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

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-14742
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-29
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.
Mortgage Fraud Reporting
Document Number: 05-14957
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-28
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is issuing a final regulation that sets forth safety and soundness requirements with respect to mortgage fraud reporting in furtherance of the supervisory responsibilities of OFHEO under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request HUD-FHA Title I/Title II Lender Approval, Annual Recertification, Noncompliance Forms, Reports, Ginnie Mae Issuer Approval, and Credit Watch Termination Reinstatement
Document Number: E5-3964
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
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 HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs; Brownfields Economic Development Initiative NOFA; Competition Reopening Announcement
Document Number: 05-14793
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 21, 2005, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to the SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. The Brownfields Economic Development Initiative NOFA competition, which was included in the SuperNOFA, closed on June 17, 2005. This document announces the reopening of the Brownfields Economic Development Initiative NOFA competition.
Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs; Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages; Competition Reopening Announcement
Document Number: 05-14792
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 21, 2005, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to the SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. The Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG) Program NOFA competition, which was included in the SuperNOFA, closed on June 20, 2005. This document announces the reopening of the ICDBG Program NOFA competition.
Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs; Youthbuild NOFA; Competition Reopening Announcement
Document Number: 05-14791
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 21, 2005, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2005, Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to the SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. The Youthbuild Program NOFA competition, which was included in the SuperNOFA, closed on June 21, 2005. This document announces the reopening of the Youthbuild Program NOFA competition.
Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP): MAP Lender Quality Assurance Enforcement
Document Number: 05-14744
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule provides the bases for, and procedures applicable to, enforcement actions under Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP), a form of ``fast-track processing'' that gives qualified lenders the option of preparing the applicable Federal Housing Administration (FHA) forms and doing preliminary underwriting for certain loan applications. This final rule follows publication of a December 17, 2004, proposed rule.
Redelegation of Authority: Management and Marketing Contractors
Document Number: 05-14743
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is changing the manner in which it authorizes officials of its Management and Marketing contractors (M&Ms) to execute routine documents necessary for the management and sale of single family properties acquired by HUD in connection with its mortgage insurance program. Currently, that authority is granted by limited powers of attorney (LPOA). In this notice, certain officers and employees of HUD's M&Ms will be delegated authority to execute those routine documents. This notice will notify buyers, lenders, other real estate professionals, local governments and their recordation officials of the M&M employees' authority to execute and deliver these documents pursuant to this delegation rather than by LPOA.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-14198
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection on PD&R and the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing Cooperative Research Efforts
Document Number: 05-14332
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
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 Proposed Information Collection: PD&R and PATH Cooperative Research Program-Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 05-14331
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
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 Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Funding Availability for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 HOPE VI Main Street Grants
Document Number: 05-14299
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Multifamily Insurance Benefits Claims Package
Document Number: E5-3854
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
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. When the terms of a Multifamily contract are breached or when a mortgagee meets conditions stated within the Multifamily contract for automatic assignment, the holder of the mortgage may file for insurance benefits. To receive these benefits, the mortgagee must prepare and submit to HUD certain information. This package is being combined with 2502-0415.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: E5-3848
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Establishment of a New System of Records
Document Number: E5-3846
