Department of Housing and Urban Development 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Standards for Mortgagor's Investment in Mortgaged Property: Compliance With Court Order Vacating Final Rule
Document Number: E8-31060
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule complies with a court order to vacate HUD's rule entitled ``Standards for Mortgagor's Investment in Mortgaged Property'' published on October 1, 2007.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-31059
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
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.
Consolidated HUD Hearing Procedures for Civil Rights Matters
Document Number: E8-30942
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA); Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD's FY2009 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs
Document Number: E8-30600
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides prospective applicants for HUD's competitive funding with the opportunity to become familiar with the General Section of HUD's FY2009 NOFAs, in advance of publication of any FY2009 NOFAs. This year, HUD plans to publish its NOFAs as they are approved for publication and not in a combined SuperNOFA. HUD believes that by making this change, the NOFAs will be available earlier in the fiscal year. To assist applicants in this transformation, HUD is publishing the anticipated schedule for release of HUD's FY2009 NOFAs in Appendix A. The information regarding NOFA programs and schedules is subject to the availability of appropriations. As HUD receives appropriations, HUD may elect to amend the anticipated dates, estimated funds available, and/or program requirements that may appear in the published NOFAs to reflect HUD's FY2009 appropriations act, when enacted by Congress. Any amendment to HUD published NOFAs will be made available to the public through a Federal Register publication and published on http://www.grants.gov. Applicants are urged to sign up for Grants.gov's RSS Feed service to receive any changes to this General Section to HUD's FY2009 NOFAs. Information about the RSS Feed Service can be found at http://www07.grants.gov/help/rss.jsp. Detailed instructions on use of the RSS Feed can be found later in this General Section. Applicants are advised to become familiar with the requirements of this General Section, particularly with applicant Grants.gov registration requirements and submission instructions. Submission instructions must be adhered to in order to have a successful submission. Applicants are also advised to provide copies of the General Section to all persons that will be working on the application. HUD has found too often that the Program Section and the application are passed along, but not the General Section instructions; thus placing Authorized Organization Representatives (AORs) at a disadvantage in not having all the information needed for submission. HUD will continue to require that applicants submit their applications electronically via Grants.gov. In FY2008, HUD switched to Adobe Forms application packages, available on Grants.gov. The Adobe Forms packages take more processing power, are larger in size, and use more memory than the earlier packages used by Grants.gov. Applicants are advised to pay careful attention to the submission instructions contained in this notice. Failure to do so will result in difficulty in uploading your application and ``VirusDetect'' rejection notices. The Adobe Forms packages are compatible with Windows XP Windows and Windows Vista operating systems, Apple Macintosh computers, and Microsoft Office 2007. Please carefully read the instructions in this notice regarding use of Adobe Forms. To submit an application via Grants.gov, new users will be required to complete a five-step registration process, which can take 2 to 4 weeks to complete. The process includes ensuring that information provided for the applicant organization to Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) for your DUNS number matches information previously provided by your organization and contained in Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records. If there is a discrepancy in the information, the registration cannot be completed until discrepancy issues are resolved. Applicants that have previously completed the registration process have to renew or update their registration in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). The renewal/update process confirms that the registration information is still accurate and allows organizations to make any appropriate changes. During the renewal/update process, the CCR will check the D&B information against the IRS records for the applicant organization. If there are discrepancies, the renewal/update cannot be completed until the discrepancies are resolved. Please allow adequate time to resolve any registration issues. Failure to complete the renewal/update process in the CCR before the CCR registration expires will result in an applicant having to repeat the five steps of the registration process. If an applicant changes the eBusiness Point of Contact in the CCR registration, it should make sure the new eBusiness Point of Contact has also granted permission to the person submitting the application to be the AOR. To submit an eligible application to HUD, the AOR must be able to enter into a legally binding agreement on behalf of the organizational entity. Please see detailed registration instructions in Section IV.B. of this notice. HUD recommends that all prospective applicants take the time to carefully read the notice entitled ``Notice of Opportunity to Register Early and other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission via Grants.gov,'' published on December 5, 2008 (73 FR 74179). This notice is also available on HUD's Web site at http:// www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm and on http:// www.Grants.gov. HUD's Early Registration notice provides step-by-step instructions for applicants who must register with Grants.gov and also provides renewal/update instructions for those who have previously registered. Prospective applicants should register or update their registration information upon publication of this notice so you are prepared when the Program Section NOFAs are published. Please note that the Continuum of Care application is submitted through the HUD eSNAPS system, not Grants.gov. Submission instructions for the eSNAPs applications will be contained in the NOFA for the Continuum of Care program. Notification of the availability of the Continuum of Care NOFA and FY2009 application, and other information, will be released via the Grants.gov Web site. HUD does not maintain a mailing list with the exception of the Continuum of Care listserv for the Continuum of Care applicant community. To join the HUD homeless assistance program listserv, go to http://www.hud.gov/subscribe/ signup.cfm?listname=Homeless%20Assistance%20Program&list=HOME LESS-ASST- L.
