Housing Trust Fund Federal Register Allocation Notice, 27165-27166 [2016-10508]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Federal Emergency Management Agency [Docket No. FR–5945–N–01] Housing Trust Fund Federal Register Allocation Notice [Internal Agency Docket No. FEMA–4266– DR; Docket ID FEMA–2016–0001] Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas (FEMA–4266–DR), dated March 19, 2016, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: April 28, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dean Webster, Office of Response and Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Texas is hereby amended to include the following areas among those areas determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster by the President in his declaration of March 19, 2016. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Angelina, Cass, Lamar, Madison, Red River, Sabine, San Augustine, and Walker Counties for Public Assistance, including direct federal assistance. Erath, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Jasper, Marion, Newton, Orange, Parker, Shelby, and Tyler Counties for Public Assistance [Categories C–G] (already designated for Individual Assistance and assistance for debris removal and emergency protective measures [Categories A and B], including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program). The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance Grant; 97.048, Disaster Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households In Presidentially Declared Disaster Areas; 97.049, Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance— Disaster Housing Operations for Individuals and Households; 97.050 Presidentially Declared Disaster Assistance to Individuals and Households—Other Needs; 97.036, Disaster Grants—Public Assistance (Presidentially Declared Disasters); 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant. W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. 2016–10493 Filed 5–4–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–23–P 18:06 May 04, 2016 The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) established the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to be administered by HUD. Pursuant to the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Security and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Act), as amended by HERA, Division A, eligible HTF grantees are the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. In accordance with Section 1338 (c)(4)(A) of the Act, this notice announces the formula allocation amount for each eligible HTF grantee. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Sardone, Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, Room 7164, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410–7000; telephone (202) 708–2684. (This is not a toll-free number.) A telecommunications device for hearing- and speech-impaired persons (TTY) is available at 800–877– 8339 (Federal Information Relay Service). SUMMARY: SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Awards. AGENCY: Texas; Amendment No. 4 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Jkt 238001 Section 1131 of HERA Division A amended the Act to add a new section 1337 entitled ‘‘Affordable Housing Allocations’’ and a new section 1338 entitled ‘‘Housing Trust Fund.’’ HUD’s implementing regulations are codified at 24 CFR part 93. Congress authorized the HTF with the stated purpose of: (1) Increasing and preserving the supply of rental housing for extremely low-income families with incomes between 0 and 30 percent of area median income and very lowincome families with incomes between 30 and 50 percent of area median income, including homeless families, and (2) increasing homeownership for extremely low-income and very lowincome families. Section 1337 of the Act provides for the HTF (and other programs) to be funded with an affordable housing set aside by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The total set-aside amount is equal to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27165 4.2 basis points (.042 percent) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s new mortgage purchases, a portion of which is for the HTF. Section 1338 of the Act directs HUD to establish, through regulation, the formula for distribution of amounts made available for the HTF. The statute specifies the factors to be used for the formula and priority for certain factors. The factors and methodology HUD uses to allocate HTF funds among eligible grantees are established in the HTF regulation. The funding announced for Fiscal Year 2016 through this notice is $173,591,160. Appendix A to this notice provides the names and the amounts of the awards. Dated: April 22, 2016. Clifford Taffet, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Appendix A: FY 2016 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Amounts Grantee Alabama ................................ Alaska ................................... Arizona .................................. Arkansas ............................... California ............................... Colorado ............................... Connecticut ........................... Delaware ............................... District of Columbia .............. Florida ................................... Georgia ................................. Hawaii ................................... Idaho ..................................... Illinois .................................... Indiana .................................. Iowa ...................................... Kansas .................................. Kentucky ............................... Louisiana .............................. Maine .................................... Maryland ............................... Massachusetts ...................... Michigan ............................... Minnesota ............................. Mississippi ............................ Missouri ................................ Montana ................................ Nebraska .............................. Nevada ................................. New Hampshire .................... New Jersey ........................... New Mexico .......................... New York .............................. North Carolina ...................... North Dakota ........................ Ohio ...................................... Oklahoma ............................. Oregon .................................. Pennsylvania ........................ Rhode Island ........................ South Carolina ...................... South Dakota ........................ Tennessee ............................ Texas .................................... Utah ...................................... E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 FY 2016 Allocation $3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 10,128,143 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 4,598,821 3,314,612 3,000,000 3,000,000 4,302,012 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,419,569 3,522,622 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,733,566 3,000,000 7,013,963 3,280,235 3,000,000 3,740,578 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,862,285 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 3,000,000 4,778,364 3,000,000 27166 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 87 / Thursday, May 5, 2016 / Notices above address, or telephone 801–975– 3330. