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

Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative-Round 1 NOFA
Document Number: 2010-21734
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria and other requirements for the FY2010 Choice NeighborhoodsRound 1 NOFA. Approximately $65 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). The FY 2010 Choice Neighborhoods competition will be conducted through two rounds. Today's publication announces the posting of the Round 1 NOFA. In Round 1, applicants may submit either a Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant or a Choice Neighborhood Implementation Grant application. Upon conclusion of its review of Planning Grant applications submitted in response to the Round 1 NOFA, HUD will announce approximately 12-15 Planning Grant awards. Upon conclusion of its review of Implementation Grant applications submitted in response to the Round 1 NOFA, HUD will select approximately 10 Implementation Grant finalists. HUD will then publish a second NOFA (i.e., the Round 2 NOFA) and provide these Implementation Grant finalists an opportunity to assemble and submit a more detailed application.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 HOPE VI Revitalization Grants Program
Document Number: 2010-21733
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its website of the applicant information, submission deadlines, funding criteria and other requirements for the FY2010 HOPE VI Revitalization Program NOFA. Approximately $124 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). In accordance with Section 24(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, the purpose of HOPE VI Revitalization grants is to: (1) Assist PHAs to improve the living environment for public housing residents of severely distressed public housing projects through the demolition, rehabilitation, reconfiguration, or replacement of obsolete public housing projects (or portions thereof); (2) revitalize sites (including remaining public housing dwelling units) on which such public housing projects are located and contribute to the improvement of the surrounding neighborhood; (3) provide housing that will avoid or decrease the concentration of very low-income families; and (4) build sustainable communities.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-21732
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
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 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, an exception was granted to the York Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of Variable Refrigerant Variable Refrigerant Volume systems, also known as Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRV/VRF) systems at the Broad Park Manor project.
Notice of Neighborhood Stabilization Program Reallocation Process Changes
Document Number: 2010-21402
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice describes the applicable corrective actions, recapture process, the reallocation formula, and the waivers of regulations granted to grantees under Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, for the purpose of assisting in the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes under the Emergency Assistance for Redevelopment of Abandoned and Foreclosed Homes heading. This notice affects grantees receiving grants under the first round of funding under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, which is referred to throughout this notice as NSP1. As described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice, HUD is authorized by statute to specify alternative requirements and make regulatory waivers for this purpose. This notice advises the public that HUD is revising the recapture policy of the October 6, 2008, NSP1 Notice, as amended, in a manner that affects the consequences of failing to meet the 18-month deadline for using NSP1 funds.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) Program for Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Villages
Document Number: 2010-21401
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the application information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for the FY2010 ICDBG NOFA. Approximately $65 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). Of this amount, up to $3.96 million is retained to fund Imminent Threat Grants. The purpose of the ICDBG program is the development of viable Indian and Alaska Native communities, including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes.
Multifamily Housing Reform and Affordability Act: Projects Eligible for a Restructuring Plan; When Eligibility Is Determined
Document Number: 2010-21322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD seeks public comment on HUD's determination of the point in time at which an assisted project covered by the Multifamily and Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act is eligible for restructuring. Additionally, HUD proposes to amend its regulation, which provides a cross-reference to the statutory list of the types of projects that are eligible for mortgage restructuring, to incorporate that list into the regulation. HUD is initiating this rulemaking in accordance with a court decision.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-21062
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Choice Neighborhoods
Document Number: 2010-21198
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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 emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal, to assure better understanding of the reporting requirements and consistency in the submission of data.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request, State Community Development Block (CDBG) Program
Document Number: 2010-21196
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; HUD NEPA ARRA Section 1609(c) Reporting
Document Number: 2010-21194
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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 and extension of the current approval, 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; Requirements for Designating Housing Projects
Document Number: 2010-21193
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program
Document Number: 2010-21060
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-21056
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
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.
