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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program; OMB Control No.: 2502-0500
Document Number: 2020-23829
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting-Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2020-23562
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agendas for two teleconference meetings of the MHCC: Structure and Design Subcommittee, and Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee. The meetings are open to the public. The agenda for each meeting provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC Subcommittees.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Project Monthly Accounting Reports
Document Number: 2020-22794
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Requirements for Single Family Mortgage Instruments
Document Number: 2020-22394
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard; Correction
Document Number: 2020-21634
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-10-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 24, 2020, HUD published a final rule amending HUD's disparate impact standard regulation. This document corrects an incorrect amendatory instruction.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents; OMB Control No.: 2502-0598
Document Number: 2020-22338
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Implementation of the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration, Extension of Application Due Date
Document Number: 2020-22130
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 15, 2020, HUD published a notice (``Notice'') implementing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) mobility demonstration (``demonstration'') authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. Through this Notice, HUD is making available up to $50,000,000 to participating PHAs throughout the country to implement housing mobility programs by offering mobility-related services to increase the number of voucher families with children living in opportunity areas. The Notice established October 13, 2020 as the deadline date for submission of PHA applications. Today's Federal Register publication extends the deadline date for the submission of applications to December 14, 2020.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016-Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes
Document Number: 2020-21400
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-10-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA) was signed into law on July 29, 2016. HOTMA made numerous changes that affect either the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) tenant- based program or the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program, or both. Among other changes, HOTMA established alternatives to HUD's housing quality standard inspection requirements, it established a statutory definition of public housing agency (PHA)-owned housing, and it amended several elements of both the HCV and PBV programs, in the latter case ranging from owner proposal selection procedures to how participants are selected. In addition to implementing these HOTMA provisions, HUD has included regulatory changes in this proposed rule that are intended to reduce the burden on public housing agencies, by either modifying requirements or simplifying and clarifying existing regulatory language.
Delegation of Authority for the Office of Field Policy and Management
Document Number: 2020-22001
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development delegates to the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management and to the Director for Field Policy and Management authority for the management and oversight of the Department's field operations.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Lender Qualifications for Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) Guide (MAP Guide, 4430.G)
Document Number: 2020-21814
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Enhancing and Streamlining the Implementation of Section 3 Requirements for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses
Document Number: 2020-19185
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 3), contributes to the establishment of stronger, more sustainable communities by ensuring that employment and other economic opportunities generated by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs are, to the greatest extent feasible, directed toward low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who receive government assistance for housing. In accordance with statutory authority, HUD is charged with the responsibility to implement and enforce Section 3. HUD's regulations implementing the requirements of Section 3 have not been updated since 1994 and are not as effective as HUD believes they could be. This final rule updates HUD's Section 3 regulations to create more effective incentives for employers to retain and invest in their low- and very low-income workers, streamline reporting requirements by aligning them with typical business practices, provide for program-specific oversight, and clarify the obligations of entities that are covered by Section 3. These changes will increase Section 3's impact for low- and very low- income persons, increase compliance with Section 3 requirements, and reduce regulatory burden.
Section 3 Benchmarks for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses
Document Number: 2020-19183
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 3), contributes to the establishment of stronger, more sustainable communities by ensuring that employment and other economic opportunities generated by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs are, to the greatest extent feasible, directed toward low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing. HUD is statutorily charged with the authority and responsibility to implement and enforce Section 3. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, HUD published a final rule that would amend the Section 3 regulations to, among other things, increase Section 3's impact, and streamline and update HUD's reporting and tracking requirements. The final rule includes a requirement that HUD set Section 3 benchmarks by publishing a notification, subject to public comment, in the Federal Register. If a recipient complies with the statutory priorities regarding effort and meets the outcome benchmarks in this document, HUD will presume the recipient is following Section 3 requirements, absent evidence to the contrary.
Waivers and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees
Document Number: 2020-21359
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice governs Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds awarded under several appropriations. Specifically, this notice provides waivers and establishes alternative requirements for certain grantees that have submitted waiver requests for grants provided pursuant to Public Laws. This notice also provides further clarification on the waiver and alternative requirement for use of a FEMA-approved alternative to the CDBG-DR elevation requirement for nonresidential structures. Additionally, this notice revises action plan substantial amendment requirements for CDBG-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grants.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Project Based Vouchers (PBV) Data Collection; OMB Control No.: 2577-NEW Collection
Document Number: 2020-21051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2021
Document Number: 2020-21041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) and ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) for purposes of the Low- Income Housing Credit (LIHTC) under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA and QCT designations annually.
HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard
Document Number: 2020-19887
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has long interpreted the Fair Housing Act (``the Act'') to create liability for practices with an unjustified discriminatory effect, even if those practices were not motivated by discriminatory intent. This rule amends HUD's 2013 disparate impact standard regulation to better reflect the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. and to provide clarification regarding the application of the standard to State laws governing the business of insurance. This rule revises the burden-shifting test for determining whether a given practice has an unjustified discriminatory effect and adds to illustrations of discriminatory housing practices found in HUD's Fair Housing Act regulations. This Final rule also establishes a uniform standard for determining when a housing policy or practice with a discriminatory effect violates the Fair Housing Act and provides greater clarity of the law for individuals, litigants, regulators, and industry professionals.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Drawdown Payment Request/Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS)/eLOCCS; OMB Control No.: 2577-0166
Document Number: 2020-20999
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency Waivers Reporting
Document Number: 2020-20998
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Streamlining and Implementation of Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Changes to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
Document Number: 2020-18896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (``the Economic Growth Act'') was signed into law on May 24, 2018, amending HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Section 306 of the Act made multiple amendments to the FSS program, including changes to the size calculation for the FSS program, expanding the definition of eligible family to include tenants of certain privately owned multifamily projects subsidized with Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), updating the FSS Contract of Participation (CoP), reducing burdens on Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and multifamily assisted housing owners, clarifying escrow account requirements, and updating the program coordinator and action plan requirements. This proposed rule also includes additional changes to reduce burden and streamline the program for PHAs, owners, and eligible families.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Loan Sale Bidder Qualification Statement; OMB Control No. 2502-0576
Document Number: 2020-20498
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Insurance Application for the Origination of Reverse Mortgages and Related Documents
Document Number: 2020-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of Cohort 1 of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Expansion
Document Number: 2020-20062
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: COVID19 HUD Contingency Plan for HUD Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents; OMB Control No.: 2502-0618
Document Number: 2020-19623
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HUD has requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval of the information collection described in this notice.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Moving to Work Demonstration; OMB Control No.: 2577-0216
Document Number: 2020-19614
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification; OMB Control No.: 2577-0241
Document Number: 2020-19609
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Compliance Inspection Report and Mortgagee's Assurance of Completion; OMB Control Number (2502-0189)
Document Number: 2020-19332
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits; OMB Control Number (2502-0429)
Document Number: 2020-19331
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Announcement of Funding Awards
Document Number: 2020-19282
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in competitions for funding under the Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for the following program: Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program, FY2018 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program, FY2018 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants, FY2019 Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4), FY2019 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), FY2019 Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program, and FY2018/2019 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) ProgramCompetitive Grants.
Guidelines for Certain HUD Approvals Regarding Properties Encumbered by HUD-Held Mark-to-Market Program Debt and Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration Program Debt
Document Number: 2020-18976
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Federal Register Notice announces that HUD has posted a draft Notice, ``Guidelines for Certain HUD Approvals Regarding Properties Encumbered by HUD-Held Mark-to-Market Program Debt and Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration Program Debt,'' on the Multifamily Drafting Table on HUD's website for public feedback. The draft Notice is intended to replace Housing Notice 2012-10, ``Guidelines for Assumption, Subordination, or Assignment of Mark-to- Market (M2M) Loans in Transfer of Physical Assets (TPA) and Refinance Transactions'' in its entirety.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program
Document Number: 2020-18949
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program
Document Number: 2020-18152
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program (MTW Operations Notice) establishes requirements for the implementation and continued operation of the MTW demonstration program pursuant to the 2016 MTW Expansion Statute, which authorizes HUD to expand the MTW demonstration program from the current size of 39 agencies to an additional 100 agencies over a period of 7 years. Under the MTW program, MTW agencies have the flexibility to apply fungibility among three core funding programs' funding streams public housing Operating Funds, public housing Capital Funds, and HCV assistance (to include both HAP and Administrative Fees) and are also permitted to waive a number of program requirements. This notice follows prior Federal Register notices for public comment and, following HUD's consideration of the comments received, revises and adds waivers and activities, which are included in the three Appendices also published in today's Federal Register. Appendix 1, MTW Waivers, is a simplified guide for MTW agencies seeking to develop MTW initiatives that have already been executed by existing MTW agencies. MTW agencies may implement any activity contained in Appendix I without further HUD approval as long as it is included in the MTW Supplement and implemented with the associated safe harbors. Appendix II contains instructions for written impact analyses and hardship policies. Impact analyses are required for certain activities, such as Work Requirements, Term-Limited Assistance, and Stepped Rent. Appendix II also contains procedures for the written policies MTW agencies must adopt for determining when a requirement or provision of an MTW activity constitutes a financial or other hardship for the family. Appendix III contains the method for calculating the requirement that MTW agencies house substantially the same number of families as they would have absent MTW. This notice is final and effective immediately. This final notice also solicits additional public comments on additional activities and waivers added in this notice, and HUD will notify the public if any changes are made as a result of these additional public comments.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Competitive Program Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2020-18391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Allocation of Operating Fund Grant Under the Operating Fund Formula: Data Collection; OMB Control Number (2577-0029)
Document Number: 2020-18383
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing for Performing Loans; MIP Processing, Escrow Administration, Customer Service, Servicing Fees and 235 Loans; OMB Control Number (2502-0583)
Document Number: 2020-18380
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing of Payments, Prepayments, Terminations, Assumptions, and Transfers; OMB Control Number (2502-0595)
Document Number: 2020-18378
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Notice of Program Rules, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements Under the CARES Act for Community Development Block Grant Program Coronavirus Response Grants, Fiscal Year 2019 and 2020 Community Development Block Grants, and for Other Formula Programs
Document Number: 2020-18242
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes the program rules, statutory and regulatory waivers, and alternative requirements applicable to supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds made available to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV funds) and to annual formula CDBG grants awarded in fiscal years 2019 and 2020. Except as otherwise described in this notice and the CARES Act, the statutory and regulatory provisions governing the CDBG program apply to CDBG-CV and CDBG grants. This notice also describes conforming waivers and alternative requirements for other formula programs included in the consolidated planning regulations in 24 CFR part 91.
