Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2018, 49410-49421 [2018-21260]

Download as PDF 49410 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES e. Best practices associated with improvement of the policies and procedures by which the P25 CAP operates. f. Existing test documents including but not limited to SDOCs and STRs posted on the dhs.gov/science-andtechnology/p25-cap website. g. Proposed P25 user input for improving functionality through the standards-making process. Nominations/Expressions of Interest Procedures and Deadline Nominations and expressions of interest shall be received by OIC no later than October 31, 2018 at the address P25CAP@hq.dhs.gov. Nominations and expressions of interest received after this date shall not be considered. All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and DHS–2018–0051. Each nomination and expression of interest must provide the following information as part of the submission: • A cover letter that highlights a history of proven leadership within the public safety community including, if applicable, a description of prior experience with law enforcement, fire response, emergency medical services, emergency communications, National Guard, or other first responder roles and how the use of communications in those roles qualifies the nominee to participate on the P25 CAP AP. • Name, title, and organization of the nominee. • A resume summarizing the nominee’s contact information (including the mailing address, phone number, facsimile number, and email address), qualifications, and expertise to explain why the nominee should be appointed to the P25 CAP AP. • The resume must demonstrate a minimum of ten years (10) years of experience directly using P25 systems in an operational environment in support of established public safety communications or from a system implementer/administrator perspective; a bachelor’s or associate degree with an emphasis in communications and engineering may be substituted for three (3) years, a master’s/professional certification for seven (7) years, and a Ph.D. for ten (10) years of the requirement. • The resume must discuss the nominee’s familiarity with the current P25 CAP, including documents that are integral to the process such as the SDOCs, STRs, and CABs referenced in this notice. • A letter from the nominee’s supervisor indicating the nominee’s agency’s support for the nominee to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 participate on the P25 CAP AP as a representative from their respective agency. • Disclosure of Federal boards, commissions, committees, task forces, or work groups on which the nominee currently serves or has served within the past 12 months. • A statement confirming that the nominee is not registered as a lobbyist pursuant to the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995. Additional information can be found as follows: Project 25 Compliance Assessment Program and Compliance Assessment Bulletins. https:// www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/ bulletins. 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 second quarter of calendar year 2018. 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 Dated: September 24, 2018. regulation may be delegated by the William N. Bryan, Secretary only to an individual of Senior Official Performing the Duties of Under Assistant Secretary or equivalent rank, Secretary for Science and Technology, and the person to whom authority to Department of Homeland Security. waive is delegated must also have [FR Doc. 2018–21241 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] authority to issue the particular BILLING CODE 9110–9F–P regulation to be waived; 3. Not less than quarterly, the Secretary must notify the public of all waivers of regulations that HUD has DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND approved, by publishing a notice in the URBAN DEVELOPMENT Federal Register. These notices (each [Docket No. FR–6101–N–02] covering the period since the most recent previous notification) shall: Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests a. Identify the project, activity, or Granted for the Second Quarter of undertaking involved; Calendar Year 2018 b. Describe the nature of the provision waived and the designation of the AGENCY: Office of the General Counsel, provision; HUD. c. Indicate the name and title of the ACTION: Notice. person who granted the waiver request; d. Describe briefly the grounds for SUMMARY: Section 106 of the Department approval of the request; and of Housing and Urban Development e. State how additional information Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform about a particular waiver may be Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly obtained. Federal Register notices of all Section 106 of the HUD Reform Act regulatory waivers that HUD has also contains requirements applicable to approved. Each notice covers the waivers of HUD handbook provisions quarterly period since the previous that are not relevant to the purpose of Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice. this notice is to comply with the This notice follows procedures requirements of section 106 of the HUD provided in HUD’s Statement of Policy Reform Act. This notice contains a list on Waiver of Regulations and Directives of regulatory waivers granted by HUD issued on April 22, 1991 (56 FR 16337). during the period beginning on April 1, In accordance with those procedures 2018 and ending on June 30, 2018. and with the requirements of section FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For 106 of the HUD Reform Act, waivers of general information about this notice, regulations are granted by the Assistant contact Ariel Pereira, Associate General Secretary with jurisdiction over the Counsel for Legislation and Regulations, regulations for which a waiver was Department of Housing and Urban requested. In those cases in which a Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room General Deputy Assistant Secretary 10282, Washington, DC 20410–0500, granted the waiver, the General Deputy telephone 202–708–1793 (this is not a Assistant Secretary was serving in the toll-free number). Persons with hearing- absence of the Assistant Secretary in or speech-impairments may access this accordance with the office’s Order of number through TTY by calling the toll- Succession. This notice covers waivers of free Federal Relay Service at 800–877– regulations granted by HUD from April 8339. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. 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 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 second quarter of calendar year 2018) before the next report is published (the third quarter of calendar year 2018), HUD will include any additional waivers granted for the second 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: September 25, 2018. J. Paul Compton Jr., General Counsel. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Appendix Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development April 1, 2018 Through June 30, 2018 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 Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing IV. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Public and Indian Housing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 576.403(b). Project/Activity: HUD granted a limited waiver of 24 CFR 576.403(b) to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for emergency shelters unable to meet ESG Program habitability standards for illumination and electricity due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Maria. The waiver of 24 CFR 576.403(b)(8) is provided for 120 days beginning on the date of the waiver memorandum (April 27, 2018) for shelters in areas that still lack power provided that: (1) Were electricity to be available to the shelter, the shelter would meet the minimum illumination and electricity standards in 24 CFR 576.403(b)(8); and (2) to the extent electricity is unavailable, adequate natural or artificial illumination (including battery-powered illumination) is available to support the occupants’ health and safety. Further, shelters may be required to provide electricity to people with disabilities as a reasonable accommodation under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See 24 CFR 8.11; 28 CFR 35.130(b)(7)(i). Nature of Requirement: If ESG funds are used for shelter operations costs, the shelter must meet the minimum safety, sanitation, and privacy standards under 24 CFR 576.403(b); and must comply with Section 504’s accessibility requirements in 24 CFR part 8. If ESG funds are used to convert a building into a shelter, rehabilitate a shelter, or otherwise renovate a shelter, the shelter must meet the minimum safety, sanitation, and privacy standards in 24 CFR 576.403(b); accessibility requirements in Section 504 and Title II of the ADA; as well as applicable state or local government safety and sanitation standards. The habitability standards generally consist of basic health and safety standards. Granted by: Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: April 27, 2018. Reason Waived: During the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Commonwealth’s electrical infrastructure is still in need of major repairs to restore power to many areas. As a result, shelter facilities affected by the disaster may not be equipped to meet ESG Program habitability standards for illumination and electricity but can otherwise provide a safe alternative to unsheltered or otherwise unsafe housing situations. Contact: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–4300. • Regulation: 24 CFR 576.403(c). Project/Activity: HUD granted a limited waiver of 24 CFR 576.403(c) to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for housing unable to meet ESG Program habitability PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49411 standards for illumination and electricity due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Maria. The waiver of 24 CFR 576.403(c)(7) is provided for 120 days beginning on the date of the waiver memorandum (April 27, 2018) for ESG-assisted housing in areas that still lack power provided that: (1) Were electricity to be available to the housing, the housing would meet the minimum illumination and electricity standards in 24 CFR 576.403(c)(7); and (2) to the extent electricity is unavailable, adequate natural or artificial illumination (including battery-powered illumination) is available to support the occupants’ health and safety. Further, housing may be required to have electricity as a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities under Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See 24 CFR 8.11; 28 CFR 35.130(b)(7)(i). Nature of Requirement: If ESG funds are used to help a program participant remain or move into housing, the housing must meet the minimum habitability standards provided in 24 CFR 576.403(c); and must comply with Section 504’s accessibility requirements in 24 CFR part 8. The habitability standards generally consist of basic health and safety standards. Granted by: Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: April 27, 2018. Reason Waived: The Commonwealth’s electrical infrastructure is still in need of major repairs to restore power to many areas. As a result, housing units affected by the disaster may not be equipped to meet ESG Program habitability standards for illumination and electricity but can otherwise provide a safe alternative to unsheltered or otherwise unsafe housing situations. Contact: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–4300. • Regulation: 24 CFR 576.106(e). Project/Activity: HUD granted a waiver of 24 CFR 576.106(e) to the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The waiver is provided to allow DHCD’s subrecipient, the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), to provide ESG-funded rapid rehousing (RRH) rental assistance in housing owned by SMOC under the conditions that: (1) SMOC executes a rental assistance agreement with each tenant, which supports the costs charged to the grant and establishes the terms of the rental assistance (including subsidy amount and period of assistance); (2) the waiver will only be used to allow SMOC to provide ESG tenant based rental assistance to program participants who choose to live in units SMOC owns; (3) SMOC will have a different department conduct unit inspections and rent reasonableness determinations; and (4) DHCD will conduct closer, more frequent monitoring of SMOC, including unit site visits and paying particular attention to SMOC’s rent E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 49412 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES reasonableness documentation and compatibility with the habitability standards in 24 CFR 576.403. Nature of Requirement: Section 576.106(e) provides that the recipient or subrecipient may make rental assistance payments only to an owner with whom the recipient or subrecipient has entered into an agreement that sets forth the terms under which rental assistance will be provided. HUD implemented the rental assistance agreement requirement to ensure that a legal document establishes the type, amount, maximum time period, and other conditions of rental assistance to be paid with ESG funds. The rental assistance agreement requirement helps protect recipients and subrecipients by ensuring rental assistance payments are only made to owners who agree to be legally bound to the specific conditions imposed on those payments. But more importantly, the agreement protects the program participant by ensuring the subrecipient or recipient pays the subsidy on time and as specified in the agreement, and the owner applies those payments to the program participant’s rent. Finally, the agreement provides a source document to support the costs charged to the grant and a record to show that rental assistance was administered in accordance with applicable requirements. Granted by: Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. Date Granted: May 10, 2018. Reason Waived: According to DHCD, SMOC is the leading provider to low income and affordable housing in its area of operation. As a result, SMOC not only owns a significant number of rental housing available for ESG Program participants but also serves as the main provider of services in the region. Due to a critical lack of subrecipients in the area where SMOCowned housing is located that could administer rental assistance in place of SMOC, the possibility of having two current ESG subrecipients administer rental assistance remotely, which would eliminate the need to waive the rental assistance agreement requirement, is too administratively burdensome for both DHCD and its subrecipients. Contact: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–4300. II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 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 Sec 115.305. Project/Activity: Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP), Washington, DC. Nature of Requirement: FHEO is providing an Enforcement Fund under existing SEE fund authority set forth at 24 CFR Sec 115.305 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to FHAP agencies struggling with litigation costs. SEE funds are VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 funds that HUD may provide to a FHAP agency to support enforcement activities of the FHAP agency’s fair housing law. SEE funds are limited by regulation to 20 percent of an agency’s total FHAP cooperative agreement for the previous contract year. Granted by: Anne Maria Farı´as, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. Date Granted: May 4, 2018. Reason Waived: Waiver of the 20 percent limitation on SEE funds for eligible FHAP agencies whose total cooperative agreement for fiscal year 2017 was less than $300,000. This allows more meaningful support for small and medium-sized agencies. Contact: Joseph A. Pelletier, Director, Fair Housing Assistance Division, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 5206, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2126. III. 