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

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Mortgagee Review Board; Administrative Actions
Document Number: E6-10225
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In compliance with Section 202(c) of the National Housing Act, this notice advises of the cause and description of administrative actions taken by HUD's Mortgagee Review Board against HUD-approved mortgagees.
Announcement of Funding Award-FY 2003; Healthy Homes Demonstration Program
Document Number: E6-10224
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
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 announcement notifies the public of a funding decision made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Healthy Homes Demonstration Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). This announcement contains the name and address of the award recipients and the amounts of award.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Contract for Inspection Services-Turnkey
Document Number: 06-5819
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
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. 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Disclosures
Document Number: 06-5780
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-29
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.
Changes in Certain Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Premiums
Document Number: 06-5866
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with HUD regulations, this notice announces changes in the mortgage insurance premiums (MIP) for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily mortgage insurance programs whose commitments will be issued or reissued in Fiscal Year 2007. Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 and HUD's implementing instructions, a sponsor is required to submit a certification regarding governmental assistance, including any low- income housing tax credits, with all mortgage insurance applications.
Public Housing Agency Plan
Document Number: 06-5861
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-28
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. PHAs are required to submit annual and 5-Year Plans to HUD for tenant-based assistance and operating subsidies. These Plans advise HUD, residents, and members of the public of the PHA's mission for serving low-income and very low-income families, and the PHA's strategy for addressing those needs.
Privacy Act of 1974; Establishment of a New System of Records
Document Number: E6-10082
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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
Document Number: E6-10070
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed System of Records
Document Number: E6-10079
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes to establish two new record systems to add to its inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed new systems of records are: Debt Collection and Asset Management System (DCAMS) and Title I Insurance System (TIIS). The primary purpose of DCAMS is to collect and maintain data needed to support activities related to the collection and servicing of various HUD/FHA debts. It contains information on individuals who have debts resulting from default on HUD/FHA insured Title I loans and from other HUD/FHA loan programs. The Title I Insurance System is used to collect and maintain the data necessary to support activities related to the servicing of loans insured under the Title I program. It contains information on individuals who have made loans insured under HUD's Title I program.
Risk-Based Capital Regulation Amendment
Document Number: 06-5330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-26
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) is proposing technical amendments to Appendix A to Subpart B Risk-Based Capital Regulation Methodology and Specifications of 12 CFR part 1750, (Risk-Based Capital Regulation). The proposed amendments are intended to enhance the accuracy and transparency of the calculation of the risk-based capital requirement for the Enterprises and updates the Risk-Based Capital Regulation to incorporate approved new activities treatments.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E6-9682
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-23
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.
Opinion of Counsel to the Mortgagor
Document Number: E6-9830
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
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 opinion is required to provide comfort to HUD and the mortgagee in multifamily rental and health care facility mortgage insurance transactions and similarly to HUD and owners in the capital advance transactions.
Title I Property Improvement and Manufactured Home Loan Programs
Document Number: E6-9828
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
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. Financial institutions obtain insurance on loans for repair/ improvement of property; purchase of a manufactured home and/or lot; the purchase of fire safety equipment in existing health care facilities; and the preservation of historic structures.
Debenture Interest Payment Changes
Document Number: 06-5577
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule makes conforming revisions to the regulations under the single family mortgage insurance program with respect to the payment of interest at the debenture rate for mortgage insurance claims. The revisions implement a recent statutory amendment to the National Housing Act that provides for a mandatory change in the calculation of all debenture interest on mortgage insurance claims paid in cash. The statutory change mandates that, when paying insurance claims in cash, debenture interest rates for such claims must 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.
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register
Document Number: E6-9683
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-20
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 report collects information from mortgage lenders on application for, and originations and purchases of, mortgage and home improvement loans. Non-depository mortgage lending institutions are required to use the report as a running log throughout the calendar year, and send the report to HUD by March 1 of the following calendar year.