Notice of Submission for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection to OMB; Comment Request; Applications for Housing Assistance Payments and Special Claims Processing
Document Number: E8-30760
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of the currently approved collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Submission for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request; Owner Certification With HUD's Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: E8-30746
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Comment Request, Continuum of Care Homelessness Assistance Grant Application
Document Number: E8-30607
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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; Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program
Document Number: E8-30606
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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, State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Document Number: E8-30605
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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: E8-30601
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-24
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.
Study of Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program
Document Number: E8-30463
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-23
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. Survey a statistically significant sample of housing authorities and a set of public housing developments, buildings and units, using instruments that include systems inspection coding and information, costs, and modernization and conversion actions. Using these instruments, the study will generate estimates in constant dollars of existing and accrued total and per-unit capital needs at the national level and for important subcategories such as HA size (measured by number of ACC units) and region. The sample and data instruments shall enable statistically significant comparison with results from the 1998 capital needs study. The Study responds to a Congressional mandate.
Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution-State Certification Form; Information for Federal Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution
Document Number: E8-30295
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
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. HUD collects this information to establish a manufactured housing dispute resolution program for states that choose not to operate their own dispute resolution programs. Form HUD-310-DRSC allows a state to certify that its state dispute resolution program meet the program requirements. Form HUD-311-DR allows persons who have initiated their participation in the federal dispute resolution program to submit the necessary information regarding their request to the federal program for further action. There are two groups of respondents. The first group is the 50 states; the second group consists of individual purchasers, manufacturers, retailers, and installers of manufactured housing. HUD has engaged dispute resolution professionals from various federal agencies to review the submissions and then possibly contact the submitting party or agency, and to act as neutrals, mediators, and arbitrators.
Local Appeals to Single-Family Mortgage Limits
Document Number: E8-30294
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
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. Housing industry groups may appeal for increases in FHA's maximum mortgage limits for specific counties or metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's).
Construction Complaint-Request for Financial Assistance
Document Number: E8-30293
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
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 information collection is submitted by homeowners and is used by HUD to identify the items of complaint in order to help the homeowner obtain correction. The information is also used to identify builders not conforming to applicable standards and to determine eligibility for financial assistance.
Multifamily Financial Management Template
Document Number: E8-30292
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-22
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 uniform Financial Reporting Standards (UFRS) regulation requires HUD's multifamily housing program participants to submit financial data electronically, using generally accepted accounting principles, in a prescribed format. Electronic submissions of this data will require the use of a template.
Disposition of HUD-Owned Single Family Assets in Revitalization Areas
Document Number: E8-30291
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would implement a statutorily established program to make HUD-held single family homes and mortgage assets available for sale to units of general local government, states, Indian tribes, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit entities (collectively, purchasers) to provide homeownership opportunities and to promote neighborhood revitalization. Revitalization areas would be identified through application of specified economic and housing criteria. The purchasers would then make available the assets in accordance with a HUD-approved plan to encourage homeownership and revitalize the area.