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 266.200(b)(2). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Program regulations for six (6) projects, Risk Sharing Initiative through Calendar Year 2019, Substantial Rehabilitation, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), Washington, DC, no project names listed. Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2), Substantial Rehabilitation. The Department will permit the revised definition of substantial rehabilitation (S/R) as described in the revised MAP Guide published on January 29, 2016, such that S/R is: Any scope of work that either: (a) Exceeds in aggregate cost a sum equal to the ‘base per dwelling unit limit’ times the applicable High Cost Factor, or (b) Replacement of two or more building systems. ‘Replacement’ is when the cost of replacement work exceeds 50 percent of the cost of replacing the entire system. The High Cost Factors for 2018 were recently published through a Housing Notice (HN) on May 23, 2018 and the revised statutory limits were published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017. The 2018 base dwelling unit amount to determine substantial rehabilitation for FHA insured loan programs has been increased from $15,000 (changed from $6,500 per unit in the 2016 MAP guide) to $15,636. This amount will change annually based upon the change in the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with the statutory limits or other inflation cost index published by HUD. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, H. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Granted waivers of certain provisions of the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing Program regulations for six (6) projects utilizing the FFB Risk-Sharing Initiative through the end of Calendar Year 2019. Under this initiative, FFB provides PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing Program regulations for an additional 12 projects for a total of 29 projects utilizing the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing Initiative through the end of Calendar Year 2019, Substantial Rehabilitation, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), Bedford, New Hampshire, no project names listed. Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2), Substantial Rehabilitation. The Department will permit the revised definition of substantial rehabilitation (S/R) as described in the revised MAP Guide published on January 29, 2016, such that S/R is: Any scope of work that either: (a) Exceeds in aggregate cost a sum equal to the ‘base per dwelling unit limit’ times the applicable High Cost Factor, or (b) Replacement of two or more building systems. ‘Replacement’ is when the cost of replacement work exceeds 50 percent of the cost of replacing the entire system. The High Cost Factors for 2018 were recently published through a Housing Notice (HN) on May 23, 2018 and the revised statutory limits were published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017. The 2018 base dwelling unit amount to determine substantial rehabilitation for FHA insured loan programs has been increased from $15,000 (changed from $6,500 per unit in the 2016 MAP guide) to $15,636. This amount will change annually based upon the change in the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with the statutory limits or other inflation cost index published by HUD. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 13, 2018. Reason Granted: Under this initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. When NHHFA has received Firm approval letters for the total of 26 projects utilizing the FFB Risk Sharing Initiative, absent revisions to the Part 266 regulations, NHHFA will need to submit a subsequent written request for these four regulations to be waived for a set number of additional projects. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Program regulations for forty (40), utilizing the FFB Risk Sharing Initiative, Substantial Rehabilitation, Wisconsin Housing and Economic E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices Development Authority (WHEDA), Madison, Wisconsin, no project names listed. Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2), Substantial Rehabilitation. The Department will permit the revised definition of substantial rehabilitation (S/R) as described in the revised MAP Guide published on January 29, 2016, such that S/R is: Any scope of work that either: (a) Exceeds in aggregate cost a sum equal to the ‘base per dwelling unit limit’ times the applicable High Cost Factor, or (b) Replacement of two or more building systems. ‘Replacement’ is when the cost of replacement work exceeds 50 percent of the cost of replacing the entire system. The High Cost Factors for 2018 were recently published through a Housing Notice (HN) on May 23, 2018 and the revised statutory limits were published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017. The 2018 base dwelling unit amount to determine substantial rehabilitation for FHA insured loan programs has been increased from $15,000 (changed from $6,500 per unit in the 2016 MAP guide) to $15,636. This amount will change annually based upon the change in the annual Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with the statutory limits or other inflation cost index published by HUD. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk-Sharing Program. When WHEDA has received Firm approval letters for 40 projects utilizing the FFB Risk Sharing Initiative, absent revisions to the Part 266 regulations, WHEDA will need to submit a subsequent written request for these four regulations to be waived for a set number of additional projects. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Equity Take Outs. District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), Washington, DC. Nature of Requirements: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2), Existing Projects ‘‘Equity Take-outs’’. The Department will permit the insured mortgage to exceed the sum of the total cost of acquisition, cost of financing, cost of repairs, and reasonable transaction costs, or ‘‘equity take-outs’’ in refinances of DCHFA-financed projects and those outside DCHFA’s portfolio if the result is preservation with the following conditions: 1. Occupancy is no less than 93 percent for previous 12 months; 2. No defaults in the last 12 months of the HFA loan to be refinanced; 3. A 20-year affordable housing deed restriction placed on title that conforms to the Section 542(c) statutory definition; 4. A Property Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) must be performed and funds escrowed for all necessary repairs, and reserves funded for future capital needs; and 5. For projects subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 a. Owner agrees to renew HAP contract(s) for 20-year term, (subject to appropriations and statutory authorization, etc.), and b. In accordance with regulations in 24 CFR 883.306(e), and Housing Notice 2012– 14—Use of ‘‘New Regulation’’ Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts of Offset ProjectBased Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments, if at any time DCHFA determines that a project’s excess funds (surplus cash) after project operations, reserve requirements and permitted distributions are met, DCHFA must place the excess funds into a separate interest-bearing account. Upon renewal of a HAP Contract the excess funds can be used to reduce future HAP payments or other project operations/purposes. When the HAP Contract expires, is terminated, or any extensions are terminated, any unused funds remaining in the Residual Receipt Account at the time of the contract’s termination must be returned to HUD. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202)402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Equity Take Outs. Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA), Madison, Wisconsin. Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2), Existing Projects ‘‘Equity Take-outs’’. The Department will permit the insured mortgage to exceed the sum of the total cost of acquisition, cost of financing, cost of repairs, and reasonable transaction costs, or ‘‘equity take-outs’’ in refinances of WHEDA-financed projects and those outside WHEDA’s portfolio if the result is preservation with the following conditions: 1. Occupancy is no less than 93 percent for previous 12 months; 2. No defaults in the last 12 months of the HFA loan to be refinanced; 3. A 20-year affordable housing deed restriction placed on title that conforms to the Section 542(c) statutory definition; 4. A Property Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) must be performed and funds escrowed for all necessary repairs, and reserves funded for future capital needs; and 5. For projects subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts: a. Owner agrees to renew HAP contract(s) for 20-year term, (subject to appropriations and statutory authorization, etc.); and b. In accordance with regulations in 24 CFR 883.306(e), and Housing Notice 2012– 14—Use of ‘‘New Regulation’’ Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts of Offset Project- PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49413 Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments, if at any time WHEDA determines that a project’s excess funds (surplus cash) after project operations, reserve requirements and permitted distributions are met, WHEDA must place the excess funds into a separate interest-bearing account. Upon renewal of a HAP Contract the excess funds can be used to reduce future HAP payments or other project operations/purposes. When the HAP Contract expires, is terminated, or any extensions are terminated, any unused funds remaining in the Residual Receipt Account at the time of the contract’s termination must be returned to HUD. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Equity TakeOuts. New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), Bedford, New Hampshire. Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2), Existing Projects ‘‘Equity Take-outs’’. The Department will permit the insured mortgage to exceed the sum of the total cost of acquisition, cost of financing, cost of repairs, and reasonable transaction costs, or ‘‘equity take-outs’’ in refinances of NHHFA-financed projects and those outside NHHFA’s portfolio if the result is preservation with the following conditions: 1. Occupancy is no less than 93 percent for previous 12 months; 2. No defaults in the last 12 months of the HFA loan to be refinanced; 3. A 20-year affordable housing deed restriction placed on title that conforms to the Section 542(c) statutory definition; 4. A Property Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) must be performed and funds escrowed for all necessary repairs, and reserves funded for future capital needs; and 5. For projects subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts: a. Owner agrees to renew HAP contract(s) for 20-year term, (subject to appropriations and statutory authorization, etc.), and b. In accordance with regulations in 24 CFR 883.306(e), and Housing Notice 2012– 14—Use of ‘‘New Regulation’’ Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts of Offset ProjectBased Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments, if at any time NHHFA determines that a project’s excess funds (surplus cash) after project operations, reserve requirements and permitted distributions are met, NHHFA must place the excess funds into a separate interest-bearing account. Upon renewal of a HAP Contract the excess funds can be used E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 49414 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices to reduce future HAP payments or other project operations/purposes. When the HAP Contract expires, is terminated, or any extensions are terminated, any unused funds remaining in the Residual Receipt Account at the time of the contract’s termination must be returned to HUD. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 13, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(d). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Underwriting of Projects with Section 8 HAP Contracts. District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), Washington, DC. Nature of Requirement: The Waivers of 24 CFR 266.200(d), Projects receiving Section 8 rental subsidies or other rental subsidies. For refinancing of Section 202 projects, and for Public Housing Authority (PHA) projects converting to Section 8 through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Initiative, the Department will permit DCHFA to underwrite the financing using current or to be adjusted project-based Section 8 assisted rents, even though they exceed the market rates. This is consistent with HUD Housing Notice 04–21, ‘‘Amendments to Notice 02– 16: Underwriting Guidelines for Refinancing of Section 202, and Section 202/8 Direct Loan Repayments’’, which grants authority only to those lenders refinancing with mortgage programs under the National Housing Act. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(d). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Underwriting of Projects with Section 8 HAP Contracts. Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Madison, Wisconsin. Nature of Requirement: The Waivers of 24 CFR 266.200(d), Projects receiving Section 8 rental subsidies or other rental subsidies. For refinancing of Section 202 projects, and for Public Housing Authority (PHA) projects converting to Section 8 through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Initiative, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 the Department will permit WHEDA to underwrite the financing using current or to be adjusted project-based Section 8 assisted rents, even though they exceed the market rates. This is consistent with HUD Housing Notice 04–21, ‘‘Amendments to Notice 02– 16: Underwriting Guidelines for Refinancing of Section 202, and Section 202/8 Direct Loan Repayments’’, which grants authority only to those lenders refinancing with mortgage programs under the National Housing Act. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(d). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Underwriting of Projects with Section 8 HAP Contracts. New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Bedford, New Hampshire. Nature of Requirement: The Waivers of 24 CFR 266.200(d), Projects receiving Section 8 rental subsidies or other rental subsidies. For refinancing of Section 202 projects, and for Public Housing Authority (PHA) projects converting to Section 8 through the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Initiative, the Department will permit NHHFA to underwrite the financing using current or to be adjusted project-based Section 8 assisted rents, even though they exceed the market rates. This is consistent with HUD Housing Notice 04–21, ‘‘Amendments to Notice 02– 16: Underwriting Guidelines for Refinancing of Section 202, and Section 202/8 Direct Loan Repayments’’, which grants authority only to those lenders refinancing with mortgage programs under the National Housing Act. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 13, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.620(e). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Termination of Mortgage Insurance. District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC. Nature of Requirement: The waiver of 24 CFR 266.620(e) Termination of Mortgage Insurance. As required by the Initiative, DCHFA agrees to indemnify HUD for all PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 amount paid to FFB if ‘‘the HFA or its successors commit fraud or make a material misrepresentation to the Commissioner with respect to information culminating in the Contract of Insurance on the mortgage, or while the Contract of Insurance is in existence’’. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e). Project/Activity: California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), Sacramento, California, no project name or number. Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. The waiver would permit CalHFA to use balloon loans that would amortize over a period of up to 35 years, but terms as short as 17 years for 40 transactions, including new construction/ rehabilitation or acquisition/refinancing. Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: May 22, 2018. Reason Waived: The waiver was granted to allow CalHFA’s clients additional financing options to their customers and to align CALHFA business practices with industry standards. CalHFA had previously been granted a waiver to provide Risk Share insured financing for balloon loans. This waiver is effective through December 31, 2019. The regulatory waiver is subject to the following conditions: 1. This waiver expires on December 31, 2019 and is limited to a total of forty transactions. 2. CalHFA must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of loss on all transactions. 3. Loans made under this waiver may have amortization periods of up to 35 years, but terms as short as 17 years. 4. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. The waiver is applicable only to loans made under CalHFA’s Risk Sharing Agreement. 5. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not exceed an amount supportable by the lower of the Section 8 or comparable unassisted rents. 6. Projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in accordance with 24 CFR 266.225. 7. CalHFA must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 for insured advances or insurance upon completion transactions. 8. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for at least 20 years must be recorded. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e). Project/Activity: Colorado Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), Denver, Colorado, no project name or number. Nature of Requirements: The 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. The waiver would permit CHFA to use balloon loans that would have a minimum term of 17 years and a maximum amortization period between 30– 40 years for 9 transactions, including projects involving new construction/rehabilitation or acquisition/refinancing. This waiver would expire on July 31, 2019. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: The waiver was granted to allow CHFA the ability to offer balloon loans which have become a standard product in the affordable housing industry. Borrowers can obtain better interest rates and a shorter term that works well for a typical new construction or substantial rehabilitation LIHTC deal, because these borrowers can pay off or restructure their loans soon after the 15-year LIHTC compliance period as defined by the IRS code. For these reasons, some of CHFA’s borrowers are utilizing other balloon financing options from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac rather than utilize Risk Share. The regulatory waiver is subject to the following conditions: 1. This waiver expires on July 31, 2019, and is limited to a total of nine transactions. 2. CHFA must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of loss on all transactions. 3. Loans made under this waiver may have amortization periods of up to 40 years, but terms as short as 17 years. 4. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. The waiver is applicable only to loans made under CHFA’s Risk Sharing Agreement. 5. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not exceed an amount supportable by the lower of the Section 8 or comparable unassisted rents. 6. Projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in accordance with 24 CFR 266.225. 7. CHFA must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 for insured advances or insurance upon completion transactions. 8. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for at least 20 years must be recorded. 9. The loans exceeding $50 million require a separate waiver request. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e). Project/Activity: Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (MDHCD), Lanham, Maryland, no project name or number. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.410(e) a waiver of 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. The waiver would permit MDHCD to use balloon loans that would have a minimum term of 17 years and a maximum amortization period of 40 years for 20 transactions, including projects involving new construction/rehabilitation or acquisition/refinancing. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: The waiver was granted to allow MDHCD the ability to offer balloon loans to respond to the desire of borrowers for a financing option that reflects the contemporary cycle of capitalizations prevalent in the marketplace where projects, especially those involving the Low-Income Tax Credits, are refinanced every 15 years or so. More frequent recapitalizations allow the State’s stock of multifamily properties to remain in excellent condition which is essential for maintaining the strength of Maryland communities, quality housing for residents and the economic performance of these assets. This waiver would expire on December 31, 2019. The regulatory waiver is subject to the following conditions: 1. This waiver expires on December 31, 2019 and is limited to a total of twenty (20) transactions. 2. MDHCD must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of loss on all transactions. 3. Loans made under this waiver may have amortization periods of up to 40 years, but terms as short as 17 years. 4. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. The waiver is applicable only to loans made under MDHCD’s Risk Sharing Agreement. 5. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not exceed an amount supportable by the lower of the Section 8 or comparable unassisted rents. 6. Projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in accordance with 24 CFR 266.225. 7. MDHCD must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 for insured advances or insurance upon completion transactions. 8. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for at least 20 years must be recorded. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e). Project/Activity: Rhode Island Housing (RI Housing). Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. The waiver would permit RI Housing to use balloon loans (‘‘Balloon Loans’’) that would amortize over 35–40 years but mature within 17 to 25 years. PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49415 Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: April 12, 2018. Reason Waived: The approval of this Waiver Extension Request will allow RI Housing to continue its competitiveness with other multifamily lenders for transactions that do not meet the requirements of the Federal Financing Bank Risk Share-Initiative Program. The transactions contemplated under this Waiver Extension Request will be preservation of projects, financed with taxexempt bonds and 4 percent tax credits, and include a comprehensive rehabilitation plan. The approval of this Waiver Extension Request will allow RI Housing to sell its multifamily housing bonds for a shorter duration thereby lowering the bond yield resulting in lower interest rates for borrowers which helps to strengthen the financial and physical viability of these affordable housing transactions. This waiver approval is subject to the same conditions as the original November 23, 2016: 1. RI Housing must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of loss on all transactions. 2. The waiver is effective for a two-year period, retroactive to November 1, 2017, expiring on November 1, 2019. 3. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. 4. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not exceed an amount supportable by the lower of Section 8 or comparable unassisted market rents. 5. If applicable, projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in accordance with 24 CFR 266.225. 6. RI Housing must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 for insured advance or insurance upon completion transactions. 7. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for 20 years must be recorded. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410–8000, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.620(e). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing Initiative, Termination of Mortgage Insurance. Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.620(e) Termination of Mortgage Insurance. As required by the Initiative, WHEDA agrees to indemnify HUD for all amount paid to FFB if ‘‘the HFA or its successors commit fraud or make a material misrepresentation to the Commissioner with respect to information culminating in the Contract of Insurance on the mortgage, or while the Contract of Insurance is in existence’’. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 49416 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.620(e). Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing Initiative, Termination of Mortgage Insurance. New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA). Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.620(e) Termination of Mortgage Insurance. As required by the Initiative, NHHFA agrees to indemnify HUD for all amount paid to FFB if ‘‘the HFA or its successors commit fraud or make a material misrepresentation to the Commissioner with respect to information culminating in the Contract of Insurance on the mortgage, or while the Contract of Insurance is in existence’’. Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner. Date Granted: June 13, 2018. Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 266.638(b) and (d). Project/Activity: Villa Additions, FHA Project Number, 064–98017, City of Slidell, Louisiana. Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.638(b)and (d) for debenture maturities, and interest rate accruals beyond the dates outlined in HUD’s letter dated December 23, 2014 and March 30, 2016. The debenture maturity extensions, and continued waiver of interest accruals on these debentures for the remaining development, Villa Additions. Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: April 12, 2018. Reason Waived: This is an extension of a previously granted waiver for the debenture accruals, and the Katrina related claims were related to an extraordinary natural disaster Good cause has been shown that it is in the best interest of the public, and the Department to grant the waivers of 24 CFR 266.638(b) and (d) to extend debenture maturities and continue the suspension of interest accruals. The waiver approval is subject to Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) submission of amended debentures that reflect the extension date. This waiver extension date is effective through August 15, 2018. Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–5693. • Regulation: 24 CFR 891.805. Project/Activity: Sunset Retirement Home East, FHA Project Number 074–EE014; Sunset Retirement Home North, FHA Project Number 074–EE009; and Sunset Retirement VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Home South, FHA Project Number 074– SH007, Spencer, Iowa. Sunset Retirement Home, Incorporated (Owner) seeks approval to waive an organizational structure that would allow for each of the three projects to be owned by a single-member profit motivated limited liability company. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 891.805, which governs For-Profit Partnerships and Mixed-Finance Development for Supportive Housing for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities, states that ‘‘Mixed-finance Owner, for the purpose of the mixed-finance development of housing under this part, means a single-asset, forprofit limited partnership of which a private nonprofit organization is the sole general partner.’’ Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. Date Granted: May 14, 2018. Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of the ‘‘single-asset entity’’ provision. A waiver allows the Department to permit a Section 202 Owner to be structured as a Limited Partnership, whose General Partner is a for-profit corporation who is wholly owned and controlled by a non-profit. Contact: James Wyatt, Senior Account Executive, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6172, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–2519. IV. 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(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Crawford County Housing Authority (KS161). