Department of Housing and Urban Development January 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects Designated for Occupancy by the Elderly; Revised Eligibility Requirements
Document Number: E7-1453
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On May 22, 2006, HUD published a notice entitled, ``Emergency Capital Repair Grants for Multifamily Housing Projects Designated for Occupancy by the Elderly,'' which announced the availability of approximately $30 million in grant funds to make emergency capital repairs to eligible multifamily projects designated for occupancy by elderly tenants. The notice published in today's Federal Register revises the May 22, 2006 notice to expand the eligibility requirements to include those eligible projects located in presidentially declared disaster areas regardless of when final closing occurred. Those projects not located in presidentially declared disaster areas must have had final closing on or before January 1, 1999.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Restrictions on Assistance to Noncitizens
Document Number: E7-1452
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. This collection is a joint effort with the Office of Housing. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD is requesting extension of OMB approval for the applications for the Document Package for Applicant/Tenant's Consent to the Release of Information and the Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Energy Conservation for PHA-Owned or Leased Projects-Audits, Utility Allowances
Document Number: E7-1451
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
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 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 meters vs. master-metering. Additionally, PHAs review annual and updated tenant utility allowances, as necessary.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Capital Advance Program Submission Requirements for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities Capital Advance Program
Document Number: E7-1356
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
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. This collection facilitates the processing of all Sections 202 and 811 capital advance projects from firm commitment through final closing. Second, it allows for the collection of information under the mixed-finance section of this program so that those owners who wish to partner with for-profit limited partners can participate in the development and management of supportive housing. And lastly, it allows for the collection of information to satisfy the reporting requirements for owners who receive predevelopment grant funds.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Application and Re-Certification Packages for Approval of Nonprofit Organizations in FHA Activities
Document Number: E7-1355
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
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. This information collection requirement covers the criteria that a nonprofit organization must meet to participate in Single Family programs. In general, a nonprofit organization must be HUD-approved and meet specific requirements to maintain approval and remain on the Nonprofit Organization Roster (Roster). This includes an application, affordable housing plan, annual reports, and required record keeping. Participants must submit a new application and updated affordable housing plan every two years to remain on the Roster.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD Initiative for the Removal of Regulatory Barriers
Document Number: E7-1353
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-29
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. This information is to be submitted by grant applicants to obtain higher rating points based on association with successful efforts to remove regulatory barriers which may impede the production of affordable housing.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-951
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-26
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; Fair Housing Initiatives Program
Document Number: E7-1179
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
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 is required by the grant application to assist the Department in selecting the highest ranked applicants to receive funds under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program and carry out fair housing enforcement and/or education and outreach activities under the following initiatives; Private Enforcement, Education and Outreach, and Fair Housing Organizations. The information collected from quarterly and final progress reports and enforcement log will enable the Department to evaluate the performance of agencies that receive funding and determine the impact of the program on preventing and eliminating discriminatory housing practices.
Final Guidance on Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons: Announcement of Meeting
Document Number: E7-1178
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 22, 2007, HUD published in the Federal Register final guidance on ``Federal Financial Assistance Regarding Title VI Prohibition against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons'' (LEP Final Guidance). This guidance becomes effective on February 21, 2007. This notice announces that HUD will hold a meeting at HUD Headquarters on February 13, 2007, to brief interested members of the public on the LEP Final Guidance and respond to questions about the guidance.
