Rural Housing Service 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Multi-Family Housing Program 2011 Industry Forums-Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings
Document Number: 2010-32238
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This Notice announces a series of teleconference and/or Web conference meetings regarding the USDA Multi-Family Housing Program. The teleconference and/or Web conference meetings will be scheduled on a quarterly basis, but may be held monthly at the Agency's discretion. Teleconference and/or Web conference meetings are scheduled to occur during the months of January, April, July, and October of 2011. This Notice also outlines suggested discussion topics for the meetings and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to participate in the teleconference and/or Web conference meetings.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-32182
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-23
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's) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of 7 CFR part 3560, Direct Multi-Family Housing Loans and Grants.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Section 515 Multi-Family Housing Preservation Revolving Loan Fund (PRLF) Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2010-28253
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service of Rural Development announces the availability of funds and the timeframe to submit applications for loans to private non-profit organizations, or such non-profit organizations' affiliate loan funds and State and local housing finance agencies, to carry out a demonstration program to provide revolving loans for the preservation and revitalization of low-income Multi- Family Housing (MFH). Housing that is assisted by this demonstration program must be financed by Rural Development through its MFH loan program under Sections 515, 514 and 516 of the Housing Act of 1949. The goals of this demonstration program will be achieved through loans made to intermediaries. The intermediaries will establish their programs for the purpose of providing loans to ultimate recipients for the preservation and revitalization of low income Sections 515, 514 and 516 MFH as affordable housing.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-24492
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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 Technical and Supervisory Assistance (TSA) grants.
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-23764
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This Notice announces the availability of $6,256,000 of competitive grant funds for the RCDI program through the Rural Housing Service (RHS), an agency within the USDA Rural Development mission area 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. The RCDI grant program also includes an initiative called ``Great Regions.'' This Notice lists the information needed to submit an application for these funds.
Guaranteed Single Family Housing Loans
Document Number: 2010-21261
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is amending its regulations to add new servicing options to the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) that lenders may utilize while still maintaining the SFHGLP loan guarantee. The Agency will allow lenders to extend loans for a term of up to 40 years from the date of modification. The Agency also will allow lenders to advance funds on behalf of borrowers in amounts necessary to bring defaulted loans current, up to 30 percent of the unpaid principal balance of the loan. Upon request, RHS will reimburse the lender for eligible advances. The intended effect is to reduce mortgage foreclosures among SFHGLP borrowers and help stabilize the national housing market. This amendment is being issued as a final rule pursuant to section 101(c)(1) of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, which authorizes RHS to promulgate this rule without regard to the notice and comment provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553 or the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 FR 13804) relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking.
Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program
Document Number: 2010-21072
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 14, 2010, announcing the funding available for the Rural Development Voucher Program. A correction to the document is needed to clarify what documentation is required for proof of citizenship and to correct the median income hyperlink.
Project Waiver Granted to Custer County, South Dakota for the Purchase of Foreign Manufactured Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment
Document Number: 2010-19894
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (``USDA'') grants a project waiver of the Buy American Requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (``ARRA''), to Custer County, South Dakota (``County'') for the purchase of foreign manufactured Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (``HVAC'') equipment for a Courthouse renovation and expansion project because the necessary manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality. This action permits the purchase of a Daikin VRV III HVAC unit and Tempeff Dual Core Technology unit of Japan and Canada respectively. These units
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-15684
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-29
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 Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grant program.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Correction
Document Number: 2010-15553
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing published a document in the Federal Register of June 16, 2010, concerning the extension of a currently approved information collection. The document contained incorrect information.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-15063
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named Agency to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Community Facilities Grant Program.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-15048
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-22
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 Fire and Rescue Loans.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-14823
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Ch. 35, as amended), the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 1927-B, Real Estate Title Clearance and Loan Closing.
Notice of Buy American Exception Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-14812
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) hereby gives notice of a nationwide exception to the Buy American requirements of Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (``ARRA'') under the authority of Section 1605(b)(1) (public interest waiver) for de minimis incidental components of eligible publicly owned essential community facilities projects using assistance provided under ARRA. This action permits the use of non-domestic iron, steel and manufactured goods when they occur in de minimis incidental components that may otherwise be prohibited under Section 1605(a). As used in this Notice, ``de minimis incidental components'' means those components otherwise prohibited under Section 1605(a) that cumulatively comprise no more than a total of 5 percent of the total cost of the materials used in a project funded in whole or in part with ARRA assistance.