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 3, 2018. Reason Waived: The Crawford County Housing Authority (HA) requested to waive the reporting requirements for submitting its audited and unaudited financial information to extend the due date of its fiscal year end date of (FYE) June 30, 2017, to align with the FYE date of Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. (administering agency). The HA was directed to change the FYE date to December 31 for its HUD programs within the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC). For next year and forward, the HAs electronic audited and unaudited submission date for inputting within the FASS on-line will be that of the administering agency of November 31st. This approved FASS extension only permits for filing FYE June 30, 2017, and the Department will not consider future waiver requests for this FYE timing differences. PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of San German (RQ030). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 3, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Guayama (RQ017). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Sabana Grande (RQ048). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Salinas (RQ069). 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:18 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Penuelas (RQ019). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49417 • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Municipality of Loiza (RQ027). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Fajardo (RQ036). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 49418 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Isabela (RQ066). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Arroyo (RQ068). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Corozal (RQ023). 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 30, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits for the extension for filing and is not applicable to the due date of Single Audit submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1). Project/Activity: Municipality of Aguadilla (RQ012). PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 2, 2018. Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission only permits for the extension for filing and is not applicable to the due date of Single Audit submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at HUDOIGSingleAuditCoordinator@hudoig.gov for Single Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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– 7908. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.161(a)(2). Project/Activity: Salem Housing Authority in Salem, Oregon, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.161(a)(2) so that it could hire a person who presented a conflict of interest. Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.161(a)(2) states that neither the PHA nor any of its contractors, subcontractors or agency who formulate policy or who influence decisions with respect to the programs may enter into a contract or arrangement in connection with the voucher program. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 16, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved because HUD determined that based on the structured oversight of the contractor, the PHA eliminated the conflict of interest. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 982.305(c)(4). Project/Activity: Washington County Department of Housing Services requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.305(c)(4) to allow the E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices PHA to execute a HAP contract after 60 days from the beginning of the lease term. Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 982.305(c)(4) states that any HAP contract executed after the 60-day period is void and the PHA may not pay any housing assistance payments to the owner. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 23, 2018. Reason Waived: The waiver was approved to prevent the financial hardship of requiring low-income families pay the full amount of their rent at no fault of their own. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 982.401(f)(2)(i). Project/Activity: The Bloomington HRA in Bloomington, Minnesota, requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.401(f)(2)(i) to allow the agency to approve eight units that did not include a window in the bedroom. Nature of Requirement: This regulation requires that there must be at least one window in the living room and in each sleeping room. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 17, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to prevent the loss of affordable housing in an area with low vacancy rates. Additionally, the units meet all state and local housing codes including the International Building Code recently adopted by the City of Bloomington. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: The Colorado Springs Housing Authority in Colorado Springs, Colorado, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 9, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency additional administrative time to effectively implement SAFMRs in their jurisdiction. Contact: Becky Primeaux, Housing Voucher Management and Operations Division, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 4216, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–0477. • Regulation: 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i). Project/Activity: The San Antonio Housing Authority in San Antonio, Texas, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR) from April 1, 2018, until July 1, 2018. Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 9, 2018. Reason Waived: This MTW PHA is in the process of implementing alternative payment standards policies as authorized under their MTW agreement. The waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative burden and confusion of implementing the SAFMR based payment standards only a short time prior to the effective date of their alternative payment standard policies. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority in Deerfield Beach, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 19, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA additional time to coordinate its payment standards and landlord outreach strategies with other PHAs operating in the same metropolitan areas. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Fort Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49419 Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 25, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA additional time to coordinate implementation of the SAFMRs with neighboring PHAs operating in the same metropolitan area. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: Dania Beach Housing Authority in Dania Beach, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 26, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA additional time to coordinate implementation of the SAFMRs with neighboring PHAs operating in the same metropolitan area. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: The Broward County Housing Authority in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 1, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA additional time to coordinate implementation of the SAFMRs with neighboring PHAs operating in the same metropolitan area. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES 49420 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices Development in Fairfax, Virginia, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 2, 2018. Reason Waived: This MTW PHA is in the process of implementing alternative payment standards policies as authorized under their MTW agreement. The waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative burden and confusion of implementing the SAFMR based payment standards only a short time prior to the effective date of their alternative payment standard policies. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: Loudon County Department of Family Services in Leesburg, Virginia, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 7, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency additional administrative time to effectively implement SAFMRs in their jurisdiction. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: Manatee County Housing Authority, Bradenton, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 7, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency additional administrative time to effectively implement SAFMRs in their jurisdiction. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: May 7, 2018. Reason Waived: This MTW PHA is in the process of implementing alternative payment standards policies as authorized under their MTW agreement. The waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative burden and confusion of implementing the SAFMR based payment standards only a short time prior to the effective date of their alternative payment standard policies. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Bexar County in San Antonio Texas, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 11, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow for additional time to coordinate payment standard policies with the San Antonio Housing Authority which operates in the same metropolitan area. The agencies are working together to develop payment standards that will not result in significant numbers of portability moves between the agencies. Additionally, the agencies are coordinating training and resident outreach to minimize potential confusion for families and landlords. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i). PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project/Activity: Monroe Housing Authority in Monroe, North Carolina, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR). Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of the publication of the FMRs. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 11, 2018. Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency additional time to work with the SAFMR technical assistance provider to establish payment standards. The agency was determined by HUD to have a shortfall in housing assistance payments in 2017 but has recently cured the lack of funds. To ensure they do not become a shortfall agency in 2018 because of the potential increases in payment standards as a result of SAFMRs, HUD approved the waiver request. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 985.101(a). Project/Activity: The Marion County Housing Authority in Salem, Oregon requested a waiver of the regulation above because it was unable to submit its Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification on time. Nature of Requirement: The regulation, 24 CFR 985.101(a), requires that a SEMAP certification be submitted within 60 calendar days after the end of the PHA’s fiscal year. Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: April 19, 2018. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the PHA’s control, they were unable to submit their SEMAP certification on time. This waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative and financial burden on both the PHA and the HUD field office to complete the work required of a troubled housing agency when the agency is not actually a troubled performer. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 985.101(a). Project/Activity: The City of Baton Rouge Public Housing Agency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, requested a waiver of the regulation above because it was unable to submit its Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification on time. Nature of Requirement: The regulation, 24 CFR 985.101(a), requires that a SEMAP certification be submitted within 60 calendar days after the end of the PHA’s fiscal year. E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 190 / Monday, October 1, 2018 / Notices Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Date Granted: June 21, 2018. Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the PHA’s control, they were unable to submit their SEMAP certification on time. This waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative and financial burden on both the PHA and the HUD field office to complete the work required of a troubled housing agency when the agency is not actually a troubled performer. Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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. [FR Doc. 2018–21260 Filed 9–28–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0079; FF09A30000–189–FXIA16710900000] Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Eighteenth Regular Meeting: Taxa Being Considered for Amendments to the CITES Appendices and Proposed Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items Being Considered; Observer Information Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States, as a Party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), may propose amendments to the CITES Appendices for consideration at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. The eighteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP18) is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23 to June 3, 2019. With this notice, we describe proposed amendments to the CITES Appendices (species proposals) as well as proposed resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States might submit for consideration at CoP18; invite your comments and information on these proposals; and provide information on how U.S. nongovernmental organizations can attend CoP18 as observers. DATES: Meeting: The meeting is scheduled to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 23 to June 3, 2019. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:50 Sep 28, 2018 Jkt 247001 Submitting Information and Comments: We will consider written information and comments we receive by November 30, 2018. Requesting Approval to Attend CoP18 as an Observer: We must receive your request no later than February 15, 2019 (see ADDRESSES). 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Search for and submit comments on Docket No. FWS– HQ–IA–2017–0079. • Hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to Public Comments Processing; Attn: Docket No. FWS–HQ– IA–2017–0079; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. Internet: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2017–0079. We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an address not listed in ADDRESSES. We will post all comments on http:// www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us. If you submit a comment via http:// www.regulations.gov, your entire comment—including any personal identifying information—will be posted on the website. If you submit a hardcopy comment that includes personal identifying information, you may request at the top of your document that we withhold this information from public review. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6101-N-02]


Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second 
Quarter of Calendar Year 2018

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 April 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general information about this 
notice, contact Ariel Pereira, 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 second quarter of calendar year 2018.

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 April

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1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. 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 
citation are in 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 second quarter of 
calendar year 2018) before the next report is published (the third 
quarter of calendar year 2018), HUD will include any additional waivers 
granted for the second 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: September 25, 2018.
 J. Paul Compton Jr.,
 General Counsel.

Appendix

Listing of Waivers of Regulatory Requirements Granted by Offices of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development April 1, 2018 Through June 
30, 2018

    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 Fair Housing and 
Equal Opportunity
III. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Housing
IV. 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 576.403(b).
    Project/Activity: HUD granted a limited waiver of 24 CFR 
576.403(b) to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for emergency shelters 
unable to meet ESG Program habitability standards for illumination 
and electricity due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Maria. The 
waiver of 24 CFR 576.403(b)(8) is provided for 120 days beginning on 
the date of the waiver memorandum (April 27, 2018) for shelters in 
areas that still lack power provided that: (1) Were electricity to 
be available to the shelter, the shelter would meet the minimum 
illumination and electricity standards in 24 CFR 576.403(b)(8); and 
(2) to the extent electricity is unavailable, adequate natural or 
artificial illumination (including battery-powered illumination) is 
available to support the occupants' health and safety. Further, 
shelters may be required to provide electricity to people with 
disabilities as a reasonable accommodation under Section 504 and the 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See 24 CFR 8.11; 28 CFR 
35.130(b)(7)(i).
    Nature of Requirement: If ESG funds are used for shelter 
operations costs, the shelter must meet the minimum safety, 
sanitation, and privacy standards under 24 CFR 576.403(b); and must 
comply with Section 504's accessibility requirements in 24 CFR part 
8. If ESG funds are used to convert a building into a shelter, 
rehabilitate a shelter, or otherwise renovate a shelter, the shelter 
must meet the minimum safety, sanitation, and privacy standards in 
24 CFR 576.403(b); accessibility requirements in Section 504 and 
Title II of the ADA; as well as applicable state or local government 
safety and sanitation standards. The habitability standards 
generally consist of basic health and safety standards.
    Granted by: Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary for Community 
Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: April 27, 2018.
    Reason Waived: During the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the 
Commonwealth's electrical infrastructure is still in need of major 
repairs to restore power to many areas. As a result, shelter 
facilities affected by the disaster may not be equipped to meet ESG 
Program habitability standards for illumination and electricity but 
can otherwise provide a safe alternative to unsheltered or otherwise 
unsafe housing situations.
    Contact: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs 
Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, 
Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-4300.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 576.403(c).
    Project/Activity: HUD granted a limited waiver of 24 CFR 
576.403(c) to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for housing unable to 
meet ESG Program habitability standards for illumination and 
electricity due to the aftereffects of Hurricane Maria. The waiver 
of 24 CFR 576.403(c)(7) is provided for 120 days beginning on the 
date of the waiver memorandum (April 27, 2018) for ESG-assisted 
housing in areas that still lack power provided that: (1) Were 
electricity to be available to the housing, the housing would meet 
the minimum illumination and electricity standards in 24 CFR 
576.403(c)(7); and (2) to the extent electricity is unavailable, 
adequate natural or artificial illumination (including battery-
powered illumination) is available to support the occupants' health 
and safety. Further, housing may be required to have electricity as 
a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities under 
Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). See 24 
CFR 8.11; 28 CFR 35.130(b)(7)(i).
    Nature of Requirement: If ESG funds are used to help a program 
participant remain or move into housing, the housing must meet the 
minimum habitability standards provided in 24 CFR 576.403(c); and 
must comply with Section 504's accessibility requirements in 24 CFR 
part 8. The habitability standards generally consist of basic health 
and safety standards.
    Granted by: Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary for Community 
Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: April 27, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The Commonwealth's electrical infrastructure is 
still in need of major repairs to restore power to many areas. As a 
result, housing units affected by the disaster may not be equipped 
to meet ESG Program habitability standards for illumination and 
electricity but can otherwise provide a safe alternative to 
unsheltered or otherwise unsafe housing situations.
    Contact: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs 
Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, 
Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-4300.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 576.106(e).
    Project/Activity: HUD granted a waiver of 24 CFR 576.106(e) to 
the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development 
(DHCD). The waiver is provided to allow DHCD's subrecipient, the 
South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), to provide ESG-funded 
rapid re-housing (RRH) rental assistance in housing owned by SMOC 
under the conditions that: (1) SMOC executes a rental assistance 
agreement with each tenant, which supports the costs charged to the 
grant and establishes the terms of the rental assistance (including 
subsidy amount and period of assistance); (2) the waiver will only 
be used to allow SMOC to provide ESG tenant based rental assistance 
to program participants who choose to live in units SMOC owns; (3) 
SMOC will have a different department conduct unit inspections and 
rent reasonableness determinations; and (4) DHCD will conduct 
closer, more frequent monitoring of SMOC, including unit site visits 
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reasonableness documentation and compatibility with the habitability 
standards in 24 CFR 576.403.
    Nature of Requirement: Section 576.106(e) provides that the 
recipient or subrecipient may make rental assistance payments only 
to an owner with whom the recipient or subrecipient has entered into 
an agreement that sets forth the terms under which rental assistance 
will be provided. HUD implemented the rental assistance agreement 
requirement to ensure that a legal document establishes the type, 
amount, maximum time period, and other conditions of rental 
assistance to be paid with ESG funds. The rental assistance 
agreement requirement helps protect recipients and subrecipients by 
ensuring rental assistance payments are only made to owners who 
agree to be legally bound to the specific conditions imposed on 
those payments. But more importantly, the agreement protects the 
program participant by ensuring the subrecipient or recipient pays 
the subsidy on time and as specified in the agreement, and the owner 
applies those payments to the program participant's rent. Finally, 
the agreement provides a source document to support the costs 
charged to the grant and a record to show that rental assistance was 
administered in accordance with applicable requirements.
    Granted by: Neal Rackleff, Assistant Secretary for Community 
Planning and Development.
    Date Granted: May 10, 2018.
    Reason Waived: According to DHCD, SMOC is the leading provider 
to low income and affordable housing in its area of operation. As a 
result, SMOC not only owns a significant number of rental housing 
available for ESG Program participants but also serves as the main 
provider of services in the region. Due to a critical lack of 
subrecipients in the area where SMOC-owned housing is located that 
could administer rental assistance in place of SMOC, the possibility 
of having two current ESG subrecipients administer rental assistance 
remotely, which would eliminate the need to waive the rental 
assistance agreement requirement, is too administratively burdensome 
for both DHCD and its subrecipients.
    Contact: Norm Suchar, Director, Office of Special Needs 
Assistance Programs, Office of Community Planning and Development, 
Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, 
Room 7262, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-4300.

II. Regulatory Waivers Granted by the Office of Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity

    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 Sec 115.305.
    Project/Activity: Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP), 
Washington, DC.
    Nature of Requirement: FHEO is providing an Enforcement Fund 
under existing SEE fund authority set forth at 24 CFR Sec 115.305 
for the purpose of providing financial assistance to FHAP agencies 
struggling with litigation costs. SEE funds are funds that HUD may 
provide to a FHAP agency to support enforcement activities of the 
FHAP agency's fair housing law. SEE funds are limited by regulation 
to 20 percent of an agency's total FHAP cooperative agreement for 
the previous contract year.
    Granted by: Anne Maria Far[iacute]as, Assistant Secretary for 
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
    Date Granted: May 4, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Waiver of the 20 percent limitation on SEE funds 
for eligible FHAP agencies whose total cooperative agreement for 
fiscal year 2017 was less than $300,000. This allows more meaningful 
support for small and medium-sized agencies.
    Contact: Joseph A. Pelletier, Director, Fair Housing Assistance 
Division, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department 
of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 5206, 
Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-2126.

III. 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 266.200(b)(2).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Program regulations for six (6) projects, Risk Sharing Initiative 
through Calendar Year 2019, Substantial Rehabilitation, District of 
Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), Washington, DC, no project 
names listed.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2), 
Substantial Rehabilitation. The Department will permit the revised 
definition of substantial rehabilitation (S/R) as described in the 
revised MAP Guide published on January 29, 2016, such that S/R is: 
Any scope of work that either: (a) Exceeds in aggregate cost a sum 
equal to the `base per dwelling unit limit' times the applicable 
High Cost Factor, or (b) Replacement of two or more building 
systems. `Replacement' is when the cost of replacement work exceeds 
50 percent of the cost of replacing the entire system. The High Cost 
Factors for 2018 were recently published through a Housing Notice 
(HN) on May 23, 2018 and the revised statutory limits were published 
in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017. The 2018 base dwelling 
unit amount to determine substantial rehabilitation for FHA insured 
loan programs has been increased from $15,000 (changed from $6,500 
per unit in the 2016 MAP guide) to $15,636. This amount will change 
annually based upon the change in the annual Consumer Price Index 
(CPI), along with the statutory limits or other inflation cost index 
published by HUD.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, H.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Granted waivers of certain provisions of the 
Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing Program regulations for 
six (6) projects utilizing the FFB Risk-Sharing Initiative through 
the end of Calendar Year 2019. Under this initiative, FFB provides 
capital to participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make 
multifamily loans insured under the Multifamily Risk Sharing 
Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing 
Program regulations for an additional 12 projects for a total of 29 
projects utilizing the Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing 
Initiative through the end of Calendar Year 2019, Substantial 
Rehabilitation, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority (NHHFA), 
Bedford, New Hampshire, no project names listed.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2), 
Substantial Rehabilitation. The Department will permit the revised 
definition of substantial rehabilitation (S/R) as described in the 
revised MAP Guide published on January 29, 2016, such that S/R is: 
Any scope of work that either: (a) Exceeds in aggregate cost a sum 
equal to the `base per dwelling unit limit' times the applicable 
High Cost Factor, or (b) Replacement of two or more building 
systems. `Replacement' is when the cost of replacement work exceeds 
50 percent of the cost of replacing the entire system.
    The High Cost Factors for 2018 were recently published through a 
Housing Notice (HN) on May 23, 2018 and the revised statutory limits 
were published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017. The 2018 
base dwelling unit amount to determine substantial rehabilitation 
for FHA insured loan programs has been increased from $15,000 
(changed from $6,500 per unit in the 2016 MAP guide) to $15,636. 
This amount will change annually based upon the change in the annual 
Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with the statutory limits or other 
inflation cost index published by HUD.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2018.
    Reason Granted: Under this initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program. When 
NHHFA has received Firm approval letters for the total of 26 
projects utilizing the FFB Risk Sharing Initiative, absent revisions 
to the Part 266 regulations, NHHFA will need to submit a subsequent 
written request for these four regulations to be waived for a set 
number of additional projects.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Program regulations for forty (40), utilizing the FFB Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Substantial Rehabilitation, Wisconsin Housing and 
Economic

