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

The Performance Review Board
Document Number: E7-8191
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the appointment of Michael Flynn as a member of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-3000.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Indian Community Development Block Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E7-8140
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
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 in a competition for funding under the Fiscal Year 2006 (FY2006) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under the ICDBG.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Development of Vista Village (formerly Cedar Grove) Affordable Housing in Tahoe Vista, Placer County, CA
Document Number: E7-8138
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that Placer County, CA makes available to the public for comment the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/DEIR) for the development of Vista Village (formerly Cedar Grove) Affordable Housing in Tahoe Vista, Placer County, CA. Placer County prepared the DEIS/DEIR under its authority as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4 and under its authority as lead agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This project is subject to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) regulations for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership funds will be used for the development of affordable housing. The purpose and need for this project is to provide affordable workforce housing in order to sustain the existing economy and meet the housing needs of the North Tahoe area, as outlined in the document.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-7812
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-27
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; Multifamily Project Monthly Accounting Reports
Document Number: E7-7922
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-25
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; Capital Advance Section 811 Grant Application for Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: E7-7714
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
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. To apply for capital advances for HUD's Section 811 program, prospective private nonprofit organizations submit completed Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Application Kits.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Management Certifications and Management Entity Profie
Document Number: E7-7709
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
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 HUD-Held, -Insured, or -subsidized multifamily housing projects must provide information for HUD's oversight of management agents/entities.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) Survey
Document Number: E7-7708
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
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. As part of a larger evaluation, this FHIP agency survey will show how FHIP grantees use the funds they receive from HUD to conduct fair housing activities. It will also show how other monetary resources are implemented and how much of their activities are fair-housing related. It will also show which activities are common to FHIP grantees throughout the nation and which are regional or local.
Uniform Physical Condition Standards and Physical Inspection Requirements for Certain HUD Housing; Revision to Response Time for Requesting a Technical Review of a Physical Inspection Report
Document Number: E7-7706
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD assesses the physical conditions of multifamily properties and notifies owners of its assessment. The owners, under certain circumstances, are provided an opportunity to seek a technical review of HUD's physical condition assessment and HUD may take action in certain cases where the housing is found not to be in compliance with the physical condition standards. Currently, the regulations establish different time frames for owners to request a technical review, depending on whether HUD transmits the inspection results through the Internet or certified mail. In order to improve uniformity in the technical review request process, this proposed rule would implement a standard time frame of 30 calendar days for the submission of a request for a technical review for both physical inspection results that are transmitted to the owner via the Internet or in hard copy form via certified mail.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Financial Statement of Corporate Applicant for Cooperative Housing Mortgage
Document Number: E7-7704
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
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 provided is the source document by which HUD determines the cooperative member and group capacity to meet the financial requirements of a HUD-insured cooperative project.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Servicemembers Civil Relief
Document Number: E7-7703
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
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. Federal law requires lenders to send a statement or notice to homeowners in default explaining the mortgage and foreclosure rights of servicemembers and their dependents under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. App. 501 et seq.). Including the toll-free military one source number to call if servicemembers, or their dependents require further assistance. This notification must be made within 45 days from the date the missed payment was due unless the homeowner pays the overdue amount before the expiration of the 45-day period.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD-Owned Real Estate-Sales Contract and Addendums
Document Number: E7-7480
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
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. The respondents are real estate listing brokers for HUD-owned properties who submit sales contract and addenda in conjunction with offers to purchase HUD-owned property. The sales contracts and addenda will be used in binging contracts between the purchasers and HUD; and to meet the requirements of the Lead Disclosure Rule relative to the disclosure of known lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards in HUD sales of pre-1978 construction.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA); Revisions to the Indian Housing Block Grant Program Formula
Document Number: E7-7470
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule makes several revisions to the regulations for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program allocation formula. Through the IHBG program, HUD provides federal housing assistance to Indian tribes in a manner that recognizes the right of Indian self- determination and tribal self-government. This final rule follows publication of a February 25, 2005, proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rule. Other than one conforming change, this final rule adopts the February 25, 2005, proposed rule without change. HUD negotiated the proposed rule and final rule with active tribal participation and using the procedures of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-7284
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-20
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; Final Endorsement of Credit Instrument
Document Number: E7-7408
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
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. Schedule of advances made on the project and the final advance to be disbursed immediately upon final endorsement.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Request for Construction Change
Document Number: E7-7407
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-19
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. Authority for these reports is found in Section 207(b) of the National Housing Act (Pub. L. 470, 48 Stat. 12 U.S.C., 1701 et seq.). Contractors, mortgagees submit the information to HUD to obtain approval of the changes in approved contract drawings and/or specifications. The forms are needed by HUD to obtain approval of the changes in approved contract drawings and/or specifications. The forms are needed by HUD to obtain compliance with Article 1.E of the construction contract.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Assessment of FHA Lender Customer Satisfaction-Survey of Businesses
Document Number: E7-7283
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Public Housing Operating Fund Program; Guidance on Implementation of Asset Management
Document Number: E7-7218
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Under HUD's regulations for the Public Housing Operating Fund Program, public housing agencies (PHAs) with 250 or more units are required to convert to asset management. PHAs with less than 250 units may elect to convert but are not required to do so. On September 6, 2006, HUD published a Federal Register notice providing interim guidance to assist PHAs in the conversion to asset management. On that same date, HUD posted on its Web site Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Notice 2006-33, Changes in Financial Management and Reporting Requirements for Public Housing Agencies Under the New Operating Fund Rule (24 CFR part 990), that provided interim guidance on changes in PHA financial management and reporting necessitated by the conversion to asset management. Both the September 6, 2006, Federal Register notice and PIH Notice 2006-33 were issued for public comment. This notice advises the public that HUD has posted its final guidance for both subject areas on the HUD Web site. The final guidance takes into consideration the public comments received on both sets of interim guidance, and responds to the significant issues raised by the public commenters.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
Document Number: E7-7204
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Housing agencies enter into a Contract of Participation with each eligible family that opts to participate in the program; consult with local officials to develop an Action Plan; and report annually to HUD on implementation of FSS program. PHAs may apply for funding to pay the salary of a FSS program coordinator.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Quality Assurance Plans
Document Number: 07-1909
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The 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 Semi-annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report
Document Number: E7-7093
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
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; Employee Questionnaire and Complaint Intake
Document Number: E7-7091
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on Updating the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Database
Document Number: E7-7089
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
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.
