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

Housing Choice Voucher Program Homeownership Option; Eligibility of Units Not Yet Under Construction
Document Number: E7-10177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise HUD's regulations for the homeownership option authorized under the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Through the homeownership option, a public housing agency may provide voucher assistance for an eligible family that purchases a dwelling unit for residence by the family. The current homeownership option regulations provide that, to be eligible for purchase with voucher assistance, a unit must be either an existing unit or under construction at the time the family enters into the contract for sale. This proposed rule would permit the use of voucher homeownership assistance for the purchase of units not yet under construction at the time the family contracts to purchase the home. This proposed rule also makes conforming changes for purposes of the homeownership option. These revisions would expand the housing choices available to families participating in the homeownership option under the HCV program.
Self-Insurance Plans Under the Indian Housing Block Grant Program
Document Number: E7-10176
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule establishes standards for recipients under the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program to purchase insurance through nonprofit insurance entities owned and controlled by Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). This rule follows publication of a March 7, 2006, proposed rule, and takes into account the public comments received on the proposed rule. This final rule provides additional clarifications in the preamble and adopts, with one change, the regulations in the March 7, 2006, proposed rule.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request HUD Multifamily Energy Assessment
Document Number: E7-10161
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Owner Certification with HUD Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: E7-10160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Competitive Grant Application; Project Budget Summary and Annual Performance Reporting Requirements
Document Number: E7-10158
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-29
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-9889
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-25
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; Certificate of Need for Health Facilitiy and Assurance of Enforcement of State Standards
Document Number: E7-9960
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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. FHA appraisers, mortgagors, and nonprofit entities use form HUD- 2576-HF to evaluate the property as security for a long-term insured mortgage. The Certificate of Need is used to obtain approval from HUD for insured loans for nursing homes and intermediate care facilities.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Disclosure of Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) Rates
Document Number: E7-9959
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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. Lenders must provide mortgagors with adjustable rate mortgages an annual ARM Disclosure Notice at least 25 days before any adjustment to a mortgagor's monthly payment may occur, and the mortgagee must inform the borrower of the changed interest rate, monthly mortgage amount, the current index interest rate value, and how the payment adjustment was calculated. HUD reviews lenders loan files to ensure lenders are in compliance.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Multifamily Mortgagee's Application for Insurance Benefits
Document Number: E7-9958
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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 provide information to apply for insurance benefits. HUD uses the information provided to cancel multifamily mortgage insurance contracts and payments of mortgage insurance.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Mortgage Insurance Termination; Application for Premium Refund or Distributive Share Payment
Document Number: E7-9955
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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 Mortgage Insurance Termination Information is used by FHA- approved lenders to terminate FHA insurance to comply with HUD requirements. The Application for Premium Refund or Distributive Share Payment is used by homeowners to apply for the unearned portion of the mortgage insurance premium or a distributive share payment.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Early Doctoral Student Research Grant Program
Document Number: E7-9953
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-23
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. Doctoral students will receive grants to complete their dissertations related to HUD subjects.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-9340
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS, A-67), HUD/CFO-03
Document Number: 07-2456
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: 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 records identified as HUD/CFO-03, entitled Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS, A-67) will be used to monitor and manage payments and collections from persons doing business with HUD.
