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

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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Counseling Program-Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency
Document Number: E7-16637
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-23
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; Humidity Monitoring Survey
Document Number: E7-16483
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The purpose of this survey is: (1) Collect moisture load data to support research to better understand the impact of indoor moisture on the durability of homes: (2) Support the development of design criteria, such as ASHRAE Standard 160P, that will minimize durability problems associated with high indoor moisture levels; and (3) Investigate the influence of the interior and exterior conditions on the indoor moisture level of a typical single family home.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Improvement Plan (IP) in Connection With the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS)
Document Number: E7-16376
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
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.
Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP)
Document Number: E7-16271
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document provides notice that HUD and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have executed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) establishing a pilot grant program called the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), and that the operating requirements for the DHAP have been issued through HUD Notice. DHAP is a joint initiative undertaken by HUD and FEMA to provide monthly rent subsidies and case management services for individuals and families displaced by Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita who were not receiving housing assistance from HUD prior to the disasters. The operating requirements for the DHAP are found in a HUD Notice PIH 2007, issued August 16, 2007. This notice and related program information on the DHAP is available from HUD's Web site at http://www.hud.gov. To be eligible for DHAP, a family must have been displaced by Hurricane Katrina or Hurricane Rita and consequently is either receiving or is eligible to receive housing assistance from FEMA, and FEMA has determined the family is eligible for DHAP assistance. HUD will invite public housing agencies (PHAs) that currently administer the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program to administer the DHAP based on several factors such as where the DHAP eligible families are currently residing or have indicated they wish to receive DHAP assistance. Monthly rental assistance payments under the DHAP will not commence until November 1, 2007. However, PHAs that agree to administer the DHAP will begin providing pre-transitional case management services on or after September 1, 2007, for those families transitioning to the DHAP during the initial implementation phase. DHAP is a temporary assistance program and will terminate as of March 1, 2009.
Community Development Block Grant Program; Small Cities Program
Document Number: E7-16197
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for non-entitlement areas in the state of Hawaii, which were formerly part of the Small Cities Program. Pursuant to statutory authority, the State of Hawaii government has elected not to administer CDBG funds granted to units of general local government located in non-entitlement areas within the state. The statute provides that if Hawaii elects not to assume responsibility for this program, then the Secretary of HUD will make the CDBG 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 final rule modifies HUD's regulations to clarify how the CDBG program will be implemented in the non-entitlement areas of Hawaii in light of the state's decision. HUD has also taken the opportunity afforded by this rule to update and streamline the 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. This final rule follows publication of the January 3, 2007, proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments HUD received. After careful consideration of the issue raised by the comments, HUD has decided to adopt the proposed rule without change.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Economic Opportunities for Low and Very Low Income Persons
Document Number: E7-16186
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
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. This information collection will facilitate the collection of Section 3 information to assess the impact of HUD-assisted activities on enhancing the economic opportunities for low-income persons and the use of businesses that employ low-income persons.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Record of Employee Interview
Document Number: E7-16185
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
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. The information is used by HUD to fulfill its obligation to administer and enforce Federal labor standards provisions, especially to monitor contractor compliance and to act upon allegations of labor standards violations.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; HUD Affordable Communities Award
Document Number: E7-16181
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: HUD Standardized Grant Application Forms
Document Number: E7-16180
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-15938
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-17
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.
Project Design and Cost Standards for the Section 202 and Section 811 Programs
Document Number: E7-15962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise HUD's regulations that govern the project design and cost standards for HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Section 811 Persons with Disabilities programs. Under these programs, project sponsors are prohibited from using HUD funds for certain project amenities, including swimming pools, private balconies, dishwashers, and washers and dryers. This rule proposes to remove an item from the list of restricted amenities. Specifically, this rule would allow project sponsors to use HUD funds for dishwashers in individual supportive housing units for the elderly and independent living projects for persons with disabilities. In addition, the proposed rule would clarify the applicability of the project design and cost standards to Section 811 group homes.
