Department of Housing and Urban Development January 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Property Physical Inspection/Preservation
Document Number: 2010-1837
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
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 (FHA): Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program-Refinancing Hospital Loans
Document Number: 2010-1488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule proposes to revise the regulations governing FHA's Section 242 Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program (Section 242 program) for the purpose of codifying, in regulation, FHA's implementation of its authority that allows hospitals to refinance existing loans, without requiring such refinancing to take place only in conjunction with the expenditure of funds for construction or renovation, which is the existing program requirement. The current downturn in the economy, which has reduced the availability of private financing, has not only adversely affected the housing industry, but has had a serious impact on hospitals across the Nation. At a time when the demand for health care services is on the rise, the lack of access to capital has made it difficult for hospitals to obtain financing for facility, equipment, and technology needs, as well as to meet obligations on existing debt. By expanding FHA's Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program to allow for refinancing of existing debt without conditioning such refinancing on new construction or renovation, HUD believes it can contribute to alleviating financial stress on hospitals and maintaining the availability of hospitals in many communities. This refinancing authority is specifically for the refinancing of non-FHA-insured loans of hospitals. Hospitals currently insured under FHA's Section 242 program may refinance under the National Housing Act.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-1483
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-29
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.
Reporting of Fraudulent Financial Instruments
Document Number: 2010-1641
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is issuing a final regulation that requires the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and each Federal Home Loan Bank (collectively, regulated entities) to submit a timely report to FHFA upon discovery that it has purchased or sold a fraudulent loan or financial instrument, or suspects a possible fraud relating to the purchase or sale of any loan or financial instrument. The final regulation also requires the regulated entities to establish and maintain internal controls, policies, procedures, and operational training programs to ensure that any fraudulent loan or financial instrument or possible fraudulent loan or financial instrument is discovered and reported.
Refinement of Income and Rent Determination Requirements in Public and Assisted Housing Programs: Implementation of the Enterprise Income Verification System; Withdrawal of Rescinded Regulatory Amendments
Document Number: 2010-1637
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 29, 2009, HUD published a final rule to require the use of the Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) system by public housing agencies and multifamily housing owners and management agents when verifying the employment and income of program participants. The purpose of the December 2009, final rule was to clarify certain provisions of HUD's January 27, 2009, final rule on the same subject matter, and to return other regulatory provisions to their pre-January 2009, final rule content. Although the preamble to the December 29, 2009, final rule clearly stated that the December 29, 2009, final rule was rescinding specified regulatory changes made by the January 27, 2009, final rule, the regulatory text of the December 29, 2009, final rule inadvertently omitted the corresponding regulatory instruction to that effect. This final rule corrects this omission by formally withdrawing the rescinded regulatory amendments consistent with the stated purpose of the December 29, 2009, final rule.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year 2009 Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; Correction
Document Number: 2010-1598
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On May 4, 2009, HUD posted its NSP2 NOFA at http:// www.hud.gov/nsp and announced the availability of the NOFA on May 7, 2009 (74 FR 21377). The NSP2 NOFA announced the availability of approximately $1.93 billion available in competitive grants authorized under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111- 5, approved February 17, 2009). HUD corrected the NSP2 NOFA by Notices posted on the HUD Web site on June 11, 2009 and November 9, 2009, and announced by Federal Register publications published on June 17, 2009 (74 FR 28715) and November 16, 2009 (74 FR 58973), respectively. Today's Federal Register publication announces that HUD has posted a notice making further corrections to the NSP2 NOFA. Specifically, the Notice corrects the NSP2 NOFA to permit HUD to specify the deadline date for submission of consortium funding agreements in the transmittal letter for the NSP2 grant agreement, which allows the submission deadline to occur after obligation of grant funds.
Maintenance Wage Rate Wage Recommendation and Maintenance Wage Survey; Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate
Document Number: 2010-1485
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Tracking the Use of CDBG Homeowner and Small Landlord Disaster Assistance Grants
Document Number: 2010-1424
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
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.
Affirmative Fair Housing, Marketing (AFHM) Plan-Multifamily Housing, Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) Plan-Single Family Housing and Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing (AFHM) Plan-Cooperatives/Condominiums
Document Number: 2010-1423
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Utility Allowance Adjustments
Document Number: 2010-1422
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) Certification
Document Number: 2010-1421
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System-Debts Owed to PHAs and Terminations
Document Number: 2010-1420
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) System User Access Authorization Form and Rules of Behavior and User Agreement
Document Number: 2010-1419
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-964
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
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: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 HOPE VI Main Street Grants Program-Extension of Application Deadline Date
Document Number: 2010-1177
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On November 11, 2009, HUD posted its HOPE VI Main Street Grants program NOFA for FY2009 (``NOFA''). The NOFA makes available approximately $4 million in assistance for the HOPE VI Main Street Grants program, which was funded through the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009). The NOFA provides statutory and regulatory requirements, threshold requirements, and rating factors applicable to funding of grant applications. HUD published a notice announcing the availability of the NOFA in the Federal Register on November 18, 2009. Today's notice announces that HUD is extending the deadline date for applications for the HOPE VI Main Street NOFA from January 20, 2010 to March 3, 2010.
