Department of Housing and Urban Development March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Budget-Based Rent Increases
Document Number: E6-4721
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
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.
Change in Default Reporting Period
Document Number: 06-3083
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises 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 90 or more days delinquent. The rule requires 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. This final rule follows publication of a January 21, 2005, proposed rule, and takes into consideration the seven public comments received on the proposed rule. After careful consideration of the comments, HUD has decided to adopt the proposed rule without substantive change.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-2986
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
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 for Public Comment; Public Housing Financial Management Template
Document Number: E6-4583
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
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.
Indian Housing Block Grant Program; Notice of Proposed Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Membership
Document Number: 06-2984
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces its list of proposed members for its Indian Housing Block Grant Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee), and requests public comments on the proposed membership. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations on developing a proposed rule for effectuating changes to the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program in response to statutory amendments to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). This document follows publication of a February 22, 2005, notice that advised the public of HUD's intent to establish the Committee and solicited nominations for Committee membership.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: PHA Plans Standard Template
Document Number: E6-4412
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-28
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; Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities
Document Number: E6-4414
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
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. Grants to assist Hispanic-serving institutions expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing and economic development.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program; Fiscal Year 2005
Document Number: E6-4347
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-27
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 announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rural Housing and Economic Development Program. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-2740
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-24
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; Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS): Management Operations Certification
Document Number: E6-4167
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
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. PHA's (or Resident Management Corporations) submit management information for evaluation of all major areas of a participant's management operations. The information is used to assess the management performance of PHAs.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: E6-4095
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
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; Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register
Document Number: E6-4094
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
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.
Housing Counseling Program; Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2005
Document Number: 06-2658
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-21
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 (42 U.S.C 3545), this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a Super Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) competition for funding of HUD-approved counseling agencies to provide counseling services. Appendix A contains the names and addresses of the agencies competitively selected for funding and the award amounts. Intermediaries are listed first and subsequent awards are grouped by their respective HUD Homeownership Center. Additionally, this announcement lists the noncompetitive housing counseling awards made by the Department.
Conversion of Developments From Public Housing Stock; Methodology for Comparing Costs of Public Housing and Tenant-Based Assistance
Document Number: 06-2621
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule provides the cost methodology that public housing agencies (PHAs) are required to use under HUD's regulations governing required and voluntary conversion of public housing developments to tenant-based assistance. Both programs require PHAs, before undertaking any conversion activity, to compare the cost of providing tenant-based assistance with the cost of continuing to operate the development as public housing.
USDA Voucher Program
Document Number: 06-2660
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Agriculture
This notice informs the public that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is establishing a demonstration USDA Voucher Program, as authorized under section 542 of the Housing Act of 1949 (without regard to section 542(b)), to be administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), pursuant to an Inter Agency Agreement (IAA) between the two Departments, executed on March 1, 2006. This notice informs the public that USDA, acting under the IAA with HUD, shall make up to $16 million available for this purpose, as appropriated under the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006. The notice also sets forth the policies and procedures for use of these vouchers.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-2435
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-17
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; Pre-Foreclosure Sale Procedure
Document Number: 06-2506
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
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; Deed-in-Lieu of Foreclosure (Corporate Mortgagors or Mortgagors Owning More than One Property)
Document Number: E6-3616
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
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. Mortgagee's must obtain written consent from HUD's National Servicing Center to accept a deed-in-lieu of foreclosure when the mortgagor is a corporate mortgagor or a mortgagor owning more than one property insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Mortgagees must provide HUD with specific information,
Implementation of Mark-to-Market Program Revisions
Document Number: 06-2343
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Based on statutory changes and HUD's technical operational experience in administering the program, this proposed rule would implement a number of changes to the Mark-to-Market (M2M) program, HUD's mortgage restructuring program for FHA-insured projects with project-based Section 8 assistance, to facilitate processing. Unlike the M2M proposed and final rules addressing renewal of expiring Section 8 project-based assistance contracts that HUD published on January 12, 2006, this rule addresses a range of administrative and programmatic issues other than the project-based assistance contracts.