Public Housing Operating Fund Program; Revised Transition Funding Schedule for Calendar Years 2007 Through 2012
Document Number: E7-15961
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule modifies HUD's regulations for transition funding under the Operating Fund Program. The Operating Fund Program, as revised by a September 19, 2005, final rule, adopted a new formula for determining the payment of operating subsidy to public housing agencies (PHAs). Transition funding is based on the difference in subsidy levels between the new formula and the formula in effect prior to the implementation of the September 19, 2005, final rule. As a result of the new formula, PHAs may experience either an increase or decrease in the amount of funding that they receive. This final rule revises the schedule for those PHAs that will experience a decline in funding, by extending the transition phase-in period an additional year. This final rule follows publication of the two proposed rules published on November 24, 2006, and takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rules. With the exception of a technical change, this final rule adopts the proposed regulatory changes without change.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: PHA Plans Standard Template
Document Number: E7-15940
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-15
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. This is a revision to a currently approved collection.
Privacy Act; Proposed New Systems of Records, Real Estate Management System/Integrated Real Estate Management System (REMS/iREMS)
Document Number: E7-15841
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
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 is the Real Estate Management System (REMS/iREMS). The new record system is sponsored by HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing and will be used to provide regulatory control over HUD's multifamily housing portfolio, and to ensure compliance with HUD program requirements. REMS/iREMS will also serve as the Department's repository for HUD's property portfolios of insured, subsidized, HUD-held, HUD-owned, co-insured, elderly and disabled properties, and provides portfolio management for Section 8 contracts, physical property inspection follow-up, and financial assessment reviews.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: E7-15745
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
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.
Mortgagee Review Board Administrative Actions Termination of Lender Approval for Renewal Noncompliance
Document Number: E7-15742
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In compliance with section 202(c) of the National Housing Act, and 24 CFR 25.10, this notice advises of the cause and description of certain administrative actions taken by HUD's Mortgagee Review Board (MRB) against HUD-approved mortgagees. The MRB terminated 123 Title I and Title II lender approvals during the six month period ending March 31, 2007, for failure to submit an acceptable annual audited financial statement and/or payment of the annual fee required to renew their FHA lender approval.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-3842
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
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; Assessment of FHA Lender Customer Satisfaction-Survey of Businesses
Document Number: E7-15448
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-08
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 review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD has recently undertaken efforts to modernize programs and processes in order to maintain a strong lending position with underserved and underserved borrowers. This information collection will serve to evaluate the level of satisfaction customers have with these new initiatives. The sample will consist of 1,000 FHA originating lenders with a production level of at least 28 loans for FY 2005.
Notice of Proposed Information; Collection: Comment Request; Grant Application Program Specific Logic Model
Document Number: E7-15359
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Extension of HUD's Implementation Guidance for Section 901 of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations To Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006, as Revised by Section 4803 of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 To Include Calendar 2007 Program Funds
Document Number: E7-15165
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice supplements two earlier notices published in the Federal Register that provided guidance to public housing agencies (PHAs) on implementing the authority provided to HUD by section 901 of the ``Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006'' (Pub. L. 109-148, December 30, 2005) to allow PHAs to combine operating and capital funds and use flexibly and efficiently to facilitate disaster recovery in the States of Louisiana and Mississippi. Such authority was provided for calendar year 2006. This notice advises of the extension of such authority through calendar year 2007 by section 4803 of the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007 (Pub. L. 110-28, May 25, 2007). Eligible PHAs interested in using funds under the authority provided must submit a 2007 Notice of Intent and Fungibility Plan in accordance with the July 28, 2006, and October 30, 2006, Federal Register Notices. Further information on may be found on the Office of Public and Indian Housing Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-14706
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-03
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; Proposed New Systems of Records; Grants Interface Management System (GIMS/P017)
Document Number: E7-14942
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
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 is the Grants Interface Management System (GIMS/P017), HUD/ADM-08. HUD's Departmental Grants Management and Oversight Office will utilize the GIM system to manage the transmission of electronic grant applications received from the http://www.Grants.gov portal, which is the central storehouse for information on federal government grant programs. HUD will also utilize this new system as the repository for the electronic applications received.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Survey of Participating Jurisdictions in ADDI/HOME Programs
Document Number: E7-14941
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
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. The U.S. Senate Committee Report of the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury and HUD Appropriations Act directed HUD to report on the default and delinquency rate of households who receive downpayment assistance through the American Dream Downpayment Initiative (ADDI) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). A sample of Participating Jurisdiction (PJs) who met the eligibility requirements for the ADDI/ HOME Program will provide the information for this study.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Lender Qualifications for Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)
Document Number: E7-14940
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-02
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.
