Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)-Alternative Requirements or Waivers: Alternative Requirements for Use of Public Housing Units for the San Francisco Housing Authority, 6286 [2016-02172]

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 6286]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02172]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5851-N-03]


Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)--Alternative Requirements 
or Waivers: Alternative Requirements for Use of Public Housing Units 
for the San Francisco Housing Authority

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal 
Housing Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) statute gives HUD 
authority to establish waivers and alternative requirements. This 
notice advises that HUD is providing alternative requirements for 
statutory limits on the use of public housing units in response to 
plans submitted by the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) to 
preserve available affordable housing in its jurisdiction and use 
unoccupied public housing units to temporarily house former public 
housing families whose units are undergoing renovations.

DATES: Effective date: February 16, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas R. Davis, Director of the 
Office of Recapitalization, Office of Housing, Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; 
telephone number 202-708-0001 (this is not a toll-free number). 
Hearing- and speech-impaired persons may access these numbers through 
TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339 (this is a 
toll-free number).

Background and Action

    The RAD statute (Pub. L. 112-55, approved November 18, 2011, as 
amended) gives HUD authority to waive or specify alternative 
requirements for, among other things, provisions of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 (the 1937 Act). In order to utilize this authority, 
the RAD statute requires HUD to publish by notice in the Federal 
Register any waiver or alternative requirement no later than 10 days 
before the effective date of such notice. This notice meets this 
publication requirement.
    In November of 2015, the SFHA closed on transactions involving 14 
public housing properties using a combination of RAD and Section 8. 
Plans for the 14 projects include in-place rehabilitation requiring 
temporary relocation of the 1,425 households. To accomplish this large-
scale temporary relocation, the SFHA will utilize a number of 
relocation options. In addition to traditional relocation options, the 
SFHA has asked HUD for the ability to use, during rehabilitation after 
conversion, 58 public housing units as temporary relocation housing for 
former public housing residents of projects that receive assistance 
converted pursuant to RAD.
    Accordingly, HUD is specifying alternative requirements for 
sections 9(d)(3)(A) and (B) of the 1937 Act (42 U.S.C. 1437g(d)(3)(A) 
and (B)). Subject to certain conditions that the SFHA has agreed to 
follow, HUD is allowing the SFHA to follow its stated relocation plans.

    Dated: January 21, 2016.
Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
Edward L. Golding,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing.
    Approved on January 21, 2016.
Nani A. Coloretti,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-02172 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]
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