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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Withdrawals From Replacements Reserves/Residual Receipts Funds; OMB Control No.: 2502-0555
Document Number: 2021-01200
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
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.
Order of Succession for Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
Document Number: 2021-00693
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this Notice, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development designates the Order of Succession for the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for Ginnie Mae, including the Order of Succession published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2018.
Consolidated Delegation of Authority for the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
Document Number: 2021-00692
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice is issued to consolidate the authorities delegated from the Secretary to the President, Principal Executive Vice President, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President of Policy of the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Grant Programs Assessment of the HUD Grants To Promote Coordination between Grantees of HUD's Lead Hazard Control Program and DOE's Weatherization Assistance Program
Document Number: 2021-00673
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
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: Grant Drawdown Payment Request/Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS)/eLOCCS OMB Control No.: 2577-0166
Document Number: 2021-00670
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-14
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.
Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act: Implementation of National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE)
Document Number: 2021-00098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule proposes a new approach to defining and assessing housing quality: The National Standards for the Physical Inspection of Real Estate (NSPIRE). This proposed rule is part of a broader effort across HUD to revise the way HUD-assisted housing is inspected and evaluated. The purpose of NSPIRE is to reduce regulatory burden and improve HUD oversight through the alignment and consolidation of the inspection regulations used to evaluate HUD housing across multiple programs, which are currently evaluating housing quality through differing standards, protocols, and frequencies. The goal of this alignment and consolidation is to create a unified assessment of housing quality. In advancement of HUD's mission to create quality affordable housing and strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities, this rule would establish the method HUD will use for the implementation of specific NSPIRE standards, scoring, and processes through Federal Register notices. Additionally, the proposed rule seeks to apply a ``safe, habitable dwellings'' standard; reduce the categories of current inspectable areas for physical condition standards for covered housing programs from five to three; implement a new annual self-inspection and reporting requirement for certain HUD housing; establish an administrative process for the treatment of health and safety deficiencies; and incorporate provisions of the Economic Growth and Recovery, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act that will reduce administrative burden on small rural PHAs.
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards
Document Number: 2020-28227
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the Construction and Safety Standards) by adopting recommendations made to HUD by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), as modified by HUD. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act) requires HUD to publish in the proposed revised Construction and Safety Standards submitted by the MHCC. The MHCC prepared and submitted to HUD its third group of recommendations to improve various aspects of the Construction and Safety Standards. HUD reviewed those recommendations and adopted some of them after making editorial revisions and some additions. This final rule further revises the Construction and Safety Standards based on HUD's review and incorporation of certain public comments.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Options Study: Long-Term Followup
Document Number: 2021-00251
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-11
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.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Implementation of the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration, Restrictions on Participating in the Mobility Demonstration and the Moving to Work Demonstration Expansion
Document Number: 2020-29266
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 15, 2020, HUD published a notice (``HCV Mobility Demonstration Notice'') implementing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) mobility demonstration (``HCV mobility demonstration'') authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. Through that Notice, HUD is making available up to $50,000,000 to participating Public Housing Agencies (``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. HUD now supplements the July 15, 2020 notice to partially restrict participation in both the HCV mobility demonstration program and the Moving to Work demonstration expansion (``MTW expansion'') program. These restrictions are necessary to ensure the integrity of the Congressionally-mandated evaluations of both demonstrations. This notice also provides two minor technical corrections to definitions provided in the July 15, 2020, HCV Mobility Demonstration Notice.
Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Disaster Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees; Second Allocation
Document Number: 2020-29262
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice allocates a total of $85,291,000 in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019 (the Act). The $85,291,000 in CDBG-DR funds allocated by this notice is for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from major disasters that occurred in 2018 and 2019. The allocations in this notice add to the funding previously allocated in the January 27, 2020 notice for these disasters. The Act requires HUD to allocate any funds not identified for long-term recovery from major disasters to be allocated for mitigation activities for 2018 disasters. Accordingly, under a separate notice, HUD will allocate the remaining $185,730,000 of funds available under the Act for mitigation activities in the most impacted and distressed areas resulting from a major disaster that occurred in 2018. This notice also contains a waiver and alternative requirement addressing the income limits applicable to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for its CDBG-DR and CDBG-MIT grants. Additionally, this notice also 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.
Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees (CDBG Mitigation)
Document Number: 2020-29261
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice allocates over $186 million in Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds to grantees recovering from qualifying 2018 disasters. Funds allocated by this notice were made available by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act, 2019. This notice describes grant requirements and procedures, including waivers and alternative requirements, applicable to CDBG-MIT funds only. Funds allocated pursuant to this notice shall be subject only to the provisions of this notice and the applicable prior notices, unless otherwise provided herein. This notice also clarifies the applicability of certain previous waivers and alternative requirements provided for CDBG-MIT grantees.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Transfer and Consolidation of Public Housing Programs; OMB Control No.: 2577-0280
Document Number: 2020-28705
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-04
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: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS); OMB Control No. 2506-0202
Document Number: 2020-27767
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
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 a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2020-28597
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a special meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, to be held via teleconference and webinar. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda for the meeting provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders; OMB Control No.: 2502-0600: Correction
Document Number: 2020-28197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 17, 2020, HUD published a 30-day information collection notice for OMB Control No. 2502-0600. This notice is to correct the Average Hours per Response.
Section 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk Sharing Program
Document Number: 2020-27914
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through the Section 542(c) Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Risk Sharing program, HUD enters into risk-sharing agreements with qualified state and local HFAs so they can provide FHA (Federal Housing Administration) mortgage insurance and credit enhancement for new loans on multifamily affordable housing properties. This final rule amends the program's existing regulations, to better align with the policies of other HUD programs, reflect current industry and HUD practices, and conform to statutory amendments. Additionally, this rule provides HUD with greater flexibility to operate the Section 542(c) HFA Risk Sharing program more efficiently and provides HFAs which accept a greater share of the risk of loss on mortgages insured under the program with expanded program delegation. This rule also updates outdated references and terminology and clarifies other provisions.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Strategies for Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built Housing in American Communities OMB Control No. 2528-NEW
Document Number: 2020-27924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Rent Reform Demonstration
Document Number: 2020-27891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection:
Document Number: 2020-27884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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: Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders; OMB Control No.: 2502-0600
Document Number: 2020-27771
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Emergency Waivers Reporting; OMB Control No.: 2577-0292
Document Number: 2020-27770
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Registration; OMB Control No: 2506-0182
Document Number: 2020-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Relocation & Real Property Acquisition Recordkeeping Requirements; OMB Control No.: 2506-0121
Document Number: 2020-27763
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: OMB Collection 2502-0574; Office of Housing Counseling-Agency Performance Review
Document Number: 2020-27744
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement (Multifamily Mortgage); OMB Control No.: 2502-0427
Document Number: 2020-27742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-27708
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that certain assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department's Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2021 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts. A separate Federal Register notice, to be published following the finalization of the FY 2021 Federal appropriations, will be used in the calculation of the calendar year (CY) 2021 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) renewal funding for public housing agencies (PHAs).
Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in the Federal Agencies' Programs and Activities
Document Number: 2020-27084
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This rule amends the regulations of the agencies listed above (``the Agencies'') to implement Executive Order 13831 of May 3, 2018 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative). This rule provides clarity about the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in the Agencies' Federal financial assistance programs and activities. This rulemaking is intended to ensure that the Agencies' Federal financial assistance programs and activities are implemented in a manner consistent with the requirements of Federal law, including the First Amendment to the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework
Document Number: 2020-25814
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is adopting a final rule (final rule) that establishes risk-based and leverage capital requirements for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise). The final rule also makes conforming amendments to definitions in FHFA's regulations governing assessments and minimum capital and removes the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's (OFHEO) regulation on capital for the Enterprises.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) Long-Term Follow-Up Survey; OMB Control No. 2528-NEW
Document Number: 2020-27432
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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: Evaluation of Cohort 1 of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Expansion; OMB Control No. 2528-New
Document Number: 2020-27429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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: 2021 American Housing Survey; OMB Control No. 2528-0017
Document Number: 2020-27427
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Homeless Assistance Grant Application OMB Control No: 2506-0112
Document Number: 2020-27410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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.