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates
Document Number: E7-14821
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2007, is 4\3/4\ percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2007, is 5 percent. However, as a result of an amendment to section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years.
Privacy Act; Proposed New Systems of Records, Single Family Mortgage Notes System (SFMNS, A80N)
Document Number: E7-14813
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
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 record is the Single Family Mortgage Notes System (SFMNS), HUD/HS-57. The SFMN system is used to track the mortgagors' remittances and the system's disbursements for protecting HUD's interest in the mortgaged properties. The system contains information about billing, applications, monthly payments to tax escrows, and interest and principal data.
Privacy Act; Proposed New Systems of Records, Development Application Processing System (DAP/F24A)
Document Number: E7-14795
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-01
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 record is the Development Application Processing System (DAP) HUD/MFH-08. The DAP system is used for analyzing, processing, and tracking applications for FHA mortgage insurance for loans to purchase, refinance, or build multifamily housing and health care facilities.
Supplement to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs: NOFA for the HOPE VI Revitalization Grants Program
Document Number: 07-3713
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 13, 2007, HUD published its FY2007 SuperNOFA for HUD's Discretionary Programs, which contained 38 funding opportunities. Today's publication supplements the SuperNOFA by adding funding opportunities for the HOPE VI Revitalization program. Although this NOFA was not included in the SuperNOFA announcement, this NOFA is governed by the information and instructions found in the Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year 2007 Notice of Funding Availability Policy Requirements and General Section (General Section) to the SuperNOFA that HUD published on January 18, 2007, the Introduction to the SuperNOFA published on March 13, 2007; and the Supplementary Information and Technical Corrections published on May 11, 2007.
Notice of Availability of Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report
Document Number: E7-14582
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD is making available on its Web site, a copy of HUD's Alternative Fuel Vehicles Report for Fiscal Year 2006 that was prepared in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Draft Conformity Determination for the Proposed East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project, City of New York, New York County, NY
Document Number: E7-14579
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the federal Clean Air Act General Conformity rule, the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) has prepared a draft general conformity determination (Draft Conformity Determination) for the proposed East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project (Proposed Action), which has been made available for public review. LMDC is a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (a political subdivision and public benefit corporation of the State of New York) and is responsible for conducting reviews of projects receiving HUD funds in accordance HUD regulations and federal law. The Proposed Action would improve a two mile portion of the East River waterfront in Manhattan and create a City-owned public open space. The area of the Proposed Action would generally encompass the waterfront, the upland area adjacent to and under the elevated Franklin Delano Roosevelt Drive and South Street extending from the Whitehall Ferry Terminal and Peter Minuit Plaza on the South to East River Park on the North, as well as Pier 15, the New Market Building pier, Pier 35, Pier 36, and Pier 42. The Proposed Action is fully described in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the East River Waterfront Esplanade and Piers Project (FEIS).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E7-14318
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-27
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.