Regulatory and Administrative Waivers Granted for Public and Indian Housing Programs To Assist With Recovery and Relief in Hurricane Wilma Disaster Areas
Document Number: 06-2394
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice makes available to entities that administer HUD's Public and Indian Housing programs and are located in an area declared by the President to be a Federal disaster area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, the regulatory waivers and alternative administrative requirements that were made available to entities located in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita disaster areas, under the same processes described in the November 1, 2005, Federal Register notice.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request: HOME Investment Partnership Program
Document Number: 06-2345
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
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.
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates
Document Number: 06-2344
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
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 January 1, 2006, is 5\1/8\ 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 January 1, 2006, is 4\7/8\ percent. However, as a result of an amendment to section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-2261
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
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.
Fiscal Year 2006 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs
Document Number: 06-1869
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 20, 2006, HUD published its Notice of Fiscal Year 2006 Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section to the SuperNOFA (General Section). In that publication, HUD announced it was publishing the General Section of the FY2006 SuperNOFA in advance of the individual NOFAs in order to give prospective applicants sufficient time to begin preparing their applications, and to register early with Grants.gov to facilitate their application submission process. This publication contains the 39 funding opportunities that constitute HUD's FY2006 SuperNOFA.
Self-Insurance Plans Under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program
Document Number: E6-3186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would establish standards for recipients under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program to purchase insurance through nonprofit insurance entities owned and controlled by Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities.
Notice of Outcome Performance Measurement System for Community Planning and Development Formula Grant Programs
Document Number: 06-2174
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On June 10, 2005, HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) published a notice in the Federal Register titled, ``Notice of Proposed Outcome Performance Measurement System for Community Planning and Development Formula Grant Programs; Request for Comments.'' The notice described an outcome performance measurement system that was developed for grantees that receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grants program (ESG), and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program (HOPWA). The system was developed by a joint working group made up of members of the Council of State Community Development Agencies (COSCDA), the National Community Development Association (NCDA), the National Association for County Community Economic Development (NACCED), the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA), CPD, HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The June 10, 2005, notice described the proposed system and solicited comments from the public, particularly from formula program grantees, on the proposed performance measurement system. This final notice discusses and addresses the comments received and incorporates appropriate changes.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Mortgagee's Certification of Fees and Escrow and Surely Bond Against Defects
Document Number: E6-3136
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
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. Mortgagees provide this information to certify that fees are within acceptable limits and the required escrows will be collected. HUD determines the reasonableness of the fees and uses the information in calculating the financial requirement for closing. The surely bond ensures a project has ample coverage regarding defects.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Guide for Opinion of Counsel to the Mortgagor and HUD Guide for Counsel to Owner
Document Number: 06-2095
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
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.
Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program for Fiscal Year 2006; Revised
Document Number: 06-2026
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice updates the FMRs for Burlington, VT, St. Mary's County, MD and San Jose, CA based on Random Digit Dialing (RDD) surveys conducted in November 2005. It also revised FMRs for Baton Rouge and New Orleans based on January 2006 data.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-1870
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
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 Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan and Master Plan, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY
Document Number: E6-2904
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes of the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for review and comment for: The Ashburton Avenue Urban Renewal Plan and Ashburton Avenue Master Plan and the Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan in the City of Yonkers, Westchester County, NY. The Final EIS was prepared by the City of Yonkers, NY, acting under its authority as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4. The Final EIS has been prepared to satisfy the requirements of both NEPA and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act of 1978 (SEQR), as amended (6 NYCRR part 617). The EIS and NEPA process also address historic preservation and cultural resource issues under section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f). This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. The Final EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of the following alternatives: (1) The Master Plan, Urban Renewal Plan and Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan, (2) the Ashburton Avenue Master Plan improvements without a continuous street widening, (3) a reduced/modified scale of the Mulford Gardens HOPE VI Revitalization Plan, and (4) a no action alternative.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Multifamily Project Applications and Construction Prior to Initial Endorsement
Document Number: E6-2807
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
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.