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

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Multifamily Housing Mortgage and Housing Assistance Restructuring Program (Mark-to-Market) Final Regulations
Document Number: E6-6455
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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; Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) Exemption From Familial Status Prohibitions
Document Number: E6-6454
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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 collection will allow a provider of housing intended for occupancy by persons 55 years of age or older to support a claim for an exemption from liability for familial status discrimination prohibited under the Fair Housing Act, as amended by the HOPA of 1995.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Operating Fund-Stop Loss and Appeals
Document Number: E6-6450
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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.
Conference Call Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E6-6384
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (the Committee) to be held via telephone conference. The meeting is open to the general public, which may participate by following the instructions below.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Revitalization Area Designation and Management
Document Number: E6-6383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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 Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Notice of Application for Designation as a Single Family Foreclosure Commissioner
Document Number: E6-6381
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E6-6245
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
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.
Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Notice of Funding Availability, Policy Requirements and General Section to SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs; Correction
Document Number: 06-4004
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 20, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section (General Section) to the SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs. On March 8, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2006, SuperNOFA, for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. This document makes corrections or clarifications to the General Section, the Community Development Block Grant Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages (ICDBG), Housing Counseling Programs, Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program, Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program, Operation Lead Elimination Action Program, Technical Studies Programs (Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies), Home Hazard Demonstration Program, Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI), Youthbuild, Section 202 Housing for the Elderly Program (Section 202 Program), and Section 811 Supportive Housing For Persons With Disabilities (Section 811 Programs). These changes affect the NOFAs listed, but do not affect the application packages on Grants.gov.
Redelegations of Authority to Directors and Deputy Directors of Community Planning and Development in Field Offices
Document Number: E6-6247
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary of Community Planning and Development redelegates to the Directors and Deputy Directors of Community Planning and Development in HUD Field Offices all powers and authorities necessary to carry out Office of Community Planning and Development programs, except those powers and authorities specifically excluded.
Amendment, Consolidated Delegation of Authority for the Office of Community Planning and Development
Document Number: E6-6246
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice amends the existing Consolidated Delegation of Authority for Community Planning and Development to add the Renewal Communities, urban Empowerment Zones, and urban Enterprise Communities (RC/EZ/EC) Initiative and Technical Assistance Awards to the list of programs delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development and the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. This amendment also authorizes the General Deputy Assistant Secretary to further redelegate any of the authority delegated under the Consolidated Delegation of Authority, as amended.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Annual Progress Report (APR) for Competitive Homeless Assistance Programs
Document Number: E6-6090
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
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 for Public Comment: The Survey of Manufactured Housing Regulations
Document Number: 06-3837
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-24
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 for Public Comment; Low-Income Public Housing Operating Budget, Supporting Schedules and Related Forms
Document Number: E6-5959
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
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 for Public Comment, Public Housing Occupancy Data
Document Number: E6-5956
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-3717
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-21
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.
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight; Notice of Regulatory Review
Document Number: 06-3762
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
On September 7, 2005, the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) issued a notice of regulatory review (Notice), and request for comments under OFHEO Policy Guidance 01-001 (April 2, 2001).\1\ OFHEO requested public comment as to whether existing regulations have become inefficient or create unwarranted burden. This document summarizes the comments that were received.
Personal Financial and Credit Statement
Document Number: E6-5671
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
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 collection is used to conduct a credit investigation of the sponsor, mortgagor, and general contractor to evaluate the character, capital, and ability to develop, build, complete and maintain a multifamily project.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Single Family Property Disposition and Acquisition (Conveyance) of Mortgaged Properties
Document Number: E6-5669
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
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; Assisted Living Conversion Program (ALCP) and Emergency Capital Repair Program (ECRP)
Document Number: E6-5668
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
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.
Multifamily Building Conformance With the Fair Housing Accessibility Guidelines: Improving the Methodology
Document Number: E6-5667
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-17
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. The purpose of this information collection is to gather data on the degree to which buildings conform to Accessibility Guidelines of the Fair Housing Act. Interviews with building code officials, builders and architects will also be conducted to learn more about their understanding of the Requirements.