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD developed the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system, which, heretofore, was known as the Upfront Income Verification (UIV) system used by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH). This system of records currently supports the administration of programs for families receiving housing assistance from HUD by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) that administer HUD's public housing and Section 8 tenant-based rental assistance programs. EIV contains income data of Public Housing and Section 8 program participants. EIV also enables PHAs to verify participant-reported income and identifies households that may have under reported their household's annual income. Eventually, EIV will be made available to administrators (owners and management agents) of the Office of Housing's (Housing) rental assistance programs. HUD developed the UIV system to reduce subsidy payment errors as a result of tenant under reporting of income to ensure that limited federal resources serve as many eligible families as possible. EIV will facilitate more timely and accurate verification of tenant-reported income at the time of mandatory annual and interim reexamination of household income. EIV contains personal identifying information from HUD's Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC), such as Head of Households and household members name, date of birth and Social Security Number, unit address, PHA program information, and household income details as reported by the participant to the program administrator. These personal identifying data are extracted from PIC and imported into EIV. The system also contains household member(s) income details as reported by state and federal agencies. HUD obtains income details through computer matching programs. System Security Measures: The integrity and availability of data in EIV is important. Much of the data needs to be protected from unanticipated or unintentional modification. HUD restricts the use of this information to HUD approved officials and PHAs; thus, the data is protected accordingly. Eventually, this restriction will be extended to owners and management agents. Vulnerabilities and corresponding security measures include: (1) Only persons with PIC User Ids and passwords may access EIV; (2) Access to EIV is controlled using EIV's security module. This module controls a user's access to particular modules based on the user's role and security access level; (3) User IDs are utilized to identify access to sensitive data by users; (4) Data corruption/destructionPHA users do not have write access to databases. HUD user's write access is limited to user administration by authorized personnel. This will eliminate the risk of data destruction or corruption. Data Quality: PHAs enter management, building, unit, and family information into PIC. Family information includes the families' names, social security numbers (SSNs), and dates of birth. When a PHA submits family data to PIC, the EIV system will validate each household member's identity. If a household member's identity cannot be verified, EIV will (1) flag the household member record; (2) provide an error message to the PHA, informing the PHA to verify the household member's SSN, name, and/or date of birth; and (3) request the PHA to submit a corrected record (HUD Form 50058) into PIC. EIV will remove the unverified household member record from computer matching request files. This household member identity verification feature was established to help HUD maintain data quality and integrity and to support one of its strategic objectives to prevent fraud and abuse. This identity verification feature will (1) help confirm that those families entitled to benefits receive benefits, (2) assist in limiting the duplication of benefits, and (3) help prevent the false application for benefits, thereby ensuring data quality. In addition, EIV will receive income data from State Wage Information Collection Agencies (SWICAs), federal agencies, and one or more private vendors. This will allow PHAs and, eventually, owners and management agents to verify the income of newly admitted applicants and tenants at the time of mandatory annual and/or interim reexaminations.
Notice of Availability of Draft Changes to HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, “Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs” and Request for Comments
Document Number: E5-3845
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that HUD is revising Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, ``Occupancy Requirements of Subsidized Multifamily Housing Programs.'' HUD will make available a copy of the draft, revised handbook on the HUD Web site and invites interested parties to comment on the revisions.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Survey: Life After Transitional Housing
Document Number: E5-3754
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
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. Collection of information from formerly homeless families leaving Transitional Housing. Data will be used to evaluate the ways that participating in Transitional Housing programs affects the lives of homeless families, and will allow HUD to study what happens to families once they leave the programs.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-13721
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-15
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Voucher Homeownership Program Implementation Survey
Document Number: E5-3715
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-14
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. This is a request for approval of a one-time survey to obtain a broad, statistically accurate picture of the Voucher Homeownership Program and how it operates nationwide, based on a sample of 230 PHAs that have implemented the program.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-13309
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-08
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.
Revocation and Redelegation of Fair Housing Act Complaint Processing Authority
Document Number: E5-3499
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) revokes the prior redelegation of his authority for Fair Housing Act complaint processing, made on August 4, 2003 (68 FR 45846), and redelegates complaint processing authority to FHEO field and headquarters staff.
OIG Fraud Alert: Bulletin on Detecting and Preventing Embezzlement by Section 8 Fund Handlers
Document Number: E5-3479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Federal Register notice provides important information recently issued by HUD's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on a recurring national problem in the embezzlement of Section 8 funds by housing authority (HA) officials empowered to issue Section 8 vouchers (checks) on behalf of low-income renters.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; CDBG Urban County/New York Towns Qualification/Requalification Process, Notice
Document Number: 05-12977
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-12861
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-01
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.