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Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-24533
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
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.
Public Housing Operating Fund Program; Increased Terms of Energy Performance Contracts
Document Number: E8-24573
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This interim rule would make conforming amendments to the regulations of the Public Housing Operating Fund Program to reflect recent statutory amendments that allow for: The maximum term of an energy performance contract (EPC) between a public housing authority (PHA) and an entity other than HUD to be up to 20 years, and the extension of an existing EPC, without reprocurement, to a period of no more than 20 years, to allow additional energy conservation improvements. The increase in the maximum EPC term, which is currently limited to 12 years, is provided by statutory amendments and will enable longer payback periods for energy conservation measures.
Reconsideration of Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Louisiana'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: E8-24535
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes the statutorily required reconsideration of additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grant provided to the State of Louisiana on June 14, 2006, and March 7, 2007, for the purpose of assisting in the recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. Although the reconsideration period is normally 2 years following grant of the waiver, HUD is reconsidering and altering some waivers early at the state's request.
Notice of Availability of Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report
Document Number: E8-24372
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD is announcing the availability on its website of HUD's Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report for Fiscal Year 2007, which was prepared in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
The Performance Review Board
Document Number: E8-24371
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the appointments of Ronald Y. Spraker and Jon L. Gant as members; and Dominique G. Blom as an alternate member of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-0050.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Inspector Candidate Assessment Questionnaire
Document Number: E8-24370
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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.
Congressional Earmark Grants
Document Number: E8-24367
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-15
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. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Congressional Grants Division will administer congressionally mandated grants known as earmarks. These projects will be identified in HUD's annual appropriation legislation and accompanying committee reports. These earmarks generally fall into two categories: Economic Development Initiative-Special Project (EDI-SP) and Neighborhood Initiative (N) grants. Grantees are non-profit organizations, Tribal entities and local governments.
Flood Insurance
Document Number: E8-24043
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is requesting public comments on issuance of a proposed Flood Insurance regulation. The proposed regulation would codify the authority and responsibility of FHFA to oversee and enforce the statutory requirements affecting the operations of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation under the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended, and to effect congressionally mandated adjustments to the civil money penalties applicable to violations of that law.
Mortgagee Review Board (MRB); Amendments to the MRB Regulations
Document Number: E8-23878
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule makes changes to the Department's Mortgagee Review Board (Board) regulations to clarify and better reflect statutory directives and amend current practice, and to modify the Board's procedures governing hearings. This rule also removes provisions that unnecessarily duplicate the authorizing statute and clarifies the authority and duties of the Board in taking administrative action against mortgagees approved by the Federal Housing Administration. This rule separates and clarifies the grounds for administrative action and the factors considered by the Board in evaluating whether to take administrative action, as well as requiring the mortgagee to address these factors in its response to the Board's notice of violation. This rule follows publication of a March 28, 2008, proposed rule on which HUD received one public comment. At this final rule stage, HUD has decided to adopt the proposed rule with minor changes, as described below.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-23786
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-10
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 Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program: Extension of Application Due Date
Document Number: E8-23923
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 10, 2008, HUD published the NOFA for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program. Through this NOFA, HUD is making available approximately $1.42 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 for the CoC program. On August 13, 2008, HUD published a notice that established the deadline date for the submission of applications and corrected or clarified portions of the CoC NOFA. Since that date, Hurricane Ike has greatly impacted Continuums of Care in Texas, Louisiana and other places. In response to this disaster, today's publication extends the deadline date for the submission of applications.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Single Family Mortgage Insurance on Hawaiian Homelands
Document Number: E8-23787
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
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.
Reconsideration of Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for the State of Alabama'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: E8-23664
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes the statutorily required reconsideration of additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the CDBG disaster recovery grant provided to the State of Alabama on June 14, 2006, 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 extended that notice on August 8, 2008. As described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements for this purpose, upon the request of the state grantee. This notice for the State of Alabama also notes statutory provisions affecting program design and implementation. The original notice has been reconsidered and the waivers are being retained.
Notice of Allocations, Application Procedures, Regulatory Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for Emergency Assistance for Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes Grantees Under the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, 2008
Document Number: E8-23476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public of the allocation formula and allocation amounts, the list of grantees, alternative requirements, and the waivers of regulations granted to grantees under Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, for the purpose of assisting in the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes under the Emergency Assistance for Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes heading, referred to throughout this notice as the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). As described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to specify alternative requirements and make regulatory waivers for this purpose. This notice also notes statutory issues affecting program design and implementation.