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Technical Correction
Document Number: 06-3646
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On November 30, 2005, HUD published a final rule amending the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards (the Construction and Safety Standards). This document makes a number of technical corrections to the November 30, 2005, final rule.
Notice of Availability of Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report
Document Number: E6-5591
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD is making available on its Web site, a copy of HUD's Alternative Fuel Vehicles Report for Fiscal Year 2005 that was prepared in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Moving to Work Demonstration
Document Number: E6-5590
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
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. PHAs with specific types of Moving to Work demonstration agreements submit an MTW annual plan and annual report in lieu of the standard annual and 5 year PHA plans. The MTW annual Plan and Report will inform HUD, its residents and the public of the PHA's mission for serving the needs of low-income and very low-income families, and the PHA's strategy for addressing those needs.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-3430
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-14
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Previous Participation Certification
Document Number: E6-5511
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-13
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Evaluation of the Family Self Sufficiency Program
Document Number: E6-5433
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-13
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's Office of Policy Development and Research is conducting a five-year study that will track outcomes for a sample of 300 FSS enrollees taken from a sample of twenty Public Housing Authorities operating the FSS program. The study will provide an assessment of the results of the program for participating families and an analysis of the types of program models and features that appear to be associated with successful participant outcomes. The study focuses on the FSS program-serving participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
Change of Effective Date of 2004 Amendatory Notice for Designation of Difficult Development Areas Under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
Document Number: E6-5242
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice changes the extended effective date language applicable to 2003 Difficult Development Areas that were not so designated in 2004 in HUD's November 2, 2004, notice to include the date of December 17, 2004, to allow its applicability to projects affected by a misinterpretation of the November 2, 2004, notice on the part of a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit-allocating agency.
Supplement to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs: NOFAs for the HOPE VI Revitalization Grants Program and HOPE VI Main Street Grants Program
Document Number: 06-3431
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 8, 2006, HUD published its FY2006 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs, which contained 39 funding opportunities. Today's publication supplements the SuperNOFA by adding funding opportunities for the HOPE VI Main Street and HOPE VI Revitalization programs. Since these NOFAs are part of the SuperNOFA, the NOFAs published today are governed by the information and instructions found in the Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section (General Section) to the SuperNOFA that HUD published on January 20, 2006, and the Introduction published on March 8, 2006.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Evaluating Outcomes of HUD's Healthy Homes Grants
Document Number: E6-5211
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-10
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 would obtain data from grantees on the results of, and lessons learned from, the research, demonstration and education grants funded since 1999 under the Healthy Homes Initiative. Findings will be used in technical guidance material and program management, and will be summarized in a report.
Mortgagee Time Limits for Supplemental Claims for Additional Insurance Benefits
Document Number: 06-3410
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's regulations to establish a time limit for filing supplemental multifamily mortgage insurance claims. The time limit established will provide an incentive for mortgagees to complete all mortgage insurance claims in a timely manner. This final rule revises and further defines the term ``final payment.'' This final rule follows publication of a May 6, 2005, proposed rule, and takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rule.
Eligibility of Students for Assisted Housing Under Section 8 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937; Supplementary Guidance
Document Number: 06-3365
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 30, 2005, HUD published a final rule implementing a new law that restricts individuals who are (1) enrolled at an institution of higher education (i.e., students), under the age of 24, not a veteran, unmarried, and do not have a dependent child, and (2) seeking assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (section 8 assistance) in their individual capacity (that is, separately from their parents) from receiving section 8 assistance if neither the student nor the student's parents are income eligible. This notice provides guidance to further assist with the implementation of these new eligibility restrictions.
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight; Strategic Plan
Document Number: E6-5129
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is soliciting comments as it updates its Strategic Plan. In accordance with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 that agencies update their Strategic Plans every three years, OFHEO is developing its 2006-2011 Strategic Plan and soliciting the views and suggestions of those entities potentially affected by or interested in the plan. OFHEO's current Strategic Plan, for FY 2003- 2008, may be viewed on the OFHEO Web site at http://www.ofheo.gov in the ``About OFHEO'' section.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-3243
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-07
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2004 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: E6-4957
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
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) 2004 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, and HOPE VI voucher awards. Due to Congressional mandates and limited staff, these awards were not published in the Federal Register.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Title I Property Improvement and Manufactured Home Loan Programs
Document Number: E6-4956
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Programs Data Collection-Progress Reporting
Document Number: E6-4955
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The revised 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.
