Rural Housing Service August 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Surety Requirements
Document Number: 05-17026
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service is amending its regulations to change the threshold for surety requirements guaranteeing payment and performance from a $100,000 contract amount to the maximum Rural Development Single Family Housing area lending limit. This limit will vary by locality. This will liberalize the requirement for surety and take into account the increased construction cost of single family homes in Rural Development's Single Family Housing Program. This will ease the burden on small contractors for whom obtaining surety is difficult and expensive, thereby reducing costs to our single family housing borrowers.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-16512
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR Part 3550, Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants and its accompanying Handbooks.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-15842
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's (RHS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Rural Housing Site Loans Policies, Procedures and Authorizations.
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Document Number: 05-15528
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This Notice announces the availability of approximately $6 million of grant funds for the RCDI program through the Rural Housing Service (RHS), herein referred to as the Agency. Applicants must provide matching funds in an amount at least equal to the Federal grant. These grants will be made to qualified intermediary organizations that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. This Notice lists the information needed to submit an application for these funds.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-15112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 3575-A.