Department of Housing and Urban Development January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-1453
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal Property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Matching Program: Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs
Document Number: 05-1455
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Guidance on the statute, HUD is updating its notice of a matching program involving comparisons between income data provided by applicants or participants in HUD's assisted housing programs and independent sources of income information. The matching program will be carried out to detect inappropriate (excessive or insufficient) housing assistance under the National Housing Act, the United States Housing Act of 1937, section 101 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1965, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. The program provides for the verification of the matching results and the initiation of appropriate administrative or legal actions. This notice supplements the overview of computer matching for HUD's assisted housing programs published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2004 (69 FR 11033) and the Federal Register notice dated October 25, 2004 (69 FR 62281). The March notice describes HUD's program for computer matching of its tenant data to: (a) The Social Security Administration's (SSA's) earned income and the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS's) unearned income data, (b) SSA's wage, social security, supplemental security income and special veterans benefits data, and (c) State Wage Information Collection Agencies' (SWICAs'') wage and unemployment benefit claim information. The Federal Register Notice published on October 25, 2004 (69 FR 62281) described HUD's program for computer matching of its tenant data with the Office of Personnel Management, specifically its employee and retiree databases. This notice describes HUD's program for computer matching of its tenant data to the payroll records of the United States Postal Service.
Extension of Minimum Funding Under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program
Document Number: 05-1454
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This interim rule provides authority for Indian tribes to receive a minimum grant amount under the need component of the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Formula for Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006. The minimum funding provision currently in effect in HUD's regulations limited authority for receipt of a minimum grant amount to Fiscal Year 2004. HUD and Indian tribes, through negotiated rulemaking procedures, have developed a proposed rule to address ways to improve and clarify the IHBG Formula regulations, including the minimum funding provisions. The reinstatement of the authority for minimum grant amounts in Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006 will avoid hardship to the affected tribes until the revised minimum funding provisions contained in the negotiated proposed rule are issued as a final rule and become effective.
Eligibility of Mortgages on Hawaiian Home Lands Insured Under Section 247
Document Number: 05-1252
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule makes final a June 15, 2004, interim rule that amended regulations regarding eligibility for mortgages on Hawaiian home lands to reflect a statutory change to the National Housing Act. The June 15, 2004, interim rule solicited public comments. No comments were received by HUD on the interim rule. This final rule adopts the interim rule, therefore, without change.
Section 5(h) Homeownership Program for Public Housing: Submission of Plan and Reporting
Document Number: 05-1259
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) Grants Monitoring
Document Number: 05-1258
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD is requesting approval be reinstated for post award reporting on SHOP grant funding. SHOP provides for funds to purchase home sites and develop/improve infrastructure to support sweat equity and volunteer-based homeownership programs for low-income persons and families. This information collection is to measure performance goals and demonstrate the success of the program.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Requirement for Contractors To Provide Certificates of Insurance for Capital Program Projects
Document Number: 05-1253
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD is requesting renewed approval to require Public Housing Agencies to obtain certificates of insurance from contractors and subcontractors before beginning work under either the development of a new low-income public housing project or the modernization of an existing project.
Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: 05-1086
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with section 206A of the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the basic statutory mortgage limits for multifamily housing programs for calendar year 2005.
Change in Default Reporting Period
Document Number: 05-1046
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Hud-2004-0022, Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise the regulations under the single-family mortgage insurance program that require mortgagees to report the status of all single-family mortgages insured by HUD that are in default after 60 days or that are 90 or more days delinquent, as applicable. The rule would require mortgagees to report to HUD mortgages that are 30 or more days delinquent on the last day of the month. The Department believes that the rule would, among other things, provide HUD with more recent delinquency information. The receipt of more up-to-date information will enable HUD to better monitor its loss mitigation program and strengthen the soundness of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Funds.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-1044
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986-Technical Correction
Document Number: E5-170
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On November 30, 2004, HUD published a notice that designated ``Difficult Development Areas'' for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 42). HUD makes new Difficult Development Area designations annually. This notice published in today's Federal Register advises of two corrections to the November 30, 2004, publication.