HUD Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents: Proposed Revisions and Updates and Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-957
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises that HUD is issuing for public comment a comprehensive set of revised closing documents for use in Federal Housing Administration (FHA) multifamily rental projects. This notice starts anew the process for updating the multifamily rental project closing documents; that process commenced with an August 2, 2004, notice that presented proposed revised closing documents for public comment. The August 2004 notice was followed by an August 31, 2006, notice in which HUD provided updates on the closing document development process, advised of policy decisions that HUD had made at that time, and announced a September 21, 2006, public meeting at which HUD would take questions on the development process and policy decisions announced in the August 31, 2006, notice.
Mortgagee Review Board: Administrative Actions
Document Number: 2010-1091
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In compliance with Section 202(c) of the National Housing Act, this notice advises of the cause and description of administrative actions taken by HUD's Mortgagee Review Board against HUD-approved mortgagees.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-346
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-15
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 Assessment System (PHAS): Asset Management Transition Year 2 Information
Document Number: 2010-267
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides new information related to scoring and submission requirements for public housing agencies (PHAs) under the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) for PHA fiscal years ending June 30, 2009, September 30, 2009, December 31, 2009, and March 31, 2010. These fiscal years coincide with the second year of project-based budgeting and accounting under asset management, also known as ``Transition Year 2.''
HOPE for Homeowners Program; Statutory Transfer of Program Authority to HUD and Conforming Amendments To Adopt Recently Enacted Statutory Changes
Document Number: 2010-263
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule implements the changes made to the HOPE for Homeowners (H4H) program by the recently enacted Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009. Prior to enactment of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, rulemaking authority was under the Board of Directors of the HOPE for Homeowners Program (Board), and the regulations for the program are codified in a chapter of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) reserved for the Board.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-284
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that an individual exception to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, a waiver was granted to the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of tank-less water heaters in the Mineral Springs Village and Boulevard Town Homes.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Redevelopment Project
Document Number: 2010-283
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) gives notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department intend to prepare an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Redevelopment Project located in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA. The City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department, and the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles acting jointly as the lead agencies will prepare the EIR/EIS acting under the authority of the City of Los Angeles as the responsible entity for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) in accordance with 42 U.S.C. 5304(g) and 42 U.S.C. 12838 and HUD regulations at 24 CFR 58.4, and under their authority as lead agency in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR/EIS will be a joint NEPA and CEQA document. The EIR will satisfy requirements of CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and the State CEQA Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.), which require that all state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. The proposed action is subject to compliance with NEPA, because Economic Development Initiative (EDI) and accompanying Section 108 Loans, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Urban Development Assistance Grant (UDAG), Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and HOME Funds would be used for the development. In addition, the developer may also apply for federal Recovery Zone Bonds (Recovery Zone Facility Bonds [RZFD], Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds [RZEDB]), New Market Tax Credits (NMTC), and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Incentives. This notice is given in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. All interested federal, state, and local agencies, Indian tribes, groups, and the public are invited to comment on the scope of the EIS. If you are an agency with jurisdiction by law over natural or other public resources affected by the project, the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles, Community Development Department needs to know what environmental information germane to your statutory responsibilities should be included in the EIR/EIS.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: E9-31169
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-08
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: HUD Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) Handbook
Document Number: E9-31304
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through today's Federal Register notice, HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the revised special information booklet (Booklet) pursuant to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) requirement in 12 U.S.C. Sec. 2604. The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA) (12 U.S.C. 2601-2617), establishes the process for disclosing settlement costs in the financing or refinancing of a home, and helps protect consumers from unethical practices by settlement service providers during the home-buying and loan process. Under RESPA, lenders and mortgage brokers are required to give borrowers this Booklet within three days of the borrower's applying for a mortgage loan. The Booklet provides information designed to assist individuals seeking to buy a home to become familiar with the home- buying process. As a result, the Booklet provides information regarding the purchase contract, how to use a Good Faith Estimate to shop for the best loan, required settlement services to close the loan, and the HUD- 1 Settlement Statement. It also provides information regarding interest rates, points, balloon payments, prepayment penalties and how they can affect mortgage payments. The Booklet also discusses how to resolve loan servicing problems that will help avoid actions that could lead to foreclosure.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Notice of Final List of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Members
Document Number: E9-31302
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 23, 2009, HUD published a Federal Register notice establishing the negotiated rulemaking committee that will work with HUD to develop regulatory changes to programs authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. 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. The September 23, 2009, notice also announced the names and affiliations of the committee's proposed members and requested public comment on the committee and its proposed membership. Today's notice announces the final list of committee members.