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

HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR) Debarment and Suspension Procedures; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: E9-20833
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document amends HUD's regulations on debarment, suspension and ineligibility to correct cross-references to reflect changes made in previous rulemakings. A final rule, which was published on October 29, 2007, amended HUD's Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR), codified at title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), to include the debarment and suspension procedures specifically applicable to HUD's procurement contracts. Subsequent to the October 2007 final rule, HUD issued regulations that moved HUD's debarment and suspension regulations from 24 CFR part 24 to 2 CFR part 2424. At that time, HUD also adopted, by cross-reference, the governmentwide debarment and suspension regulations at 2 CFR part 180.
Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs; Delay of Effective Date
Document Number: E9-20879
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
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 January 27, 2009, final rule, which was scheduled to become effective on September 30, 2009, will become effective on January 31, 2010. Today's action will provide the Department with the necessary additional time to review the subject matter of the January 27, 2009, final rule and to consider the public comments on HUD's February 11, 2009, Federal Register notice that solicited public comments on the regulatory amendments made by the January 27, 2009 final rule.
Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects
Document Number: E9-20831
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule removes a HUD regulation that prohibits the use of project labor agreements in HUD-assisted construction contracts. Executive Order 13502, entitled ``Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects,'' and signed by President Obama on February 6, 2009, revoked Executive Order 13202, which had prohibited federal agencies from requiring or prohibiting project labor agreements as a condition for award of any federally funded contract or subcontract for construction. Executive Order 13502, which applies to direct federal procurement of construction, encourages federal agencies to consider requiring the use of project labor agreements in connection with federally procured large-scale construction projects. The Executive Order also allows the use of project labor agreements in circumstances not covered by the Order, including projects receiving federal financial assistance.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-20421
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
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; Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, and Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; and Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate
Document Number: E9-20601
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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.
Privacy Act; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Institution Master File (IMF)
Document Number: E9-20405
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development HUD proposes to amend one of its system of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed new system of record is the IMF/F51. The IMF System maintains a file of institutions (Title I lenders and Title II mortgagees) which have been approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to participate in the Departments Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Programs. The principal objective of the IMF is to consolidate information on the approval status of mortgagees and lenders participating in FHA's insurance programs.
Notice of HUD-Held Noncompetitive Sales of Assets
Document Number: E9-20157
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell certain subsidized and nonsubsidized multifamily and healthcare mortgage loans in noncompetitive sales to units of State and Local Government.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-19792
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Comment Request; Notice of Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) Allocation and Requirements for the Letter of Intent To Participate in TCAP
Document Number: E9-19914
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Privacy Act; Notification of Intent to Establish a New Privacy Act System of Records; Disaster Information System (DIS)
Document Number: E9-19800
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD proposes to establish a new record system to add to its inventory of systems of records subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The proposed new system of records is Disaster Information System (DIS). DIS will contain information on families who apply for and are determined by FEMA to be eligible to receive disaster housing assistance after a presidentially declared disaster. This record system will support the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), which is a temporary rental housing assistance program established by an Interagency Agreement (IAA) between HUD and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). DHAP will provide rent subsidies for HUD assisted individuals and families displaced by a presidentially declared disaster.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Operating Fund Program: Operating Budget and Related Form
Document Number: E9-19678
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Additional Allocations and Waivers Granted to and Alternative Requirements for 2008 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees
Document Number: E9-19488
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of the second 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: (1) How the allocatees may implement the common application, eligibility, and administrative waivers and the common alternative and statutory requirements for the grants; and (2) additional waivers and alternative requirements for certain earlier grants.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Program
Document Number: E9-19485
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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: E9-19244
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
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; Multifamily Contractor's/Mortgagor's Cost Breakdowns and Certifications
Document Number: E9-19373
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Debt Resolution Program
Document Number: E9-19368
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
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.
Title I Property Improvement and Manufactured Home Loan Programs
Document Number: E9-19241
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-12
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.
Application for HUD/FHA Insured Mortgage “Hope for Homeowners”
Document Number: E9-19243
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Direct Endorsement Underwriter/HUD Reviewer-Analysis of Appraisal Report
Document Number: E9-19240
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
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.
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register
Document Number: E9-19239
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
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.
Accountability in the Provision of HUD Assistance-“Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update”
Document Number: E9-19238
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-11
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Mortgage Program
Document Number: E9-19078
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-10
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-18622
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
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 Availability: Implementation of the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) Changes and Clarifications
Document Number: E9-18800
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On May 4, 2009, HUD posted on its Web site a notice establishing the submission requirements, eligible uses, fund commitment and expenditure deadlines, fund distribution, and other requirements for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP) authorized by section 2, Division A, Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5, approved February 17, 2009). Through this document, HUD announces that it has posted on its Web site a revised notice that changes and clarifies a number of TCAP program requirements established in the document posted on May 4, 2009. The changes to the notice include the expansion of the definition of eligible TCAP projects to include projects that have received or will receive Gulf Opportunity Zone and Midwestern Disaster Area Housing Credits, as provided for under section 1204 of the 2009 Supplemental Appropriations Act (Pub. L. 111-32, approved June 24, 2009). The revised notice also provides for the use of additional reporting information that has now become available from both the Department and the Office of Management and Budget, and the addition of acquisition, on-site demolition costs, and hazardous material remediation costs to the eligible TCAP program costs. Please see the revised document for all changes made. The revised notice is available on the HUD Web site at: http://www.hud.gov/recovery/tax-credit.cfm.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons With Disabilities in Support of Designated Housing Plans for Fiscal Year 2008
Document Number: E9-18624
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-05
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 Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities in Support of Designated Housing Plans program funding for Fiscal Year 2008. This
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: E9-18507
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. Today's notice proposes FMRs for FY 2010 to be used: to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, and to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program. Other programs may require use of FMRs for other purposes. The proposed FY 2010 FMR areas are based on current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) metropolitan area definitions and include HUD modifications that were first used in the determination of FY 2006 FMR areas. OMB changes to the metropolitan area definitions through November 2008 are incorporated. Three Micropolitan areas that became Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) are included here as HUD Metropolitan Statistical Areas without modification.\1\ Proposed FY 2010 FMRs are based on 2000 Census data updated with more current survey data. For FY 2010, FY 2009 FMRs are updated using 2007 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).
Record Retention
Document Number: E9-18489
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-04
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 Agency (FHFA) is proposing a Record Retention regulation. The proposed regulation would set forth record retention requirements with respect to the record management programs of the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Banks, and the Office of Finance consistent with the safety and soundness authority of FHFA under the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, as amended.