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

Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Contract and Subcontract Activity Reporting on Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
Document Number: E6-15961
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
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 information is collected from developers, borrowers, sponsors, or project managers. Summaries from this report enables HUD to monitor and evaluate progress toward designated Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goals of Executive Order 12432. The information is used for the Department's annual report.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-8259
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-29
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Owner of Record and Re-Sale Data to Preclude Predatory Lending Practices (Property Flipping) on FHA Insured Mortgages
Document Number: E6-15884
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
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; Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program
Document Number: E6-15882
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
Document Number: 06-8197
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) and ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) for purposes of the Low- Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code) (26 U.S.C. 42). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA designations annually and is making new designation of QCTs at this time on the basis of revised metropolitan statistical area (MSA) definitions published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and on the basis of more detailed census tract income distribution data from the 2000 Census.
No FEAR Act Notice
Document Number: E6-15770
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is providing notice to all of its employees, former employees, and applicants for employment about the rights and remedies that are available to them under the Federal antidiscrimination laws and whistleblower protection laws. This notice fulfills HUD's notification obligations under the Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act), as implemented by Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.
Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program for Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: 06-8273
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. The primary uses of FMRs are to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab), and to serve as a rent ceiling in the HOME rental assistance program. Today's notice provides final FY2007 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2007.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Revitalization Area Designation and Management
Document Number: 06-8117
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
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 Department accepts requests from local governments or interested nonprofit organizations to designate specified geographic areas as revitalization areas. A request must describe the nominated area in terms of census block groups.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Servicemembers Civil Relief Notice
Document Number: 06-8116
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
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 emergency review and approval, 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: 06-7754
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-22
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: Comment Request, Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application
Document Number: 06-7948
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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.
Conference Call Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 06-7947
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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 for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) Program
Document Number: 06-7816
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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: Comment Request; Housing Counseling Training Program
Document Number: 06-7815
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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: Comment Request; New Approach to the Anti-Drug Program
Document Number: 06-7814
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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: Comment Request; Eligibility of a Nonprofit Corporation/Housing Consultant Certification
Document Number: 06-7813
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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; Emergency Comment Request; Section 32 and Section 5(h) Homeownership Program Evaluation Interview Guides
Document Number: 06-7810
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-21
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 emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Personnel Security Files
Document Number: E6-15492
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is creating a new Privacy Act System of Records, Personnel Security Files. The records in this system of records are used to document and support decisions regarding clearance for access to classified information, the suitability, eligibility, and fitness for service of applicants for federal employment and contract positions, including students, interns, or volunteers to the extent their duties require access to federal facilities, information, systems, or applications. The records may be used to document security violations and supervisory actions taken.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to Existing Privacy Act Systems, Employee Identification Files, HUD/Dept-71
Document Number: E6-15491
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is completely revising HUD/Dept-71 to implement Homeland Security Presidential Direction 12 (HSPD-12) policy for a common identification standard for Federal employees and contractors. All of the sections including the system name are revised to reflect the current information requirements for individuals and contractors who require ongoing access to HUD's facilities and information technology systems.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Disclosures
Document Number: E6-15391
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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 Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA) requires settlement providers to give homebuyers certain disclosure information at and before settlement, and pursuant to the servicing of the loan and escrow account. This includes a Special Information Booklet, a Good Faith Estimate, an Initial Servicing Disclosure, the Form HUD-1 or Form HUD-1A, and when applicable an Initial Escrow Account Statement, an Annual Escrow Account Statement, an Escrow Account Disbursement Disclosure, an Affiliated Business Arrangement Disclosure, and a Servicing Transfer Disclosure.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Standardized Form for “Race and Ethnic Data Collection”
Document Number: E6-15387
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-18
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. All HUD program offices use this form when collecting information concerning the race and ethnicity of the populations intended to benefit from HUD funding as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
HUD's Accelerated Claim and Asset Disposition (ACD) Program; Reopening of Public Comment Period
Document Number: E6-15285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the reopening of the public comment period on HUD's advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) regarding the Accelerated Claim and Asset Disposition (ACD) program, published on June 5, 2006. The June 5, 2006, ANPR provided for a 60-day public comment period, which closed on August 4, 2006. In response to recent requests for additional time to submit public comments, HUD is announcing through this notice that it is reopening the public comment period for an additional 30-day period.