Housing Counseling Program: Revision of the Certification Timeline; Correction
Document Number: 2020-27145
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD published the Housing Counseling Program final rule on December 4, 2020, following a previous interim rule published on August 5, 2020. HUD publishes in the Federal Register a HUD docket number for each of its rules. This docket number does not get published in the Code of Federal Regulations, but is a number internal to HUD and provides a sequence number and a letter indicating whether the item is a proposed (P), interim final (I), or final (F) rule, notice (N) or correction (C). HUD is correcting two errors in the final rule published on December 4, 2020the docket number for the December 4, 2020 final rule and a date referenced in the section of the December 4, 2020 rule that discusses the public comment that HUD received on the interim rule. These corrections do not affect the substance of the rule.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEMs) OMB Control No.: 2502-0651
Document Number: 2020-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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: Section 811 Project Rental Assistance for Persons With Disabilities; OMB Control No.: 2502-0608
Document Number: 2020-27286
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plan; OMB Control No.: 2577-0226
Document Number: 2020-27276
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program OMB Control No.: 2506-0085
Document Number: 2020-27273
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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: COVID19 HUD Contingency Plan for HUD Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents; OMB Control No.: 2502-0618
Document Number: 2020-27272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements; Adoption of Additional Safe Harbors
Document Number: 2020-26376
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule amends HUD's Fair Housing Act design and construction regulations by incorporating by reference the 2009 edition of the International Code Council (ICC) Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC A117.1-2009) standard, as a safe harbor. The Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard is a technical standard for the design of facilities that are accessible to persons with disabilities. This rule also designates the 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) as safe harbors under the Fair Housing Act. The IBC is a model building code and not law, but it was adopted as law by various states and localities. The IBC provides minimum standards for public safety, health, and welfare as they are affected by building construction.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Re-Opening Public Comment Period on Subject of Over Income Families
Document Number: 2020-26197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 17, 2019, HUD published a proposed rule implementing sections 102, 103 and 104 of the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016. The comment period for the proposed rule closed on November 18, 2019. Among other things, Sec. 960.507 of the rule proposed adding a section addressing the treatment of families in public housing whose family income exceeds the new limit in HOTMA. Before finalizing the rule, HUD seeks additional public comment on the implementation of the public housing income limit, specifically public housing agencies' (PHAs') discretion in addressing over-income families. This notice therefore re-opens the public comment period on the HOTMA proposed rule for an additional 30 days solely to seek comment on these specific issues. HUD is not soliciting comment on any other issues related to HUD's September 17, 2019, proposed rule.
Housing Counseling Program: Revision of the Certification Timeline
Document Number: 2020-26194
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule follows HUD's interim final rule (the interim rule) published on August 5, 2020. The interim rule extended the deadline by which participating agencies and counselors must comply with certification requirements in HUD's Housing Counseling Program from August 1, 2020 to August 1, 2021. The reason for the extension is that due to the COVID-19 national emergency, a large number of housing counselors would have been 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. HUD considered public comment on the interim rule. This rule makes the interim rule a final rule, without change.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification; OMB Control No.: 2577-0241
Document Number: 2020-26243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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: HUD-Owned Good Neighbor Next Door Program; OMB Control No.: (2502-0570)
Document Number: 2020-26234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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 Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2021
Document Number: 2020-26192
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project-based assistance contracts issued under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and renewed under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2021. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 515 or section 524 of MAHRA.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Implementation of the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration, Extension of Application Due Date
Document Number: 2020-26092
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
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 Public Housing Authorities (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 and a second Federal Register notice extended the submission deadline to December 14, 2020. Today's Federal Register publication further extends the deadline date for the submission of applications to February 1, 2021.
Notice of FY2020 Allocations, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for the Pilot Recovery Housing Program
Document Number: 2020-26017
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes the program rules, waivers, and alternative requirements that apply to $25,000,000 for activities authorized under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, entitled Pilot Program to Help Individuals in Recovery From a Substance Use Disorder Become Stably Housed, herein referred to as the Recovery Housing Program, or RHP. This pilot program authorizes assistance to grantees (states and the District of Columbia) to provide stable, temporary housing to individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. The assistance is limited, per individual, to a period of not more than 2 years or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier. The funds for fiscal year 2020 allocations described in this notice were made available by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which was signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019. The SUPPORT Act requires funds appropriated or made available for the RHP be treated as community development block grant (CDBG) funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (HCD Act), unless otherwise provided or modified by waivers and alternative requirements. The SUPPORT Act also authorizes the Secretary to waive or specify alternative requirements to any provision of the HCD Act, except for requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, the environment, and requirements that activities benefit persons of low- and moderate-income. This notice describes applicable waivers and alternative requirements to the CDBG program requirements which have been found to be necessary to expedite or facilitate the use of RHP funds.
Acceptance of Private Flood Insurance for FHA-Insured Mortgages
Document Number: 2020-25105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations to allow mortgagors the option to purchase private flood insurance on FHA-insured mortgages for properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), in satisfaction of the mandatory purchase requirement of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (the FDPA). The FDPA, as amended, requires the owner of a property mapped in a SFHA, and located in a community participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a mortgage backed by the GSEs, VA, USDA, or FHA.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Counseling Program-Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency OMB Control No.: 2502-0573
Document Number: 2020-25686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2020-25594
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-25476
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on April 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2020.