Privacy Act; Notification of an Amendment to an Existing Privacy Act System of Records; Inventory Management System (IMS) (Formerly-The Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC))
Document Number: E8-23473
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes to amend one of its Privacy Act record systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The amendment is to reflect changes in the system name, location, new system managers and current updates to the ``Purpose'' and ``Systems Security Measures'' statements. This system is managed and operated by HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing. IMS replaces the former Public and Indian Housing Information Center (PIC) system. The notice for the PIC system was published at 67 FR 20986. This record system supports the administration of programs for families receiving housing assistance for those entities that administer HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing rental assistance programs. The entities that administer PIH's rental assistance programs are the Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). Additionally, as part of HUD's oversight responsibility, the collected data maintained in IMS is used to calculate the amount of subsidy authorized and disbursed to PHAs and to monitor PHAs' overall performance and use of HUD funds. The existing scope, objectives, and business processes in place for this program remain unchanged. System Security Measures: The availability and data in IMS are important. Much of the data needs to be protected from unanticipated or unintentional modification. HUD restricts the use of the information to HUD's oversight responsibility, and access to the IMS is controlled by using the Web Access Security System (WASS) security module, which requires users to use the single sign-on security interface. WASS consists of a secure connection component and a secure systems component. WASS provides an overall security umbrella for thousands of HUD-wide system users. The secure connection component of WASS includes online registration forms that are accessible via the World Wide Web and are used by HUD's trusted Business Partners to submit requests for the authority to access secure systems that reside behind HUD's firewall. The data captured by the secure connection registration page is used to establish authorized user on the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server. Secure connection provides system level security by validating users against the LDAP server prior to providing users access to HUD's Secure System environment from the internet by: (1) The WASS module controls a user's access, updates access, read-only access, and approval access based on the user's role and security access level; (2) unauthorized system access is reduced by restricting access by job function and by the use of user identifications (User IDs) and password and user IDs that are utilized to identify the transaction by users; (3) inaccurate and incomplete data are identified and eliminated with extensive edits; and (4) data corruption/ destruction is handled by limiting user IDs that have update rights to the production server/databases. Data Quality: PHAs enter management, building and unit inventory details, and family information into IMS. Family data includes the families' names, social security numbers (SSN), and dates of birth. The social security number search feature was established to help HUD maintain data quality and integrity and to support one of its strategic objectives to prevent fraud and abuse. This search feature: (1) Helps to confirm that those families entitled to benefits receive benefits; (2) assists in limiting the duplication of benefits; and (3) helps to prevent submission of false applications for benefits, thereby ensuring data quality.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of the Intent To Establish a New Privacy Act System of Records, Personal Services Cost Subsystem (PSCS, A75I)
Document Number: E8-23471
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
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 purpose of the proposed new system of records, identified as Personal Services Cost Subsystem (PSCS, A75I), is to obtain payroll costs for the Department from the National Finance Center (NFC).
Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of the Establishment of a New System of Records, Financial Data Mart (FDM, A75R),
Document Number: E8-23470
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
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 purpose of the proposed new system of records, identified as the Financial Data Mart (FDM, A75R) will be used by HUD's Chief Financial Office to store financial, limited personnel, vendor, and customer data.
Moving to Work Demonstration
Document Number: E8-23459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-06
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. All PHAs are required to submit annual plans, however, PHAs with Moving to Work demonstration agreements (29 at the time of submission of this request) the annual MTW plan and annual MTW report are submitted in lieu of the standard annual and 5 year PHA plans. Revisions are being made to this 50900 form so that the Department is able to better respond to Congressional and other inquiries regarding outcome measures obtained and promising practices learned throughout the duration of the demonstration.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-23007
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-03
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Counseling Client Survey
Document Number: E8-23209
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing for Performing Loans; MIP Processing, Escrow Administration, Customer Service, Servicing Fees and 235 Loans
Document Number: E8-23208
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Multifamily Housing Procedures for Projects Affected by Presidentially-Declared Disasters
Document Number: E8-23207
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Telecommunications Services in Multifamily Housing Projects
Document Number: E8-23205
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Procedures for Appealing Section 8 Rent Adjustments
Document Number: E8-23204
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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.
