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

Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: E7-19166
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule establishes regulations for HUD's Housing Counseling program, as authorized by the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, and for which, for the past several years, notices of funding availability have been issued on an annual basis. This final rule follows publication of a December 23, 2004, proposed rule that adopted and augmented the Housing Counseling program requirements with which grantees and housing counseling agencies are already familiar. This final rule takes into consideration the public comments that were received in response to the proposed rule and makes several changes to the proposed regulatory text at this final rule stage.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-18891
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-28
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.
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: E7-18892
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's regulations provide for the assessment of the physical condition of HUD-assisted multifamily properties and notification to owners of such assessment. The owners, under certain circumstances, are provided an opportunity to seek a technical review of the 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. Because the current regulations establish different time frames for owners to request a technical review, depending on whether HUD transmits the inspection results via the Internet or by certified mail, HUD published a proposed rule on April 24, 2007, that would improve uniformity in the technical review request process by implementing a standard time frame of 30 calendar days for the submission of a request for a technical review. This final rule takes into consideration the public comment received on the proposed rule and adopts the rule without change.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Insurance Application for the Origination of Reverse Mortgages and Related Documents
Document Number: E7-18793
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-25
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. The Residential Loan Application for Reverse Mortgages and related documents are used to determine borrower eligibility, property analysis, underwriting analysis, and collection of mortgage insurance premiums for loans that meet statutory, regulatory, state and FHA requirements. The HECM Program employs the use of HUD-approved housing counseling agencies that provide the required consumer education sessions; and FHA-approved lenders that are responsible for the origination, underwriting, and servicing responsibilities of FHA- insured loans.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA) for the Brownfields Economic Development Initiative for Fiscal Year 2007
Document Number: 07-4702
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) program is to enhance the security of a loan guaranteed by HUD under Section 108 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the same brownfields economic development project, or to improve the viability of a brownfields economic development project financed with the Section 108-guaranteed loan, in order to stimulate economic development by local governments and private sector parties at brownfields sites and to return those sites to productive, economic use. All BEDI grants must be used in conjunction with a new Section 108-guaranteed loan commitment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-4618
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-21
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 Market Absorption of New Apartment Buildings
Document Number: E7-18535
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
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 Department of Housing and Urban Development conducts this survey in order to determine if the supply of rental housing is keeping pace with current and future needs. Additional information such as asking rent (or price for condominium units) and number of bedrooms is also collected. We also ask the availability of services in ``assisted living'' buildings.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; HUD Conditional Commitment/Direct Endorsement Statement of Appraised Value
Document Number: E7-18534
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
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 information is used by appraisers and/or underwriters upon their review of the appraisal report (URAR) to determine if a property meets FHA guidelines to be eligible for HUD mortgage insurance. Underwriters are required to sign and submit a copy of the completed form to HUD for endorsement as part of the case binder; to provide a copy to the homebuyer; and to maintain a copy for the mortgagee.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Mortgage Record Change
Document Number: E7-18533
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
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. FHA-approved mortgagees report to HUD the sale of a mortgage between investors, the transfer of the mortgage servicing responsibility, or a change in mortgagors, as appropriate. HUD requires this information to assure accuracy in the fee and premium billing programs under HUD-FHA's automatic data processing system. HUD uses the information to process premium payments and to process claims.
Notice of FHA Debenture Call
Document Number: E7-18525
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice announces a debenture recall of certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) debentures, in accordance with authority provided in the National Housing Act.
HUD Office of Hearings and Appeals Conforming Amendments; and Technical Correction to Part 15 Regulations
Document Number: E7-18522
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises HUD's regulations to reflect the statutorily mandated termination of the HUD Board of Contract Appeals. As required by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (2006 NDA Act), the contract-related functions of the HUD Board of Contract Appeals have been transferred to the new Civilian Board of Contract Appeals. This final rule also describes the organization, address, and officer qualifications of the new Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) and its two divisions, which will carry out the nonprocurement functions performed by the former HUD Board of Contract Appeals. This rule also makes conforming changes to other HUD regulations to reflect this organizational change. Additionally, this rule makes a technical correction to HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations to include reference to Regional Counsel, which was inadvertently omitted from a previously published rule.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Single Family Mortgage Insurance: Announcement of Planned Implementation of Risk-Based Premiums
Document Number: 07-4651
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice applies to FHA single family mortgage insurance programs. This notice announces FHA's planned implementation of risk- based premiums, which are designed for mortgage lenders to offer borrowers an FHA-insured product that provides a range of mortgage insurance premium pricing, based on the risk the insurance contract represents.
Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants
Document Number: E7-18386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) Grant Application
Document Number: E7-18311
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
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; Low Income Housing Tax Credit Database
Document Number: E7-18310
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. There continues to be great interest in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program at HUD, the Department of Treasury, and from many other sources. Unfortunately, since the program is independently administered by more than 50 different state housing agencies, there would be no centralized sources of data about the units that have been developed with this federal subsidy without this data collection effort.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification
Document Number: E7-18309
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) correct/mitigate exigent health and safety (EHS) deficiencies cited in property inspections conducted pursuant to HUD's Uniform Physical Condition Standards inspection protocol. Through the web-based template, PHAs electronically certify that they have corrected/mitigated the EHS deficiencies.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Public and Indian Housing ENERGY STAR and Energy Audit Survey
Document Number: E7-18308
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. In response to Congress and the mandate under the Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8251 et seq.) a survey is needed to accurately conduct research and report steps taken to reduce utility expenses through energy conservation measures of public housing. Thereafter, reports will be updated and sent to Congress every 2 years indicating energy strategies for energy reduction goals and how the Department of Housing and Urban Development will monitor the energy usage of public housing agencies.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: E7-18120
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
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 April 1, 2007 and ending on June 30, 2007.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2008
Document Number: 07-4620
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code) (26 U.S.C. 42). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA designations annually. The designations of ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code published September 28, 2007, remain in effect.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Automated Clearing House (ACH) Program Application-Title I Insurance Charge Payments System
Document Number: E7-18193
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-17
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.
30-Day Notice of Submission of Information Collection for Approval from Office of Management and Budget
Document Number: E7-18162
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2007; Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program
Document Number: E7-18119
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
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 document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year 2007 Hispanic- Serving Institutions Assisting Communities Program (HSIAC). The purpose of this document is to announce the names, addresses and the amount awarded to the winners to be used to help Hispanic-Serving Institutions of Higher Education to expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, consistent with the purposes of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed New Routine Use-HUD's Remedial Efforts in the Event of a Breach
Document Number: E7-18118
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD proposes to add a new routine use to all records within its Systems of Records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This new routine use will permit the disclosure of records, where records are relevant and reasonably necessary to respond, prevent, minimize, or remedy harm that may result from the breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale (MHLS 2007-1)
Document Number: E7-18115
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
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 2007-1). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-17910
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-14
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; Pet Ownership in Assisted Rental Housing for the Elderly or Handicapped
Document Number: E7-17908
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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. Information is distributed to tenants of assisted rental housing units detailing guidelines for pet ownership. The information is necessary for owner compliance with nondiscrimination in federally assisted rental housing for the elderly or handicapped for pet ownership.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Informed Consumer Choice Notice and Application for FHA Insured Mortgage
Document Number: E7-17906
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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 addendum to the URLA and related documents are needed to determine the eligibility of the borrower and proposed mortgage transaction for FHA's insurance endorsement. Lenders seeking FHA's insurance prepare these forms.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement (Multifamily Mortgage)
Document Number: E7-17904
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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. Mortgagees who elect to assign multifamily property to HUD complete form HUD-2537, Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement, Multifamily Mortgage. HUD uses the information to process a partial claim payment within 24 to 48 hours after assignment or conveyance.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Minimum Property Standards for Multifamily and Care-Type Facilities
Document Number: E7-17903
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-12
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. These Standards establish the acceptability of properties for mortgage insurance and will forward the goal of a decent and suitable living environment for every American family. This information is collected from State and local governments to assess the adequacy of their existing housing standards to meet HUD's minimum requirements. These Standards will protect the Department's interest by requiring certain features of design and construction.
Amendments to HUD's Environmental Regulations
Document Number: E7-17818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-09-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would update HUD's environmental regulations to implement statutory changes and make environmental compliance easier. The rule would consider the use of electronic communication for certain records and submissions. The rule would also make other changes to clarify HUD's environmental regulations and provide conforming amendments.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-4321
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-07
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; Supplemental Information and Technical Correction to Notice of Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs
Document Number: E7-17589
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides Supplementary Information and Technical Corrections to the Computer Matching Notice published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2006. This information changes the anticipated effective date of the computer matching program; removes the term ``applicants'' cited in the prior notice since disclosure of applicant information is not authorized; provides date and pertinent information about HUD's statutorily required evaluation document and its Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system; provides citations for HUD requirements described in the prior notice; and, clarifies the system of records in the program description and records to be matched. The authority, objectives, and the period of the match under the existing HUD and HHS computer matching program remain unchanged. A more detailed description about the current matching program is contained in the Supplemental Information section.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Counseling Program-Biennial Agency Performance Review
Document Number: E7-17488
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-05
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; Continuation of Interest Reduction Payments After Refinancing Section 236 Projects
Document Number: E7-17487
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-05
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 2007 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program
Document Number: E7-17381
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-04
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 (FY) 2007 Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP). The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards which are to be used to enable Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU) to build, expand, renovate, and equip their own facilities, and expand the role of the TCUs into the community through the provision of needed services such as health programs, job training, and economic development activities.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2007; Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities Program
Document Number: E7-17380
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-09-04
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 (FY) 2007 Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Institutions Assisting Communities (AN/NHIAC) Program. The purpose of this document is to announce the names, addresses and the amount awarded to the winners to be used to assist Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian institutions of higher education to expand their role and effectiveness in addressing communities in their localities, consistent with the purpose of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.