FY 2014. Contact: Gloria Coates, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Community and Planning Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–1577. • Regulation: Section II.F. of the May 4, 2009, Federal Register notice, ‘‘Notice of Program Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Program Funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.’’ Funding under this notice is referred to as CDBG–R funding. Project/Activity: Recent natural disasters negatively affected some grantees’ ability to complete CDBG–R funded activities, and thus their ability to expend all of their CDBG–R funds by the September 30 deadline for expending funds. Nineteen grantees in nine states received Major Disaster Declarations issued by the President since July 1, 2012, and had not drawn down 100 percent of their CDBG–R funds or had not completed their CDBG–R program activities. Completion of Wayne County, Michigan’s CDBG–R funded activity was delayed when misunderstandings concerning the applicability of program requirements delayed processing of an amendment to the county’s Action Plan, leaving insufficient time for the county to complete its activity. Nature of Requirement: Title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–005, approved February 17, 2009) (the Recovery Act) appropriated $1 billion to carry out the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301, et seq.) on an expedited basis. HUD established the CDBG–R program requirements in a May 4, 2009 Federal Register notice. Section II.F. of that Notice required that grantees expend their entire allocation of CDBG–R funds by September 30, 2012. The Notice also specified that any funds not expended by September 30, 2012, will be recaptured by HUD and returned to the U.S. Treasury. Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: September 28, 2012. Reason Waived: The September 30, 2012 expenditure deadline in Section II.F. of the May 4, 2009, Federal Register notice was waived to allow the 19 grantees that suffered the effects of recent major disasters an additional 30 days to finish expending their CDBG–R funds. This same provision was waived to allow Wayne County, Michigan an additional 90 days to finish expending its CDBG–R funds. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Contact: Steve Johnson, Office of Block Grant Assistance, Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–1577. • Regulation: Section II.H.3.F of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, at 75 FR 64333 (NSP3 Notice), in accordance with Title XII of Division A under the heading Community Planning and Development: Community Development Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Project/Activity: The city of Dearborn, Michigan requested a waiver of the 10 percent demolition cap under NSP which restricts grantees from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on demolition activities. The city of Dearborn requested a waiver to spend $256,839 or approximately 25 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: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: July 25, 2012. Reason Waived: The City provided statistical data evidencing high vacancy and abandonment rates due to significant population and job loss. The City explained that there are a high number of properties requiring immediate demolition to remove safety hazards and the destabilizing influence of the blighted properties. 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. • Regulation: Section II.H.3.F of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, at 75 FR 64333 (NSP3 Notice), in accordance with Title XII of Division A under the heading Community Planning and Development: Community Development Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Project/Activity: The city of Gary, Indiana requested a waiver of the 10 percent demolition cap under NSP which restricts grantees from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on demolition activities. The city of Gary requested a waiver to spend $815,358 or approximately thirty 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: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: August 7, 2012. Reason Waived: The City provided statistical data evidencing high vacancy and PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 abandonment rates due to significant population and job loss. With the additional funds, the City advised that it would target the University Park neighborhood where there are a high number of properties requiring immediate demolition to remove safety hazards and the destabilizing influence of the blighted properties. 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. • Regulation: Section II.H.3.F of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, at 75 FR 64333 (NSP3 Notice), in accordance with Title XII of Division A under the heading Community Planning and Development: Community Development Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Project/Activity: The city of Houston, Texas requested a waiver of the 10 percent demolition cap under NSP which restricts grantees from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on demolition activities. The city of Houston requested a waiver to spend $1,000,000 or approximately 29 c 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: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: August 10, 2012. Reason Waived: The City provided statistical data evidencing high numbers of blighted and condemned properties. The City explained that the ability to use additional NSP funds for demolition will allow for the removal of blighted housing units which will help stabilize neighborhoods by eliminating safety concerns, reducing crime, and increasing the feasibility for future development and community investment. 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 203.43f(c)(i) and 24 CFR 203.43f (d)(ii). Project/Activity: Title II manufactured homes located within a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) in the State of Louisiana. Nature of Requirement: The applicable regulations state that the finished grade beneath both new and existing manufactured E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices homes shall be at or above the 100 year return frequency flood elevation. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: July 24, 2012. Reason Waived: Failure to extend the waiver would interrupt the sale of manufactured housing in the State of Louisiana, which is located in a FEMA designated SFHA, as such homes would be forced to comply with a more onerous and costly flood hazard requirement or may not qualify for FHA insured financing without the waiver. Contact: Peter Gillispie, Office of Single Family Program Development, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9270, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b) (1995 CFR edition). Project/Activity: Asbury Harris Epworth Towers, Atlanta, Georgia—FHA Project Number 061–44803. The property consists of 160 one-bedroom units for the elderly and handicapped and is in dire need of rehabilitation. The owner is unable to rehabilitate the property and repay the Flexible Subsidy loan at the time the loan matures. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), which 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: August 21, 2012. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan because the project does not have sufficient funds to repay the loan upon maturity. This waiver will allow the owner of Asbury Harris Epworth Towers to refinance their loan and address the health and safety issues at the property. There is an overwhelming demand for elderly affordable housing in Atlanta. This waiver will allow the project to be preserved as affordable housing for an additional 20 years through execution and recordation of a Rental Use Agreement. Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3730. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b)(1995). Project/Activity: Bethel Apartments, Alexandria, Louisiana—FHA Project Number 059–35027. The 90-unit project is in need of urgent repairs. The owner is unable to make the necessary repairs and repay the Flexible Subsidy Loan upon maturity. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), which 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: August 21, 2012. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan because the owner had insufficient funds available to repay the loan upon maturity. It was determined that waiver of this regulation would allow for a refinance of the loan which will provide mortgage proceeds necessary for the recapitalization and substantial rehabilitation of the project and the preservation of the project’s 90 units as affordable housing. The owner will be required to execute and record a Rental Use Agreement for the 40-year term of the reamortized Flexible Subsidy Loan. Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3730. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b)(1995). Project/Activity: Westlake Christian Terrace East, Oakland, California—FHA Project Number 121–SH054. The 200-unit affordable housing project for the elderly is in dire need of redevelopment. The owner is unable to rehabilitate the property and repay the Flexible Subsidy Loan in full upon maturity. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), which 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: August 31, 2012. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan because the owner had insufficient funds available to both repay the loan upon maturity and rehabilitate the property. It was determined that waiver of this regulation would allow refinancing to recapitalize the property and preserve the 200 units of much-needed affordable housing through execution and PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72373 recordation of a Rental Use Agreement. The property will be preserved for a period of an additional 35 years as affordable housing. Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3730. • Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b)(1995). Project/Activity: Coronado Gardens Cooperative, Lansing, Michigan—FHA Project Number 047–44008. The 64-unit family project is in need of repair. The owner is unable to make the needed repairs and repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loans at maturity. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), which 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: September 4, 2012. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loan because the owner had insufficient funds available to repay the loan upon maturity. It was determined that waiver of this regulation was necessary for recapitalization of the project to permit needed repairs to be made at the property. The deferment will preserve this much-needed affordable housing for a period of an additional 35 years through execution and recordation of a Rental Use Agreement. Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3730. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. Project/Activity: Autumn Leaves at Arlington (Autumn Leaves) is an assisted living facility and has a license for 43 beds in 34 units. Currently, Autumn Leaves operates 43 memory care beds. The project is located in Arlington, TX. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates that in a board and care home or assisted living facility, 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: August 1, 2012. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because the memory care residents of Autumn Leaves are assisted and supervised, while bathing. The bathing/shower rooms are specifically designed to provide enough space for staff to safely assist the residents. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 72374 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9172 Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2419. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. Project/Activity: Century Assisted Living has a license for 26 Alzheimer units and operates in two separate buildings, Building A and Building B. The waiver is for Building A. The project is located in Carbondale, IL. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that 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: August 1, 2012. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because it was determined that certain residents of Century Assisted Living’s Building A are more acute and need assistance and supervision while bathing. Century Assisted Living has concluded that this arrangement is safer for the residents. In addition, there is insufficient space in Building A to convert its existing half bathroom rooms to full bathrooms. Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9172, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2419. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. Project/Activity: The Lodge at Eskaton Village (Eskaton Village) has a license for 74 beds in 64 units. Currently, Eskaton Village operates 40 assisted living units for 40 residents and 24 dementia care units for 24 residents. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that 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: August 1, 2012. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver on the basis that the residents of Eskaton Village’s dementia care wing are fully assisted and supervised while bathing. For safety reasons, the 24 dementia care residents use two shower rooms and a tub room for bathing. This allows for staff to provide assistance to the residents. Eskaton Village also concluded that this arrangement is safer for the 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 9172, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2419. • Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3. Project/Activity: Country House— Dickinson (Country House) is an assisted living facility and has a license for 30 beds in 22 units. Currently, Country House serves Alzheimer Care residents. The project is located in Dickinson, North Dakota. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates in a board and care home or assisted living facility that 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: September 28, 2012. Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver on the basis that the Alzheimer Care residents of Country House all need assistance with bathing. The bathing/shower rooms provide enough space for staff to safely assist the residents. Country House has concluded that this arrangement is safer for the 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 9172, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–3000, telephone (202) 402–2419. • Regulation: Mortgagee Letter 2011–22, Condominium Approval Process for Single Family Housing—Consolidation and Update of Approval Requirements. Project/activity: Properties eligible for FHA-insured mortgages. Nature of Requirement: Mortgagee Letter 2011–22 and the attached Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide consolidated and updated the requirements and procedures that constitute the Condominium Approval Process. Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: September 13, 2012. Reason Waived: By Mortgagee Letter 2012– 18, issued September 13, 2012, HUD waived certain provisions of Mortgagee Letter 2011– 22 and put in place temporary condominium approval policy provisions. HUD determined that certain policy adjustments were temporarily needed to address current housing market conditions. Contact: Joanne B. Kuczma, Director, Home Mortgage Insurance Division, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9278, Washington, DC 20410–8000, telephone (202) 708–4308. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Renaissance Gardens, Baltimore, MD, Project Number: 052–EE065/ MD06–S101–002. 