Rural Housing Service 2022 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants To Improve, Repair, or Make Modifications to Existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for Fiscal Year 2022; Correction
Document Number: 2022-06300
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, is correcting a notice of funding availability (NOFA) that was published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2022, entitled, ``Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants to Improve, Repair, or Make Modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for Fiscal Year 2022.'' The notice announced the acceptance of pre- applications for subsequent Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off- FLH) loans and subsequent Section 516 Off-FLH grants to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for fiscal year 2022. The purpose of this notice is to correct the application deadline dates published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2022.
Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program-Section 514 and Section 515 for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-05252
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) (Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces it is soliciting applications to defer existing eligible loans for the Multi-Family Housing (MFH) Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program. Current RHS borrowers (stay-in owners) and/or eligible applicants applying to assume existing Section 515 Rural Rental Housing (RRH) or Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans that are closed and were obligated on or after October 1, 1991, are invited to apply for MPR deferral-only assistance for such loans. This Notice does not provide any funding or additional units of Agency Rental Assistance (RA).
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-05080
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is accepting applications under the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. This NOSA is being issued prior to passage of a final appropriations act for FY 2022 to allow potential applicants time to submit applications for financial assistance under the program and to give the Agency time to process applications. Once the FY 2022 funding amount is determined, the Agency will publish it on its website at https:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-no sas.
Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants To Improve, Repair, or Make Modifications to Existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-04718
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, announces that it is accepting pre-applications for subsequent Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans and subsequent Section 516 Off-FLH grants to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for fiscal year 2022. Funds made available under this notice are $5,500,000 for Section 514 loans and $17,000,000 for Section 516 grants. This Notice describes the method used to distribute funds, the pre-application and final application process, and submission requirements.
New Fee Structure for Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program Initial and Annual Guarantee Fees
Document Number: 2022-04442
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a new fee structure for the Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) initial and annual guarantee fees.
Multi-Family Housing (MFH) Direct Loan Programs
Document Number: 2022-03837
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency), an agency in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Mission area, published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on September 23, 2020, to amend its regulations for the Multi-Family Housing Direct Loans and Grants Programs to implement changes related to the development of a sustainable plan for the Rental Assistance (RA) program. Through this action, RHS is adopting the changes as proposed. The regulation updates are intended to provide additional RA program flexibility and transparency, and to improve the efficiency of managing assets in the Direct Loan portfolio.
OneRD Guaranteed Loan Regulation; Corrections
Document Number: 2022-02710
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
On December 10, 2021, Rural Development's Rural Business- Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, and Rural Utilities Service, agencies of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), published a final rule with comment for the oneRD Guarantee Loan Program (oneRD). The final rule made necessary revisions to the policy and procedures that strengthened the oversight and management of the growing Community Facilities, Water and Waste Disposal, Business and Industry, and Rural Energy for America guarantee portfolios. The final rule had an omission of information in the preamble and contained errors in the amendatory language. This document corrects the final regulation.
Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-02624
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-02-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service, a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the acceptance of applications under the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. 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 that will support the community. The NOSA is being issued prior to passage of a final appropriations act for FY 2022 to allow potential applicants time to submit applications for financial assistance under the program and to give the Agency time to process applications. Once the FY 2022 funding amount is determined, the Agency will publish it on its website at https://www.rd.usda.gov/ newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-nosas.
Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants Programs
Document Number: 2022-02470
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is issuing a final rule to amend its Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants (DSFHLG) programs regulation. This final rule adopts most changes as presented in the proposed rule published on November 25, 2019, in the Federal Register. This final rule also addresses public comments received by the Agency and makes some modifications based on consideration of those comments, including revisions to the refinancing provisions which will help provide relief to homeowners who have difficulty keeping their accounts current (e.g., coming off a payment moratorium), based on the availability of funds and Agency priorities.
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
Document Number: 2022-02467
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency), is implementing changes to Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) to mandate the use of the Guaranteed Underwriting System (GUS) and the Lender Loan Closing System (LLC) by approved lenders. The Agency's mandated use of GUS in loan originations and the LLC for loan closings will allow the Agency to decrease time-consuming and expensive manual file reviews, improve performance monitoring and reduce program risk of the guaranteed loan portfolio.
Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance (Off-FLH TA) Grants
Document Number: 2022-01076
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-01-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of $1 million in grant funding, and the timeframe to submit applications for Off-Farm Labor Housing Technical Assistance (Off-FLH TA) grants. This NOFA solicits applications from eligible private and public nonprofit (NP) agencies to provide technical assistance (TA) to organizations and groups qualified to apply for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans and Section 516 Off- FLH grants. Work performed under these grants is expected to increase the availability of decent, safe, and sanitary housing for farm laborers.