Certification and Funding of State and Local Fair Housing Enforcement Agencies
Document Number: E7-7087
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises and updates HUD's regulation implementing section 810(f) of the federal Fair Housing Act. This regulation establishes the criteria for certification of state and local fair housing laws that are substantially equivalent to the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as for decertification of state and local fair housing laws that are deemed no longer substantially equivalent. This final rule also revises the funding criteria for agencies participating in the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-6768
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
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; Survey of HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agencies
Document Number: E7-6767
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
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 survey will gather information on the organizational characteristics of all HUD-approved housing counseling agencies, including the type of services they provide, number and characteristics of their staff, size of their budget for counseling services and sources of funds, the characteristics of their counseling service delivery process and opinions regarding key policy issues facing the industry. This survey is part of a broader study to help inform HUD's efforts to support the housing counseling industry by providing more systematic information and it will lay the groundwork for an impact evaluation of pre-purchase housing counseling.
Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: E7-6654
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with section 206A of the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the basic statutory mortgage limits for multifamily housing programs for calendar year 2007.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-6165
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Elderly/Persons With Disabilities Program for Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E7-6391
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
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 announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the FY 2006 (FY2006) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Elderly/ Persons with Disabilities Program funding for FY2006. 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.
Delegation of Authority to Regional Directors To Waive Certain Handbook and Directives Provisions
Document Number: E7-6390
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Secretary delegates to the Regional Directors the authority to waive certain HUD handbook provisions and directives and announces the procedures that will govern these waivers. Specifically, the delegation provides Regional Directors with concurrent authority to waive certain HUD handbook provisions and directives. Currently, the Regional Directors are located in Region I (Boston, MA); Region II (New York, NY); Region III (Philadelphia, PA); Region IV (Atlanta, GA); Region V (Chicago, IL); Region VI (Fort Worth, TX); Region VII (Kansas City, KS); Region VIII (Denver, CO); Region IX (San Francisco, CA); and Region X (Seattle, WA). Any waiver of HUD handbook provisions and directives made in the field must be in writing and must specify the grounds for granting it. All waiver decisions by a Regional Director in the Office of Field Policy and Management must be jointly concurred in by the appropriate regional program director or Assistant Secretary. In addition, the Department will make available for public inspection, for at least a 3- year period, a record of all waivers of HUD handbook provisions and directives.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the Final Evaluation of the Moving to Opportunity Program
Document Number: E7-6227
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the Humidity Monitoring Survey
Document Number: E7-6226
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
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.
Approval of Condominiums in Puerto Rico on Evidence of Presentment of Legal Documents
Document Number: E7-6088
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends the Department's regulations to provide that the date of recordation for purposes of obtaining Federal Housing Administration (FHA) approval of a condominium development in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for mortgage insurance under the section 234(c) program is the date the condominium legal documents are presented to the Commonwealth Office of the Property Registry. This final rule enables parties to obtain mortgage insurance upon presentment of legal documents, whether the condominium regime is under construction, proposed for construction, or was established by conversion. Instituting a single standard for approval of mortgage insurance will result in a reduction in risk, time, and cost for developers and help to increase FHA activity and homeownership opportunities in Puerto Rico. This final rule follows publication of a May 23, 2006, proposed rule on which HUD did not receive any public comments. Accordingly, HUD is adopting the May 23, 2006, proposed rule without change.
HOME Investment Partnerships Program; American Dream Downpayment Initiative and Amendments to Homeownership Affordability
Document Number: E7-5960
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule follows publication of, and considers the public comments on, two earlier HUD rules. First, this rule makes final the March 30, 2004, interim rule establishing regulations for a downpayment assistance component under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), referred to as the American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI). Through the ADDI, HUD makes formula grants to participating jurisdictions under the HOME Program for the purpose of assisting low- income families to achieve homeownership. In addition, this rule also makes final HUD's November 22, 2004, interim rule, which revised and clarified the HOME Program homeownership affordability requirements of the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. In response to the public comments received on both interim rules, this final rule clarifies that the purchase of manufactured homes is an ADDI eligible activity, and broadens and clarifies the use of HOME funds to help preserve affordable housing previously assisted with HOME funds.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Emergency Capital Repair Grant Program; Fiscal Year 2006
Document Number: E7-6164
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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 Emergency Capital Repair Grant funding decisions made by the Department in Fiscal Year 2006. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.
Announcement of Funding Award-FY 2006; Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs
Document Number: E7-6163
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
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 in competitions for funding under the Office of Healthy Homes Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs and the Reopened Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs). This announcement contains the name and address of the award recipients and the amounts awarded.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2006
Document Number: E7-5959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on October 1, 2006, and ending on December 31, 2006.