Privacy Act; Proposed New Systems of Records
Document Number: E6-9600
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD proposes to establish a new record system to add to its inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed new system of record is the Single Family Acquired Asset Management System (SAMS), HUD/HS-52. SAMS contains information about purchasers involved in the sale of HUD/FHA single-family homes, successful bidders of HUD-owned properties, HUD employees and contractors.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comments for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program
Document Number: E6-9599
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-20
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2003; Community Development Work Study Program
Document Number: E6-9552
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-19
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 the Fiscal Year 2003 Community Development Work Study Program (CDWSP). 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 attract economically disadvantaged and minority students to careers in community and economic development, community planning and community management, and to provide a cadre of well-qualified professionals to plan, implement, and administer local community development programs.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2003; Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program
Document Number: E6-9551
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-19
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 the Fiscal Year (FY) 2003 Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant (DDRG) Program. 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 help doctoral candidates complete dissertations on topics that focus on housing and urban development issues.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2003; Early Doctoral Student Research Grant Program
Document Number: E6-9550
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-19
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 the Fiscal Year 2003 Early Doctoral Student Research Grant (EDSRG) Program. 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 help doctoral students cultivate their research skills through the preparation of research manuscripts that focus on housing and urban development issues.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2003; Community Outreach Partnership Centers
Document Number: E6-9549
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-19
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 2003 Community Outreach Partnerships Centers (COPC). The purpose of this document is to announce the names, addresses and the amount awarded to the winners to be used to establish and operate Community Outreach Partnership Centers that will: (1) Conduct competent and qualified research and investigation on theoretical or practical problems in large and small cities; and (2) facilitate partnerships and outreach activities between institutions of higher education, local communities and local governments to address urban problems.
Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Establishment of New Systems of Records
Document Number: E6-9548
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 five new systems of records entitled: Transit Subsidy Program, HUD's Direct Distribution Center System, One Touch Student Response System, Training Information System (TRAI), and the Training Announcement, Nomination and Confirmation System (TANCS). The purpose of each of the systems of records is as follows: Records from the Transit Subsidy System are to be used to determine and verify the transit subsidy entitlement for each HUD employee. Information from HUD's Direct Distribution Center System is used to track undelivered or returned mail. This system contains the name, address, home and office telephone number of all HUD clients and staff requesting general publication information. Records from the One Touch Student Response System are used to track training information and test results of HUD employees enrolled in training courses. The Training Information System (TRAI) contains the name, address, office telephone number, and social security number of all HUD employees enrolled and approved for training courses. An annual summary of employees' training courses is produced from these records. Also, the cost of training courses is collected for budgetary and planning purposes. The names of all HUD employees selected for training, social security number, and training course title are contained in the Training Announcement, Nomination, and Confirmation System (TANCS). Records from the system are used to monitor internal opportunities for HUD staff.
Adjustable Rate Mortgages-Additional Index
Document Number: 06-5494
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rulemaking proposes to add the one-year London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as an acceptable index for the rate of HUD-insured Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) products. Under current regulations, only the weekly average yield of U.S. Treasury securities, adjusted to a constant maturity of one year (commonly referred to as the Constant Maturity Treasury index (CMT)), may be used to adjust interest rates on HUD-insured ARMs.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-5380
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-16
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.
Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: E6-9322
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
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. Builders request approval for changes to accepted drawings and specifications of proposed construction properties as required by homebuyers, or determined by the builder to increase market appeal. Builders submit the forms to lenders, who review them and submit them to HUD for approval.