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Development Authority (WHEDA), Madison, Wisconsin, no project names 
listed.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(b)(2), 
Substantial Rehabilitation. The Department will permit the revised 
definition of substantial rehabilitation (S/R) as described in the 
revised MAP Guide published on January 29, 2016, such that S/R is: 
Any scope of work that either: (a) Exceeds in aggregate cost a sum 
equal to the `base per dwelling unit limit' times the applicable 
High Cost Factor, or (b) Replacement of two or more building 
systems. `Replacement' is when the cost of replacement work exceeds 
50 percent of the cost of replacing the entire system.
    The High Cost Factors for 2018 were recently published through a 
Housing Notice (HN) on May 23, 2018 and the revised statutory limits 
were published in the Federal Register on November 7, 2017. The 2018 
base dwelling unit amount to determine substantial rehabilitation 
for FHA insured loan programs has been increased from $15,000 
(changed from $6,500 per unit in the 2016 MAP guide) to $15,636. 
This amount will change annually based upon the change in the annual 
Consumer Price Index (CPI), along with the statutory limits or other 
inflation cost index published by HUD.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk-Sharing Program. When 
WHEDA has received Firm approval letters for 40 projects utilizing 
the FFB Risk Sharing Initiative, absent revisions to the Part 266 
regulations, WHEDA will need to submit a subsequent written request 
for these four regulations to be waived for a set number of 
additional projects.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Equity Take Outs. District of Columbia Housing Finance 
Agency (DCHFA), Washington, DC.
    Nature of Requirements: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2), 
Existing Projects ``Equity Take-outs''. The Department will permit 
the insured mortgage to exceed the sum of the total cost of 
acquisition, cost of financing, cost of repairs, and reasonable 
transaction costs, or ``equity take-outs'' in refinances of DCHFA-
financed projects and those outside DCHFA's portfolio if the result 
is preservation with the following conditions:
    1. Occupancy is no less than 93 percent for previous 12 months;
    2. No defaults in the last 12 months of the HFA loan to be 
refinanced;
    3. A 20-year affordable housing deed restriction placed on title 
that conforms to the Section 542(c) statutory definition;
    4. A Property Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) must be performed 
and funds escrowed for all necessary repairs, and reserves funded 
for future capital needs; and
    5. For projects subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance 
Payment (HAP) contracts:
    a. Owner agrees to renew HAP contract(s) for 20-year term, 
(subject to appropriations and statutory authorization, etc.), and
    b. In accordance with regulations in 24 CFR 883.306(e), and 
Housing Notice 2012-14--Use of ``New Regulation'' Section 8 Housing 
Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts of Offset 
Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments, if at any time 
DCHFA determines that a project's excess funds (surplus cash) after 
project operations, reserve requirements and permitted distributions 
are met, DCHFA must place the excess funds into a separate interest-
bearing account. Upon renewal of a HAP Contract the excess funds can 
be used to reduce future HAP payments or other project operations/
purposes. When the HAP Contract expires, is terminated, or any 
extensions are terminated, any unused funds remaining in the 
Residual Receipt Account at the time of the contract's termination 
must be returned to HUD.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202)402-5693.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Equity Take Outs. Wisconsin Housing and Economic 
Development Authority (WHEDA), Madison, Wisconsin.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2), 
Existing Projects ``Equity Take-outs''. The Department will permit 
the insured mortgage to exceed the sum of the total cost of 
acquisition, cost of financing, cost of repairs, and reasonable 
transaction costs, or ``equity take-outs'' in refinances of WHEDA-
financed projects and those outside WHEDA's portfolio if the result 
is preservation with the following conditions:
    1. Occupancy is no less than 93 percent for previous 12 months;
    2. No defaults in the last 12 months of the HFA loan to be 
refinanced;
    3. A 20-year affordable housing deed restriction placed on title 
that conforms to the Section 542(c) statutory definition;
    4. A Property Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) must be performed 
and funds escrowed for all necessary repairs, and reserves funded 
for future capital needs; and
    5. For projects subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance 
Payment (HAP) contracts:
    a. Owner agrees to renew HAP contract(s) for 20-year term, 
(subject to appropriations and statutory authorization, etc.); and
    b. In accordance with regulations in 24 CFR 883.306(e), and 
Housing Notice 2012-14--Use of ``New Regulation'' Section 8 Housing 
Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts of Offset 
Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments, if at any time 
WHEDA determines that a project's excess funds (surplus cash) after 
project operations, reserve requirements and permitted distributions 
are met, WHEDA must place the excess funds into a separate interest-
bearing account. Upon renewal of a HAP Contract the excess funds can 
be used to reduce future HAP payments or other project operations/
purposes. When the HAP Contract expires, is terminated, or any 
extensions are terminated, any unused funds remaining in the 
Residual Receipt Account at the time of the contract's termination 
must be returned to HUD.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Equity Take-Outs. New Hampshire Housing Finance 
Authority (NHHFA), Bedford, New Hampshire.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.200(c)(2), 
Existing Projects ``Equity Take-outs''. The Department will permit 
the insured mortgage to exceed the sum of the total cost of 
acquisition, cost of financing, cost of repairs, and reasonable 
transaction costs, or ``equity take-outs'' in refinances of NHHFA-
financed projects and those outside NHHFA's portfolio if the result 
is preservation with the following conditions:
    1. Occupancy is no less than 93 percent for previous 12 months;
    2. No defaults in the last 12 months of the HFA loan to be 
refinanced;
    3. A 20-year affordable housing deed restriction placed on title 
that conforms to the Section 542(c) statutory definition;
    4. A Property Capital Needs Assessment (PCNA) must be performed 
and funds escrowed for all necessary repairs, and reserves funded 
for future capital needs; and
    5. For projects subsidized by Section 8 Housing Assistance 
Payment (HAP) contracts:
    a. Owner agrees to renew HAP contract(s) for 20-year term, 
(subject to appropriations and statutory authorization, etc.), and
    b. In accordance with regulations in 24 CFR 883.306(e), and 
Housing Notice 2012-14--Use of ``New Regulation'' Section 8 Housing 
Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts Residual Receipts of Offset 
Project-Based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments, if at any time 
NHHFA determines that a project's excess funds (surplus cash) after 
project operations, reserve requirements and permitted distributions 
are met, NHHFA must place the excess funds into a separate interest-
bearing account. Upon renewal of a HAP Contract the excess funds can 
be used

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to reduce future HAP payments or other project operations/purposes. 
When the HAP Contract expires, is terminated, or any extensions are 
terminated, any unused funds remaining in the Residual Receipt 
Account at the time of the contract's termination must be returned 
to HUD.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(d).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Underwriting of Projects with Section 8 HAP Contracts. 
District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), Washington, DC.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waivers of 24 CFR 266.200(d), 
Projects receiving Section 8 rental subsidies or other rental 
subsidies. For refinancing of Section 202 projects, and for Public 
Housing Authority (PHA) projects converting to Section 8 through the 
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Initiative, the Department 
will permit DCHFA to underwrite the financing using current or to be 
adjusted project-based Section 8 assisted rents, even though they 
exceed the market rates. This is consistent with HUD Housing Notice 
04-21, ``Amendments to Notice 02-16: Underwriting Guidelines for 
Refinancing of Section 202, and Section 202/8 Direct Loan 
Repayments'', which grants authority only to those lenders 
refinancing with mortgage programs under the National Housing Act.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(d).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Underwriting of Projects with Section 8 HAP Contracts. 
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority, Madison, 
Wisconsin.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waivers of 24 CFR 266.200(d), 
Projects receiving Section 8 rental subsidies or other rental 
subsidies. For refinancing of Section 202 projects, and for Public 
Housing Authority (PHA) projects converting to Section 8 through the 
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Initiative, the Department 
will permit WHEDA to underwrite the financing using current or to be 
adjusted project-based Section 8 assisted rents, even though they 
exceed the market rates. This is consistent with HUD Housing Notice 
04-21, ``Amendments to Notice 02-16: Underwriting Guidelines for 
Refinancing of Section 202, and Section 202/8 Direct Loan 
Repayments'', which grants authority only to those lenders 
refinancing with mortgage programs under the National Housing Act.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.200(d).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Underwriting of Projects with Section 8 HAP Contracts. 
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Bedford, New Hampshire.
    Nature of Requirement: The Waivers of 24 CFR 266.200(d), 
Projects receiving Section 8 rental subsidies or other rental 
subsidies. For refinancing of Section 202 projects, and for Public 
Housing Authority (PHA) projects converting to Section 8 through the 
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Initiative, the Department 
will permit NHHFA to underwrite the financing using current or to be 
adjusted project-based Section 8 assisted rents, even though they 
exceed the market rates. This is consistent with HUD Housing Notice 
04-21, ``Amendments to Notice 02-16: Underwriting Guidelines for 
Refinancing of Section 202, and Section 202/8 Direct Loan 
Repayments'', which grants authority only to those lenders 
refinancing with mortgage programs under the National Housing Act.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.620(e).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Termination of Mortgage Insurance. District of Columbia 
Housing Finance Agency, Washington, DC.
    Nature of Requirement: The waiver of 24 CFR 266.620(e) 
Termination of Mortgage Insurance. As required by the Initiative, 
DCHFA agrees to indemnify HUD for all amount paid to FFB if ``the 
HFA or its successors commit fraud or make a material 
misrepresentation to the Commissioner with respect to information 
culminating in the Contract of Insurance on the mortgage, or while 
the Contract of Insurance is in existence''.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

    Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e).
    Project/Activity: California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), 
Sacramento, California, no project name or number.
    Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires 
mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-
Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. 
The waiver would permit CalHFA to use balloon loans that would 
amortize over a period of up to 35 years, but terms as short as 17 
years for 40 transactions, including new construction/rehabilitation 
or acquisition/refinancing.
    Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Housing.
    Date Granted: May 22, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The waiver was granted to allow CalHFA's clients 
additional financing options to their customers and to align CALHFA 
business practices with industry standards. CalHFA had previously 
been granted a waiver to provide Risk Share insured financing for 
balloon loans. This waiver is effective through December 31, 2019. 
The regulatory waiver is subject to the following conditions:
    1. This waiver expires on December 31, 2019 and is limited to a 
total of forty transactions.
    2. CalHFA must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of 
loss on all transactions.
    3. Loans made under this waiver may have amortization periods of 
up to 35 years, but terms as short as 17 years.
    4. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. 
The waiver is applicable only to loans made under CalHFA's Risk 
Sharing Agreement.
    5. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not 
exceed an amount supportable by the lower of the Section 8 or 
comparable unassisted rents.
    6. Projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in 
accordance with 24 CFR 266.225.
    7. CalHFA must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 
for insured advances or insurance upon completion transactions.
    8. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for at least 20 years 
must be recorded.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of

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Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-
5693.

    Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e).
    Project/Activity: Colorado Housing Finance Agency (CHFA), 
Denver, Colorado, no project name or number.
    Nature of Requirements: The 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires 
mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk-
Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. 
The waiver would permit CHFA to use balloon loans that would have a 
minimum term of 17 years and a maximum amortization period between 
30-40 years for 9 transactions, including projects involving new 
construction/rehabilitation or acquisition/refinancing. This waiver 
would expire on July 31, 2019.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The waiver was granted to allow CHFA the ability 
to offer balloon loans which have become a standard product in the 
affordable housing industry. Borrowers can obtain better interest 
rates and a shorter term that works well for a typical new 
construction or substantial rehabilitation LIHTC deal, because these 
borrowers can pay off or restructure their loans soon after the 15-
year LIHTC compliance period as defined by the IRS code. For these 
reasons, some of CHFA's borrowers are utilizing other balloon 
financing options from Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac rather than utilize 
Risk Share.
    The regulatory waiver is subject to the following conditions:
    1. This waiver expires on July 31, 2019, and is limited to a 
total of nine transactions.
    2. CHFA must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of 
loss on all transactions.
    3. Loans made under this waiver may have amortization periods of 
up to 40 years, but terms as short as 17 years.
    4. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. 
The waiver is applicable only to loans made under CHFA's Risk 
Sharing Agreement.
    5. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not 
exceed an amount supportable by the lower of the Section 8 or 
comparable unassisted rents.
    6. Projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in 
accordance with 24 CFR 266.225.
    7. CHFA must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 
for insured advances or insurance upon completion transactions.
    8. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for at least 20 years 
must be recorded.
    9. The loans exceeding $50 million require a separate waiver 
request.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e).
    Project/Activity: Maryland Department of Housing and Community 
Development (MDHCD), Lanham, Maryland, no project name or number.
    Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.410(e) a waiver of 24 CFR 
266.410(e), which requires mortgages insured under the 542(c) 
Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program to be fully amortized 
over the term of the mortgage. The waiver would permit MDHCD to use 
balloon loans that would have a minimum term of 17 years and a 
maximum amortization period of 40 years for 20 transactions, 
including projects involving new construction/rehabilitation or 
acquisition/refinancing.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The waiver was granted to allow MDHCD the ability 
to offer balloon loans to respond to the desire of borrowers for a 
financing option that reflects the contemporary cycle of 
capitalizations prevalent in the marketplace where projects, 
especially those involving the Low-Income Tax Credits, are 
refinanced every 15 years or so. More frequent recapitalizations 
allow the State's stock of multifamily properties to remain in 
excellent condition which is essential for maintaining the strength 
of Maryland communities, quality housing for residents and the 
economic performance of these assets. This waiver would expire on 
December 31, 2019.
    The regulatory waiver is subject to the following conditions:
    1. This waiver expires on December 31, 2019 and is limited to a 
total of twenty (20) transactions.
    2. MDHCD must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk of 
loss on all transactions.
    3. Loans made under this waiver may have amortization periods of 
up to 40 years, but terms as short as 17 years.
    4. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable. 
The waiver is applicable only to loans made under MDHCD's Risk 
Sharing Agreement.
    5. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not 
exceed an amount supportable by the lower of the Section 8 or 
comparable unassisted rents.
    6. Projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor standards in 
accordance with 24 CFR 266.225.
    7. MDHCD must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 266.210 
for insured advances or insurance upon completion transactions.
    8. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for at least 20 years 
must be recorded.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.410(e).
    Project/Activity: Rhode Island Housing (RI Housing).
    Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.410(e), which requires 
mortgages insured under the 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk 
Sharing Program to be fully amortized over the term of the mortgage. 
The waiver would permit RI Housing to use balloon loans (``Balloon 
Loans'') that would amortize over 35-40 years but mature within 17 
to 25 years.
    Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Housing.
    Date Granted: April 12, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The approval of this Waiver Extension Request 
will allow RI Housing to continue its competitiveness with other 
multifamily lenders for transactions that do not meet the 
requirements of the Federal Financing Bank Risk Share-Initiative 
Program. The transactions contemplated under this Waiver Extension 
Request will be preservation of projects, financed with tax-exempt 
bonds and 4 percent tax credits, and include a comprehensive 
rehabilitation plan. The approval of this Waiver Extension Request 
will allow RI Housing to sell its multifamily housing bonds for a 
shorter duration thereby lowering the bond yield resulting in lower 
interest rates for borrowers which helps to strengthen the financial 
and physical viability of these affordable housing transactions. 
This waiver approval is subject to the same conditions as the 
original November 23, 2016:
    1. RI Housing must elect to take 50 percent or more of the risk 
of loss on all transactions.
    2. The waiver is effective for a two-year period, retroactive to 
November 1, 2017, expiring on November 1, 2019.
    3. All other requirements of 24 CFR 266.410 remain applicable.
    4. In accordance with 24 CFR 266.200(d), the mortgage may not 
exceed an amount supportable by the lower of Section 8 or comparable 
unassisted market rents.
    5. If applicable, projects must comply with Davis-Bacon labor 
standards in accordance with 24 CFR 266.225.
    6. RI Housing must comply with regulations stated in 24 CFR 
266.210 for insured advance or insurance upon completion 
transactions.
    7. An Affordable Housing Deed restriction for 20 years must be 
recorded.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410-8000, telephone (202) 402-5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.620(e).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk Sharing 
Initiative, Termination of Mortgage Insurance. Wisconsin Housing and 
Economic Development Authority (WHEDA).
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.620(e) 
Termination of Mortgage Insurance. As required by the Initiative, 
WHEDA agrees to indemnify HUD for all amount paid to FFB if ``the 
HFA or its successors commit fraud or make a material 
misrepresentation to the Commissioner with respect to information 
culminating in the Contract of Insurance on the mortgage, or while 
the Contract of Insurance is in existence''.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
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Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-
5693.

     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.620(e).
    Project/Activity: Federal Financing Bank (FFB) Risk-Sharing 
Initiative, Termination of Mortgage Insurance. New Hampshire Housing 
Finance Authority (NHHFA).
    Nature of Requirement: The Waiver of 24 CFR 266.620(e) 
Termination of Mortgage Insurance. As required by the Initiative, 
NHHFA agrees to indemnify HUD for all amount paid to FFB if ``the 
HFA or its successors commit fraud or make a material 
misrepresentation to the Commissioner with respect to information 
culminating in the Contract of Insurance on the mortgage, or while 
the Contract of Insurance is in existence''.
    Granted by: Brian D. Montgomery, Assistant Secretary for 
Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.
    Date Granted: June 13, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Under this Initiative, FFB provides capital to 
participating Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to make multifamily 
loans insured under the FHA Multifamily Risk Sharing Program.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 266.638(b) and (d).
    Project/Activity: Villa Additions, FHA Project Number, 064-
98017, City of Slidell, Louisiana.
    Nature of Requirement: The 24 CFR 266.638(b)and (d) for 
debenture maturities, and interest rate accruals beyond the dates 
outlined in HUD's letter dated December 23, 2014 and March 30, 2016. 
The debenture maturity extensions, and continued waiver of interest 
accruals on these debentures for the remaining development, Villa 
Additions.
    Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Housing.
    Date Granted: April 12, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This is an extension of a previously granted 
waiver for the debenture accruals, and the Katrina related claims 
were related to an extraordinary natural disaster Good cause has 
been shown that it is in the best interest of the public, and the 
Department to grant the waivers of 24 CFR 266.638(b) and (d) to 
extend debenture maturities and continue the suspension of interest 
accruals. The waiver approval is subject to Louisiana Housing 
Corporation (LHC) submission of amended debentures that reflect the 
extension date. This waiver extension date is effective through 
August 15, 2018.
    Contact: Patricia M. Burke, Acting Director, Office of 
Multifamily Production, Office of Housing, Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Room 6130, Washington, DC 
20410, telephone (202) 402-5693.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 891.805.
    Project/Activity: Sunset Retirement Home East, FHA Project 
Number 074-EE014; Sunset Retirement Home North, FHA Project Number 
074-EE009; and Sunset Retirement Home South, FHA Project Number 074-
SH007, Spencer, Iowa. Sunset Retirement Home, Incorporated (Owner) 
seeks approval to waive an organizational structure that would allow 
for each of the three projects to be owned by a single-member profit 
motivated limited liability company.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 891.805, which 
governs For-Profit Partnerships and Mixed-Finance Development for 
Supportive Housing for the Elderly or Persons with Disabilities, 
states that ``Mixed-finance Owner, for the purpose of the mixed-
finance development of housing under this part, means a single-
asset, for-profit limited partnership of which a private nonprofit 
organization is the sole general partner.''
    Granted by: Dana T. Wade, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Housing.
    Date Granted: May 14, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The owner requested and was granted a waiver of 
the ``single-asset entity'' provision. A waiver allows the 
Department to permit a Section 202 Owner to be structured as a 
Limited Partnership, whose General Partner is a for-profit 
corporation who is wholly owned and controlled by a non-profit.
    Contact: James Wyatt, Senior Account Executive, Office of 
Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW, Room 6172, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-
2519.

