Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
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 certain exceptions 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 Housing Authority of Portland, Oregon for the installation of continuous venting range hoods as a part of the modernization of five public housing projects (Demar Downs, Fir Acres, Stark Manor, Townhouse Terrace and Celilo Court).
Federal Housing Administration: Insurance for Manufactured Housing: Reopening of Public Comment Period
On September 15, 2008, HUD published a proposed rule entitled ``Federal Housing Administration: Insurance for Manufactured Housing.'' The comment period for the proposed rule ended on November 14, 2008. This notice identifies an additional issue related to the rule that has resulted from HUD's implementation of a June 2008 final rule pertaining to the federal manufactured home installation program. Accordingly, HUD reopens the comment period for the proposed rule to present this additional issue for consideration in relation to the September 2008 proposed rule and to solicit public comment only on this additional issue.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Fair Housing Initiatives Program Grant Application and Monitoring Reports
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 of 1995. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs
In accordance with Section 206A of the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for calendar year 2010.