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

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; HUD Conditional Commitment/Statement of Appraised Value
Document Number: 2010-24473
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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: Comment Request; Inspection and Assurance of Completion of Property Repairs Conditional to HUD's Providing Mortgage Insurance
Document Number: 2010-24472
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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: Comment Request; HUD Multifamily Energy Assessment
Document Number: 2010-24471
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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: Comment Request; Application for Mortgage Insurance for Cooperative and Condominium Housing
Document Number: 2010-24470
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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: Comment Request; Mortgage Record Change
Document Number: 2010-24468
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-30
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data Files
Document Number: 2010-24346
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Urban Development (HUD) proposes to establish a new Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), SORN. The proposed new system of record is the Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Data (RRHFD) Files. The records system will be used by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to evaluate the effectiveness of the RRHFD Program, which is a demonstration program that was authorized by Congress in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Pub. L. 110- 161). Refer to the ``Objective'' caption to obtain detailed information about the purpose of this study. Comments Due Date: October 28, 2010.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Record of Employee Interview
Document Number: 2010-24205
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
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. This information is collected and used by HUD to fulfill its obligation to administer and enforce Federal labor standards provisions, especially to monitor contractor compliance and to act upon allegations of labor standards violations.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Application for Insurance of Advance of Mortgage Proceeds
Document Number: 2010-24197
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
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. This information is collected to indicate to the mortgagee amounts approved for advance and mortgage insurance.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program
Document Number: 2010-24041
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability on its Web site of the applicant information, deadline information, and other requirements for the Continuum of Care (CoC) Homeless Assistance Program NOFA for FY2010. Approximately $1.68 billion is made available through this NOFA, through Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). Carried over or recaptured funds from previous fiscal years, if available, may be added to this amount. Applicants may obtain copies of HUD's FY2010 CoC NOFA and the HUD's Fiscal Year 2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD's FY2009 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section) at http://www.hud.gov/offices/ adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm. Applicants will be required to complete and submit their applications in e-snaps at http://www.hud.gov/esnaps. This system is not part of Grants.gov. Applicants are strongly encouraged to carefully review application submission requirements contained in the FY2010 CoC NOFA. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers for the CoC Homeless Assistance Program are: 14.235, Supportive Housing Program (SHP); 14.238, Shelter Plus Care (S+C) and 14.249, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed Finance Development of Public Housing Units
Document Number: 2010-24039
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Grant Drawdown Payment Request/LOCCS/VRS Activated System
Document Number: 2010-24029
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
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. Public and Indian Housing Grant recipients use the payment vouchers to request funds from HUD through the LOCCS/VRS voice activated system. The information collected on the forms serves as an internal control measure to ensure the lawful and appropriate disbursement of Federal funds.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Financial Standards for Housing Agency-Owned Insurance Entities
Document Number: 2010-24028
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-27
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. Collection of this information is required by HUD Appropriations Act for FY 1992, Public Law 102.139, 105 Stat. 736 (approved October 28, 1991). The Act provided that public housing agencies (PHAs) could purchase insurance coverage without regard to competitive selection procedures, if the insurance was purchased from a nonprofit insurance entity owned and controlled by PHAs approved HUD, in accordance with standards established by regulation. A PHA-owned insurance entity selected by a PHA to provide coverage must submit a certification to HUD, stating that the entity management and underwriting staff have certain levels of experience.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Programs
Document Number: 2010-23866
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
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. This information is collected by Ginnie Mae from issuers/customers that participate in its Mortgage-Backed Securities programs to monitor performance and compliance with established rules and regulations.
Notice of Funding Availability for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program; Technical Correction
Document Number: 2010-23864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 2, 2010, HUD posted on http://www.Grants.gov its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's FY2010 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program. Today's Federal Register publication announces that HUD has posted on http://www.Grants.gov a technical correction that, among other things, corrects Appendix A of the NOFA. Appendix A of the NOFA inadvertently omitted listing three jurisdictions that are eligible to apply for the FY2010 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration NOFA. As a result, HUD is correcting Appendix A and establishing deadlines for the three affected eligible jurisdictions to submit an application and a waiver request to reduce the statutory match. HUD also posted an incorrect benchmark form for the FY2010 Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration NOFA. As a result, HUD is extending the deadline for the submission of applications for other jurisdictions unaffected by the error in Appendix A. For jurisdictions eligible under the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program NOFA, there is no change to the deadline date for submission and timely receipt. The revised Appendix A and revised benchmark form for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program NOFA can be found and downloaded from http://www.grants.gov, using the CFDA number for that program, 14.905.