IV. 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(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Crawford County Housing Authority (KS161).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 3, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The Crawford County Housing Authority (HA) 
requested to waive the reporting requirements for submitting its 
audited and unaudited financial information to extend the due date 
of its fiscal year end date of (FYE) June 30, 2017, to align with 
the FYE date of Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. 
(administering agency). The HA was directed to change the FYE date 
to December 31 for its HUD programs within the Public and Indian 
Housing Information Center (PIC). For next year and forward, the HAs 
electronic audited and unaudited submission date for inputting 
within the FASS on-line will be that of the administering agency of 
November 31st. This approved FASS extension only permits for filing 
FYE June 30, 2017, and the Department will not consider future 
waiver requests for this FYE timing differences.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of San German (RQ030).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 3, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for 
filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit 
Coordinator at [email protected] for Single 
Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Guayama (RQ017).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE

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2017 audited financial data by the due date was acceptable. 
Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit its audited 
financial information to the Department. The approval of the 
Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial submission 
only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required to contact 
the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at 
[email protected] for Single Audit extensions 
applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Sabana Grande (RQ048).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 by the due date was 
acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until July 31, 2018, to submit 
its audited financial information to the Department. The approval of 
the Financial Assessment Subsystem (FASS) audited financial 
submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required 
to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at 
[email protected] for Single Audit extensions 
applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Salinas (RQ069).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for 
filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit 
Coordinator at [email protected] for Single 
Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Penuelas (RQ019).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for 
filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit 
Coordinator at [email protected] for Single 
Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Municipality of 
Loiza (RQ027).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for 
filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit 
Coordinator at [email protected] for Single 
Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Fajardo (RQ036).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
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submission only permits the extension for filing. The HA is required 
to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at 
[email protected] for Single Audit extensions 
applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Isabela (RQ066).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for 
filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit 
Coordinator at [email protected] for Single 
Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Arroyo (RQ068).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits the extension for 
filing. The HA is required to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit 
Coordinator at [email protected] for Single 
Audit extensions applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Corozal (RQ023).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 30, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits for the extension 
for filing and is not applicable to the due date of Single Audit 
submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required 
to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at 
[email protected] for Single Audit extensions 
applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 5.801(c) and 24 CFR 5.801(d)(1).
    Project/Activity: Municipality of Aguadilla (RQ012).
    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: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 2, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The HA requested relief from compliance to extend 
the due date of its financial reporting requirements for the fiscal 
year end (FYE) of June 30, 2017. The HA is recovering from damages 
resulting from Hurricane Irma and is in Category C of the applicable 
Major Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Maria. The circumstances 
preventing the HA from submitting its FYE 2017 audited financial 
data by the due date was acceptable. Accordingly, the HA has until 
July 31, 2018, to submit its audited financial information to the 
Department. The approval of the Financial Assessment Subsystem 
(FASS) audited financial submission only permits for the extension 
for filing and is not applicable to the due date of Single Audit 
submissions to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. The HA is required 
to contact the HUDOIG Single Audit Coordinator at 
[email protected] for Single Audit extensions 
applicable to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse.
    Contact: Dee Ann R. Walker, 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) 475-7908.
     Regulation: 24 CFR 982.161(a)(2).
    Project/Activity: Salem Housing Authority in Salem, Oregon, 
requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.161(a)(2) so that it could hire a 
person who presented a conflict of interest.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.161(a)(2) 
states that neither the PHA nor any of its contractors, 
subcontractors or agency who formulate policy or who influence 
decisions with respect to the programs may enter into a contract or 
arrangement in connection with the voucher program.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 16, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved because HUD determined 
that based on the structured oversight of the contractor, the PHA 
eliminated the conflict of interest.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 982.305(c)(4).
    Project/Activity: Washington County Department of Housing 
Services requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.305(c)(4) to allow the

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PHA to execute a HAP contract after 60 days from the beginning of 
the lease term.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation at 24 CFR 982.305(c)(4) 
states that any HAP contract executed after the 60-day period is 
void and the PHA may not pay any housing assistance payments to the 
owner.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 23, 2018.
    Reason Waived: The waiver was approved to prevent the financial 
hardship of requiring low-income families pay the full amount of 
their rent at no fault of their own.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 982.401(f)(2)(i).
    Project/Activity: The Bloomington HRA in Bloomington, Minnesota, 
requested a waiver of 24 CFR 982.401(f)(2)(i) to allow the agency to 
approve eight units that did not include a window in the bedroom.
    Nature of Requirement: This regulation requires that there must 
be at least one window in the living room and in each sleeping room.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 17, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to prevent the loss of 
affordable housing in an area with low vacancy rates. Additionally, 
the units meet all state and local housing codes including the 
International Building Code recently adopted by the City of 
Bloomington.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: The Colorado Springs Housing Authority in 
Colorado Springs, Colorado, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 9, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency 
additional administrative time to effectively implement SAFMRs in 
their jurisdiction.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: The San Antonio Housing Authority in San 
Antonio, Texas, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR) from April 1, 
2018, until July 1, 2018.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 9, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This MTW PHA is in the process of implementing 
alternative payment standards policies as authorized under their MTW 
agreement. The waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary 
administrative burden and confusion of implementing the SAFMR based 
payment standards only a short time prior to the effective date of 
their alternative payment standard policies.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: The Deerfield Beach Housing Authority in 
Deerfield Beach, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 19, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA 
additional time to coordinate its payment standards and landlord 
outreach strategies with other PHAs operating in the same 
metropolitan areas.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Fort 
Lauderdale in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD 
to delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 25, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA 
additional time to coordinate implementation of the SAFMRs with 
neighboring PHAs operating in the same metropolitan area.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Dania Beach Housing Authority in Dania Beach, 
Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of 
Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 26, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA 
additional time to coordinate implementation of the SAFMRs with 
neighboring PHAs operating in the same metropolitan area.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: The Broward County Housing Authority in 
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 1, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the PHA 
additional time to coordinate implementation of the SAFMRs with 
neighboring PHAs operating in the same metropolitan area.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: The Fairfax County Department of Housing and 
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Development in Fairfax, Virginia, requested a waiver from HUD to 
delay the implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 2, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This MTW PHA is in the process of implementing 
alternative payment standards policies as authorized under their MTW 
agreement. The waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary 
administrative burden and confusion of implementing the SAFMR based 
payment standards only a short time prior to the effective date of 
their alternative payment standard policies.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Loudon County Department of Family Services in 
Leesburg, Virginia, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 7, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency 
additional administrative time to effectively implement SAFMRs in 
their jurisdiction.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Manatee County Housing Authority, Bradenton, 
Florida, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of 
Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 7, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency 
additional administrative time to effectively implement SAFMRs in 
their jurisdiction.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh in 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: May 7, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This MTW PHA is in the process of implementing 
alternative payment standards policies as authorized under their MTW 
agreement. The waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary 
administrative burden and confusion of implementing the SAFMR based 
payment standards only a short time prior to the effective date of 
their alternative payment standard policies.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Housing Authority of Bexar County in San 
Antonio Texas, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the 
implementation of Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 11, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow for additional 
time to coordinate payment standard policies with the San Antonio 
Housing Authority which operates in the same metropolitan area. The 
agencies are working together to develop payment standards that will 
not result in significant numbers of portability moves between the 
agencies. Additionally, the agencies are coordinating training and 
resident outreach to minimize potential confusion for families and 
landlords.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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)(i).
    Project/Activity: Monroe Housing Authority in Monroe, North 
Carolina, requested a waiver from HUD to delay the implementation of 
Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMR).
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation 24 CFR 982.503(b)(1)(i) 
requires a PHA to revise its payment standards within the basic 
range of the SAFMR within 3 months following the effective date of 
the publication of the FMRs.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 11, 2018.
    Reason Waived: This waiver was approved to allow the agency 
additional time to work with the SAFMR technical assistance provider 
to establish payment standards. The agency was determined by HUD to 
have a shortfall in housing assistance payments in 2017 but has 
recently cured the lack of funds. To ensure they do not become a 
shortfall agency in 2018 because of the potential increases in 
payment standards as a result of SAFMRs, HUD approved the waiver 
request.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: The Marion County Housing Authority in Salem, 
Oregon requested a waiver of the regulation above because it was 
unable to submit its Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) 
certification on time.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation, 24 CFR 985.101(a), 
requires that a SEMAP certification be submitted within 60 calendar 
days after the end of the PHA's fiscal year.
    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: April 19, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the PHA's control, 
they were unable to submit their SEMAP certification on time. This 
waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative and 
financial burden on both the PHA and the HUD field office to 
complete the work required of a troubled housing agency when the 
agency is not actually a troubled performer.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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 985.101(a).
    Project/Activity: The City of Baton Rouge Public Housing Agency 
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, requested a waiver of the regulation 
above because it was unable to submit its Section 8 Management 
Assessment Program (SEMAP) certification on time.
    Nature of Requirement: The regulation, 24 CFR 985.101(a), 
requires that a SEMAP certification be submitted within 60 calendar 
days after the end of the PHA's fiscal year.

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    Granted by: Dominique Blom, General Deputy Assistant Secretary 
for Public and Indian Housing.
    Date Granted: June 21, 2018.
    Reason Waived: Due to circumstances beyond the PHA's control, 
they were unable to submit their SEMAP certification on time. This 
waiver was approved to avoid the unnecessary administrative and 
financial burden on both the PHA and the HUD field office to 
complete the work required of a troubled housing agency when the 
agency is not actually a troubled performer.
    Contact: Becky Primeaux, 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.

[FR Doc. 2018-21260 Filed 9-28-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P