Prohibition of the Escrowing of Tax Credit Equity
Document Number: 2010-20630
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule conforms HUD's Federal Housing Administration multifamily mortgage insurance regulations to a provision in Title VIII of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that prohibits a requirement that tax credit sales proceeds be placed into escrow, at the time of initial endorsement, for assurance of project completion and to pay the initial service charge, carrying charges, and legal and organizational expenses incident to the construction of the project. This rule does not prohibit HUD from requiring escrows of funds for other purposes, such as for working capital. The rule also makes other changes to reduce burdens on the use of tax credits.
Notice of Submission for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request; Owner Certification With HUD's Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: 2010-20755
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The 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 Application for FHA Insured Mortgages
Document Number: 2010-20754
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Application for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs and Quality Assurance Plans
Document Number: 2010-20753
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
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 emergency review and approval, 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: 2010-20342
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
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.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative
Document Number: 2010-20068
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the cause and effect of termination of Origination Approval Agreements taken by HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) against HUD-approved mortgagees through the FHA Credit Watch Termination Initiative. This notice includes a list of mortgagees which have had their Origination Approval Agreements terminated.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-19744
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-13
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 2011 American Housing Survey
Document Number: 2010-19876
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
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 of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)). The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Rules of Practice and Procedure
Document Number: 2010-19567
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-12
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) solicits written comment on a proposed rule to implement the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) amendments to the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992 (Safety and Soundness Act) and the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (Bank Act) pertaining to the civil enforcement powers of FHFA, and the Rules of Practice and Procedure for enforcement proceedings. The Safety and Soundness Act, as amended by sections 1151-1158 of HERA, authorizes FHFA to initiate enforcement proceedings against the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (together, the Enterprises) and the Federal Home Loan Banks (the Banks) (collectively, the regulated entities), and entity-affiliated parties as defined in the Safety and Soundness Act. When final, the rule will replace the existing Rules of Practice and Procedure promulgated by the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) and the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) formerly charged with overseeing the regulated entities. The proposed rule may provide FHFA personnel, the regulated entities, entity-affiliated parties, and other interested parties with the clear guidance necessary to prepare for and participate in the administrative enforcement action process to increase the efficiency and transparency of FHFA's administrative enforcement hearings.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-19743
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-11
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 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, an exception was granted to the Chicago Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of marmoleum and linoleum floor tiles, dishwashers that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA-compliant dishwashers), Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets and an Audio/Video entry and dwelling communications system at the Pomeroy Apartments.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Section 3 Implementation and Coordination Grant Application
Document Number: 2010-19482
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Training Evaluation Form
Document Number: 2010-19479
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Emergency Comment Request; Evaluation of the Rapid Re-housing for Families Demonstration Program
Document Number: 2010-19476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-19082
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
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.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2010-19084
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-04
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 2011 to be used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) 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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Research Plan for an Evaluation of the Section 202 Demonstration Planning Grant (DPG) Program
Document Number: 2010-19081
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-04
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Ultifamily Mortgagee's Application for Insurance Benefits (HUD Programs)
Document Number: 2010-18923
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Management Certifications and Management Entity Profile (HUD Programs)
Document Number: 2010-18920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Final Endorsement of Credit Instrument (HUD Programs)
Document Number: 2010-18918
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Multifamily Project Construction Contract, Building Loan Agreement, & Construction Change; HUD Programs
Document Number: 2010-18915
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Financial Statement of Corporate Applicant for Cooperative Housing Mortgage
Document Number: 2010-18913
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-18911
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 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, exemptions were granted to the Tampa Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of tankless hot water heaters at the North Boulevard Homes and mini-split ductless Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems at the Mary Bethune High Rise, and to the King County Housing Authority for the purchase of energy efficient bathroom ventilation fans.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2009
Document Number: 2010-18909
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
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 competitions for funding under the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Program Notices of Funding Availability. This
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Housing Counseling Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-18906
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its website of the application information, submission deadlines, funding criteria, and other requirements for the FY2010 Housing Counseling Grant NOFA. Approximately $79 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009), to support the delivery of a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, low- and moderate-income renters and the homeless. The primary objectives of the program are to improve financial literacy, expand homeownership opportunities, improve access to affordable housing, and preventing foreclosure.