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: July 12, 2012. 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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Reliable Housing Apartments, Beaver Falls, PA, Project Number: 033–HD115/PA28–Q091–005. 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: July 17, 2012. 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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Ashlawn View Group Home, Danville, VA, Project Number: 051– HD147/VA36–Q091–003. 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: August 3, 2012. 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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Dogwood Manor Apartments, Oak Ridge, TN, Project Number: 087–EE073/TN37–S101–002. 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: September 17, 2012. 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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d). Project/Activity: Arlington II Nonprofit Housing Corporation, Baltimore, MD, E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Project Number: 052–EE064/MD06–S101– 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: September 17, 2012. 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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d) and 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Hale Maunaloa Residence, Maunaloa, HI, Project Number: 140–HD034/ HI10–Q091–001. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing. 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-bycase basis. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: September 11, 2012. 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. Also, additional time was needed to review the project proposal, the drawings for accessibility compliance and the contract bidding requirements for the project to achieve an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 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: July 12, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to achieve initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Coretta Scott King Apartments, Brooklyn, NY, Project Number: 012–EE356/NY36–S071–002. 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: July 12, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to process and issue the firm commitment and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Jubilee Station, Charleston, WV, Project Number: 045– HD045/WV15–Q091–002. 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: July 18, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm commitment. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Spruce Manor, Huntington, WV, Project Number: 045– HD044/WV15–Q091–001. 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72375 • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Franklin Senior Housing, Inc., Franklin, WI, Project Number: 075– EE145/WI39–S091–003. 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Broadwater Place Apartments, St. Petersburg, FL, Project Number: 067–HD102/FL29–Q091–005. 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm commitment and for the project to be initially closed. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: CPNJ Livingston Residence, Livingston, NJ, Project Number: 031–HD157/NJ39–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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Beechtree Commons II, Verona, PA, Project Number: 033–EE142/ PA28–S091–005. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the duration of the fund E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 72376 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to complete the review of the initial closing documents and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Silverwood Apartments, Tucson, AZ, Project Number: 123–EE113/ AZ20–S091–004. 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to resolve issues raised by the City of Tucson regarding final plans and specifications requirements for a paved access and new easements for the project. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Accorn Walk (Franklin Foundation), Kettering, OH, Project Number: 046–EE101/OH10–S091– 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: August 13, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to obtain the proper zoning and site approval from the local authority. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: FSWP GL V, Leesburg, PA, Project Number: 033–HD112/PA28– Q091–002. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 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: August 13, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Mercy Auburn Senior Apartments, Auburn, CA, Project Number: 136–EE086/CA30–S091–003. 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: August 13, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Advance Housing 2009, Lafayette, NJ, Project Number: 031–HD162/ NJ39–Q091–003. 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: August 20, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: The Village at Oasis Park II, Mesa, AZ, Project Number: 123–HD046/ AZ20–Q091–002. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: August 20, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial closing and start construction. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Tecumseh Road Senior Apartments, Dewitt, NY, Project Number: 014–EE282/NY06–S091–007. 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: August 20, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to complete processing of the firm commitment application and for the project to be initially closed. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Rockwood Center, Henrietta, NY, Project Number: 014–EE281/ NY06–S091–006. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: August 23, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for approval and processing requirements of the various funding sources of this mixed finance project. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Bella Vista Apartments, Tucson, AZ, Project Number: 123–HD045/ AZ20–Q091–001. 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: August 23, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to review the firm commitment application, achieve initial closing and start construction. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Fairfield Commons I, Stamford, CT, Project Number: 017–HD042/ CT26–Q091–001. 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: August 23, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for HUD to issue the firm commitment and for the project to achieve an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Reliable Housing Apartments, Beaver Falls, PA, Project Number: 033–HD115/PA28–Q091–005. 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: September 4, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm commitment, to review the initial closing documents and for the project to reach initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood, Hilo, HI, Project Number: 140–EE042/HI10–S091–001. 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: September 4, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Nativity B.V.M. Place, Philadelphia, PA, Project Number: 034– EE167/PA26–S091–005. 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: September 7, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner to resolve a zoning appeal and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Flagship City Apartments, Erie, PA, Project Number: 033–HD114/PA28– Q091–004. 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: September 7, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm commitment, review the initial closing documents, and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: City of Utica Section 811 Project, Utica, NY, Project Number: 014– HD132/NY06–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: September 11, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to complete the processing of the firm commitment application and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72377 Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Community Options Hopewell, Inc., Hopewell Borough, NJ, Project Number: 035–HD073/NJ39–Q091– 009. 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: September 11, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to finalize the firm commitment application and for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: The Woods of Crooked Creek Apartments, Indianapolis, IN, Project Number: 073–HD087/IN36–Q091– 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: September 28, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to reach an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Walnut Housing, West Seneca, NY, Project Number: 014–EE269/ NY06–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: September 28, 2012. Reason Waived: The project experienced significant delays due to local opposition causing the site to be changed twice. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 72378 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165. Project/Activity: Kenyon Terrace Apartments, South Kingstown, RI, Project Number: 016–HD063/RI43–Q091–006. 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: September 28, 2012. Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm commitment application to be submitted and reviewed, and for the project to achieve an initial closing. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–3000. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.205. Project/Activity: Beckley House Expansion, Canaan, CT, Project Number: 017–EE116/ CT26–S101–004. Nature of Requirement: Section 891.205 requires Section 202 project owners to be single-purpose private nonprofit organizations. Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: August 13, 2012. Reason Waived: To allow the owner of another Section 202 project to also own this project. The projects are to be on the same site and time and cost savings are anticipated from not having to create a separate owner entity. Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 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: Montana Department of Commerce, (MT901), Helena, MT. Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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 HUD’s Uniform Financial Reporting Rule. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 12, 2012. Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) contends that the audit was delayed because the HA’s audited is completed VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 through the State Legislative Audit Division. The State did not complete the audit before March 31, 2012, and as a result the HA did not have adequate time to enter the data into REAC’s online system. The Section 8 waiver was granted and the additional time permitted the audit documentation to be adequately completed. The HA submitted the FYE June 30, 2011, audited financial information on the May 15, 2012, due date. 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: Fort Wayne Housing Authority, (IN003), Fort Wayne, IN. Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) contends that due to transitional difficulties when changing auditors, the audited financial statements could not be submitted by the deadline of March 31, 2012. The HA’s original Independent Public Accountant (IPA) was replaced, with Board approval, and the newly hired IPA engagement letter was dated November 17, 2011. The waiver was granted and the additional time permitted the audit documentation for FYE June 30, 2011, to be adequately completed and entered into REAC’s online system. The new dew date was set at June 24, 2012. The PHAS audited submission due date waiver is not applicable to Circular A–133 submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. 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: Madisonville Housing Authority, (TX245), Madisonville, TX. Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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: August 9, 2012. Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) contends that because their financial records were seized as a result of an ongoing HUD OIG investigation, the audit cannot be completed by their independent auditors. The waiver was granted and the additional PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 time permitted the audit documentation to be adequately completed and entered into the online system. The HA agreed to submit its FYE September 30, 2011, audited information no later than October 31, 2012. 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: District of Columbia, (DC001), Washington, DC. Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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: August 30, 2012. Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) requested additional time to submit its audited financial requirements to allow the newly hired Deputy Assistant Director for Administration to address Independent Public Audit comments. The HA contends that the additional time was needed in order to complete analyses and revisions to comply with regulatory submission deadlines and Asset Management guidelines for Moving To Work agencies. The waiver was granted and the additional time permitted the HA, in conjunction with the auditor, to complete the audit for the FYE September 30, 2011. The HA agreed to submit its FYE September 30, 2011, audited financial information to the REAC no later than July 31, 2012. However, the PHAS audited submission due date waiver is not applicable to Circular A–133 submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. 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 85.36(c). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport, LA (HACS) Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 25 CFR 85.36(c) requires that procurement transactions will be conducted in a manner providing full and open competition consistent with the standards of Sec. 85.36. Granted by: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 12, 2012. Reason Waived: Good cause was found to grant an exception for HACS’ processing of the Phase I contract. HACS sought to use its grant under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to expeditiously to ensure the health and safety of its residents at Wilkinson Terrace. The housing authority explained its rationale for amending its Phase I contract in light of the exigency related to the funding and need for mold and mildew remediation at Wilkinson E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Terrace. There had been no merging or supplanting of Recovery Act funds. The housing authority intended to award the Phase I contract under § 85.36 (c), but failed to complete the procurement in accordance with the Recovery Act procurement procedures and § 85.36. HACS agreed to ensure that the noncompetitive proposals process followed is captured clearly in its amended Capital Fund Stimulus Grant Procurement Policy. HACS also agreed to update its file to document why the contract was awarded noncompetitively, and make such documentation available upon request. Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20140, telephone (202) 402–4181. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.202(b)(1). Project/Activity: New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), New York, NY. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation 24 CFR 982.202(b)(1) states that admission to the program may not be based on where the family lives before admission to the program Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 21, 2012. Reason Waived: The preference for families discharged from New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) facilities addresses local housing needs and priorities—specifically the housing needs of these HHC residents who are in need of supportive services and in danger of becoming homeless without supportive services. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1). Project/Activity: Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA). Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1) states that the public housing agency may establish the payment standard amount for a unit size at any level between 90 percent and 110 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR) for that unit size. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 7, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because VIHA had been applying payment standards that were above previously approved exception payment standard amounts. To avoid the impact that a drastic cut in subsidy would have on assisted families, VIHA was given a limited time to approve payment standards above the basic range. 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., VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c)(3). Project/Activity: Dallas Housing Authority (DHA), Dallas TX. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(3) states that at the request of the public housing agency, an exception payment standard above 120 percent of the fair market rent (FMR) may be approved if, among other items, such approval is supported by statistically representative rental housing survey data to justify approval in accordance with the methodology described in 24 CFR 888.113. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: August 20, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted based on proposed changes to the methodology for determining small area FMRs and the ZIP code level data used to support those calculations. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 982.503(c)(5). Project/Activity: Mountrail County Housing Authority (MCHA), Mountrail County, ND. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s 24 CFR 982.503(c) establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment standards for an area. HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent of the population of the FMR area. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 10, 2012. Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to the rental housing market in the MCHA FMR area caused by increased economic activity due to natural resource exploration. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 982.503(c)(5). Project/Activity: Foster County Housing Authority (FCHA), Foster County, ND. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment standards for an area. HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) states that PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72379 HUD will only approve an exception payment standard amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD’s regulation 24 CFR 982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent of the population of the FMR area. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 12, 2012. Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to the rental housing market in the FCHA FMR area caused by increased economic activity due to natural resource exploration. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 982.503(c)(5). Project/Activity: Stutsman County Housing Authority (SCHA), Stutsman County, ND. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment standards for an area. HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent of the population of the FMR area. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 12, 2012. Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to the rental housing market in the SCHA FMR area caused by increased economic activity due to natural resource exploration. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 982.503(c)(5). Project/Activity: Susquehanna County Housing Authority (SCHA), Susquehanna County, PA. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment standards for an area. HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 72380 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent of the population of the FMR area. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 15, 2012. Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to the rental housing market in the SCHA FMR area caused by increased economic activity due to natural resource exploration. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 982.503(c)(5). Project/Activity: McHenry/Pierce County Housing Authority (MPCHA), Pierce County, ND. ND. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment standards for an area. HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent of the population of the FMR area. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 28, 2012. Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to the rental housing market caused by increased economic activity in the MPCHA FMR area due to natural resource exploration. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: St. Clair Shores Housing Commission (SCSHC), St. Clair Shores, MI. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 Date Granted: July 2, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the SCSHC 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Town of Portsmouth Housing Commission (TPHC), Portsmouth, RI. 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: July 2, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the TPHC 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Douglas County (HADC), Douglas County, OR. 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: July 5, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the HADC 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA), Madison County, 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: July 16, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the MCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Marshall County Housing Authority (MCHA), Marshall County, IN. 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: July 16, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the MCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Smithfield Housing Authority (SHA), Smithfield, RI. 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: July 16, 2012. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the SHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Monroe County Housing Authority (MCHA), Monroe County, WI. 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: July 17, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the MCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Delaware County Housing Authority (DCHA), Delaware County, IN. 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: July 26, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the DCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Baird (HACB), Baird, TX. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 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: July 30, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the HACB 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA), Norfolk, VA. 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: August 14, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the NRHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Brownsville Housing Authority (BHA), Brownsville, TN. 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: August 30, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the BHA to manage its Housing PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72381 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Jackson County Housing Authority (JCHA), Jackson County, IL. 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 7, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the JCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3). Project/Activity: Williamston Housing Authority (WHA), Williamston, 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: September 26, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure would enable the WHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Willimantic Housing Authority (WHA), Willimantic, CT. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(d) states that a public E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 72382 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices 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: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: The participant, who is disabled, required an exception payment standard to move to a wheelchair-accessible unit. To provide this reasonable accommodation so the client could move to an accessible unit and pay no more than 40 percent of her adjusted income toward the family share, the WHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d). Project/Activity: Little Rock Housing Authority (LRHA), Little Rock, AR. 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: August 20, 2012. Reason Waived: The spouse of the head of household is disabled and the family required an exception payment standard to move to a new unit that met her health needs. To provide this reasonable accommodation so the client could be assisted in a new unit and pay no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family share, the LRHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) and 982.517(d). Project/Activity: Saginaw Housing Commission (SHC), Saginaw, MI. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.517(d) requires a public housing agency (PHA) to use the appropriate utility allowance for the size of the dwelling unit actually leased by the family rather than the family unit size as determined by the PHA subsidy standards and specified on the voucher. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: August 3, 2012. Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because these cost-saving measures would enable the SHC 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.517(b). Project/Activity: New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (NYCDHPD), New York, NY. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.517(b) requires that utility allowance schedules must be determined based on the typical costs of utilities and services paid by energy conservative households using normal patterns of consumption for the community as a whole. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: July 26, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted to allow NYCDHPD to establish project specific utility allowances at a sub-metered building to ensure the accuracy of typical cost and consumption data of utilities in determining the gross rent. 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 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.517(d). Project/Activity: Evanston Housing Authority (EHA), Evanston, WY. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 982.517(d) requires a public housing agency (PHA) to use the appropriate utility allowance for the size of the dwelling unit actually leased by the family rather than the family unit size as determined by the PHA subsidy standards and specified on the voucher. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 10, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving measure 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.637(a)(2). Project/Activity: Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Chicago, IL. Nature of Requirement: 24 CFR 982.637(a)(2) states that a public housing agency may not commence tenant-based rental assistance for occupancy of a new unit so long as any family member owns any title or other interest in the prior home. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: August 14, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted due to safety concerns under the Violence Against Women Act and to allow the family to remain assisted. 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 983.253(b). Project/Activity: Louisiana Housing Authority (LHA), Baton Rouge, LA. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 983.253(b) states that the projectbased voucher (PBV) contract unit leased to each family must be appropriate for the size of the family under the public housing agency’s subsidy standards. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: September 5, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was extended to allow one-bedroom eligible families to lease two-bedroom units based on the continued need to house severely disabled households under the LHA’s PBV permanent supportive housing program. 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 984.303(d). Project/Activity: Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA), Montpelier, VT. Nature of Requirement: HUD’s regulation at 24 CFR 984.303(d) limits the extension of a family self-sufficiency (FSS) contract by a public housing agency to two years beyond the initial five-year term of a new unit so long as any family member owns any title or other interest in the prior home. Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: July 26, 2012. Reason Waived: This waiver was granted due to allow the FSS participant to complete her education and employment goals. An additional two years was granted. 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 E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 234 / Wednesday, December 5, 2012 / Notices Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. [FR Doc. 2012–29128 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. Bureau of Land Management A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by email at ak.blm.conveyance@blm.gov. Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. [AA–10282, AA–10291, AA–10292, AA– 10369; LLAK–944000–L14100000–HY0000– P] Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Alaska Land Transfer. Dina L. Torres, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Branch of Alaska Land Transfer. Bureau of Land Management [AA–9660, AA–9662; LLAK–944000– L14100000–HY0000–P] [FR Doc. 2012–29383 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Calista Corporation. The decision will approve conveyance of only the surface estate in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq). The lands are located west of Newtok, Alaska, and contain 0.16 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until January 4, 2013 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. 3. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or email, will not be accepted as timely filed. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by email at ak.blm.conveyance@blm.gov. Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Dec 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 72383 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2012–29379 Filed 12–4–12; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. ACTION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision to Calista Corporation. The decision will approve conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq). The lands are located south of Napaskiak, Alaska, and contain 6.71 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Anchorage Daily News. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits: 1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until January 4, 2013 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. 3. Notices of appeal transmitted by electronic means, such as facsimile or email, will not be accepted as timely filed. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. 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[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5639-N-03]


Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third 
Quarter of Calendar Year 2012

AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish 
quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD 
has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the 
previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to 
comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This 
notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the 
period beginning on July 1, 2012, and ending on September 30, 2012.

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 third quarter of calendar year 2012.

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 July 
1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. 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 
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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 third quarter of calendar 
year 2012) before the next report is published (the fourth quarter of 
calendar year 2012), HUD will include any additional waivers granted 
for the third 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: November 27, 2012.
Helen R. Kanovsky,
General Counsel.

Appendix--

    Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices 
of the Department of Housing and Urban Development July 1, 2012 
through September 30, 2012

    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 58.22(a).
    Project/Activity: Muskegon County, Michigan, requested a waiver 
of 24 CFR 58.22(a) for some NSP2 activities in the City of Muskegon. 
The proposed project was the rehabilitation of single family 
housing. A waiver was needed because the grantee committed non-HUD 
funds to acquire several properties prior to the approval of the 
environmental review as well as prior to the submission and HUD 
approval of the Request for Release of Funds (RROF).
    Nature of Requirement: The HUD environmental regulation under 24 
CFR 58.22(a) pertaining to limitations on activities pending 
clearance require: ``Neither a recipient nor any participant in the 
development process, including public or private nonprofit or for-
profit entities, or any of their contractors, may commit HUD 
assistance under a program listed in 24 CFR 58.1(b) on an activity 
or project until HUD or the state has approved the recipient's 
Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and the related certification 
from the responsible entity. In addition, until the RROF and the 
related certification have been approved, neither a recipient nor 
any participant in the development process may commit non-HUD funds 
on or undertake an activity or project under a program listed in 24 
CFR 58.1(b) if the activity or project would have an adverse 
environmental impact or limit the choice of reasonable 
alternatives.''
    Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: August, 22, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The project at issue was determined to be one 
that would further the HUD mission and advance HUD program goals to 
develop viable, quality communities and affordable housing. It was 
also determined that the grantee unknowingly violated the 
regulation, but that no HUD funds had been committed at the time of 
the violation. Based on the environmental assessments and the HUD 
field inspection, it was determined that granting the waiver would 
not result in any unmitigated, adverse environmental impact.
    Contact: James Potter, Office of Environment and Energy, Office 
of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7248, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-4225.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 91.15(a)(2).
    Project/Activity: The City of East St. Louis, Illinois requested 
a waiver of 24 CFR 91.15(a)(2), in order to obtain an extension, for 
a period of 60 days, of the City's submission deadline for its 
Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Annual Action Plan.
    Nature of Requirements: The Consolidated Plan regulation at 24 
CFR 91.15(a)(2) requires a participating jurisdiction to submit its 
Annual Action Plan no later than August 16 of the Federal fiscal 
year for which grant funds were appropriated.
    Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: August 7, 2012.
    Reasons Waived: The City of East St. Louis had relinquished its 
entitlement status under the Community Development Block Grant 
(CDBG) program and joined the St. Clair Urban County for FY 2012. 
Because the City relinquished its CDBG entitlement status after the 
September 30 statutory deadline for inclusion of CDBG entitlement 
grantees in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) formula 
for the next fiscal year, the City was not considered part of the 
St. Clair County Urban County for purposes of allocation of FY 2012 
HOME funds. The City did not understand that it remained a separate 
participating jurisdiction for the HOME program and, consequently, 
did not take the necessary steps to develop an Annual Action Plan 
for its FY 2012 HOME funds. By the time the City realized its 
predicament, the City could not meet the citizen participation 
requirements and submit its FY 2012 Annual Action Plan by the August 
16, 2012, submission deadline. For these reasons, HUD granted the 
waiver.
    Contact: Virginia Sardone, 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 92.503(b)(3).
    Project/Activity: Each of the following cities requested a 
waiver of the repayment provision at 24 CFR 92.503(b)(3) so that the 
city could repay its HOME investment trust fund local account and 
use the repaid funds for eligible affordable housing activities: 
Washington, DC, City of Durham, North Carolina, City of Rochester, 
New York and City of Utica, New York.
    Nature of Requirements: The HOME funds repayment provision at 24 
CFR 92.503(b)(3) states: ``If the HOME funds were disbursed from the 
participating jurisdiction's HOME Investment Trust Fund Treasury 
account, they must be repaid to the Treasury account. If the HOME 
funds were disbursed from the participating jurisdiction's HOME 
Investment Trust Fund local account, they must be repaid to the 
local account.''
    Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: July through September, 2012.
    Reasons Waived: Waivers were granted to permit the cities to 
repay their HOME investment trust fund local account to make the 
funds available for eligible affordable housing activities. The 
cities were obligated to repay HOME funds for projects that were 
terminated before completion to the HOME grant from which they were 
expended. If all or a portion of the total repayment was repaid to 
an expired account, the repayment would have been received by HUD 
but retained by the U.S. Treasury. As a result, the repaid funds 
would have no longer been available for the cities to use in 
eligible affordable housing activities. The waivers were granted to 
permit the cities' to repay their local HOME Investment Trust Fund 
accounts instead of their HOME Investment Trust Treasury accounts 
and make the repaid funds available for investment in additional 
HOME-eligible activities.
    Contact: Virginia Sardone, 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 570.308(a)(1).
    Project/Activity: Because of the difficulties experienced by the 
village of Bolingbrook, Illinois (``the village''), with regard to 
its capacity to administer its CDBG program, the village received 
several findings. Therefore, the village and Will County, where the 
village is located, determined that permitting the county to 
administer the village's CDBG program would alleviate the village's 
difficulties in this regard. In September 2012, the village and 
county submitted a request to HUD to permit Bolingbrook to be 
included in Will County s CDBG program during FY 2013 and FY 2014 
for the purpose of planning and implementing a joint housing and 
community development program.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 570.308(a)(1) 
states that a joint request shall only be considered if submitted at 
the time an urban county is seeking a three