Notice of Funds Availability for Section 514 Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Farm Labor Housing Grants for Off-Farm Housing for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010
Document Number: 2010-14579
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This notice announces the timeframe to submit pre-applications for section 514 Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and section 516 FLH grants for the construction of new off-farm FLH units and related facilities for domestic farm laborers. The intended purpose of these loans and grants is to increase the number of available housing units for domestic farm laborers. This notice describes the method used to distribute funds, the application process, and submission requirements.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-14490
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-16
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 to measure Rural Development implementation of and compliance with the Equal Treatment Rule (7 CFR part 16) and Executive Order (EO) 13279 Equal Protection of the Laws for Faith-Based and Community Organizations.
Rural Housing Service
Document Number: 2010-14161
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) published a document in the Federal Register of May 10, 2010, announcing the implementation of a demonstration program under the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRHHP) for Fiscal Year 2010. A correction to the document is needed to extend the application obligation date of eligible applications. This action is to ensure that all applications that meet program criteria and have responded accordingly will be considered in the Demonstration Program.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-12162
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 27, 2010, announcing that it is soliciting competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant program. The set-aside funding for the Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones was excluded from the notice and the listing for the Rural Development Ohio State Office telephone number, and TDD number and West Virginia State
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
Document Number: 2010-11383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service proposes two changes to its Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) regulation. This action is taken to achieve savings for the taxpayer, simplify regulations, and promote efficiency in managing the SFHGLP. The proposed changes are in accordance with the recommendations of the Inspector General in its Audit (Number 04601-0017-CH) of April 2009.
Notice of Intent to Hold Public Forums to Solicit Feedback From the Public Regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program
Document Number: 2010-11559
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service, USDA published a document in the Federal Register of February 2, 2010, concerning upcoming public forums and request for comments regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. Notice is hereby given that the forums scheduled for June 4, 2010 in Vermont and June 11, 2010 in Iowa have been cancelled.
Notice of Acceptance of Proposals for the Section 538 Multi-Family Housing Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-10929
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Through this Notice the Rural Housing Service (Agency) announces the implementation of a demonstration program under the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) pursuant to 7 CFR 3565.4 and 7 CFR 3565.17 (Demonstration Programs) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The Demonstration Program's purpose is to test the viability and efficacy of a continuous loan note guarantee through the construction and permanent loan financing phases of a project. Those applications that meet the Demonstration Program's qualifying criteria and are selected to participate will be offered one loan note guarantee upon closing of the construction loan that will be in effect throughout both of the project's construction and permanent phases without interruption.
Notice of Funding Availability of Applications (NOFA) for Section 514 Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Farm Labor Housing Grants for Off-Farm Housing for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010
Document Number: 2010-10927
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This notice announces the timeframe to submit pre-applications for section 514 Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and section 516 FLH grants for the construction of new off-farm FLH units and related facilities for domestic farm laborers. The intended purpose of these loans and grants is to increase the number of available housing units for domestic farm laborers. This notice describes the method used to distribute funds, the application process, and submission requirements.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-9648
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), an agency within Rural Development, announces that it is soliciting competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. The HPG program is a grant program which provides qualified public agencies, private non- profit organizations, which may include, but not be limited to, faith- based and community organizations, and other eligible entities grant funds to assist very low- and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in rural areas. In addition, the HPG program assists rental property owners and cooperative housing complexes in repairing and rehabilitating their units if they agree to make such units available to low- and very low-income persons. This action is taken to comply with RHS regulations found in 7 CFR part 1944, subpart N, which require RHS to announce the opening and closing dates for receipt of preapplications for HPG funds from eligible applicants. The intended effect of this Notice is to provide eligible organizations notice of these dates.
Notice of Intent To Hold Public Forums To Solicit Feedback From the Public Regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program
Document Number: 2010-8907
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service, USDA published a document in the Federal Register of February 2, 2010, concerning upcoming public forums and request for comments regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. There has been a change in the date to receive written comments, a change in one of the forum dates and a change in contact information.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Program for New Construction in Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-8455
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (Agency) administers the programs of the RHS. This NOFA announces the timeframe to submit applications for Section 515 Rural Rental Housing (RRH) new construction loan funds, including applications for the nonprofit set-aside for eligible nonprofit entities, set-aside for Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP), and the set-aside for the most Underserved Counties and Colonias (Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act).
Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program
Document Number: 2010-8454
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This notice informs the public that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Fiscal Year 2006 established a demonstration Rural Development Voucher Program, as authorized under Section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949 as amended, (without regard to Section 542(b)). This notice informs the public that funding is now available for the Rural Development Voucher Program. The notice also sets forth the general policies and procedures for use of these vouchers for fiscal Year 2010. Pursuant to the requirements in the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, Public Law 111-80 (October 16, 2009), Rural Development Vouchers are only available to low income tenants of Rural Development-financed multifamily properties where the section 515 loan has been prepaid, either through prepayment or a foreclosure action, prior to the loan's maturity date and after September 30, 2005.
Notice of Intent To Hold Public Forums To Solicit Feedback From the Public Regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program; Correction
Document Number: 2010-5895
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service, USDA published a document in the Federal Register of February 2, 2010, concerning upcoming public forums and request for comments regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. There has been a change in one of the forum dates.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-5883
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
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 Rural Housing Loans.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-5881
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision 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.
Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants
Document Number: 2010-4495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Through this action, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) is proposing to amend its regulations for the Direct Single Family Housing Loans by reinstating language to enable full repayment of the entire subsidy in event of foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure (voluntary conveyance). This action will clarify that in the event of foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure (voluntary conveyance) the RHS will recapture the full subsidy from the value of the property.
Discontinuation of the Notice of Availability of Funding; Multi-Family Housing, Single Family Housing
Document Number: 2010-4498
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This Notice is to inform the public that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development's Rural Housing Service, hereinafter referred to as Housing and Community Facilities Programs (HCFP) is discontinuing its annual publication in the Federal Register the combined notice of funds availability (NOFA) for some of its existing and continuing Multi-Family and Single-Family Housing programs for which it receives annual appropriations. For Fiscal Year 2010 and thereafter, it will provide funding availability information to the public through its Web site, http://www.rurdev.usda.gov.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Loan Guarantees Under Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-3959
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This is a request for proposals for loan guarantees under the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) pursuant to 7 CFR 3565.4 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. FY 2010 funding for the section 538 program is $129,130,434.78. Applicants will submit proposals in the form of ``responses.'' Responses to this NOFA will be accepted until December 31, 2010, 12 p.m. Eastern Time. The commitment of program dollars will be made to applicants of selected responses that have fulfilled the necessary requirements for obligation. Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant's risk. The following paragraphs outline the timeframes, eligibility requirements, lender responsibilities, and the overall response and application processes.
Notice of Intent To Hold Public Forums To Solicit Feedback From the Public Regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program
Document Number: 2010-2067
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Responding to President Obama's initiative for an open, transparent government, the Rural Housing Service, hereinafter referred to as the Agency, intends to hold public forums to solicit feedback from the public on whether the current method of delivering the self- help program is the most efficient and cost effective in terms of cost and program delivery.
Continuous Construction-Permanent Loan Guarantees Under the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program
Document Number: 2010-1792
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (an agency within the Rural Development mission area) is proposing an additional form of guarantee under the Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program regulation. This action is taken to enhance efficiency, flexibility, and effectiveness in managing the program. The Agency currently offers a guarantee on a permanent loan only and a guarantee on construction advances and the permanent financing phase of a project. In addition to the proposed form of guarantee, the Agency will continue to offer the two types of guarantees currently provided.
USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program; 2010 Industry Forums-Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings
Document Number: 2010-1329
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This notice announces a series of teleconference and/or Web conference meetings regarding the USDA Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program, which are scheduled to occur during the months of January, April, July and October in 2010. This notice also outlines suggested discussion topics for the meetings and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to participate in the teleconference and/or web conference meetings.
Notice of Request for Collection of Public Information With the Use of a Survey
Document Number: E9-31336
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Development's intention to request clearance for continuation of information collection to measure the quality of loan servicing provided by the Rural Development, Centralized Servicing Center (CSC) in St. Louis, MO.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-31339
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
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 ``Section 515 Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Revitalization Restructuring Demonstration Program (MPR) for Fiscal Year 2006.''