Notice of Proposed Information
Document Number: E8-23202
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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.
Request for Credit Approval of Substitute Mortgagor
Document Number: E8-23174
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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. A buyer may assume an FHA-insured mortgage by becoming the substitute mortgagor through the credit approval process. Prior to releasing a seller from liability on the mortgage note or for mortgages after December 15, 1989, HUD or a Direct Endorsement (DE) lender must review the credit of the assumer and record the approval.
Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: E8-23172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
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. HUD will conduct various customer satisfaction surveys to gather feedback and data directly from our customers to determine the kind and quality of services and products they want and expect to receive.
Assessments
Document Number: E8-23046
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Board, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight and Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) are establishing policy and procedures for the FHFA to impose assessments on the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks) (collectively, Regulated Entities), through a final rule, pursuant to 12 U.S.C. 4516.
Final Fair Market Rents for Fiscal Year 2009 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program
Document Number: E8-22793
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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. The primary uses of FMRs are to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab), and to serve as a rent ceiling in the HOME rental assistance program. Today's notice provides final FY2009 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2009. The FY2009 FMRs are based on 2000 Census data updated with more current survey data. For FY2009, FY2008 FMRs are updated using 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) data, and more recent Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and utility indexes. HUD continues to use ACS data in different ways according to how many two-bedroom standard-quality and recent-mover sample cases are available in the FMR area or its Core- Based Statistical Area (CBSA). Revised 2006 FMRs based on Census and ACS data have been updated with CPI data through the end of 2007 and then trended to April 2009, the mid-point of FY2009.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-22329
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-26
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.
Multifamily Mortgage Insurance Premiums (MIPs) and Credit Subsidy Obligations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
Document Number: E8-22333
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily mortgage insurance programs that have commitments to be issued or reissued in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. The FY2009 MIPs are the same as in FY2008. This annual notice includes for the first time two additional MIPs for the hospital mortgage insurance programs: (1) Supplemental loans for hospitals; and (2) refinancing for existing FHA-insured hospitals. These are not new MIPs and the amounts charged for them will be the same as in previous years. In addition to announcing MIPs for FY2009, this notice announces that credit subsidy obligations are required for firm commitments issued or reissued for FHA's three positive credit subsidy programs: (1) Section 221(d)(3) New Construction/Substantial Rehabilitation for Nonprofit/Cooperatives; (2) Section 241(a) Supplemental Loans for apartments only; and (3) Section 223(d) Operating Loss Loans. These obligations are not new for FY2009.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Continuum of Care Program Fiscal Years 2005, 2006 and 2007
Document Number: E8-21945
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of past funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for the Homeless Assistance Grants program. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available. Federal Register notices on these actions were not published at the time; however, the public was advised of these grant selections since they were posted on HUD's Web site. The postings contained listings of the selected applicants including descriptions of the projects.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Family Unification Program (FUP)
Document Number: E8-22145
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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.
Privacy Act; Notification of New Privacy Act System of Records, Housing Counseling Research Data Files
Document Number: E8-22144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The 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 Housing Counseling Research Data Files. The records system will be used by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to conduct research and evaluation study of certain participants of HUD-funded Housing Counseling Agencies. Refer to the ``Objective'' caption to obtain detailed information about the purpose of this study.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Treatment Builder's Certification and Guarantee, and the new Construction Subterranean Termite Soil Treatment Record
Document Number: E8-22143
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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 Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E8-22141
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-23
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, 2008 and ending on June 30, 2008.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-21696
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-19
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 Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Program: Technical Corrections
Document Number: E8-21493
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 10, 2008, HUD published the NOFA for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program. Through this NOFA, HUD is making available approximately $1.42 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 for the CoC program. The purpose of the CoC program is to reduce the incidence of homelessness in communities by assisting homeless individuals and families to move to self sufficiency and permanent housing. On August 13, 2008, HUD published a notice that established the deadline date for the submission of applications and corrected or clarified portions of the CoC NOFA. Today's publication clarifies the CoC NOFA regarding the projects subject to the calculation for housing emphasis points. Today's publication also moves the deadline date for the submission of applications.