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year qualification or requalification as an urban county. Will 
County re-qualified in FY 2011 for FYs 2012-2014, and will not re-
qualify until FY 2014.
    Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: September 24, 2012.
    Reason Waived: 24 CFR 570.308(a)(1) was waived so that Will 
County and the village of Bolingbrook would be permitted to enter 
into a joint agreement for FY 2013 and FY 2014.
    Contact: Gloria Coates, Office of Block Grant Assistance, 
Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Community and Planning 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-1577.
     Regulation: Section II.F. of the May 4, 2009, Federal 
Register notice, ``Notice of Program Requirements for Community 
Development Block Grant Program Funding under the American Recovery 
and Reinvestment Act of 2009.'' Funding under this notice is 
referred to as CDBG-R funding.
    Project/Activity: Recent natural disasters negatively affected 
some grantees' ability to complete CDBG-R funded activities, and 
thus their ability to expend all of their CDBG-R funds by the 
September 30 deadline for expending funds. Nineteen grantees in nine 
states received Major Disaster Declarations issued by the President 
since July 1, 2012, and had not drawn down 100 percent of their 
CDBG-R funds or had not completed their CDBG-R program activities. 
Completion of Wayne County, Michigan's CDBG-R funded activity was 
delayed when misunderstandings concerning the applicability of 
program requirements delayed processing of an amendment to the 
county's Action Plan, leaving insufficient time for the county to 
complete its activity.
    Nature of Requirement: Title XII of Division A of the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-005, approved 
February 17, 2009) (the Recovery Act) appropriated $1 billion to 
carry out the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program under 
Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 
U.S.C. 5301, et seq.) on an expedited basis. HUD established the 
CDBG-R program requirements in a May 4, 2009 Federal Register 
notice. Section II.F. of that Notice required that grantees expend 
their entire allocation of CDBG-R funds by September 30, 2012. The 
Notice also specified that any funds not expended by September 30, 
2012, will be recaptured by HUD and returned to the U.S. Treasury.
    Granted By: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: September 28, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The September 30, 2012 expenditure deadline in 
Section II.F. of the May 4, 2009, Federal Register notice was waived 
to allow the 19 grantees that suffered the effects of recent major 
disasters an additional 30 days to finish expending their CDBG-R 
funds. This same provision was waived to allow Wayne County, 
Michigan an additional 90 days to finish expending its CDBG-R funds.
    Contact: Steve Johnson, Office of Block Grant Assistance, 
Entitlement Communities Division, Office of Community Planning and 
Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW., Room 7282, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-1577.
     Regulation: Section II.H.3.F of the Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, 
at 75 FR 64333 (NSP3 Notice), in accordance with Title XII of 
Division A under the heading Community Planning and Development: 
Community Development Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009.
    Project/Activity: The city of Dearborn, Michigan requested a 
waiver of the 10 percent demolition cap under NSP which restricts 
grantees from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on 
demolition activities. The city of Dearborn requested a waiver to 
spend $256,839 or approximately 25 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: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: July 25, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The City provided statistical data evidencing 
high vacancy and abandonment rates due to significant population and 
job loss. The City explained that there are a high number of 
properties requiring immediate demolition to remove safety hazards 
and the destabilizing influence of the blighted properties.
    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.
     Regulation: Section II.H.3.F of the Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, 
at 75 FR 64333 (NSP3 Notice), in accordance with Title XII of 
Division A under the heading Community Planning and Development: 
Community Development Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009.
    Project/Activity: The city of Gary, Indiana requested a waiver 
of the 10 percent demolition cap under NSP which restricts grantees 
from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on 
demolition activities. The city of Gary requested a waiver to spend 
$815,358 or approximately thirty 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: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: August 7, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The City provided statistical data evidencing 
high vacancy and abandonment rates due to significant population and 
job loss. With the additional funds, the City advised that it would 
target the University Park neighborhood where there are a high 
number of properties requiring immediate demolition to remove safety 
hazards and the destabilizing influence of the blighted properties.
    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.
     Regulation: Section II.H.3.F of the Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program (NSP) 3 Notice, published on October 19, 2010, 
at 75 FR 64333 (NSP3 Notice), in accordance with Title XII of 
Division A under the heading Community Planning and Development: 
Community Development Fund of the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009.
    Project/Activity: The city of Houston, Texas requested a waiver 
of the 10 percent demolition cap under NSP which restricts grantees 
from spending more than 10 percent of total grant funds on 
demolition activities. The city of Houston requested a waiver to 
spend $1,000,000 or approximately 29 [frac12] 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: Mark Johnston, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Community Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: August 10, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The City provided statistical data evidencing 
high numbers of blighted and condemned properties. The City 
explained that the ability to use additional NSP funds for 
demolition will allow for the removal of blighted housing units 
which will help stabilize neighborhoods by eliminating safety 
concerns, reducing crime, and increasing the feasibility for future 
development and community investment.
    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 203.43f(c)(i) and 24 CFR 203.43f 
(d)(ii).
    Project/Activity: Title II manufactured homes located within a 
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Special Flood 
Hazard Area (SFHA) in the State of Louisiana.
    Nature of Requirement: The applicable regulations state that the 
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homes shall be at or above the 100 year return frequency flood 
elevation.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: July 24, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Failure to extend the waiver would interrupt the 
sale of manufactured housing in the State of Louisiana, which is 
located in a FEMA designated SFHA, as such homes would be forced to 
comply with a more onerous and costly flood hazard requirement or 
may not qualify for FHA insured financing without the waiver.
    Contact: Peter Gillispie, Office of Single Family Program 
Development, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9270, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b) (1995 CFR edition).
    Project/Activity: Asbury Harris Epworth Towers, Atlanta, 
Georgia--FHA Project Number 061-44803. The property consists of 160 
one-bedroom units for the elderly and handicapped and is in dire 
need of rehabilitation. The owner is unable to rehabilitate the 
property and repay the Flexible Subsidy loan at the time the loan 
matures.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), 
which 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: August 21, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the 
requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating 
Assistance Loan because the project does not have sufficient funds 
to repay the loan upon maturity. This waiver will allow the owner of 
Asbury Harris Epworth Towers to refinance their loan and address the 
health and safety issues at the property. There is an overwhelming 
demand for elderly affordable housing in Atlanta. This waiver will 
allow the project to be preserved as affordable housing for an 
additional 20 years through execution and recordation of a Rental 
Use Agreement.
    Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-3730.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b)(1995).
    Project/Activity: Bethel Apartments, Alexandria, Louisiana--FHA 
Project Number 059-35027. The 90-unit project is in need of urgent 
repairs. The owner is unable to make the necessary repairs and repay 
the Flexible Subsidy Loan upon maturity.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), 
which 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: August 21, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the 
requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating 
Assistance Loan because the owner had insufficient funds available 
to repay the loan upon maturity. It was determined that waiver of 
this regulation would allow for a refinance of the loan which will 
provide mortgage proceeds necessary for the recapitalization and 
substantial rehabilitation of the project and the preservation of 
the project's 90 units as affordable housing. The owner will be 
required to execute and record a Rental Use Agreement for the 40-
year term of the re-amortized Flexible Subsidy Loan.
    Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-3730.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b)(1995).
    Project/Activity: Westlake Christian Terrace East, Oakland, 
California--FHA Project Number 121-SH054. The 200-unit affordable 
housing project for the elderly is in dire need of redevelopment. 
The owner is unable to rehabilitate the property and repay the 
Flexible Subsidy Loan in full upon maturity.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), 
which 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: August 31, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the 
requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating 
Assistance Loan because the owner had insufficient funds available 
to both repay the loan upon maturity and rehabilitate the property. 
It was determined that waiver of this regulation would allow 
refinancing to recapitalize the property and preserve the 200 units 
of much-needed affordable housing through execution and recordation 
of a Rental Use Agreement. The property will be preserved for a 
period of an additional 35 years as affordable housing.
    Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-3730.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 219.220(b)(1995).
    Project/Activity: Coronado Gardens Cooperative, Lansing, 
Michigan--FHA Project Number 047-44008. The 64-unit family project 
is in need of repair. The owner is unable to make the needed repairs 
and repay the Flexible Subsidy Operating Assistance Loans at 
maturity.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 219.220(b), 
which 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: September 4, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted waiver of the 
requirement to defer repayment of the Flexible Subsidy Operating 
Assistance Loan because the owner had insufficient funds available 
to repay the loan upon maturity. It was determined that waiver of 
this regulation was necessary for recapitalization of the project to 
permit needed repairs to be made at the property. The deferment will 
preserve this much-needed affordable housing for a period of an 
additional 35 years through execution and recordation of a Rental 
Use Agreement.
    Contact: Mark B. Van Kirk, Director, Office of Asset Management, 
Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 
Seventh Street SW., Room 6160, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 
708-3730.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: Autumn Leaves at Arlington (Autumn Leaves) is 
an assisted living facility and has a license for 43 beds in 34 
units. Currently, Autumn Leaves operates 43 memory care beds. The 
project is located in Arlington, TX.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
that in a board and care home or assisted living facility, 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: August 1, 2012.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because the memory care 
residents of Autumn Leaves are assisted and supervised, while 
bathing. The bathing/shower rooms are specifically designed to 
provide enough space for staff to safely assist the residents.