Requirements for Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance
Document Number: E6-4893
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-05
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. The Lead Safe Housing Rule requires that Federally Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance provide the following: A pamphlet on lead poisoning prevention to tenants and purchases; a notice to occupants on the results of hazard reduction actions; special reporting if there is a child with an environmental intervention blood lead level residing in the unit; and recordkeeping.
Operating Fund Program; Transition Funding and Guidance on Demonstration of Successful Conversion to Asset Management to Discontinue the Reduction of Operating Subsidy
Document Number: E6-4892
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 19, 2005, HUD published a final rule amending the regulations of The Public Housing Operating Funding Program to adopt a new formula for determining the payment of operating subsidy to Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). The September 19, 2005, final rule contained different transition provisions to determine whether a PHA will have a reduction or an increase in operating subsidy. The Operating Fund Program final rule also provides that PHAs may submit documentation of successful conversion to asset management in order to discontinue their reduction in operating subsidy under the new formula, commonly referred to as the ``stop-loss'' provision. This notice advises the public that HUD has posted a notice on its Web site (www.hud.gov) providing additional guidance on the calculation of transition funding and how PHAs may qualify for the ``stop loss'' provision.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program
Document Number: E6-4886
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, (Public Law 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Congress and the Public,'' the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD is issuing a public notice of its intent to conduct a recurring computer matching program with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to utilize a computer information system of HUD, the Credit Alert Interactive Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), with DOJ's debtor files. The CAIVRS database includes delinquent debt information from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Veteran Affairs and the Small Business Administration. Also, judgment lien data is included from the Department of Justice. This match will allow prescreening of applicants for debts owed or loans guaranteed by the federal government to ascertain if the applicant is delinquent in paying a debt owed to or insured by the federal government. Before granting a loan, a lending agency and/or an authorized lending institution will be able to interrogate the CAIVRS debtor file, which contains the Social Security Numbers (SSNs) of HUD's delinquent debtors and defaulter files of the DOJ and verify that the loan applicant is not in default on a federal judgment or delinquent on direct or guaranteed loans of participating federal programs. As a result of the information produced by this match, the authorized users may not deny, terminate, or make a final decision on any loan assistance to an applicant or take other adverse action against such applicant, until an officer or employee of such agency has independently verified such information.
Public Housing Agency (PHA) Lease Requirements, Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 06-3170
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-03
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. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are required to keep records for implementation of Federal regulations governing dwelling leases in public housing. The information is retained by the PHAs that manage public housing and is used for operating purposes.
Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity
Document Number: 06-3169
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-03
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. Public Housing Agencies may request criminal records from any law enforcement agency concerning an adult applying for admission to a public housing or Section 8 program and may deny admission to, or evict those who engage in criminal activity.
Disaster Voucher Program; Notice of Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for Public Housing Agencies Assisting With Recovery and Relief in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Disaster Areas
Document Number: 06-3168
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public of the implementation of certain statutory and regulatory waivers pursuant to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006, enacted into law on December 30, 2005. This act provides $390 million for rental voucher assistance under section 8(o) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 to families that, prior to Hurricanes Katrina or Rita, were receiving housing assistance under certain HUD housing programs or were homeless or in emergency shelters in the declared disaster areas. The $390 million rental voucher assistance program is referred to as the Disaster Voucher Program (DVP). More detailed information about DVP and the operating requirements that govern its administration by public housing agencies (PHAs) are contained in PIH Notice 2006-12, which can be accessed from the HUD Web site at http://www.hud.gov/pih. The operating requirements explain in full detail the design features of DVP. The operating requirements also address the DVP funding process and administrative fees; PHA administrative responsibilities; and recordkeeping requirements. Any supplemental guidance for the DVP will be posted on HUD's Web site in order to ensure the effective administration and implementation of the program and its goals.