Indian Housing Block Grant Program-Extension of Annual Performance Report Due Date
Document Number: E7-14478
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule extends the due date, by an additional 30 days, for Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) recipients to submit annual performance reports (APRs). Through the IHBG program, HUD provides housing assistance to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs). Currently, HUD's regulations require IHBG recipients to submit APRs 60 days after the end of the recipient's program year. This rule follows publication of a March 29, 2007, proposed rule and takes into consideration the comments received on the proposed rule. Because all of the comments offered support for extending this deadline by an additional 30 days, HUD adopts the proposed rule without change.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Distributive Shares and Refunds System (DSRS, A80D)
Document Number: E7-14405
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD proposes to establish a new system of records to add to its inventory 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/HS-56, entitled Distributive Shares and Refund System (DSRS, A80D), is utilized to monitor, manage and distribute unearned payment portions of Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIP) to eligible homeowners.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Implementation of the Violence Aagainst Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005
Document Number: E7-14402
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-25
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. Residents residing in the public housing and Section 8 voucher programs will submit a HUD approval certification form that attest that the individual is a victim of abuse and that the incidences of abuse are bona fide. Without the certification, a PHA or owner may terminate assistance. The information provided to the PHA and owner is confidential.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Grant Drawdown Payment Request/LOCCS/VRS Voice Activated
Document Number: E7-14176
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
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. Public and Indian Housing Grant recipients use the payment vouchers to request funds from HUD through the LOCCS/VRS voice activated system. The information collected on the form serves also as an internal control measure to ensure the lawful and appropriate disbursement of Federal funds.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Financial Standards for Housing Agency-Owned Insurance Entities
Document Number: E7-14174
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-23
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. Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) can purchase insurance coverage from a nonprofit insurance entity owned and controlled by PHAs which are approved by HUD. PHA-owned insurance entities must submit certain documentation to HUD and also submit audit and actuarial reviews to HUD.
Adjustable Rate and Home Equity Conversion Mortgages-Additional Index
Document Number: E7-14030
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule adds: The one-year London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as an acceptable index for the HUD-insured one-, 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) products, and the one- month Constant Maturity Treasury (CMT), the one-month LIBOR, and the one-year (12-month) LIBOR as acceptable indices to adjust interest rates on the HUD-insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). Under current regulations, only the weekly average yield of U.S. Treasury securities, adjusted to a constant maturity of one year (commonly referred to as the one-year CMT), may be used to adjust interest rates on HUD-insured ARMs and HECMs. This final rule follows a June 19, 2006, proposed rule and includes HECMs in response to public comment on the June 19, 2006, proposed rule.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-3521
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
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; Public Housing Inventory Removal Application
Document Number: E7-13892
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-19
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. This collection of information centralizes and standardizes HUD's review and approval of non-funded, noncompetitive requests of Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) to remove public housing property from their inventories via disposition, demolition, voluntary conversion, required conversion, home ownership, or eminent domain proceedings.
Design and Construction Requirements; Compliance With ANSI A117.1 Standards
Document Number: E7-13886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations with respect to the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act and its amendments by updating and clarifying the references to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) building standard for accessibility and by codifying the current HUD recognized safe harbors under the Act. The ANSI A117.1 standard is the technical standard for the design of facilities that are accessible to persons with disabilities, including housing facilities, and is commonly referred to as ``ANSI A117.1.'' The ANSI A117.1 standard is referenced in the 1988 amendments to the Fair Housing Act. Compliance with ANSI A117.1 satisfies the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act and its amendments. This proposed rule would update the references to the ANSI A117.1 to adopt the 2003 edition of the standard. This proposed rule would also clarify that compliance with the appropriate requirements of the 1986, 1992, and 1998 editions also remains sufficient to meet the design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act and its amendments.
Report of HUD Review of the Fair Housing Accessibility Requirements in the 2006 International Building Code
Document Number: E7-13885
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice publishes a report of a review by the Department of Housing and Urban Development of certain accessibility provisions of the International Building Code, 2006 edition (2006 IBC), published by the International Code Council (ICC).\1\ This report has already been posted on HUD's Web site and is unchanged in the publication of this report in today's Federal Register.