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    Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of 
Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9172 Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-2419.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: Century Assisted Living has a license for 26 
Alzheimer units and operates in two separate buildings, Building A 
and Building B. The waiver is for Building A. The project is located 
in Carbondale, IL.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
in a board and care home or assisted living facility that 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: August 1, 2012.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver because it was determined 
that certain residents of Century Assisted Living's Building A are 
more acute and need assistance and supervision while bathing. 
Century Assisted Living has concluded that this arrangement is safer 
for the residents. In addition, there is insufficient space in 
Building A to convert its existing half bathroom rooms to full 
bathrooms.
    Contact: Vance T. Morris, Special Assistant, Office of 
Healthcare Programs, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9172, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-2419.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: The Lodge at Eskaton Village (Eskaton Village) 
has a license for 74 beds in 64 units. Currently, Eskaton Village 
operates 40 assisted living units for 40 residents and 24 dementia 
care units for 24 residents.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
in a board and care home or assisted living facility that 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: August 1, 2012.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver on the basis that the 
residents of Eskaton Village's dementia care wing are fully assisted 
and supervised while bathing. For safety reasons, the 24 dementia 
care residents use two shower rooms and a tub room for bathing. This 
allows for staff to provide assistance to the residents. Eskaton 
Village also concluded that this arrangement is safer for the 
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 9172, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-2419.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 232.3.
    Project/Activity: Country House--Dickinson (Country House) is an 
assisted living facility and has a license for 30 beds in 22 units. 
Currently, Country House serves Alzheimer Care residents. The 
project is located in Dickinson, North Dakota.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 232.3 mandates 
in a board and care home or assisted living facility that 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: September 28, 2012.
    Reason Waived: HUD granted the waiver on the basis that the 
Alzheimer Care residents of Country House all need assistance with 
bathing. The bathing/shower rooms provide enough space for staff to 
safely assist the residents. Country House has concluded that this 
arrangement is safer for the 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 9172, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-3000, telephone (202) 402-2419.
     Regulation: Mortgagee Letter 2011-22, Condominium 
Approval Process for Single Family Housing--Consolidation and Update 
of Approval Requirements.
    Project/activity: Properties eligible for FHA-insured mortgages.
    Nature of Requirement: Mortgagee Letter 2011-22 and the attached 
Condominium Project Approval and Processing Guide consolidated and 
updated the requirements and procedures that constitute the 
Condominium Approval Process.
    Granted By: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: September 13, 2012.
    Reason Waived: By Mortgagee Letter 2012-18, issued September 13, 
2012, HUD waived certain provisions of Mortgagee Letter 2011-22 and 
put in place temporary condominium approval policy provisions. HUD 
determined that certain policy adjustments were temporarily needed 
to address current housing market conditions.
    Contact: Joanne B. Kuczma, Director, Home Mortgage Insurance 
Division, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 9278, Washington, DC 
20410-8000, telephone (202) 708-4308.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Renaissance Gardens, Baltimore, MD, Project 
Number: 052-EE065/MD06-S101-002.
    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: July 12, 2012.
    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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Reliable Housing Apartments, Beaver Falls, PA, 
Project Number: 033-HD115/PA28-Q091-005.
    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: July 17, 2012.
    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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Ashlawn View Group Home, Danville, VA, Project 
Number: 051-HD147/VA36-Q091-003.
    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: August 3, 2012.
    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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Dogwood Manor Apartments, Oak Ridge, TN, 
Project Number: 087-EE073/TN37-S101-002.
    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: September 17, 2012.
    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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d).
    Project/Activity: Arlington II Nonprofit Housing Corporation, 
Baltimore, MD,