Budget-Based Rent Increase
Document Number: E6-9320
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
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. Owners of certain cooperative and subsidized rental projects are required to submit a Budget Worksheet when requesting rent increases. HUD Field Office's review and evaluate the amount and reasonableness of the requested increase.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program; Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: 06-5411
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-15
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. Today's notice proposes FMRs for FY2007. The proposed numbers would amend FMR schedules used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, and to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program. Other programs may require use of FMRs for other purposes. The proposed FY2007 FMRs continue to use the revised Office of Management and Budget (OMB) area definitions that were issued in 2003 and were used in establishing FY2006 FMR areas and FMRs. They also continue to use the same calculation methodology. They differ, however, in that a limited number of additional modifications to the county- based statistical areas as defined by OMB have been made in response to public comments received on the December 16, 2005, Federal Register notice on the proposed FY2006 income limit calculation methodology. In the FY2006 FMRs, HUD disaggregated OMB-defined areas when the FMRs of their components as defined by FY2005 FMR areas differed by more than 5 percent to better reflect housing market relationships. Most FY2006 FMR areas consisting of multiple FY2005 FMR areas after the 5 percent test was applied to rents had similar income limits among the component parts. A few such areas would have substantial declines in income limits for some of their component parts under the FY2006 FMR area definitions. Income limit decreases are disruptive to certain HUD and other Federal housing subsidy programs. Income limit areas generally have the same boundaries as FMR areas. In order to minimize large changes in income limits in these combined areas with similar rents but differing income levels, HUD is proposing for FY2007 FMRs to form FMR sub-areas within OMB-defined metropolitan areas in all cases where sub-area median family incomes differ from OMB-defined area median family incomes by more than 5 percent. The FMR estimates have been trended to April 2007, the mid- point of FY2007.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2006 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs; Notice of Extension of Application Submission Date for Areas Affected by the President's Emergency Declaration for State of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and State of New Hampshire
Document Number: E6-9328
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 20, 2006, HUD published its Fiscal Year FY2006, 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 FY2006, SuperNOFA, for HUD's Discretionary Grant Programs. This notice announces that HUD has extended the submission deadline date for the Community Development- Technical Assistance Program, Fair Housing Initiatives Program, Housing Choice Voucher-Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and Rural Housing and Economic Development Program NOFAs that were part of the FY2006 SuperNOFA. Specifically, this notice extends the submission deadline dates for only those applicants located in areas designated by the President as disaster areas, as the result of severe storms and flooding that began on May 12, 2006 and adversely affected areas of the State of Maine, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and State of New Hampshire. The areas included in the President's Emergency Declaration and covered by this Notice are the Maine county of York; the Massachusetts counties of Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk; and the New Hampshire counties of Belknap, Carroll, Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Strafford. For those applicants located in one of these counties, the revised deadline date is June 27, 2006 at 11:59:59 p.m. eastern time. All electronic applications are available at http:// www.Grants.gov and must be received and validated by Grants.gov by the deadline date and time. As provided by the General Section, applicants wishing to submit a hard copy application must obtain a waiver from HUD. If the waiver is granted, applications must be received by HUD in accordance with the waiver approval notice by the deadline date and time. Applications received from areas other than those listed in the emergency declarations will not be considered. Applications received in accord with the submission requirements and not impacted by the declaration are under review and are not affected by this Notice.
Announcement of Funding Award-Fiscal Year 2005 (FY2005); Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs
Document Number: E6-9240
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
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 additional funding decisions made by the Department in competitions for funding under the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA). This announcement contains the name and address of the award recipients and the amounts of award.
Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee-Rejection of Subpart I Proposal
Document Number: 06-5390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) has submitted to HUD recommended regulatory text that would revise HUD's current Subpart I regulations that implement statutory requirements concerning how manufacturers and others address reports of problems with manufactured homes, including notifications to consumers and correction of safety defects and of homes that fail to meet the Federal construction and safety standards. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 expressly limits HUD to either accepting such an MHCC recommendation in its entirety for publication as a proposed rule, or rejecting the recommendation, providing the MHCC a written explanation of the reasons for rejection, and publishing in the Federal Register the rejected proposal, the reasons for rejection, and any recommended modifications. The Secretary commends the careful work of the MHCC on this initiative and would accept almost all of the MHCC's recommendation. HUD has met with the MHCC numerous times on these regulations, and the Department and the MHCC have worked together to draft a clear and comprehensive revision of these regulations. However, because HUD believes that certain language included in the MHCC recommendation is contrary to the statute, HUD cannot accept the proposal. Nevertheless, in accordance with a different statutory procedure that is available, and in an effort to resolve the remaining differences between what HUD could accept and what was included in the MHCC recommendation, HUD has also submitted to the MHCC for its review a HUD proposal for revision of subpart I that is based on the MHCC recommendation, with a few modifications as discussed in this notice. As required by the statute, the full text of the MHCC's recommendation is set forth in this notice for informational purposes, along with HUD's reasons for not accepting all of the recommendations and an explanation of the modifications HUD has suggested to the MHCC. A set of principles that the MHCC drafted to guide its development of its recommendation is also set out in this notice. In accordance with statutory procedure, after HUD has received the MHCC's comments on HUD's proposal to revise Subpart I and HUD has considered those comments, HUD expects to publish separately a proposed rule revising Subpart I for public comment.