Use of Public Housing Capital and Operating Funds for Financing Activities
Document Number: E7-13846
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would allow public housing agencies (PHAs) to use proceeds under either the Capital Fund or Operating Fund programs for financing activities, including payments of debt service and customary financing costs for the modernization and development of public housing, including public housing in mixed-finance developments. The pledge of public housing projects and other property generally involves the long-term commitment of public housing funds. This proposed rule would support HUD's objective to enhance PHA capital improvement planning and the public housing program transition to asset management decision-making by establishing program requirements, submission requirements, and the approval process for PHAs to request authorization from HUD to pledge either capital or operating funds for debt service payments.
HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR) Debarment and Suspension Procedures
Document Number: E7-13745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule proposes to amend HUD's Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR) to codify the suspension and debarment procedures applicable to HUD's procurement contracts. Such an amendment would affirm that the suspension and debarment procedures in 24 CFR part 24 apply to procurement as well as nonprocurement contracts. The contracting community is familiar with the suspension and debarment procedures in part 24 and this rule is limited to amending the HUDAR regulations to reflect the applicability of these requirements to procurement contracts.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 07-3349
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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; Semi-annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report-Local Contracting Agencies (HUD Programs)
Document Number: E7-13678
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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 HUD to fulfill its reporting obligation under DOL regulations at 29 CFR Part 5, Section 5.7(b).
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Application for Insurance of Advance of Mortgage Proceeds
Document Number: E7-13677
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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. A mortgagor (or mortgagor/contractor) requests an advance of mortgage proceeds for reimbursement of project construction expenditures. Upon further input and review the mortgagee transmits the information to HUD for approval on a monthly basis for reimbursement of funds.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirements
Document Number: E7-13676
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-13
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. Grant application for Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and addition of predevelopment grant funding for architectural and engineering work, site control, and other planning related expenses for Section 202 grantees.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for Fiscal Year 2008 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program
Document Number: 07-3388
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. Today's notice proposes FMRs for FY2008. The proposed numbers amend FMR schedules used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, and to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program. Other programs may require use of FMRs for other purposes. The proposed FY2008 FMR areas are based on current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) metropolitan area definitions and include HUD modifications, that were first used in the determination of FY2006 FMR areas. The changes OMB made to the metropolitan area definitions in December 2006 are also incorporated. This means that there are two new one-county Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), and a few areas where MSA name changes add or delete a primary city name. Proposed FY2008 FMRs are based on 2000 Census data updated with more current survey data. For the first time, HUD is using data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS). HUD is largely replacing the accumulated 2001-through-2005 FMR update factors from various sources with data from ACS's first full implementation year, 2005. HUD uses ACS data in different ways according to how many 2- bedroom standard quality and recent mover sample cases are available in the FMR area or in its Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA), as described in detail later in this notice. Random digit dialing (RDD) surveys performed between 2001 and 2005 may also be used under certain conditions. Revised 2005 FMRs based on 2000 Census and 2005 ACS data have been updated with Consumer Price Index (CPI) data through the end of 2006 and then trended to April 2008, the mid-point of FY2008. Proposed FY2008 FMRs are the first to be able to take advantage of the full-implementation ACS, a major new Census survey that is being conducted annually and that will replace the Decennial Census ``long- form'' sample survey that is the source of the Decennial Census rent information. The ACS will permit more accurate FMR estimates each year than were possible using the Decennial Census trending techniques of previous FMR estimates.
Standards for Mortgagor's Investment in Mortgaged Property: Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 07-3357
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-07-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice extends the public comment period for an additional 30-day period for HUD's proposed rule on Standards for Mortgagor's Investment in Mortgaged Property, published on May 11, 2007.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System
Document Number: E7-13258
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
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.