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    Project Number: 052-EE064/MD06-S101-001.
    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: September 17, 2012.
    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: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.100(d) and 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Hale Maunaloa Residence, Maunaloa, HI, Project 
Number: 140-HD034/HI10-Q091-001.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.100(d) prohibits amendment of 
the amount of the approved capital advance funds prior to closing. 
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: September 11, 2012.
    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. Also, additional time was needed to review the project 
proposal, the drawings for accessibility compliance and the contract 
bidding requirements for the project to achieve an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
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: July 12, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to 
achieve initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Coretta Scott King Apartments, Brooklyn, NY, 
Project Number: 012-EE356/NY36-S071-002.
    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: July 12, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to process and issue 
the firm commitment and for the project to reach an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Jubilee Station, Charleston, WV, Project 
Number: 045-HD045/WV15-Q091-002.
    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: July 18, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm 
commitment.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Spruce Manor, Huntington, WV, Project Number: 
045-HD044/WV15-Q091-001.
    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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Franklin Senior Housing, Inc., Franklin, WI, 
Project Number: 075-EE145/WI39-S091-003.
    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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Broadwater Place Apartments, St. Petersburg, 
FL, Project Number: 067-HD102/FL29-Q091-005.
    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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm 
commitment and for the project to be initially closed.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: CPNJ Livingston Residence, Livingston, NJ, 
Project Number: 031-HD157/NJ39-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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Beechtree Commons II, Verona, PA, Project 
Number: 033-EE142/PA28-S091-005.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.165 provides that the 
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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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to complete the review 
of the initial closing documents and for the project to reach an 
initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
    Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Silverwood Apartments, Tucson, AZ, Project 
Number: 123-EE113/AZ20-S091-004.
    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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to resolve issues raised by the City of Tucson regarding final plans 
and specifications requirements for a paved access and new easements 
for the project.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Accorn Walk (Franklin Foundation), Kettering, 
OH,
    Project Number: 046-EE101/OH10-S091-003.
    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: August 13, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to obtain the proper zoning and site approval from the local 
authority.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: FSWP GL V, Leesburg, PA, Project Number: 033-
HD112/PA28-Q091-002.
    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: August 13, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Mercy Auburn Senior Apartments, Auburn, CA, 
Project Number: 136-EE086/CA30-S091-003.
    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: August 13, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Advance Housing 2009, Lafayette, NJ, Project 
Number: 031-HD162/NJ39-Q091-003.
    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: August 20, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach an initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: The Village at Oasis Park II, Mesa, AZ, 
Project Number: 123-HD046/AZ20-Q091-002.
    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: August 20, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach initial 
closing and start construction.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Tecumseh Road Senior Apartments, Dewitt, NY, 
Project Number: 014-EE282/NY06-S091-007.
    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: August 20, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to complete processing 
of the firm commitment application and for the project to be 
initially closed.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Rockwood Center, Henrietta, NY, Project 
Number: 014-EE281/NY06-S091-006.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: August 23, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for approval and 
processing requirements of the various funding sources of this mixed 
finance project.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Bella Vista Apartments, Tucson, AZ, Project 
Number: 123-HD045/AZ20-Q091-001.
    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: August 23, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to review the firm 
commitment application, achieve initial closing and start 
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    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Fairfield Commons I, Stamford, CT, Project 
Number: 017-HD042/CT26-Q091-001.
    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: August 23, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for HUD to issue the 
firm commitment and for the project to achieve an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Reliable Housing Apartments, Beaver Falls, PA, 
Project Number: 033-HD115/PA28-Q091-005.
    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: September 4, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm 
commitment, to review the initial closing documents and for the 
project to reach initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Mohouli Heights Senior Neighborhood, Hilo, HI, 
Project Number: 140-EE042/HI10-S091-001.
    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: September 4, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to reach an initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Nativity B.V.M. Place, Philadelphia, PA, 
Project Number: 034-EE167/PA26-S091-005.
    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: September 7, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the sponsor/owner 
to resolve a zoning appeal and for the project to reach an initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Flagship City Apartments, Erie, PA, Project 
Number: 033-HD114/PA28-Q091-004.
    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: September 7, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to issue the firm 
commitment, review the initial closing documents, and for the 
project to reach an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: City of Utica Section 811 Project, Utica, NY, 
Project Number: 014-HD132/NY06-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: September 11, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to complete the 
processing of the firm commitment application and for the project to 
reach an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Community Options Hopewell, Inc., Hopewell 
Borough, NJ,
    Project Number: 035-HD073/NJ39-Q091-009.
    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: September 11, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed to finalize the firm 
commitment application and for the project to reach an initial 
closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: The Woods of Crooked Creek Apartments, 
Indianapolis, IN,
    Project Number: 073-HD087/IN36-Q091-001.
    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: September 28, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the project to 
reach an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Walnut Housing, West Seneca, NY, Project 
Number: 014-EE269/NY06-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: September 28, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The project experienced significant delays due to 
local opposition causing the site to be changed twice.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room

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6138, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.165.
    Project/Activity: Kenyon Terrace Apartments, South Kingstown, 
RI, Project Number: 016-HD063/RI43-Q091-006.
    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: September 28, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Additional time was needed for the firm 
commitment application to be submitted and reviewed, and for the 
project to achieve an initial closing.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-3000.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.205.
    Project/Activity: Beckley House Expansion, Canaan, CT, Project 
Number: 017-EE116/CT26-S101-004.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 891.205 requires Section 202 
project owners to be single-purpose private nonprofit organizations.
    Granted by: Carol J. Galante, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: August 13, 2012.
    Reason Waived: To allow the owner of another Section 202 project 
to also own this project. The projects are to be on the same site 
and time and cost savings are anticipated from not having to create 
a separate owner entity.
    Contact: Catherine M. Brennan, Director, Office of Housing 
Assistance and Grant Administration, Office of Housing, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 6138, 
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: Montana Department of Commerce, (MT901), 
Helena, MT.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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 HUD's Uniform Financial Reporting 
Rule.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 12, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) contends that the 
audit was delayed because the HA's audited is completed through the 
State Legislative Audit Division. The State did not complete the 
audit before March 31, 2012, and as a result the HA did not have 
adequate time to enter the data into REAC's online system. The 
Section 8 waiver was granted and the additional time permitted the 
audit documentation to be adequately completed. The HA submitted the 
FYE June 30, 2011, audited financial information on the May 15, 
2012, due date.
    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: Fort Wayne Housing Authority, (IN003), Fort 
Wayne, IN.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) contends that due to 
transitional difficulties when changing auditors, the audited 
financial statements could not be submitted by the deadline of March 
31, 2012. The HA's original Independent Public Accountant (IPA) was 
replaced, with Board approval, and the newly hired IPA engagement 
letter was dated November 17, 2011. The waiver was granted and the 
additional time permitted the audit documentation for FYE June 30, 
2011, to be adequately completed and entered into REAC's online 
system. The new dew date was set at June 24, 2012. The PHAS audited 
submission due date waiver is not applicable to Circular A-133 
submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    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: Madisonville Housing Authority, (TX245), 
Madisonville, TX.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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: August 9, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) contends that because 
their financial records were seized as a result of an ongoing HUD 
OIG investigation, the audit cannot be completed by their 
independent auditors. The waiver was granted and the additional time 
permitted the audit documentation to be adequately completed and 
entered into the online system. The HA agreed to submit its FYE 
September 30, 2011, audited information no later than October 31, 
2012.
    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: District of Columbia, (DC001), Washington, DC.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 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: August 30, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The housing authority (HA) requested additional 
time to submit its audited financial requirements to allow the newly 
hired Deputy Assistant Director for Administration to address 
Independent Public Audit comments. The HA contends that the 
additional time was needed in order to complete analyses and 
revisions to comply with regulatory submission deadlines and Asset 
Management guidelines for Moving To Work agencies. The waiver was 
granted and the additional time permitted the HA, in conjunction 
with the auditor, to complete the audit for the FYE September 30, 
2011. The HA agreed to submit its FYE September 30, 2011, audited 
financial information to the REAC no later than July 31, 2012. 
However, the PHAS audited submission due date waiver is not 
applicable to Circular A-133 submissions to the Federal Audit 
Clearinghouse.
    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 85.36(c).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Shreveport, 
LA (HACS)
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 25 CFR 85.36(c) 
requires that procurement transactions will be conducted in a manner 
providing full and open competition consistent with the standards of 
Sec. 85.36.
    Granted by: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 12, 2012.
    Reason Waived: Good cause was found to grant an exception for 
HACS' processing of the Phase I contract. HACS sought to use its 
grant under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 
(Recovery Act) to expeditiously to ensure the health and safety of 
its residents at Wilkinson Terrace. The housing authority explained 
its rationale for amending its Phase I contract in light of the 
exigency related to the funding and need for mold and mildew 
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Terrace. There had been no merging or supplanting of Recovery Act 
funds. The housing authority intended to award the Phase I contract 
under Sec.  85.36 (c), but failed to complete the procurement in 
accordance with the Recovery Act procurement procedures and Sec.  
85.36. HACS agreed to ensure that the noncompetitive proposals 
process followed is captured clearly in its amended Capital Fund 
Stimulus Grant Procurement Policy. HACS also agreed to update its 
file to document why the contract was awarded noncompetitively, and 
make such documentation available upon request.
    Contact: Dominique Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the 
Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20140, telephone (202) 402-
4181.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.202(b)(1).
    Project/Activity: New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), New 
York, NY.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation 24 CFR 982.202(b)(1) 
states that admission to the program may not be based on where the 
family lives before admission to the program
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 21, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The preference for families discharged from New 
York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) facilities 
addresses local housing needs and priorities--specifically the 
housing needs of these HHC residents who are in need of supportive 
services and in danger of becoming homeless without supportive 
services.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1).
    Project/Activity: Virgin Islands Housing Authority (VIHA).
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1) 
states that the public housing agency may establish the payment 
standard amount for a unit size at any level between 90 percent and 
110 percent of the published fair market rent (FMR) for that unit 
size.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 7, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because VIHA had been 
applying payment standards that were above previously approved 
exception payment standard amounts. To avoid the impact that a 
drastic cut in subsidy would have on assisted families, VIHA was 
given a limited time to approve payment standards above the basic 
range.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Dallas Housing Authority (DHA), Dallas TX.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(3) 
states that at the request of the public housing agency, an 
exception payment standard above 120 percent of the fair market rent 
(FMR) may be approved if, among other items, such approval is 
supported by statistically representative rental housing survey data 
to justify approval in accordance with the methodology described in 
24 CFR 888.113.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: August 20, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted based on proposed changes 
to the methodology for determining small area FMRs and the ZIP code 
level data used to support those calculations.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 
982.503(c)(5).
    Project/Activity: Mountrail County Housing Authority (MCHA), 
Mountrail County, ND.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's 24 CFR 982.503(c) establishes the 
methodology for establishing exception payment standards for an 
area. HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) states that HUD will 
only approve an exception payment standard amount after six months 
from the date of HUD approval of an exception payment standard 
amount above 110 percent to 120 percent of the published fair market 
rent (FMR). HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c)(5) states that the 
total population of a HUD-approved exception areas in an FMR area 
may not include more than 50 percent of the population of the FMR 
area.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 10, 2012.
    Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to 
the rental housing market in the MCHA FMR area caused by increased 
economic activity due to natural resource exploration.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 
982.503(c)(5).
    Project/Activity: Foster County Housing Authority (FCHA), Foster 
County, ND.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) 
establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment 
standards for an area. HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) 
states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard 
amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an 
exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent 
of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD's regulation 24 CFR 
982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved 
exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent 
of the population of the FMR area.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 12, 2012.
    Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to 
the rental housing market in the FCHA FMR area caused by increased 
economic activity due to natural resource exploration.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 
982.503(c)(5).
    Project/Activity: Stutsman County Housing Authority (SCHA), 
Stutsman County, ND.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) 
establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment 
standards for an area. HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) 
states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard 
amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an 
exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent 
of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 
982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved 
exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent 
of the population of the FMR area.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 12, 2012.
    Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to 
the rental housing market in the SCHA FMR area caused by increased 
economic activity due to natural resource exploration.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 
982.503(c)(5).
    Project/Activity: Susquehanna County Housing Authority (SCHA), 
Susquehanna County, PA.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) 
establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment 
standards for an area. HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) 
states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard 
amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an

