Notice of Intent To Give Fourth Funding Priority to Loan Application Packages Received via an Intermediary Under the Certified Loan Application Packaging Process Within the Section 502 Direct Single Family Housing Program, 66255 [2016-23218]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 187 / Tuesday, September 27, 2016 / Notices notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: September 19, 2016. Tony Hernandez, Administrator, Rural Housing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–23220 Filed 9–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Notice of Intent To Give Fourth Funding Priority to Loan Application Packages Received via an Intermediary Under the Certified Loan Application Packaging Process Within the Section 502 Direct Single Family Housing Program Rural Housing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On May 19, 2016, the final rule for the certified loan application packaging process for the direct single family housing loan program became effective. See 80 FR 23673 (April 29, 2015) and 81 FR 8389 (February 19, 2016). The Administrator has the ability to temporarily reclassify applications received through the certified loan application packaging process as fourth funding priority when funds are insufficient to serve all program-eligible applicants, when determined appropriate. See 7 CFR 3550.55(c)(5). In accordance with this regulatory allowance, the Administrator will grant fourth funding priority to loan application packages received via an Agency-approved intermediary when funds are insufficient to serve all program-eligible applicants. This reclassification will remain in effect until further notice via Federal Register notice. This reclassification does not apply to certified packaging bodies working without an intermediary. DATES: This funding priority reclassification for loan application packages received via an Agencyapproved intermediary is effective on September 27, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Repine, Finance and Loan Analyst, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, USDA Rural Development, 3625 93rd Avenue SW., Olympia, Washington 98512, Telephone: 360–753–7677. Email: tammy.repine@wdc.usda.gov. 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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD– 3027, found online at http:// www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_ cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632–9992. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Housing Service


Notice of Intent To Give Fourth Funding Priority to Loan 
Application Packages Received via an Intermediary Under the Certified 
Loan Application Packaging Process Within the Section 502 Direct Single 
Family Housing Program

AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On May 19, 2016, the final rule for the certified loan 
application packaging process for the direct single family housing loan 
program became effective. See 80 FR 23673 (April 29, 2015) and 81 FR 
8389 (February 19, 2016). The Administrator has the ability to 
temporarily reclassify applications received through the certified loan 
application packaging process as fourth funding priority when funds are 
insufficient to serve all program-eligible applicants, when determined 
appropriate. See 7 CFR 3550.55(c)(5).
    In accordance with this regulatory allowance, the Administrator 
will grant fourth funding priority to loan application packages 
received via an Agency-approved intermediary when funds are 
insufficient to serve all program-eligible applicants. This 
reclassification will remain in effect until further notice via Federal 
Register notice. This reclassification does not apply to certified 
packaging bodies working without an intermediary.

DATES: This funding priority reclassification for loan application 
packages received via an Agency-approved intermediary is effective on 
September 27, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tammy Repine, Finance and Loan 
Analyst, Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division, USDA Rural 
Development, 3625 93rd Avenue SW., Olympia, Washington 98512, 
Telephone: 360-753-7677. Email: tammy.repine@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action is deemed appropriate since the 
activities performed by the Agency-approved intermediaries (e.g. 
quality assurance reviews on packaged loan applications; recruitment of 
certified packaging bodies; and supplemental training, technical 
assistance, and support to certified packaging bodies) enhance the work 
and goals of the Agency and benefit the low- and very low-income people 
who wish to achieve homeownership in rural areas by increasing 
awareness of the Agency's housing program, increasing specialized 
support available to complete the application for assistance, and 
improving the quality of loan application packages.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its 
Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or 
administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on 
race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including 
gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital 
status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance 
program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil 
rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA 
(not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing 
deadlines vary by program or incident.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of 
communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible 
Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 
contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. 
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages 
other than English.
    To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA 
Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or 
write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the 
information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint 
form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA 
by:
    (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant 
Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW. 4, Washington, 
DC 20250-9410;
    (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
    (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

    Dated: September 15, 2016.
Tony Hernandez,
Administrator, Rural Housing Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-23218 Filed 9-26-16; 8:45 am]
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