Notice of FHA Debenture Call
Document Number: E8-21394
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Claims and Conveyance Process, Property Inspection/Preservation
Document Number: E8-21371
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-15
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.
Federal Housing Administration: Insurance for Manufactured Housing
Document Number: E8-20787
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations governing manufactured homes that are to be the security for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Title I loans and Title II insured mortgages. The proposed rule would permit, as eligible for FHA insurance, mortgages on manufactured homes to be installed in accordance with the Model Installation Standards, which were the subject of notice and rulemaking that resulted in a final rule published on October 19, 2007. Acceptance of mortgages on these manufactured homes for FHA insurance will provide for greater flexibility of design, thereby permitting additional options for affordable housing. This proposed rule would apply to all newly installed manufactured homes that are to be security for Title I and Title II loans and any manufactured home that has been previously set up and erected at another location and that is to be security for a Title I loan. An existing manufactured home that secures a Title I loan and that has been installed or erected on a homesite in compliance with the manufacturer's requirements for anchoring, support, stability, and maintenance would be exempt from compliance with this proposed rule, unless it is relocated from the site of its original installation after the effective date of this proposed rule.
Notice of Reclassification of Four Investigative Field Offices to Regional Offices: Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Tampa, FL; and Seattle, WA
Document Number: E8-21226
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that the HUD/OIG Office of Investigation plans to reclassify its Cleveland; Baltimore; Tampa; and Seattle field offices as regional offices. The planned reclassification is intended to: (1) Improve the alignment of limited investigative resources, to promote more efficient responses to HUD or Congressional requests involving critical program issues; (2) redeploy resources to prevent and detect fraud in new program delivery of CPD and FHA; and (3) improve management control and effectiveness, and reduce travel costs of management by reducing region size. The HUD/OIG Office of Audit, to the extent that it maintains field offices in these locations, has determined that based upon the different nature of its responsibilities it does not need to reorganize. This notice also includes a cost-benefit analysis supporting the reclassification of the four field offices.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E8-21002
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-12
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.
Allocations and Common Application and Reporting Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for Midwest Flood Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees Under the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
Document Number: E8-21092
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of the initial allocation for grant funds for 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 recent natural disasters. 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 for this purpose, upon the request of the state grantees. This Notice also describes the common application, eligibility, and administrative waivers and the common alternative and statutory requirements for the grants.
Management Review of Multifamily Housing Projects
Document Number: E8-21023
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
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 staff, Mortgagees, and Contract Administrators complete the form HUD-9834 during on-site reviews. The information gathered from the form is used to evaluate the quality of management, determine causes of problems, and devise corrective actions to safeguard the Department's financial interest and ensure that tenants are provided with decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Study of Capital Needs in the Public Housing Program
Document Number: E8-21022
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
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.
Prohibition on Use of Indian Community Development Block Grant Assistance for Employment Relocation Activities
Document Number: E8-20785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations for the Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) program by prohibiting Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages from using ICDBG funds to facilitate the relocation of for-profit businesses from one labor market area to another, if the relocation is likely to result in significant job loss. The proposed rule would prohibit Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages from using ICDBG funds for ``job pirating'' activities that are likely to result in significant job loss. ``Job pirating,'' in this context, refers to the use of ICDBG funds to lure or attract a business and its jobs from one community to another. To prevent the rule from having an effect in situations where the relocation of a business causes an insignificant loss of jobs, the proposed rule would provide that a loss of 25 or fewer jobs from an area, as a result of an ICDBG-funded economic development project, would not constitute a significant loss of jobs.
Revision of Hearing Procedures
Document Number: E8-20761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend 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 proposed rule would also amend 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 proposed rule would modify pleading and motion requirements of the hearing procedures. It would also amend 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. A new provision allowing for written interrogatories would be added to the hearing procedures, and the proposed rule would also modify the procedures for the review of hearing officers' determinations. Additionally, the proposed rule would amend the discovery, appeal, and judicial review procedures related to hearings that are conducted pursuant to the APA. The proposed changes to the regulations would better reflect current practice and would conform the regulations more closely to statutory requirements.
Revisions to the Regulations Implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986
Document Number: E8-20760
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend 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. The purpose of this proposed rule is to more closely conform 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 the Secretary shall consider in determining the amount of penalties and assessments to be imposed.