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; Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program NOFA; Competition Reopening Announcement
Document Number: 06-7708
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 20, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to the SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. On March 8, 2006, HUD published its FY 2006 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs, which included a Program Section addressing three Lead Hazard Programs. That NOFA closed on June 7, 2006; awards are being announced concurrently with today's Notice. Today's Notice announces the reopening of the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program NOFA competition (CFDA number 14.905) only. Applicants announced today as award recipients under the 2006 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program are ineligible for the reopened competition. Further, as previously stated in the initial March 8, 2006, Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration NOFA, applicants awarded grants under the FY 2005 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program, Operation Lead Elimination Action Program, or Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program are still ineligible under this reopening.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-7599
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-15
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 Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Section 901 Notice of Intent, Fungibility Plan and Report
Document Number: E6-15215
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-14
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; Neighborhood Networks Management and Tracking Data Collection Instruments
Document Number: E6-15104
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-13
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. The Neighborhood Networks Centers submit business plans, operating procedures, and demographic data to HUD. HUD uses the information to assist center directors in the development and operation of the centers and to track and evaluate the development and implementation of center programs.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Direct Endorsement Underwriter/HUD Reviewer-Analysis of Appraisal Report
Document Number: E6-14920
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
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 information collection is used to capture information on appraisal reports considered deficient by the underwriter, and to document efforts to resolve any discrepancies. The basic respondents are lender underwriters.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Energy Conservation for PHA-Owned or Leased Projects-Audits, Utility Allowances
Document Number: E6-14919
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
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. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) are required to establish allowances for PHA-furnished utilities and for resident-purchased utilities. PHAs document, and provide for resident inspection, the basis upon which allowances and scheduled surcharges (and revisions thereof) are established. PHAs complete energy audits, benefit/cost analyses for individual vs. mastermetering. PHAs review tenant utility allowances. HUD is seeking reinstatement of the approval to collect this information. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Contract for Inspection Services-Turnkey
Document Number: 06-7529
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-11
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. Information is used by the PHA to obtain professional architectural services to assist in the administration of a construction contract and to inspect the installation of the work.
Announcement of Funding Awards Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2003
Document Number: E6-14842
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-08
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 for funding under the SuperNotice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2003. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
Announcement of Funding Awards Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2004
Document Number: E6-14840
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-08
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 for funding under the SuperNotice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2004. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-7473
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-08
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Indian Housing Operating Cost Study
Document Number: E6-14755
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-07
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 collection of cost data on the costs of operating housing developed by Indian Housing Authorities under provisions of the Housing Act of 1937 and an examination of how these data reflect location differences for the continued operation of this housing. The collected cost data will be used to analyze the AEL factor in the current Indian Housing Block Grant formula.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Request for Approval of Advance of Escrow Funds
Document Number: E6-14754
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-07
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 information is collected to ensure that escrowed funds are disposed of correctly for completion of offsite facilities, construction changes, construction cost not paid at final endorsement, non-critical repairs and capital needs assessment. The mortgagor uses the data to request withdrawal of escrowed funds for each item through a depository (mortgagee), and the HUD staff must use the information to approve the withdrawal of escrowed funds for each item.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Fair Housing Initiatives Program; Fiscal Year 2002
Document Number: E6-14664
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
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 announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the SuperNotice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Fair Housing Initiatives Program; Fiscal Year 2001
Document Number: E6-14663
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
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 the fiscal year 2001 funding awards made under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards to be used to strengthen the Department's enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and to further fair housing.
Public Housing Operating Fund Program; Guidance on Implementation of Asset Management
Document Number: 06-7475
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 19, 2005, HUD published a final rule entitled, ``Revisions to the Public Housing Operating Fund Program,'' which established a new formula for determining operating subsidies for public housing agencies (PHAs) and requiring that PHAs with 250 or more units convert to asset management. This notice clarifies and provides interim guidance pertaining to various aspects of public housing's conversion to asset management. The interim guidance provided in this notice is intended to assist all PHAs that operate federal public housing. Special provisions are included in the notice to assist small PHAs with less than 250 public housing units that are not subject to asset management conversion. HUD is soliciting public comment on this interim guidance and, based on the comments received, will issue final guidance and commence rulemaking, as appropriate, on the asset-based management requirements. Until such time as final guidance is issued or rulemaking commenced, PHAs should refer to the interim guidance provided by this notice to assist in their conversion to asset-based management.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-7224
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-09-01
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.