Notice of Competition Advocate Designation Under the HUD Acquisition Regulation
Document Number: E7-9434
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with HUD's acquisition regulations (HUDAR), this notice announces HUD's designation of a competition advocate. Under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), each agency designates a competition advocate whose responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Promoting the acquisition of commercial items, promoting full and open competition, challenging requirements that are not stated in terms of functions to be performed, performance required or essential physical characteristics, and challenging barriers to the acquisition of commercial items and full and open competition such as unnecessarily restrictive statements of work, unnecessarily detailed specifications, and unnecessarily burdensome contract clauses.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons
Document Number: E7-9215
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement concerning the Section 3 program 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Matching Program: Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs
Document Number: E7-9170
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-14
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 a matching program involving comparisons between data provided by applicants or participants in HUD's assisted housing programs and applicants for RHS's rural housing programs. The matching program will be carried out to detect excessive or duplicate housing assistance as result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. 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 rural housing assistance data maintained by RHS in its HS Multifamily Programs (MFH), Multifamily Information System (MFIS), Single Family Housing Programs (SFH), Dedicated Loan Origination and Servicing System (DLOS), and Guaranteed Loan System (GLS) databases within its system of records known as System of Records titled ``USDA/Rural Development,'' last published 63 FR 38546 (July 17, 1998). Specifically, HUD will compare the RHS 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 excessive or duplicate rental assistance. The program also provides for the verification of the matching results and the initiation of appropriate administrative or legal actions.
Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program
Document Number: 07-2363
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule establishes a federal manufactured home dispute resolution program and guidelines for the creation of state- administered dispute resolution programs. Under the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, HUD is required to establish a program for the timely resolution of disputes among manufacturers, retailers, and installers of manufactured homes regarding responsibility, and the issuance of appropriate orders, for the correction or repair of defects in manufactured homes that are reported during the 1-year period beginning on the date of installation.
Standards for Mortgagor's Investment in Mortgaged Property
Document Number: E7-9067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this proposed rule, HUD submits, for public comment, specific standards governing a mortgagor's investment in property for which the mortgage is insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Specifically, this proposed rule would codify HUD's longstanding practice, authorized by statute, of allowing a mortgagor's investment to be derived from gifts by family members and certain organizations. The standards would address a situation in which the mortgagor's investment is derived from a gift, loan, or other payment that is provided by any donor, including an individual or an organization, and would also specify prohibited sources for a mortgagor's investment. The proposed rule would establish that a prohibited source of downpayment assistance is a payment that consists, in whole or in part, of funds provided by any of the following parties before, during, or after closing of the property sale: (1) The seller, or any other person or entity that financially benefits from the transaction; or (2) any third party or entity that is reimbursed directly or indirectly by any of the parties listed in clause (1).
Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Westpark Master Plan Redevelopment Project, City of Bremerton, WA
Document Number: E7-9065
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD gives this notice to the public, agencies and Indian Tribes on the availability for public review of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the redevelopment of the Westpark public housing community in Bremerton, WA. HUD gives this notice on behalf of the City of Bremerton acting as the Responsible Entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.4, and jointly the Bremerton Housing Authority (BHA) acting as lead agency for compliance with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The NEPA/SEPA Final EIS will be available for a 30-day period beginning today. A NEPA Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued after the 30-day availability period. This notice is in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500- 1508.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification
Document Number: E7-9059
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-8820
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
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.
Fiscal Year 2007 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs; Supplementary Information and Technical Corrections
Document Number: 07-2337
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 18, 2007, HUD published its Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to the FY 2007 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs (General Section). On March 13, 2007, HUD published its FY 2007 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs (FY 2007 SuperNOFA). In this notice published in today's Federal Register, HUD announces that it has posted corrected materials to Grants.gov, extends deadline dates for submission of applications, and clarifies requirements for submitting faxed documents. HUD is also providing supplemental information for and making technical corrections to the General Section and several individual program NOFAs. HUD has found that the Logic Models posted to Grants.gov included an error in the instructions and programming errors that could lead applicants to submit deficient or less competitive applications. HUD is posting corrected Logic Models to Grants.gov. Applicants who have signed up for the Grants.gov notification services will be automatically notified when the corrected Logic Models and these technical corrections are posted to Grants.gov. Applicants that have not signed