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Vermont ................................ 3,000,000 Virginia .................................. 3,139,830 Background Washington ........................... 3,243,721 Restoring an endangered or West Virginia ........................ 3,000,000 Wisconsin ............................. 3,004,558 threatened animal or plant to the point Wyoming ............................... 3,000,000 where it is again a secure, selfAmerican Samoa .................. 12,321 sustaining member of its ecosystem is a Guam .................................... 77,609 primary goal of the Service’s N. Mariana Islands ............... 35,735 endangered species program. To help Puerto Rico ........................... 326,054 guide recovery efforts, we prepare Virgin Islands ........................ 56,562 recovery plans to promote the Total ............................... 173,591,160 conservation of the species. Recovery plans describe site-specific actions necessary for the conservation of the [FR Doc. 2016–10508 Filed 5–4–16; 8:45 am] species; establish objective, measurable BILLING CODE 4210–67–P criteria that, when met, would result in a determination that the species no longer needs the protection of the ESA DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.); and provide estimates of the time and cost for Fish and Wildlife Service implementing the needed recovery measures. [FWS–R6–ES–2016–N005; 60120–1113– The ESA requires recovery plans for 0000–C2] listed species unless such a plan would Endangered and Threatened Wildlife not promote the conservation of a and Plants; Draft Recovery Plan for particular species. Section 4(f) of the Winkler Cactus and San Rafael Cactus ESA, as amended in 1988, requires that public notice and opportunity for public AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, review and comment be provided Interior. during recovery plan development. On ACTION: Notice of document availability September 27, 1995, we published a for review and comment. document in the Federal Register (60 FR 49855) that made available a draft SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and recovery plan for Winkler cactus and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the San Rafael cactus. That recovery plan availability of a draft recovery plan for was never finalized and is now out of Winkler cactus (Pediocactus winkleri) date. At this time, we are making and San Rafael cactus (Pediocactus available a more comprehensive draft despainii). Winkler cactus is federally recovery plan for public review and listed as threatened, and San Rafael comment. We will consider all cactus is federally listed as endangered information we receive during a public under the Endangered Species Act of comment period when preparing the 1973, as amended (ESA). We are recovery plan for approval. The Service soliciting review and comment from the and other Federal agencies also will take public on this draft plan. these comments into consideration in DATES: Comments on the draft recovery the course of implementing an approved plan must be received on or before July recovery plan. 5, 2016. It is our policy to request peer review ADDRESSES: Copies of the draft recovery of recovery plans. We will summarize plan are available by request from the and respond to the issues raised by the Utah Ecological Services Field Office, public and peer reviewers in an U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2369 appendix to the approved recovery plan. West Orton Circle, Suite 50, West Valley Species Information City, UT 84119; telephone 801–975– 3330. Submit comments on the draft Winkler Cactus recovery plan to the Field Supervisor at Winkler cactus is a small, peach- to this same address. Comments may also pink-flowered cactus that often retracts be submitted at: utahfieldoffice_esa@ entirely into the ground during the fws.gov. winter and dry seasons. It is endemic to An electronic copy of the draft Wayne County and southeast Sevier recovery plan is available at: http:// County of south-central Utah and is www.fws.gov/endangered/species/ generally found at elevations of 1,500– recovery-plans.html. 2,130 meters (m) (4,900–7,000 feet (ft)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Winkler cactus was listed as a Larry Crist, Field Supervisor, Utah threatened species under the ESA, Ecological Services Field Office, at the effective September 21, 1998 (63 FR mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Grantee VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 May 04, 2016 FY 2016 Allocation Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44587; August 20, 1998). Factors of concern affecting the species include illegal collection, habitat disturbances (mining, recreation, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, livestock grazing, road and utility corridor development, general construction, and livestock grazing), invasive plant species, small mammal and insect predation, native ungulate disturbance, inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms, and climate change. San Rafael Cactus San Rafael cactus is a small, yellowto peach-flowered cactus that often retracts entirely into the ground during the winter and dry seasons. It is endemic to Emery County of central Utah and most commonly occurs on sites with a south exposure at elevations of 1,450–2,080 m (4,760–6,820 ft). San Rafael cactus was listed as an endangered species under the ESA, effective October 16, 1987 (52 FR 34914; September 16, 1987). Factors of concern affecting the species include illegal collection, habitat disturbances (mining, recreation, off-highway vehicle (OHV) use, livestock grazing, road and utility corridor development, general construction, and livestock grazing), invasive plant species, small mammal and insect predation, native ungulate disturbance, inadequacy of existing regulatory mechanisms, wild horse disturbance, paleontological exploration, and climate change. Recovery Strategies Our recovery strategies for Winkler cactus and San Rafael cactus are based on the assumption that if specific criteria are met for the existing populations, the species can be recovered. Broadly, these criteria require that the population trends for both species be stable or improving over the long term, the available habitat base for each population be adequate for long-term health and sustainability, the populations and habitats are secure from decline, and long-term management plans for the populations and their habitats are in place that address those threats. Request for Public Comments The Service solicits public comments on the draft recovery plan. All comments we receive by the date specified in DATES will be considered prior to approval of the plan. Written comments and materials regarding the plan should be addressed to the Field Supervisor (see ADDRESSES). Comments may also be submitted at: utahfieldoffice_esa@fws.gov. Comments and materials received will be available, E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5945-N-01]