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exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent 
of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 
982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved 
exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent 
of the population of the FMR area.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 15, 2012.
    Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to 
the rental housing market in the SCHA FMR area caused by increased 
economic activity due to natural resource exploration.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(c), 982.503(c)(4)(ii) and 
982.503(c)(5).
    Project/Activity: McHenry/Pierce County Housing Authority 
(MPCHA), Pierce County, ND. ND.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.503(c) 
establishes the methodology for establishing exception payment 
standards for an area. HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 503(c)(4)(ii) 
states that HUD will only approve an exception payment standard 
amount after six months from the date of HUD approval of an 
exception payment standard amount above 110 percent to 120 percent 
of the published fair market rent (FMR). HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 
982.503(c)(5) states that the total population of a HUD-approved 
exception areas in an FMR area may not include more than 50 percent 
of the population of the FMR area.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 28, 2012.
    Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because of a shock to 
the rental housing market caused by increased economic activity in 
the MPCHA FMR area due to natural resource exploration.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: St. Clair Shores Housing Commission (SCSHC), 
St. Clair Shores, MI.
    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: July 2, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the SCSHC 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Town of Portsmouth Housing Commission (TPHC), 
Portsmouth, RI.
    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: July 2, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the TPHC 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Douglas County (HADC), 
Douglas County, OR.
    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: July 5, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the HADC 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA), 
Madison County, 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: July 16, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the MCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Marshall County Housing Authority (MCHA), 
Marshall County, IN.
    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: July 16, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the MCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Smithfield Housing Authority (SHA), 
Smithfield, RI.
    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: July 16, 2012.

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    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the SHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Monroe County Housing Authority (MCHA), Monroe 
County, WI.
    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: July 17, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the MCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Delaware County Housing Authority (DCHA), 
Delaware County, IN.
    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: July 26, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the DCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Baird (HACB), 
Baird, TX.
    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: July 30, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the HACB 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority 
(NRHA), Norfolk, VA.
    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: August 14, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the NRHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Brownsville Housing Authority (BHA), 
Brownsville, TN.
    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: August 30, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the BHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Jackson County Housing Authority (JCHA), 
Jackson County, IL.
    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 7, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the JCHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3).
    Project/Activity: Williamston Housing Authority (WHA), 
Williamston, 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: September 26, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure would enable the WHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Willimantic Housing Authority (WHA), 
Willimantic, CT.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.505(d) 
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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: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The participant, who is disabled, required an 
exception payment standard to move to a wheelchair-accessible unit. 
To provide this reasonable accommodation so the client could move to 
an accessible unit and pay no more than 40 percent of her adjusted 
income toward the family share, the WHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(d).
    Project/Activity: Little Rock Housing Authority (LRHA), Little 
Rock, AR.
    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: August 20, 2012.
    Reason Waived: The spouse of the head of household is disabled 
and the family required an exception payment standard to move to a 
new unit that met her health needs. To provide this reasonable 
accommodation so the client could be assisted in a new unit and pay 
no more than 40 percent of its adjusted income toward the family 
share, the LRHA 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.505(c)(3) and 982.517(d).
    Project/Activity: Saginaw Housing Commission (SHC), Saginaw, MI.
    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. HUD's regulation at 24 
CFR 982.517(d) requires a public housing agency (PHA) to use the 
appropriate utility allowance for the size of the dwelling unit 
actually leased by the family rather than the family unit size as 
determined by the PHA subsidy standards and specified on the 
voucher.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: August 3, 2012.
    Reason Waived: These waivers were granted because these cost-
saving measures would enable the SHC 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.517(b).
    Project/Activity: New York City Department of Housing 
Preservation and Development (NYCDHPD), New York, NY.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.517(b) 
requires that utility allowance schedules must be determined based 
on the typical costs of utilities and services paid by energy 
conservative households using normal patterns of consumption for the 
community as a whole.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: July 26, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted to allow NYCDHPD to 
establish project specific utility allowances at a sub-metered 
building to ensure the accuracy of typical cost and consumption data 
of utilities in determining the gross rent.
    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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.517(d).
    Project/Activity: Evanston Housing Authority (EHA), Evanston, 
WY.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 982.517(d) 
requires a public housing agency (PHA) to use the appropriate 
utility allowance for the size of the dwelling unit actually leased 
by the family rather than the family unit size as determined by the 
PHA subsidy standards and specified on the voucher.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 10, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted because this cost-saving 
measure 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 4216, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.637(a)(2).
    Project/Activity: Chicago Housing Authority (CHA), Chicago, IL.
    Nature of Requirement: 24 CFR 982.637(a)(2) states that a public 
housing agency may not commence tenant-based rental assistance for 
occupancy of a new unit so long as any family member owns any title 
or other interest in the prior home.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: August 14, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted due to safety concerns 
under the Violence Against Women Act and to allow the family to 
remain assisted.
    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 983.253(b).
    Project/Activity: Louisiana Housing Authority (LHA), Baton 
Rouge, LA.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 983.253(b) 
states that the project-based voucher (PBV) contract unit leased to 
each family must be appropriate for the size of the family under the 
public housing agency's subsidy standards.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: September 5, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was extended to allow one-bedroom 
eligible families to lease two-bedroom units based on the continued 
need to house severely disabled households under the LHA's PBV 
permanent supportive housing program.
    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 984.303(d).
    Project/Activity: Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA), 
Montpelier, VT.
    Nature of Requirement: HUD's regulation at 24 CFR 984.303(d) 
limits the extension of a family self-sufficiency (FSS) contract by 
a public housing agency to two years beyond the initial five-year 
term of a new unit so long as any family member owns any title or 
other interest in the prior home.
    Granted By: Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public 
and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: July 26, 2012.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was granted due to allow the FSS 
participant to complete her education and employment goals. An 
additional two years was granted.
    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

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Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 708-0477.

[FR Doc. 2012-29128 Filed 12-4-12; 8:45 am]
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