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

Notice of Web Site Availability: Allocations, Application Procedures and Requirements for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program Grantees Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: E9-7182
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the allocation formula, allocation amounts, list of grantees, statutory and regulatory program requirements, submission deadlines, and other requirements for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re- Housing Program (HPRP) authorized by Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009). HPRP funding is focused on providing short- and medium-term rental assistance to individuals and families who are currently in housing, but at risk of becoming homeless, and individuals and families who are homeless. Approximately $1.489 billion will be allocated for these purposes to states, metropolitan cities, urban counties and territories. State sub-grantees and non-profit sub-grantees are also eligible to receive HPRP funds from grantees. The notice establishing the program and application requirements for these funds, allocation information, and eligibility criteria is available on the HUD Web site at: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/homeless-prevention.cfm.
Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Tenant Data Collection; Advance Solicitation of Comment on Data Collection Methodology
Document Number: E9-7041
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 requires state agencies administering properties receiving low-income housing tax credits to submit to HUD, not less than annually, certain demographic and economic information on households residing in such properties. This statute also requires HUD to establish standards and definitions for the information that state housing agencies must submit, and to provide them with technical assistance in establishing systems to compile and submit such information. This notice seeks early input from applicable state agencies, and other interested stakeholders on a methodology or approach to meet this statutory requirement in advance of HUD's submission of a formal proposal for public comment.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity
Document Number: E9-6952
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
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 for Public Comment Public Housing Lease Requirements
Document Number: E9-6946
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
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 for Public Comment; Indian Housing Block Grant Information Collection
Document Number: E9-6945
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-30
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.
Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: E9-6942
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is delaying 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. The rule, which was originally scheduled to become effective on March 30, 2009, will become effective on September 30, 2009. Today's action follows publication of HUD's February 11, 2009, Federal Register notice seeking public comment on whether delay in the effective date of the January 27, 2009, final rule, would be beneficial in further consideration of the rule's policies. This action is being taken in accordance with the memorandum of January 20, 2009, from the assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled ``Regulatory Review.''
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Request Requirements for Notification of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally-Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance
Document Number: E9-6815
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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.
FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Noncompliance Reporting by FHA Approved Lenders
Document Number: E9-6814
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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 Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR)
Document Number: E9-6813
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Mark-to-Market Program; Requirements for Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations and Public Agencies
Document Number: E9-6812
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E9-6811
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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 for funding under the FY 2008 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators under Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program for Fiscal Year 2008. This announcement contains the consolidated names and
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-6514
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-27
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.
2502-0001 Personal Financial and Credit Statement
Document Number: E9-6705
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
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; Insurance Termination Request for Multifamily Mortgage
Document Number: E9-6700
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-26
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.
Conference Call Meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: E9-6482
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (the Committee) to be held via telephone conference. This meeting is open to the general public, which may participate by following the instructions below.
Notice of Availability of Fiscal Year 2008 Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report
Document Number: E9-6480
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD is announcing the availability on its Web site of HUD's Fleet Alternative Fuel Vehicle Acquisition Report for Fiscal Year 2008, which was prepared in accordance with the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Disaster Housing Assistance Program-Ike (DHAP-Ike)
Document Number: E9-6325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-5762
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E9-5653
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-17
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 October 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2008.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP) Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment Form
Document Number: E9-5633
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-16
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.
Master Appraisal Reports (MARS)
Document Number: E9-5413
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Lenders, working with developers, submit the Master Appraisal Reports. Information provided permits for the listing of builder's models that cover the types of individual homes proposed for construction. This eliminates the need for appraisal reports from each individual property in a development. General and specific conditions must be addressed before a property can be endorsed, including providing an estimate of value for each property type.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-5124
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Social Security Administration (SSA): Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs
Document Number: E9-5127
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Guidance on the statute (5U.S.C. 552a, as amended), HUD is notifying the public of its intent to enter into a new computer matching program with SSA in May 2009. HUD will obtain SSA data and make the results available to (1) program administrators such as public housing agencies (PHAs) and private owners and management agents (O/As) to enable them to verify the accuracy of income reported by the tenants (participants) of HUD rental assistance programs and (2) contract administrators (CAs) overseeing and monitoring O/A operations as well as independent public auditors (IPAs) that audit both PHAs and O/As. SSA data will also be used to validate information provided by borrowers and co-borrowers applying for and obtaining insurance for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgages. Administrators of HUD rental assistance programs rely upon the accuracy of tenant-reported income to determine participant eligibility for and level of, rental assistance. The computer matching program will provide indicators of potential under-reported tenant income that will require additional verification to identify inappropriate (excess or insufficient) rental assistance, and perhaps administrative or legal actions. The matching program will be carried out to detect inappropriate (excessive or insufficient) rental assistance under sections 221(3), 221(d)(5), and 236 of the National Housing Act, the United States Housing Act of 1937, section 101 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1965, section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959, section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act, the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996, and the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) of 1998. The program will also provide for verification of Social Security numbers (SSNs) for tenants participating in covered rental assistance programs, and borrowers and co-borrowers applying for mortgage insurance for FHA loans through HUD. This Notice provides an overview of computer matching for HUD's rental assistance programs. Specifically, the Notice describes HUD's program for computer matching of its tenant data to SSA's death data, Social Security (SS) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits data.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Mortgagee's Certification of Fees and Escrow
Document Number: E9-5125
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-11
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.
Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA): Rule To Simplify and Improve the Process of Obtaining Mortgages and Reduce Consumer Settlement Costs; Further Deferred Applicability Date for the Revised Definition of “Required Use” and Solicitation of Public Comment on Withdrawal of Required Use Provision
Document Number: E9-5221
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule delays the effective date of the definition of ``required use'' as revised by HUD's November 17, 2008, final rule amending its RESPA regulations, until July 16, 2009. The November 17, 2008, final rule revised HUD's RESPA regulations to further the purposes of RESPA by requiring more timely and effective disclosures related to mortgage settlement costs for federally related mortgage loans to consumers. The final rule revised the existing definition of ``required use,'' which revision was directed to enhancing protections for consumers from certain practices conducted by affiliated business arrangements. The revised definition of ``required use'' would have become effective on January 16, 2009. However, on January 15, 2009, HUD published a final rule that delayed the effective date of the definition of ``required use'' from January 16, 2009, to April 16, 2009, due to litigation by the National Association of Home Builders, et al., around the time of issuance of the final rule. For this same reason, HUD is further delaying the effective date of required use until July 16, 2009. In this rule, HUD also solicits comment on withdrawing the revised definition of ``required use'' from the November 17, 2008, final rule. HUD will consider these comments before pursuing new rulemaking process on this definition. Since promulgating the rule on November 17, 2008, HUD has determined to reevaluate the scope and operation of the required use provision. New rulemaking would give HUD the opportunity to present for public consideration a new proposal based upon HUD's reevaluation of the required use provision to help ensure better consumer protections.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-4530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-06
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. Effective Date: March 6, 2009.
Mortgagee's Certification/Application/Monthly Summary of Assistance Payments Due
Document Number: E9-4694
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-05
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. Mortgagee's application for assistance payments on behalf of lower income homeowners under Section 235.
Assistance Payment Contract-Notice of (1) Termination, (2) Suspension, or (3) Reinstatement
Document Number: E9-4692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-05
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. Lenders review and audit, each Section 235 mortgage serviced by lenders, where HUD financial assistance to qualified low- and moderate- income families is terminated, suspended, and/or reinstated for each Section 235.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Application for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs and Quality Assurance Plans
Document Number: E9-4691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Applications for Housing Assistance Payments; Special Claims Processing
Document Number: E9-4531
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
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. Owners/agents submit vouchers to HUD or their Contract Administrators (CA) Performance Based Contract Administrators (PBCA) monthly to receive assistance payments for the difference between the gross rent and the total tenant payment for all assisted tenants. Special claims vouchers are also submitted by owners/agents to HUD or their CA/PBCA to receive an amount to offset unpaid rent, tenant damages, vacancies, and/or debt service losses.
Owner Certification With HUD Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: E9-4529
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-04
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. Collection of tenant data to ensure owners comply with Federal statutes and regulations that (1) establish policies on who may be admitted to subsidized housing; (2) prohibit discrimination in conjunction with selection of tenants and units; (3) specify how tenants' incomes and rents must be compiled.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Request for Nominations for Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Membership
Document Number: E9-4274
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 12, 2009, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing the initiation of negotiated rulemaking for the purpose of developing regulatory changes to the programs authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). Changes to these programs were made by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008, which also directs that HUD undertake negotiated rulemaking to implement the statutory revisions. This notice explains how persons may be nominated for membership on the negotiated rulemaking committee.