Manufactured Home Installation Program
Document Number: 06-5389
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would establish a federal manufactured home installation program. HUD is required to establish such a program in accordance with the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. States that have their own installation programs that include the elements required by statute are permitted to administer under their state installation programs, the new requirements that would be established through this proposed and final rulemaking. The new elements required by statute to be integrated into an acceptable manufactured home installation program are: Establishment of qualified installation standards; licensing and training of installers; and inspection of the installation of manufactured homes.
Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Louisiana's CDBG Disaster Recovery Grant Under the Department of Defense Emergency Supplemental Appropriations To Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006
Document Number: 06-5383
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grant provided to the State of Louisiana for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. On February 13, 2006, HUD published an allocation and application notice applicable to this grant and four others under the same appropriation. As described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements for this purpose, upon the request of the state grantee. This notice for the State of Louisiana also notes statutory provisions affecting program design and implementation.
Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Mississippi's CDBG Disaster Recovery Grant Under the Department of Defense Emergency Supplemental Appropriations To Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006
Document Number: 06-5382
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) disaster recovery grant provided to the State of Mississippi for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. HUD previously published an allocation and application notice on February 13, 2006 applicable to this grant and four others under the same appropriation. As described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements for this purpose, upon the request of the state grantee. This notice for the State of Mississippi also notes statutory provisions affecting program design and implementation.
Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Alabama's CDBG Disaster Recovery Grant Under the Department of Defense Emergency Supplemental Appropriations To Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006
Document Number: 06-5381
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the CDBG disaster recovery grant provided to the State of Alabama for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. HUD previously published an allocation and application notice on February 13, 2006, applicable to this grant and four others under the same appropriation. As described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements for this purpose, upon the request of the state grantee. This notice for the State of Alabama also notes statutory provisions affecting program design and implementation.
Public Housing Financial Management Template
Document Number: E6-9123
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-12
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 Public Housing Assessment System requires public housing agencies to submit financial information annually to HUD. The Uniform Financial Reporting Standards for HUD housing programs requires that this information be submitted electronically, using GAAP, in a prescribed format. Electronic submission of the annual unaudited financial information and the audited financial information requires the use of a template.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Document Number: E6-9122
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-12
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 describes the eligibility of HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) beneficiaries, the eligibility of proposed HOME activities, HOME program agreements, and HOME performance reports. The data identifies who benefits from the HOME program and how statutory and regulatory requirements are satisfied. The respondents are State and local government HOME participating jurisdiction.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-5147
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-09
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.
Authority of Agencies in the Fair Housing Assistance Program To Investigate Allegations of Discrimination in Lending Complaints
Document Number: E6-8845
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This statement of policy advises the public that HUD does not view two recent fair housing federal court decisions as in any way affecting the authority of state and local agencies to enforce their own fair housing laws that HUD has certified as substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act. State and local fair housing enforcement agencies administering substantially equivalent fair housing laws have the authority to enforce those statutes and ordinances against any respondent, including a national bank, within their jurisdictions. This is not a new policy. This statement of policy clarifies existing regulations at 24 CFR 115.202.
Prohibition of Property Flipping in HUD's Single Family Mortgage Insurance Programs; Additional Exceptions to Time Restriction on Sales
Document Number: E6-8844
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's regulations that address the predatory practice of property ``flipping'' and establishes certain time restrictions regarding the sale of properties whose purchase is being financed with Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance. The final rule broadens the exceptions to the time restrictions on sales to include government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), state- and federally chartered financial institutions, nonprofits organizations approved to purchase HUD Real Estate-Owned (REO) single-family properties at a discount with resale restrictions, local and state governments and their instrumentalities, and, upon announcement by HUD through issuance of a notice, sales of properties in areas designated by the President as Federal disaster areas. This final rule follows publication of a December 23, 2004, interim rule, and takes into consideration the public comments received on the interim rule.