Housing Trust Fund Federal Register Allocation Notice

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year 2016 Funding Awards.

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SUMMARY: The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) 
established the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to be administered by HUD. 
Pursuant to the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Security and 
Soundness Act of 1992 (the Act), as amended by HERA, Division A, 
eligible HTF grantees are the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of 
Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. In 
accordance with Section 1338 (c)(4)(A) of the Act, this notice 
announces the formula allocation amount for each eligible HTF grantee.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Virginia Sardone, Director, Office of 
Affordable Housing Programs, Room 7164, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; 
telephone (202) 708-2684. (This is not a toll-free number.) A 
telecommunications device for hearing- and speech-impaired persons 
(TTY) is available at 800-877-8339 (Federal Information Relay Service).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1131 of HERA Division A amended the 
Act to add a new section 1337 entitled ``Affordable Housing 
Allocations'' and a new section 1338 entitled ``Housing Trust Fund.'' 
HUD's implementing regulations are codified at 24 CFR part 93.
    Congress authorized the HTF with the stated purpose of: (1) 
Increasing and preserving the supply of rental housing for extremely 
low-income families with incomes between 0 and 30 percent of area 
median income and very low-income families with incomes between 30 and 
50 percent of area median income, including homeless families, and (2) 
increasing homeownership for extremely low-income and very low-income 
families.
    Section 1337 of the Act provides for the HTF (and other programs) 
to be funded with an affordable housing set aside by Fannie Mae and 
Freddie Mac. The total set-aside amount is equal to 4.2 basis points 
(.042 percent) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new mortgage purchases, 
a portion of which is for the HTF.
    Section 1338 of the Act directs HUD to establish, through 
regulation, the formula for distribution of amounts made available for 
the HTF. The statute specifies the factors to be used for the formula 
and priority for certain factors. The factors and methodology HUD uses 
to allocate HTF funds among eligible grantees are established in the 
HTF regulation. The funding announced for Fiscal Year 2016 through this 
notice is $173,591,160. Appendix A to this notice provides the names 
and the amounts of the awards.

    Dated: April 22, 2016.
Clifford Taffet,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and 
Development.

Appendix A: FY 2016 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Amounts

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                                                              FY 2016
                         Grantee                            Allocation
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Alabama.................................................      $3,000,000
Alaska..................................................       3,000,000
Arizona.................................................       3,000,000
Arkansas................................................       3,000,000
California..............................................      10,128,143
Colorado................................................       3,000,000
Connecticut.............................................       3,000,000
Delaware................................................       3,000,000
District of Columbia....................................       3,000,000
Florida.................................................       4,598,821
Georgia.................................................       3,314,612
Hawaii..................................................       3,000,000
Idaho...................................................       3,000,000
Illinois................................................       4,302,012
Indiana.................................................       3,000,000
Iowa....................................................       3,000,000
Kansas..................................................       3,000,000
Kentucky................................................       3,000,000
Louisiana...............................................       3,000,000
Maine...................................................       3,000,000
Maryland................................................       3,000,000
Massachusetts...........................................       3,419,569
Michigan................................................       3,522,622
Minnesota...............................................       3,000,000
Mississippi.............................................       3,000,000
Missouri................................................       3,000,000
Montana.................................................       3,000,000
Nebraska................................................       3,000,000
Nevada..................................................       3,000,000
New Hampshire...........................................       3,000,000
New Jersey..............................................       3,733,566
New Mexico..............................................       3,000,000
New York................................................       7,013,963
North Carolina..........................................       3,280,235
North Dakota............................................       3,000,000
Ohio....................................................       3,740,578
Oklahoma................................................       3,000,000
Oregon..................................................       3,000,000
Pennsylvania............................................       3,862,285
Rhode Island............................................       3,000,000
South Carolina..........................................       3,000,000
South Dakota............................................       3,000,000
Tennessee...............................................       3,000,000
Texas...................................................       4,778,364
Utah....................................................       3,000,000

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Vermont.................................................       3,000,000
Virginia................................................       3,139,830
Washington..............................................       3,243,721
West Virginia...........................................       3,000,000
Wisconsin...............................................       3,004,558
Wyoming.................................................       3,000,000
American Samoa..........................................          12,321
Guam....................................................          77,609
N. Mariana Islands......................................          35,735
Puerto Rico.............................................         326,054
Virgin Islands..........................................          56,562
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    Total...............................................     173,591,160
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