U.S. Department of Agriculture Multi-Family Housing Section 515-Underserved Counties and Colonias and Non-Profits, 36520 [2013-14399]

Download as PDF 36520 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 117 / Tuesday, June 18, 2013 / Notices [FR Doc. 2013–14400 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–C DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service U.S. Department of Agriculture MultiFamily Housing Section 515— Underserved Counties and Colonias and Non-Profits Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Through this Notice, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces the duration of time in Fiscal Year 2013 set-aside amounts will be available for Section 515 program non-profits and underserved areas. This Notice also outlines the reallocation process for the set-aside funds not obligated within the time period established in this Notice. DATES: As of June 18, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Melinda Price, Loan and Finance Analyst, Multi-Family Housing, (614) 255–2403, fax (202) 720–0302, or email melinda.price@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Brail, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113–6, March 11, 2013, provided RHS with the funding levels for its Section 515 program until September 30, 2013. RHS received its initial allocation of funds (Allocation) on or about October 12, 2012, 9 percent of which will be setaside for the Section 515 program’s nonprofits pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1485(w). In addition, 5 percent of the allocation will be set-aside for the Section 515 program’s underserved areas pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1479(f)(4). Any funds set-aside for eligible nonprofit entities that are not obligated by nine months after RHS received funds shall be pooled and reallocated pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1485(w)(3). Therefore, any non-profit set-aside funds distributed to States but not obligated by July 31, 2013, shall be pooled at the National Office and made available to any other eligible non-profit entity in any State. After the funds have been pooled and obligated for 30 days, any remaining funds shall be returned to States on a proportional basis to be used for any other eligible entity as defined in 42 U.S.C 1485 and 7 CFR part 3560. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jun 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Similarly, any funds set-aside for Underserved Counties and Colonias pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1479(f)(4) that are not obligated by May 31, 2013, shall be made available to Colonias that have applied for and are eligible for assistance and did not yet receive assistance and to counties and communities eligible for designation as targeted underserved areas but which were not so designated. Any funds setaside for Underserved Counties and Colonias that are still not obligated by July 31, 2013, shall be pooled and made available for the use in RHS’s Section 515 program as set forth at 42 U.S.C. 1485 and 7 CFR part 3560. Non-Discrimination Statement The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda. gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632–9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 9410, by fax (202) 690–7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339 or (800) 845– 6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 11, 2013. ˜ Tammye Trevino, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2013–14399 Filed 6–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Rural Development Voucher Program Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Fiscal Year 2006 established the demonstration Rural Development Voucher Program, as authorized under Section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949 as amended, (without regard to Section 542(b)). This Notice informs the public that funding is available for the Rural Development Voucher Program and also sets forth the general policies and procedures for use of these vouchers for Fiscal Year 2013. Pursuant to the requirements in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Rural Development Vouchers are only available to low-income tenants of Rural Development-financed multifamily properties where the Section 515 loan has been prepaid either through prepayment or foreclosure action, prior to the loan’s maturity date and after September 30, 2005. RD Voucher issuance requested by eligible tenants will be made to the extent that funding may ultimately be made available to the Agency through appropriations. DATES: In order to participate, the voucher obligation form must be submitted within 10 months of the foreclosure or pre-payment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie B.M. White, Director, MultiFamily Housing Portfolio Management Division, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0782, Washington, DC 20250–0782, telephone (202) 720–1615. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TDD by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Background The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113–6 (March 26, 2013) provided that the Secretary of the USDA shall carry out the Rural Development Voucher program as follows: E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


U.S. Department of Agriculture Multi-Family Housing Section 515--
Underserved Counties and Colonias and Non-Profits

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Through this Notice, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) announces 
the duration of time in Fiscal Year 2013 set-aside amounts will be 
available for Section 515 program non-profits and underserved areas. 
This Notice also outlines the reallocation process for the set-aside 
funds not obligated within the time period established in this Notice.

DATES: As of June 18, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please contact Melinda Price, Loan and 
Finance Analyst, Multi-Family Housing, (614) 255-2403, fax (202) 720-
0302, or email melinda.price@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities 
who require alternative means for communication (Brail, large print, 
audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-
2600 (voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Consolidated and Further Continuing 
Appropriations Act, 2013, Public Law 113-6, March 11, 2013, provided 
RHS with the funding levels for its Section 515 program until September 
30, 2013. RHS received its initial allocation of funds (Allocation) on 
or about October 12, 2012, 9 percent of which will be set-aside for the 
Section 515 program's non-profits pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1485(w). In 
addition, 5 percent of the allocation will be set-aside for the Section 
515 program's underserved areas pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1479(f)(4).
    Any funds set-aside for eligible non-profit entities that are not 
obligated by nine months after RHS received funds shall be pooled and 
reallocated pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1485(w)(3). Therefore, any non-profit 
set-aside funds distributed to States but not obligated by July 31, 
2013, shall be pooled at the National Office and made available to any 
other eligible non-profit entity in any State. After the funds have 
been pooled and obligated for 30 days, any remaining funds shall be 
returned to States on a proportional basis to be used for any other 
eligible entity as defined in 42 U.S.C 1485 and 7 CFR part 3560.
    Similarly, any funds set-aside for Underserved Counties and 
Colonias pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1479(f)(4) that are not obligated by May 
31, 2013, shall be made available to Colonias that have applied for and 
are eligible for assistance and did not yet receive assistance and to 
counties and communities eligible for designation as targeted 
underserved areas but which were not so designated. Any funds set-aside 
for Underserved Counties and Colonias that are still not obligated by 
July 31, 2013, shall be pooled and made available for the use in RHS's 
Section 515 program as set forth at 42 U.S.C. 1485 and 7 CFR part 3560.

Non-Discrimination Statement

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination 
against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the 
bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender 
identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, 
marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all 
or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance 
program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any 
program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all 
prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment 
activities.)
    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of 
discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form 
(PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the 
form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information 
requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to 
us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of 
Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410, 
by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.
    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech 
disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint 
please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 
or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
    Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, 
please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or 
by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program 
information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please 
contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

     Dated: June 11, 2013.
Tammye Trevi[ntilde]o,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-14399 Filed 6-17-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P