Waivers, Alternative Requirements and Extensions for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees
Document Number: 2020-17886
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice governs Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds awarded under several appropriations. Specifically, this notice provides waivers and establishes alternative requirements and extensions for grants provided pursuant to Public Laws 114-113, 114-223, 114-254, 115-31, 115-56, 115-123, 115-254, and 116-20 in connection with HUD's obligation or use by the recipient of these funds. This notice provides additional flexibility to CDBG-DR grantees as they continue their disaster recovery efforts while also responding to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program, and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-17717
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA), as amended by the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA), requires the Secretary to publish FMRs not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each federal fiscal year (FFY). This notice describes the methods used to calculate the FY 2021 FMRs and enumerates the procedures for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and other interested parties to request reevaluations of their FMRs as required by HOTMA. The trend factors used in the FY 2021 FMRs include updated economic assumptions to reflect the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Monthly Report of Excess Income and Annual Report of Uses of Excess Income
Document Number: 2020-17718
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the First Quarter of Calendar Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-17658
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 January 1, 2020 and ending on March 31, 2020.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Withdrawals From Replacements Reserves/Residual Receipts Funds OMB Control No.: 2502-0555
Document Number: 2020-17326
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2021 American Housing Survey
Document Number: 2020-17314
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice
Document Number: 2020-16320
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD grantees are generally required to certify that they will ``affirmatively further fair housing'' (AFFH) through HUD's implementation of the 1968 Fair Housing Act and other applicable statutes. For years after this certification was first required, it was merely part of a general commitment to use the funds in good faith and accompanied similar certifications not to violate various civil rights statutes. Over time however, HUD began to use this AFFH certification as a vehicle to force states and localities to change zoning and other land use laws. This was done via a series of regulations and guidance documents culminating with the 2015 AFFH rule. This approach is not required by applicable statutes, which give HUD considerable discretion in determining what ``affirmatively furthering fair housing'' means, and it is also at odds with both federalism principles and specific statutes protecting local control over housing policy. For example, Congress specifically barred HUD from using funding to force grantees to change any public policy, regulation, or law. HUD has reexamined the 2015 AFFH rule and the definition of AFFH. In the new rule, HUD repeals the 2015 AFFH rule and its related accretions. The new rule returns to the original understanding of what the AFFH certification was for the first eleven years of its existence: AFFH certifications will be deemed sufficient provided grantees took affirmative steps to further fair housing policy during the relevant period.
Housing Counseling Program: Revision of the Certification Timeline
Document Number: 2020-17138
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's current rule states that participating agencies and counselors must comply with certification requirements by 36 months after HUD commences the administration of the certification examination. That 36-month grace period ends on August 1, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 national emergency, which has caused the shutdown of the testing centers where housing counselors take the certification examination, a large number of housing counselors will be unable to get certified by the end of the grace period, resulting in a loss of Federal funding for some HUD-approved housing counseling agencies and loss of the ability to provide counseling that is required or provided in numerous HUD programs. Therefore, this interim rule amends the time period in which to become certified to a new deadline of August 1, 2021.
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates
Document Number: 2020-17066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under Section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2020, is \5/8\ percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2020, is 1\1/4\ percent.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant Forms, OMB Control Number 2577-0229
Document Number: 2020-16865
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale (MHLS 2020-1)
Document Number: 2020-16812
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell one unsubsidized multifamily and eight unsubsidized healthcare mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale on or about August 26, 2020 (MHLS 2020-1or Loan Sale). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC): Notice Inviting Nominations of Individuals To Serve on the Committee
Document Number: 2020-16656
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development invites the public to nominate individuals for appointment, with the approval of the Secretary, to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), a federal advisory committee established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. The Department will make appointments from nominations submitted in response to this Notice. However, individuals that applied last year do not need to re- apply; pursuant to this notice those applications are on file and may be considered for future appointments. Current MHCC members whose first term ends on December 31, 2020 and are eligible for reappointment need to resubmit their nomination application.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Questionnaire(s); Complaint Intake Form 0MB Control No. 2501-0018
Document Number: 2020-16641
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Payee Verification and Payment Processing; OMB Control No. 2501-0021
Document Number: 2020-16613
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.