Secretary of HUD's Regulation of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac); Regulatory Amendments To Strengthen Prevention of Predatory Lending Practices
Document Number: E6-8843
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is proposing changes to its regulations governing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (collectively, the government sponsored enterprises or GSEs) to reinforce the efforts of HUD and the GSEs to prevent predatory lending practices. The changes proposed by this rule would allow HUD to keep up-to-date with and combat new predatory lending practices as they are discovered and, therefore, strengthen HUD's oversight role in monitoring GSE practices to ensure that the loans the GSEs purchase are not contrary to responsible lending practices.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Emergency Preparedness Plan Survey
Document Number: E6-8841
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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 emergency review and approval, 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 901 Notices of Intent, Fungibility Plan and Report
Document Number: E6-8840
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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 emergency review and approval, 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 Assessment System; Appeals, Technical Reviews and Database Adjustments
Document Number: E6-8767
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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.
Application for Fee or Roster Personal (Appraisers and Inspectors) Designation and Appraisal Report Forms
Document Number: E6-8766
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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 FHA Appraiser Roster is a national listing of eligible appraisers who prepare appraisals on single-family properties that will be security for FHA insured mortgages. The FHA Inspector Roster is a national listing of eligible inspectors who determine the quality of construction of single-family properties that will be security for FHA insured mortgages. FHA Roster Appraisers and Inspectors assist in protecting the interest of HUD, the taxpayers, and the FHA insurance fund. Appraisal report forms are industry standards for single-family property types.
Notice of Intent To Prepare Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Westpark, Bremerton, WA
Document Number: E6-8765
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City of Bremerton, WA, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the redevelopment of Westpark public housing community located in Bremerton, WA. The City of Bremerton, as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4, and the Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA), as lead agency for compliance with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA, RCW 43.21C) will perform the joint environmental review. This notice is in accordance with regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. Federal agencies having jurisdiction by law, special expertise, or other special interest should report their interests and indicate their readiness to aid in the EIS effort as a ``Cooperating Agency.'' An EIS will be prepared for the proposed action described herein. Comments relating to the scope of the EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person listed below. When the Draft EIS is completed, a notice will be sent to individuals and groups known to have an interest in the Draft EIS and particularly in the environmental impact issues identified therein. Any person or agency interested in receiving a notice and making comment on the Draft EIS should contact the person listed below. Lead Agencies: This EIS will be a joint National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) document intended to satisfy requirements of federal and state environmental statutes. In accordance with specific statutory authority and HUD's regulations at 24 CFR part 58, HUD has allowed NEPA authority and NEPA lead agency responsibility to be assumed by the City of Bremerton. The BHA is the lead agency for compliance with SEPA. Comments: All interested agencies, groups, and persons are invited to address written comments related to the scope of the EIS to the address shown below. All comments received by June 28, 2006, will be considered in preparation of the Draft EIS to: (1) Determine significant environmental issues, (2) identify data that the EIS should address, and (3) identify agencies and other parties that will participate in the EIS process and the basis for their involvement. Particularly solicited is information on reports or other environmental studies planned or completed in the project area, major issues and dates that the EIS should consider, and potential alternatives to the proposed project. Federal agencies having jurisdiction by law, special expertise or other special interest should report their interest and indicate their readiness to aid in the EIS effort as a `` Cooperating Agency.''
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Direct Endorsement Underwriter/HUD Reviewer-Analysis of Appraisal Report
Document Number: 06-5148
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-07
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
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale (MHLS 2006-1)
Document Number: E6-8640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell certain unsubsidized multifamily and healthcare mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale (MHLS 2006-1). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2005; Community Development Work Study Program
Document Number: E6-8639
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-05
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 the Fiscal Year 2005 Community Development Work Study Program (CDWSP). 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 attract economically disadvantaged and minority students to careers in community and economic development, community planning and community management, and to provide a cadre of well-qualified professionals to plan, implement, and administer local community development programs.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: E6-8638
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-05
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.
Accelerated Claim and Asset Disposition (ACD) Program; Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: E6-8637
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-06-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice solicits comments on HUD's Accelerated Claim and Asset Disposition (ACD) program before HUD proceeds to issue a proposed rule that will commence the rulemaking process that will result in codification of the requirements for the ACD program, thus making the ACD program a permanent part of HUD's single family mortgage insurance programs. Under the ACD program, HUD will pay claims upon assignment of certain defaulted mortgage loans (``assets'') insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). The purpose of the ACD program is to help FHA maximize the recovery on assets sold by HUD. HUD seeks comments on the ACD Demonstration program, including recommendations of cost- effective, efficient improvements and alternatives that should be made part of the permanent program.