Final Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient Persons
Document Number: 07-217
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is publishing the final ``Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Recipients Regarding Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons'' (Guidance) as required by Executive Order (EO) 13166. EO 13166 directs federal agencies that extend assistance, subject to the requirements of Title VI, to publish Guidance to clarify recipients' obligations to LEP persons. This final Guidance follows publication of the proposed Guidance on December 19, 2003.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-140
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-19
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; Family Report, MTW Family Report
Document Number: E7-650
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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. Tenant data is collected to understand demographic, family profile, income, and housing information for participants in the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 8 Project Based Certificated, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation, and Moving to Work Demonstration Programs. This data also allows HUD to monitor the performance of programs and the performance of public housing agencies that administer the programs.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Section 32 and Section 5(h) Public Housing Homeownership Program Evaluation
Document Number: E7-649
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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 study of the Section 5(H) and Section 32 programs will provide the answer to a number of important questions about the homeownership programs. Information will provide a detailed assessment of the homeownership programs, to identify their strengths and weaknesses.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Public Housing, Contracting With Resident-Owned Businesses
Document Number: E7-647
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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. Eligible resident-owned businesses must submit application information to Housing Agencies (HAs) to be approved for noncompetitive contracting for work to be performed on public housing sites as an alternative to HUD's otherwise-required competitive procurement procedures.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 2007 American Housing Survey (AHS) Covering Both the National (AHS-N) and Metropolitan (AHS-MS) Samples
Document Number: E7-646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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 2007 AHS is a longitudinal study that provides a periodic measure on the quality, availability, and cost of housing for both the nation (AHS-N) and seven select metropolitan areas (AHS-MS). The study also provides information on demographic and other characteristics of the occupants. Federal and local agencies use AHS data to evaluate housing issues.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Reporting Requirements Associated With 24 CFR 235.1001 and 24 CFR 203.508(c)-Mortgagees Annual Notification to Mortgagors
Document Number: E7-645
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
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. Mortgagees must inform mortgagors in a yearend statement, of paid interest and disbursed taxes from the escrow account. This information is for state and federal income tax filing purposes. The yearend statement must provide an interest accounting in such a way as to allow the mortgagor to easily identify the amount of any subsidy paid by HUD for FHA ``235'' loans.
Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to the FY2007 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs
Document Number: 07-131
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides prospective applicants for HUD competitive funding with the opportunity to become familiar with the General Section of HUD's FY2007 SuperNOFA, in advance of publication of the FY2007 SuperNOFA. HUD plans to publish its annual SuperNOFA early in 2007. Early publication of the General Section is one of several steps instituted to improve the funding process for the grantee community. Early publication of the General Section gives prospective applicants additional time to become familiar with and address provisions in the General Section, which constitute part of almost every individual program application. HUD will publish with the SuperNOFA any changes to this General Section made after today's publication. HUD will continue to require that applicants submit their applications electronically via Grants.gov. To submit an application via Grants.gov, new users will be required to complete a five-step registration process, which can take 2 to 4 weeks to complete. The process includes ensuring that information provided by your organization to Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) matches information previously provided by your organization and contained in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records. If there is a discrepancy in the information, the registration cannot be completed until discrepancy issues are resolved. Applicants that are already registered have to update the information previously provided in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). During the update process, the CCR will check the D&B information against the IRS records for your organization. If there are discrepancies, the update cannot be completed until the discrepancies are resolved. Please allow adequate time to resolve any registration issues. To submit an application to HUD, the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) must be able to make a legally binding agreement for the organizational entity. Please see detailed registration instructions in Section IV.B. of this notice. For FY2007, the Continuum of Care applications are the lone SuperNOFA paper applications that HUD will accept without first granting a waiver. Continuum of Care applicants should be aware that HUD intends to have the Continuum of Care applicants applying via Grants.gov no later than FY2008. Therefore, it is in the interest of Continuum of Care applicants to complete the Grants.gov registration process in anticipation of moving to electronic application submission in 2008. Continuum of Care agencies would benefit from becoming familiar with the Grants.gov filing requirements so that they do not limit their ability to apply for funding from federal sources. HUD recommends that all prospective applicants take the time to carefully read the Federal Register notice published on October 31, 2006, entitled ``Notice of Opportunity to Register Early and other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission via Grants.gov'' and register prior to the publication of the Program Sections of the FY2007 SuperNOFA. The early registration notice can be found on HUD's Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/[fxsp0]adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: E7-582
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
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.
