Privacy Act of 1974; Establishment of a New System of Records
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, the Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD is giving notice that it proposes to establish a new system of records entitled: HUD Central Accounting and Program System (HUDCAPS, A-75). The information in this system will be used to monitor payments and collections from HUD employees and persons doing business with HUD.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Matching Program: Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs
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 announcing a new matching program involving comparisons between income data provided by applicants or participants in HUD's assisted housing programs and applicants for FEMA disaster assistance. 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 matching program will be accomplished by comparing income, family size, family address, family identity, and benefit data for individuals participating in HUD's assisted housing programs and subsidized multifamily housing programs with disaster emergency assistance data maintained by FEMA in its systems of records known as Disaster Assistance Recovery Files (FEMA/REG-2), last published at 69 FR 65615 (November 15, 2004). Specifically, HUD will compare the FEMA identity, income, family size, and benefit data to tenant-reported data included in HUD's system of records known as: (1) the Tenant Housing Assistance and Contract Verification Data (HUD/H-11), last published at 62 FR 11909 (March 13, 1997); and (2) the Public and Indian Housing Information Center (HUD/PIH-4), last published at 67 FR 20986 (April 29, 2002). The tenant comparisons will identify, based on criteria established by HUD, tenants whose incomes, family size, address, or benefit levels, etc. that require further verification to determine if the tenants received appropriate levels of rental assistance. The program also provides for the verification of the matching results and the initiation of appropriate administrative or legal actions.