Department of Housing and Urban Development February 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ)
Document Number: E9-4189
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended by the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended (Pub. L. 100-503), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Guidelines on the Conduct of Matching Programs (54 FR 25818 (June 19, 1989)); and OMB Bulletin 89-22, ``Instructions on Reporting Computer Matching Programs to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Congress and the Public,'' HUD proposes to issue public notice of its intent to conduct a new computer matching program using data from DOJ's systems of records. The matching program will involve the utilization of a computer information system of HUD, the Credit Alert Interactive Verification Reporting System (CAIVRS), which will include DOJ's debtor files. The CAIVRS database includes delinquent debt information from the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Veterans Affairs and the Small Business Administration. Also, judgment lien data is included from the Department of Justice.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-3755
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike)
Document Number: E9-3955
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
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.
Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: E9-3954
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-25
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. Information allows HUD to contract with organizations that provide tenant and homeowner counseling. Counseling aids tenants and homeowners in improving their housing conditions and in meeting the responsibilities of tenancy and homeownership. HUD-approved agencies can compete for program funds.
State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Document Number: E9-3588
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. State submits an annual report and keeps records related to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. These records include definitions of conditions, certifications of activities/plans, slum/ blight activities, business assistance and community revitalization strategies and other items.
Community Development Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program
Document Number: E9-3583
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. For the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, entitlement communities are required to keep records of activities. These records include definitions of conditions, certifications of activities/plans and other items. This paperwork submission addresses the record keeping and reporting requirements for the CDBG program.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-3109
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-20
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.
Civil Money Penalties: Certain Prohibited Conduct; Technical Correction
Document Number: E9-3245
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 15, 2009, HUD published a final rule to revise HUD's regulations that govern the imposition of civil money penalties. The final rule contained, however, a typographical error in the amendatory language for a revision to 24 CFR 30.90(b). HUD published a second final rule on January 26, 2009, that further amended the section. Because of the error contained in the January 15, 2009 final rule, the amendatory language contained in the January 26, 2009, final rule was also in error. This document corrects these errors.
Flood Insurance
Document Number: E9-3243
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-17
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is correcting the final Flood Insurance Regulation, published in the Federal Register on January 15, 2009 (74 FR 2347), by deleting the addition of a subchapter.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Program; Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E9-3210
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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 funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the 2008 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing grants program. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: E9-3187
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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; Builder's Certification of Plans, Specifications, and Site
Document Number: E9-3185
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-17
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.
Allocations and Common Application and Reporting Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees Under 2008 Supplemental CDBG Appropriations
Document Number: E9-3216
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of the initial allocation of 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 natural disasters that occurred in 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 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. This Notice also grants to additional state allocatees the waivers included in the Federal Register published on September 11, 2008 (73 FR 52870).
Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Proposed Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: E9-3004
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-02-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Review,'' published in the Federal Register on January 26, 2009 (74 FR 4435), HUD is seeking public comment on a contemplated delay of 60 days in the effective date of the rule entitled ``Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs'' published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2009 (74 FR 4832). This final rule revises HUD's public and assisted housing program regulations to implement the upfront income verification process for program participants and to require the use of HUD's Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system by public housing agencies and owners and management agents. HUD is considering a temporary 60-day delay in the effective date to allow HUD officials the opportunity for further review and consideration of new regulations, consistent with the Chief of Staff memorandum of January 20, 2009. In addition, HUD takes this opportunity to address questions received subsequent to publication of the January 27, 2009, final rule pertaining to the provisions requiring the use of Social Security Numbers for determining program eligibility. HUD wishes to clarify that these requirements are not intended to apply to individuals, in mixed families, who do not contend eligible immigration status under HUD's noncitizens regulations, nor does it interfere with existing requirements relative to proration of assistance or screening for such families, or authorize their eviction or denial of admission on the basis of the new requirements pertaining to obtaining social security numbers. HUD solicits comments specifically on the contemplated delay in effective date, but also generally on the rule entitled ``Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs.''
HECM Counseling Client Survey
Document Number: E9-2863
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-11
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. The HECM Counseling Client Survey is used by HUD to obtain information directly from counseling recipients. This form is sent to the clients of a counseling agency as part of HUD's performance review of the agency.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-2291
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Notice of Funding Availability for the Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) Program
Document Number: E9-2282
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
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.
Multifamily Housing Procedures for Projects Affected by Presidentially-Declared Disasters
Document Number: E9-2281
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
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 is submitted to HUD for review to ensure that owners follow HUD procedures regarding recovery efforts after a Presidentially-declared disaster.
Telecommunications Services in Multifamily Housing Projects
Document Number: E9-2280
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-04
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 is used to ensure that owners/agents and telecommunications service providers comply with HUD requirements when providing telecommunications services to tenants in multifamily housing projects.