Notice of Planned Closing of Memphis, TN Post-of-Duty Station
Document Number: E5-169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to close its Memphis, Tennessee post-of-duty station, and also provides a cost-benefit analysis of the impact of this closure.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program From Fiscal Year 2003 Funding
Document Number: E5-168
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On April 25, 2003, HUD published a notice of funding availability (NOFA) announcing the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 funds for the Public Housing Neighborhood Networks (NN) program. This notice announces the availability of $947,098 in FY2003 NN funds. These funds were erroneously awarded to ineligible nonprofit organizations. Subsequently, the awards were cancelled.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E5-63
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Contract Rent Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2005
Document Number: 05-863
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces revised Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) for adjustment of Section 8 contract rents for specified programs. These factors apply to housing assistance payment contract anniversaries for calendar months commencing after the date of publication of this notice. The AAFs are based on residential rent and utilities time-series cost indices from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey and from HUD's Random Digit Dialing (RDD) rent change surveys.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2004
Document Number: 05-495
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
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 July 1, 2004, and ending on September 30, 2004.
Conference Call Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E5-48
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (the Committee) to be held via telephone conference. This meeting is open to the general public, which may participate by following the instructions below.
Revisions to the Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program
Document Number: 05-49
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise the regulations governing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance program for hospitals. The rule would update and incorporate some earlier provisions that currently are not published as part of the FHA regulations. Further, the rule would add new provisions to make them consistent with current industry practices. The rule also would codify the relevant regulations that address hospital mortgage insurance in one part, and therefore make the regulations more user-friendly.
Release in the Public Use Database of Certain Mortgage Data and Annual Housing Activities Report (AHAR) Information of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac)
Document Number: 05-316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-01-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a change to its regulations to permit the release to the public of certain data and information that have been, and will be, submitted to HUD by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the government sponsored enterprises, or GSEs). The changes the Department is proposing would allow for the release of GSE mortgage data that fall into two separate categories. The first category involves the Department's public release, both prospectively and in all preceding years' public use databases, of GSE mortgage data that the Secretary, by regulation or order, reclassifies from proprietary to non- proprietary status. This first category also involves the Department's public release, both prospectively and for all preceding years, of certain aggregated data derived from proprietary loan-level mortgage data that the Secretary determines are not proprietary when presented in aggregated form. The second category involves the release of certain GSE mortgage data that are at least five years old and that the Secretary determines, by regulation or order, to reclassify from proprietary to non-proprietary status because of the passage of time. The Department is proposing that such data may lose proprietary status once they have aged a minimum of five years, with the time interval for particular data elements to be determined by the Secretary on a case- by-case basis. The proposed rule describes the procedures and standards that the Secretary would use to make determinations under both of these categories, and clarifies that these same procedures and standards are equally applicable whenever the Secretary seeks to modify the list of proprietary determinations. In addition, the Department is proposing some minor technical and editorial changes to its regulations at 24 CFR 81.75.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-92
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Redelegation of Authority Regarding Local Public Housing Hub Directors/Public Housing Program Center Coordinators
Document Number: 05-315
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing redelegates to the local Public Housing Hub Directors/Public Housing Program Center Coordinators the authority to review and approve designated housing renewals pursuant to section 7 of the United States Housing Act of 1937. HUD has not delegated authority for approval of new designated housing plans.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA Fee Inspector Panel Application Package
Document Number: 05-213
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paper work Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, Environmental Reviews
Document Number: 05-91
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD Standardized Grant Application Forms
Document Number: 05-87
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD is requesting approval for a revision of a currently approved information. The proposed forms are to be used to support a consolidated and streamlined grant application processes in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 106-107, The Federal Financial Assistance Improvement Act of 1999. The forms a similar to those used in previous annual grant application processes.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: 04-28690
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the cause and effect of termination of Origination Approval Agreements taken by HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) against HUD-approved mortgagees through the FHA Credit Watch Termination Initiative. This notice includes a list of mortgagees which have had their Origination Approval Agreements terminated.