Additional Allocations for Midwest Flood Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees under the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
Document Number: E8-30185
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public of the second allocation of CDBG disaster recovery grants for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in areas covered by a declaration of major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) as a result of natural disasters that were recent as of the law's enactment in June 2008. As described in the supplementary information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute and regulations to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements, upon the request of the state grantees. This notice also describes how a state receiving an allocation may implement the common application, eligibility, and administrative waivers and the common alternative and statutory requirements for the grants.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-29816
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale
Document Number: E8-30177
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell an unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loan, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale (Pool 101 of MHLS 2009-1). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
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 11003 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 To Include Calendar Years 2008 and 2009 Program Funds
Document Number: E8-29949
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice supplements three 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, approved December 30, 2005). This authority allows PHAs in the most heavily impacted areas of Louisiana and Mississippi affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to combine Housing Choice Voucher and public housing operating and capital funds to flexibly and efficiently facilitate disaster recovery in those areas. Such authority was provided for calendar years (CYs) 2006 and 2007. This notice advises of the extension of such authority through CYs 2008 and 2009 by section 11003 of the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 110-329, approved September 30, 2008). Eligible PHAs with a continued need for assisting families who were receiving housing assistance under the Act immediately prior to Hurricane Katrina or Rita and were displaced from their housing by the hurricanes and are interested in using authority provided under the extended section 901 authority must submit a 2008 Notice of Intent and Fungibility Plan in accordance with the July 28, 2006, October 30, 2006, and August 6, 2007 Federal Register notices. Further information on HUD processing of CYs 2008 and 2009 section 901 fungibility will be posted to the Office of Public and Indian Housing Web site at: http:// www.hud.gov/offices/pih/.
Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) for Hurricane Ike (DHAP-Ike)
Document Number: E8-29947
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
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 under which HUD shall act as the servicing agency of DHAP-Ike commencing November 1, 2008. DHAP-Ike is a joint initiative undertaken by HUD and FEMA to provide monthly rental assistance, case management services, security deposit, and utility deposit assistance for certain families displaced from their homes by Hurricane Ike or Hurricane Gustav. The operating requirements for the DHAP-Ike are found in HUD Notice PIH 2008-38, issued October 14, 2008. HUD Notice PIH 2008-38 and related program information on the DHAP-Ike is available on HUD's Web site at http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/publications/ike.cfm. To be eligible for DHAP-Ike, a family must have been displaced by Hurricane Ike or Hurricane Gustav, determined eligible for DHAP-Ike assistance by FEMA and referred to HUD by FEMA. Initially there are no income eligibility requirements for DHAP-Ike assistance. However, only families with housing costs that exceed 30 percent of the family's monthly income are eligible for continued DHAP-Ike rental assistance and case management services after the earlier of July 31, 2009, or 6 months following the effective date of the Disaster Rent Subsidy Contract executed on behalf of the family. HUD will invite public housing agencies (PHAs) that currently administer DHAP to administer DHAP-Ike in their jurisdiction based on several factors such as where the DHAP-Ike eligible families are currently residing or have indicated they wish to receive DHAP-Ike assistance. DHAP-Ike is a temporary assistance program and will terminate with the March 2010 subsidy payment.
Waiver of Regulations Issued by HUD Restatement of Policy
Document Number: E8-29813
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice reiterates HUD's statement of policy concerning the procedures that govern the waiver of regulations and directives issued by HUD. This policy was first announced by notice published in 1991, following enactment of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989. In 2001, HUD published a notice that clarified how these procedures are implemented during a period of Administration transition. This notice consolidates the information and procedures provided by the two notices, and updates information and terminology to reflect current HUD operations and procedures.
Revision of Hearing Procedures
Document Number: E8-29772
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends the hearing procedures before hearing officers who have the responsibility for adjudicating those matters that do not raise issues under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). This final rule also amends the hearing procedures before Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) who have the responsibility for adjudicating those matters that are subject to the requirements of the APA. Specifically, the final rule modifies pleading and motion requirements of the hearing procedures, and the procedures for the review of hearing officers' determinations. It also amends the discovery and deposition requirements to clarify the hearing officers' discovery procedures and to specifically allow for written interrogatories, in addition to depositions, requests for production of documents, and requests for admissions. Additionally, the final rule amends the discovery, appeal, and judicial review procedures related to hearings that are conducted pursuant to the APA. This final rule follows a September 8, 2008, published rule, and no comments were received in response to that rule. This final rule adopts the proposed rule without change. The changes made by this final rule better reflect current practice and conform the regulations more closely to statutory requirements.