Notice of Planned Closing of Nashville, TN Post-of-Duty Station
Document Number: E7-578
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that HUD's Office of the Inspector General (HUD/OIG) plans to close its Nashville, Tennessee post-of-duty station, and also provides a cost-benefit analysis of the impact of this closure.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Fair Housing Initiatives Program-Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E7-556
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
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 Super Notice of Funding Availability (SuperNOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2006. 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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Owner of Record and Re-Sale Data To Preclude Predatory Lending Practices (Property Flipping) on FHA Insured Mortgages
Document Number: E7-472
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
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. For all loans for purchase money mortgages, lenders must obtain and submit to HUD documentation that the seller is the owner of record and that the transaction does not involve any sale or assignment of the sales contract. For properties resold with one year of acquisition by the seller (with limited exceptions), or if the sale price exceeds HUD's threshold for an area, additional appraisal requirements may apply. HUD uses the information to ensure that purchasers are not victims of predatory sales or lending practices.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program
Document Number: E7-471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-17
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. Housing project owners/managers apply for grants under the Housing Service Coordinator Program. The requested information will assist HUD in evaluating grant applicants and to determine how well grant funds meet stated program goals and how well the public was served.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Rent Schedule-Low Rent Housing
Document Number: E7-386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-16
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 requires project owners to submit information when requesting adjustments to established rents and utility allowances. HUD uses the information to ensure that rent charges are in accordance with HUD regulatory and administrative policy.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-37
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-12
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; Implementation of the Violence Against Women (VAWA) and Justice Department Reauthorization Act of 2005
Document Number: 07-53
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-10
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 and approval, as required by the paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This is a request for information collection that will be used by PHAs and owners to request that an individual, in response to an incident or incidents of actual or threatened domestic violence, dating violence or stalking that may affect a tenant's participation in the housing program to request in writing that an individual complete, sign and submit within 14 business days of the request, a HUD-approved certification form. On the form, the individual certifies that he/she is a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, and that the incident or incidences in question are bona fide incidences of such actual or threatened abuse. On the certification form, the individual must provide the name of the perpetrator. PHAs are instructed that the delivery of the certification form to the tenant in response to incident via mail may place the victim at risk, e.g., the abuser may monitor the mail; consequently, PHAs, owners and managers may require that the tenant come into the office to pick up the certification form. PHAs and owners are also encouraged to work with tenants to make delivery arrangements that do not place the tenant at risk. If the individual does not provide the certification form or alternate documentation that may satisfy the certification requirements by the 14th business days or after any extension of that date provided by the PHA, owner or manager, none of the protections afforded to the victim of domestic violence, dating violence or stalking by sections 606 or 607 will apply. The PHA, owner or manager would therefore be free to evict, or terminate assistance, in the circumstances authorized by otherwise applicable law and lease provisions, without regard to the amendments made by section 606 and 607.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self Sufficiency Program for Fiscal Year 2005
Document Number: E7-38
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-08
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 Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program for FY2005. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the allocation of funding available for each state.
Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster
Document Number: E7-37
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's HECM regulations to establish testing standards to qualify individuals as HECM counselors eligible to provide HECM counseling to prospective HECM borrowers. The rule also would establish a roster of eligible HECM counselors and provide for their removal for cause. HUD believes that this proposed rule would contribute to improving the quality of HECM counseling. HECM counseling helps to enable elderly homeowners to make more informed decisions when considering whether to pursue a HECM loan.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 06-9973
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-05
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; Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
Document Number: E6-22504
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-03
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.
Community Development Block Grant Program; Small Cities Program; Proposed Rule
Document Number: E6-22502
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for non-entitlement areas in the state of Hawaii. Pursuant to statutory authority, the state of Hawaii has elected not to administer funds to units of general local governments located in non-entitlement areas within the state. The statute provides that if Hawaii opts to not assume responsibility for the program, then the Secretary of HUD will make grants to the units of general local government located in Hawaii's non-entitlement areas, employing the same distribution formula as was used under prior regulations. This proposed rule would modify HUD's regulations to clarify how the CDBG program will be implemented in the non-entitlement areas of Hawaii. HUD has also taken the opportunity afforded by this proposed rule to update and streamline the subpart F regulations, particularly with regard to the HUD-administered Small Cities program in New York, which awarded its last competitive grant in Fiscal Year (FY) 1999.