up for the notification services should check the Grants.gov Web site for the modification to the announcement posting following publication of this Notice. In order to give applicants the opportunity and time to submit or resubmit their applications with the corrected Logic Models, HUD is reopening competition for program NOFAs whose deadline dates have already passed and extending the deadline dates for all NOFAs. Applicants that wish to resubmit their applications must submit an entire, complete application. Applicants that submit more than one electronic copy of the same application must resubmit all faxed documents after receipt and validation by Grants.gov of each revised application. This will ensure that the faxes are associated with the revised application. Finally, this document provides supplementary information for and makes corrections to the General Section and the individual NOFAs for the following programs, which were included in the FY 2007 SuperNOFA: Community Development Technical Assistance Programs (CD-TA), Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program, Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program, Operation Lead Elimination Action Program, Technical Studies Programs (Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies), Lead Outreach Program, Healthy Homes Demonstration Grants Program, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Coordinators, Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Elderly/Persons with Disabilities, ROSSFamily-Homeownership, Self- Help Homeownership Opportunity Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program, Early Doctoral Student Research Program, and Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program. Applicants who have submitted their applications prior to this publication should resubmit a complete, updated application that reflects any applicable corrections and clarifications, along with the corrected Logic Model described below in section II. The last application received and validated by Grants.gov by the deadline date will be the application that is reviewed, rated, and ranked. The supplementary information and technical corrections in this notice are reflected in the instruction packages but do not affect the application packages on Grants.gov.
Corrected Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; LOCCS Voice Response System Payment Vouchers for Public and Indian Housing Programs
Document Number: 07-2320
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice was previously published on March 1, 2007 and is being republished to extend the comment period until May 31, 2007. 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. HUD is requesting extension of OMB approval for the application for grant funds disbursement through the LOCCS Voice Response System.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request, Alternative Housing Pilot Program Evaluation Baseline Survey
Document Number: E7-8718
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-08
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.
Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E7-8620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (the Committee). The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Public Housing Agency Plan
Document Number: E7-8619
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-07
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. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) must submit 5-year plans and annual plans for tenant-based assistance and public housing operating subsidies, including Deregulated and Streamlined Plans. Through these plans a PHA will advise HUD, its residents, and the public of the PHA's mission for serving the needs of low-income and very low-income families and the PHA's strategy for addressing those needs.
Government National Mortgage Association: Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS) Program-Payments to Securityholders; Book-Entry Procedures; and Financial Reporting
Document Number: E7-8499
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) is proposing regulations that would restrict the issuance of physical certificates representing Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities and would clarify that book-entry securities may be withdrawn from the Federal Reserve book-entry system after Ginnie Mae has approved a request for physical certificates, also known as definitive securities, in the same amount. This proposed rule would also eliminate the requirement for a classified balance sheet.
Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Document Number: E7-8498
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice invites interested persons to submit recommendations related to proposed changes to the Federal Manufactured Construction and Safety Standards and Manufactured Home Procedural and Enforcement Regulations. The recommendations are to be submitted to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (Consensus Committee) for review, and consideration for providing periodic recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development to adopt, revise, and interpret the Federal manufactured housing construction standards and proposed procedural and enforcement regulations.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-2139
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-04
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; Application for Insurance of Advance of Mortgage Proceeds
Document Number: E7-8328
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirements
Document Number: E7-8327
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-02
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.
Project-Based Voucher Rents for Units Receiving Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
Document Number: E7-8135
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) rent provisions of HUD's final Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program rule, which was published on October 13, 2005, and took effect on November 14, 2005. The October 13, 2005, final rule capped the PBV rents at the LIHTC rent in buildings with LIHTC units, even in cases where HUD formerly permitted such units to receive the higher rents permitted under the PBV program. After giving the issue further consideration, HUD now proposes to revert to the regulations that address this specific issue and were in effect prior to issuance of the October 13, 2005, final rule. The regulations in effect prior to the October 13, 2005, final rule did not necessarily require public housing agencies (PHAs) to cap section 8 maximum rents at the tax credit rent. PHAs may not enter into assistance contracts until HUD or an independent entity approved by HUD has conducted the required subsidy layering review and determined that the assistance is in accordance with HUD requirements.