Revisions to the Regulations Implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986
Document Number: E8-29771
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's regulations implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA), which were codified in 1996 and were amended in 2003 to include inflation adjustments. This final rule more closely conforms the PFCRA regulations with the PFCRA statutory language, to incorporate additional definitions into the PFCRA regulations, and to add an additional item to the list of factors that HUD shall consider in determining the amount of penalties and assessments to be imposed. This final rule follows publication of a September 8, 2008, proposed rule, but makes no changes at this final rule stage.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage “HOPE for Homeowners”
Document Number: E8-29678
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, 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; Emergency Comment Request; Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) Incremental Rent Transition Study
Document Number: E8-29626
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
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.
Inspector Candidate Assessment Questionnaire
Document Number: E8-29624
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
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. Individuals interested in conducting Uniform Physical Condition Standards inspections on behalf of PIH-REAC are requested to complete this form. The form is a questionnaire that provides PIH-REAC with basic background information about the individual's inspection skills and abilities.
Reconsideration of Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Mississippi's CDBG Disaster Recovery Grant Under the Department of Defense Emergency Supplemental Appropriations To Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006
Document Number: E8-29426
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes HUD's reconsideration of some of the additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grant provided to the State of Mississippi for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. HUD previously published an allocation and application notice on February 13, 2006, applicable to this grant and four others under the same appropriation, and reconsidered the waivers in that notice on August 8, 2008. The original June 14, 2006, notice has now been reconsidered and all waivers are being retained, with the exception of some of the overall benefit waivers.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Grant Program: Extension of Application Due Date
Document Number: E8-29425
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 10, 2008, HUD published the NOFA for the Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Grant Program. Through this NOFA, HUD is making available approximately $20 million for pre-development grants to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives in connection with the development of housing under the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly program. The October 10, 2008 publication established December 16, 2008 as the deadline date for the submission of applications. Today's Federal Register publication extends the deadline date for the submission of applications to February 18, 2009. HUD is also extending the deadline for applicants to submit requests for waivers from the electronic application submission requirements to February 11, 2009.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E8-29308
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
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 July 1, 2008, and ending on September 30, 2008.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Training Evaluation Form
Document Number: E8-29145
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
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: E8-29144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Mortgagee's Request for Extension of Time Requirements
Document Number: E8-29307
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This information collection is used as a ``turnaround'' document by mortgage lenders to request extension of time and for HUD to provide a response. For audit purposes, regulations require mortgagees to maintain claim files for three years after a claim is paid. Information in the claim file includes copies of the HUD approval with related claim documents to verify that HUD has authorized extensions of time on specific cases.
Single Family Mortgage Insurance on Hawaiian Homelands
Document Number: E8-29306
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This information collection documents the native status of Hawaiian borrowers to meet statutory requirements of the single-family mortgage insurance program for Hawaiian Homelands and to assist borrowers in resolving defaults.
Procedures for Appealing Section 8 Rent Adjustments
Document Number: E8-29305
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. When a rent increase for certain Section 8 subsidized projects is denied, in full or in part, owners may submit to HUD an appeal letter outlining the basis for the appeal. The appeal letter must be submitted to the Contract Administrator or the HUD Director for review. HUD uses the information to determine whether to deny or allow Section 8 rent increases.
Matching Requirement in McKinney-Vento Act Programs
Document Number: E8-29304
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is the primary federal statute that addresses the issues of homelessness in the United States. Three grant programs administered by HUD under this statute (the Supportive Housing program, the Shelter Plus Care program, and the Emergency Shelter Grants program) each impose a matching requirement for a grant awarded by HUD under the program. This rule codifies, in the regulations governing these programs, the scope of the match requirement, and the responsibility of the recipient of the grant to ensure that the funds that the recipient uses to satisfy HUD's match requirements are not prohibited to be used for this purpose under any statute that may govern the matching funds. The scope of the match and the responsibility to ensure that a match is a permissible match is not a new interpretation, or new responsibility, respectively. HUD has determined, however, that codification in regulation benefits grantees, especially new recipients, since codified regulations present an easy locatable source for permanent program policies and requirements.
Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Opportunity To Register Early and Other Important Information for Electronic Application Submission Via Grants.gov
Document Number: E8-28868
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides instructions to potential applicants applying for funding under HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 grant programs available through Grants.gov, including changes to the Grants.gov registration process scheduled for January 2009. This notice does not pertain to applicants who will be applying in FY2009 for Continuum of Care funds. HUD will publish a separate notice to address the receipt of Continuum of Care applications in FY2009. Today's Federal Register notice provides information to help applicants better understand the registration and electronic submission process for HUD applications made available through Grants.gov. Grants.gov is the federal portal for applicants to electronically find and apply for over 1,000 funding opportunities made available by 26 federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov offers the applicant community a common Web site where applicants can apply for a variety of federal assistance programs. To date, all 26 Federal grant-making agencies have posted their funding opportunities and electronic application packages to Grants.gov. HUD believes that by facilitating a better understanding of the electronic submission process, applicants will be able to more easily make the transition to electronic application submission. HUD advises potential applicants to carefully read this notice and immediately begin the registration process or renew their registration from prior years.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-28629
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
CDBG Urban County/New York Towns Qualification/Requalification Process
Document Number: E8-28236
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
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 UC/New York Towns qualification/requalification process obtains information yearly to establish the participating population used to calculate the final grant CDBG allocations for all CDBG allocations for all CDBG grantees for the next fiscal year.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program
Document Number: E8-28377
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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 Funding Availability (NOFA) for Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons With Disabilities Related to Certain Types of Section 8 Project-Based Developments and Sections 202, 221(d)(3), and 236 Developments (Certain Developments)
Document Number: E8-28237
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This NOFA announces the availability of approximately $15 million in one-year budget authority for Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) for non-elderly disabled families in support of Certain Developments that provide preferences for, or restrict occupancy to, certain units for occupancy for elderly families only. This NOFA is governed by the information and instructions found in the Notice of HUD's FY2008 Notice of Funding Availability; Policy Requirements and General Section (General Section) to HUD's FY2008 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs that HUD published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2008 (73 FR 14882), the SuperNOFA Introduction published on May 12, 2008 (73 FR 27032), and the correction published on June 12, 2008 (73 FR 33446).
HUD Programs: Violence Against Women Act Conforming Amendments
Document Number: E8-28235
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This interim rule conforms HUD's regulations to the self- implementing provisions of the statutory protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking provided by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), as recently amended. These new protections apply to families applying for or receiving rental assistance under HUD's public housing and tenant-based and project-based Section 8 programs. The primary objectives of VAWA are to reduce violence against women and to protect the safety and confidentiality of victims of domestic violence and abuse.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons With Disabilities in Support of Designated Housing Plans
Document Number: E8-28234
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This NOFA announces the availability of approximately $15 million in one-year budget authority for Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) for non-elderly disabled families. This NOFA is governed by the information and instructions found in the Notice of HUD's FY2008 Notice of Funding Availability; Policy Requirements and General Section (General Section) to HUD's FY2008 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs that HUD published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2008 (73 FR 14882), the SuperNOFA Introduction published on May 12, 2008 (73 FR 27032), and the correction published on June 12, 2008, (73 FR 33446).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-28066
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/Loan Funds
Document Number: E8-28072
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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; Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure (Corporate Mortgagors or Mortgagors Owning More Than One Property)
Document Number: E8-28071
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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; Assistance Payment Contract Notice of Termination, Suspension or Reinstatement
Document Number: E8-28070
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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; Mortgagee's Certification/Application/Monthly Summary of Assistance Payments Due
Document Number: E8-28069
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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.
Proposed Information Collection: Family Unification Program (FUP)
Document Number: E8-28068
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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 (PHA) application for funding of new Housing Choice Vouchers to promote family unification. The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which vouchers are provided to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care. Youths at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old (have not reached 22nd birthday) who left foster care at age 16 or older and who do not have adequate housing are also eligible to receive housing assistance under the FUP. A FUP voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 18 months.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Contractor's Requisition-Project Mortgages
Document Number: E8-28067
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-26
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.