Notice of Voluntary Request To Indicate Intent To Apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-23863
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice requests that eligible applicants intending to submit either a Planning or Implementation grant application under HUD's FY2010 Round 1 Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), which was posted on Grants.gov on August 26, 2010, notify HUD of their intent to apply by October 7, 2010. Eligible applicants under this NOFA are public housing authorities, local governments, nonprofits, and for profit developers that apply jointly with a public entity, as defined in the NOFA. HUD is requesting this information in order to effectively plan its application review process and to ensure timely decision making. Responding to this request is voluntary and not binding. Your not responding to this request will not prohibit you from submitting a Planning or Implementation grant application under this NOFA and will not affect HUD's review of your application. If you choose to respond to this voluntary request, please do the following: 1. By October 7, 2010, contact the NOFA Information Center at 1- 800-HUD-8929 (toll-free) in order to indicate your intent to apply for either Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants or Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. 2. When you contact the NOFA Information Center, please be prepared to provide the following information: a. The organization name of the Lead Applicant; b. Whether you intend to apply for a Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant or Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant; c. The city and state where the targeted neighborhood and distressed public and/or assisted housing project are located; d. The name of the eligible neighborhood targeted by the intended application; and e. The name of the distressed public and/or assisted housing project targeted by the intended application. Please note that the October 26, 2010 deadline for Choice Neighborhoods applications remains unchanged.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-23580
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-24
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2011
Document Number: 2010-23577
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 9, 2010 (75 FR 54902), HUD published a notice designating ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) for 2011. HUD makes new DDA designations annually for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) (26 U.S.C. 42). HUD's September 9, 2010, notice also provided that designations of ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) under IRC Section 42 published October 6, 2009 (74 FR 51304), remain in effect. HUD's September 9, 2010, notice included a summary of the LIHTC and an explanation of HUD's methodology in designating DDAs. HUD's September 9, 2010, notice, however, inadvertently omitted the tables listing the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan DDAs for 2011. For the convenience of the public, today's Federal Register notice republishes HUD's DDA notice in its entirety, and includes the tables listing metropolitan and nonmetropolitan DDAs.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Family Unification Program
Document Number: 2010-23575
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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. Public Housing Agencies (PHA) application for funding of new Housing Choice Vouchers to promote family unification. The Family Unification Program (FUP) is a program under which vouchers are provided to families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a primary factor in the imminent placement of the family's child, or children, in out-of-home care; or the delay in the discharge of the child, or children, to the family from out-of-home care. Youths at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old (have not reached 22nd birthday) who left foster care at age 16 or older and who do not have adequate housing are also eligible to receive housing assistance under the FUP. A FUP voucher issued to such a youth may only be used to provide housing assistance for the youth for a maximum of 18 months.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Public Housing 5 Year Annual PHA Plan
Document Number: 2010-23572
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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. PHAs are required to submit annual and 5-Year Plans to HUD as required by section 5A of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437c-1) The purpose of the plan is to provide a framework for local accountability and an easily identifiealble source by which public housing residents, participants in the tenant-based assistance program, and other members of the public may locate basic PHA policies, rules and requirments concerning the PHA's operations, programs and services.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Application Submission Requirements
Document Number: 2010-23570
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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. Grant application for Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly and addition of predevelopment grant funding for architectural and engineering work, site control, and other planning related expenses for Section 202 grantees.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Public and Indian Housing Grants Reporting
Document Number: 2010-23569
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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. The Public Housing Capital Fund, Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green retrofit Investment program, Indian Community Development Block Grant Program, Native American Housing Block Grants, and Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants must provide information to HUD for the reporting requirements of HUD ARRA Section 1512 (``Recovery Act'') grants. Section 1512 of the Recovery Act details reporting requirements for the recipients of Recovery Act funding. Recipients are to report on the obligation and expenditure of Recovery Act funding, details of the projects on which those funds have been obligated and expended, an evaluation of the completion status of projects and the number of jobs created and jobs retained by the project.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Multifamily Project Monthly Accounting Reports
Document Number: 2010-23567
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-21
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. This information is necessary for HUD to monitor compliance with contractual agreements and analyze cash flow trends as well as occupancy and rent collection levels.
