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

Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards
Document Number: 05-23387
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule amends the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the Construction and Safety Standards) by adopting certain recommendations made to HUD by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). As required by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act), HUD published, in the Federal Register on December 1, 2004, the first group of recommendations submitted by MHCC to improve various aspects of the Construction and Safety Standards. HUD, in publishing MHCC's recommendations in the proposed rule, indicated its agreement with all but a few of MHCC's proposals, and most of the recommendations are included in the final rule. HUD has also identified in this final rule those MHCC proposals that were not accepted by HUD, returned to MHCC for further consideration, or modified by HUD in light of public comments received.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2005 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: E5-6621
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 to housing agencies (HAs) under the Section 8 housing choice voucher program. The purpose of this notice is to publish the names, addresses, and the amount of the awards to HAs for non-competitive funding awards for housing conversion actions, public housing relocations and replacements, moderate rehabilitation replacements, and HOPE VI voucher awards.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships: Community Design Program
Document Number: 05-23386
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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 and approval, as required by Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: The Evaluation of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program: Prospective Study
Document Number: 05-23385
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-29
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; Local Appeals to Single-Family Mortgage Limits
Document Number: 05-23238
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
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. Housing industry groups may appeal for increases in FHA's maximum mortgage limits for specific counties or metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-23121
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
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: Comment Request; Mortgagee's Certification of Fees and Escrow and Surety Bond Against Defects
Document Number: E5-6393
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Loan Servicing of All Three Coinsurance Programs: Section 221(d), Section 223(f), and Section 232
Document Number: E5-6392
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
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 information is needed to review and evaluate the financial, physical, and managerial adequacy of multifamily housing, retirement service centers, and nursing homes with multimillion dollar coinsured loans when in a potentially troubled status. The information will be used to minimize risks, and to protect these assets and the Government's interest. The respondents are approved mortgagees, mortgagors, and managing agents.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E5-6332
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-18
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.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: E5-6333
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-17
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.
Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E5-6259
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-14
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). The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program: Competitive Grant Application; Annual Progress Report (APR) for (Competitive Grantees); Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) (Formula Grantees)
Document Number: E5-6258
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-14
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. HOPWA provides states and localities with the resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing and related supportive service needs of low-income persons with AIDS. Applicants are states, local governments and nonprofits. Grantees report on program accomplishments annually.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Procedures for Appealing Section 8 Rent Adjustments
Document Number: E5-6257
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-14
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. When a rent increase for certain Section 8 subsidized projects is denied, in full or in part, owners may submit to HUD an appeal letter outlining the basis for the appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted to the Contract Administrator or the HUD Director for review. HUD uses the information to determine whether to deny or allow Section 8 rent increases.
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: 05-22420
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's 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). These amendments allow for the release of GSE mortgage data that fall into three categories, as identified in HUD's proposed rule. The first category involves HUD's public release of GSE mortgage data that the Secretary, by regulation or order, reclassifies from proprietary to non-proprietary status. Following the Secretary's determination to reclassify such data as non-proprietary, HUD will release the GSE mortgage data to the public both prospectively and for all preceding years' public use databases. The second category involves HUD's public release of certain GSE aggregated data derived from proprietary loan- level mortgage data that the Secretary determines are not proprietary when presented in aggregated form. Following the Secretary's determination that such aggregations of GSE data are not proprietary, HUD will release the data to the public both prospectively and for all preceding years. The third category involves the release of certain GSE mortgage data that are at least five years old that the Secretary determines, by regulation or order, to re-classify from proprietary to non-proprietary status because of the passage of time. This final rule provides that such data may, as determined by the Secretary on a case- by-case basis, lose proprietary status once the data have aged a minimum of five years, with the time interval for particular data elements to be determined by the Secretary. The final rule also amends HUD's regulations at 24 CFR 81.75 to incorporate the procedures the Secretary will use to make determinations under each of the above categories and makes certain technical and editorial changes to 24 CFR 81.74 and 81.75. This final rule follows publication of a January 10, 2005, proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments received in response to the proposed rule.
Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Program; FY2005 Competitive Grant Announcements
Document Number: 05-22419
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this notice announces 19 grant awards totaling $18,781,529 from the Department's FY2005 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program. The notice announces the selection of 14 permanent supportive housing renewal grants and 5 new transitional housing demonstration grants. This notice makes available the names of the award recipients and grant amounts.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-22265
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-10
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: Comment Request, Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application
Document Number: 05-22266
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
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: Comment Request; Compromise/Settlement Offer, Personal Financial Statement, Pre-Authorized Debit (PAD), Repayment Agreement, and Compromise Offer/Partial Approval Worksheet
Document Number: 05-22155
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
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: Comment Request; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Web Site Complaint Questionnaire
Document Number: 05-22154
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-08
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 Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2005
Document Number: 05-21985
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-07
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 April 1, 2005, and ending on June 30, 2005.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 05-21776
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-04
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; Qualification/Requalification CDBG Urban Counties Grants/New York Towns
Document Number: E5-6014
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
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 an extension of the approval to collect the information under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
Universities Rebuilding America Partnerships-Community Design Program
Document Number: 05-21790
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Public and Indian Housing Programs To Assist With Recovery and Relief in Hurricane Rita Disaster Areas; and Additional Administrative Relief for Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-21682
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Similar to HUD's notice published on October 3, 2005, regarding administrative actions to bring relief to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, this notice advises the public of HUD regulations and other administrative requirements governing HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) programs that have been waived in order to facilitate the delivery of safe and decent housing under these programs to families and individuals who have been displaced from their housing by Hurricane Rita. Entities that administer PIH programs, which include public housing agencies (PHAs), Indian and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs), and local and tribal governments, and are located in an area declared by the President to be a federal disaster area as a result of Hurricane Rita, may defer compliance with the regulations and other requirements listed in this notice for an initial period of 12 months or such other period as may be specified in this notice. PIH program administrators that are not located in a disaster area but assisting with Hurricane Rita recovery and relief may request waiver of the regulations and administrative requirements listed in this notice, and HUD review and response is available through an expedited waiver request and response process. PIH program administrators, located in an area declared a federal disaster area as a result of Hurricane Rita, or PIH program administrators not located in such an area but assisting with Hurricane Rita relief and recovery efforts, may request waiver of a regulation or other administrative requirement through the expedited waiver process provided in this notice. This notice applies only to PIH programs or to cross-cutting regulatory or administrative requirements that are applicable to PIH program administrators. This notice provides in Section III.A.2 for an extension for improved performance by certain PHAs located in areas declared a federal disaster area as a result of Hurricane Katrina, which supplements the waivers made available under the procedures described in the October 3, 2005, notice.