Notice of Single Family Loan Sale (SFLS 2010)
Document Number: 2010-23182
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell certain unsubsidized single family mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale (SFLS 2010). This notice also generally describes the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Sunset Area Community, City of Renton, WA
Document Number: 2010-23181
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
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 City of Renton, WA, intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the redevelopment of the Sunset Terrace public housing community and associated neighborhood revitalization. Pursuant to the authority granted by section 26 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437x) in connection with projects assisted under section 9 of that Act (42 U.S.C. 1437g), the City of Renton has assumed responsibility for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321) in accordance with 24 CFR 58.1 and 58.4, and as the lead agency for compliance with the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA, RCW 43.21C), will perform the joint environmental review. This notice is in accordance with regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality 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 City of Renton needs to know what environmental information germane to your statutory responsibilities should be included in the EIS.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-22918
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-17
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; Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, or Stalking
Document Number: 2010-22920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-15
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 Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Discrimination Information Form HUD-903.1, HUD 903.1A, HUD-903-1B, HUD-903.1F, HUD-903.1KOR, HUD-903.1C, HUD-903.1CAM, HUD-903.1RUS, 903-1_Somali
Document Number: 2010-22919
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed extension of the currently approved information collection requirement concerning Housing Discrimination Information Forms HUD 903.1, HUD 903.1A, HUD-903-1B, HUD-903.1F, HUD-903.1KOR, HUD- 903.1C, HUD-903.1CAM, HUD-903.1RUS, and HUD-903-1Somali will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. HUD will also solicit public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Consolidated Public Housing Certificate of Completion
Document Number: 2010-22686
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
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 for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Comment Request; Owner Certification With HUD's Tenant Eligibility and Rent Procedures
Document Number: 2010-22685
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
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 Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: 2010-22684
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-13
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. Public Housing Authorities (PHA) apply for funding to assist very low-income families to lease or purchase housing. PHAs maintain records on participant eligibility, unit acceptability, lease and/or housing assistance payments, and budget and payment documentation. In some cases PHAs voluntarily divest their voucher programs to a receiving PHA. PHAs may also project-base a portion of their vouchers or use their vouchers under the Homeownership Option.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-22507
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
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 Jacksonville Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of programmable thermostats, compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, and ENERGY STAR- qualified ceiling fans at several of its properties.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-22441
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-10
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 for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-22537
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
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 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program NOFA. Approximately $110 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). The purpose of these programs is to assist states, Native American Tribes, cities, counties/parishes, or other units of local government undertake comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing. The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program is targeted, however, to urban jurisdictions with the greatest lead-based paint hazard control needs. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http://www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to Grants.gov is also available on the HUD Web site at http:// www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Program is 14.900. The CFDA number for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program is 14.905. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2011
Document Number: 2010-22535
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) (26 U.S.C. 42). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA designations annually. The designations of ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) under IRC Section 42 published October 6, 2009, remain in effect.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-22508
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
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 Greene County Housing Authority, in White Hall, IL, for the purchase and installation of 50-amp range receptacles and thermostats for the conversion from gas to electric modification project.
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale (MHLS 2010-2)
Document Number: 2010-22399
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell certain unsubsidized multifamily and healthcare mortgage loans, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive, sealed bid sale (MHLS 2010-2). Additionally, HUD may extend the sale to include a supplementary pool of unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loan(s), without FHA insurance, limited to not-for-profit organizations and units of State and Local Government. This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid. The Qualification Statement in connection with the sale has the following new provisions and revisions: (1) Part II, Number 7 was revised to reflect that the Purchaser must also meet the requirements in Paragraph I of the Qualification Statement to become a qualified bidder with respect to the relevant Mortgage Loans; (2) Part II, Number 8 and Paragraph M were added to allow a limited partner or non-managing member (which may include a tax credit investor) to qualify to bid on a Mortgage Loan(s) in which Purchaser has made a financial investment; (3) paragraph K was revised to allow Purchaser the option to provide a complete listing or organizational chart of known Related Parties or affiliates which HUD will review, pursuant to its 2530 Previous Participation process, to determine whether a Purchaser is a Qualified Bidder; and (4) Paragraph L was added to descibe the status of, and limitations on bidding for, a Purchaser who has selected box 8. The Department has notified units of Local Governments of this planned sale and has provided each jurisdiction with the opportunity to purchase assets directly from the Department. It is anticipated that any direct sales of these notes to units of local governments would be offered and closed in the same timeframe as the competitive sale. The Department is also in the process of working with the California Housing Finance Agency for the direct sale of The Winery, a multifamily loan. It is anticipated that the sale of this asset will take place in the same timeframe as the competitive sale.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Restrictions on Assistance to Noncitizens
Document Number: 2010-22397
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-09
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. HUD is requesting an extension of OMB approval for the applications for the Document Package for Applicant/Tenant's Consent to the Release of Information and the Authorization for the Release of Information/ Privacy Act Notice.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Allocation of Operating Subsidies Under the Operating Fund Formula: Data Collection
Document Number: 2010-22142
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice is being published to revise an existing information collection. 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; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Capital Fund
Document Number: 2010-22139
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-07
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 Risk Management Initiatives: New Loan-to-Value and Credit Score Requirements
Document Number: 2010-22133
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-09-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 15, 2010, HUD issued a notice seeking comment on three initiatives that HUD proposed would contribute to the restoration of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) capital reserve account. This document is limited to implementation of HUD's proposal to introduce a minimum credit score threshold and reduce the maximum LTV. At the end of the public comment period on August 16, 2010, HUD received 902 comments. The overwhelming majority of these comments focused on HUD's proposal to cap seller concessions. HUD is continuing to review and consider the issues raised by commenters on capping seller concessions as well as those pertaining to HUD's proposal to tighten manual underwriting guidelines. HUD's final decision on these two proposals will be addressed separately.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-22082
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
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 FY2009 Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Grant Program NOFA. Approximately $20 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009). The purpose of the Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Grant Program is to assist Sponsors of projects that receive Fund Reservation Awards pursuant to the FY 2009 NOFA for the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program by providing pre-development grant funding for architectural and engineering work, site control, and other planning related expenses that are eligible for funding under the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program. The notice providing information regarding the application process, funding criteria and eligibility requirements can be found using the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency link on the Grants.gov/Find Web site at http://www.grants.gov/search/agency.do. A link to Grants.gov is also available on the HUD Web site at http:// www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/fundsavail.cfm. The Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number for the Section 202 Demonstration Pre-Development Program is 14.157. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2010-21731
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-03
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.