Department of Housing and Urban Development October 4, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Credit Watch Termination Initiative Termination of Direct Endorsement (DE) Approval
Document Number: 2010-24829
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the cause and effect of termination of Direct Endorsement (DE) Approval 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 DE Approval terminated.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Housing Counseling Training Program
Document Number: 2010-24828
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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 HUD's Housing Counseling Training Program NOFA for FY2010. This year's Housing Counseling Training NOFA makes approximately $5.125 million made available under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8, approved March 11, 2009). The purpose of this NOFA is to improve and standardize the quality of counseling provided by housing counselors employed by ``participating agencies.'' Participating agencies include all housing counseling and intermediary organizations participating in HUD's Housing Counseling Program, including HUD-approved agencies, affiliates and branches of HUD-approved intermediaries, HUD-approved multistate organizations, and state housing finance agencies. 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 Housing Counseling Training NOFA is 14.316. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative Termination of Origination Approval Agreements
Document Number: 2010-24827
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability for HUD's Fiscal Year 2010 Healthy Homes Production Program
Document Number: 2010-24752
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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 Healthy Homes Production Program. Approximately $10 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). The purpose of HUD's Healthy Homes Production Program is to prevent and correct significant housing-related health and safety hazards in low-income housing. This production-oriented grant program, modeled after the previously successful Healthy Homes Demonstration and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs, will fund preventive and corrective measures to address housing-related health and safety hazards. 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 Healthy Homes Production Program is 14.913. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing
Document Number: 2010-24751
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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 Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grant Program. Approximately $2.6 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). The purpose of this program is to fund demonstration projects to improve asthma control among children and others currently residing in federally assisted multifamily housing developments that are administered by local public housing authorities (i.e., public housing) as well as privately owned multifamily housing that is subsidized by HUD (e.g. project-based section 8, section 202, and section 811 housing). 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 Asthma Interventions in Public and Assisted Multifamily Housing Grant Program is 14.914. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Notice of Availability: Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Lead Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Programs
Document Number: 2010-24750
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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 Technical Studies and Healthy Homes Technical Studies Programs. Approximately $7 million is made available through this NOFA, by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-117, approved December 16, 2009). Of this amount, approximately $1 million is for Lead Technical Studies and approximately $6 million is for Healthy Homes Technical Studies. The overall goal of both the Lead and the Healthy Homes Technical Studies programs is to gain knowledge to improve the efficacy and cost- effectiveness of methods for evaluation and control of lead-based paint and other housing related health and safety hazards. 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 Technical Studies Grant Program is 14.902. The CFDA number for the Healthy Homes Technical Studies Grant Program is 14.906. Applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov.
Delegation and Redelegation of Authority for the Office of the Inspector General
Document Number: 2010-24748
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice updates the delegation of authority of the Office of Inspector General to require by subpoena the production of all information, documents, reports, answers, records, accounts, papers, and other data in any medium (including electronically stored information, as well as any tangible thing) and documentary evidence necessary in the performance of the functions assigned by the Inspector General Act to the Deputy Inspector General, the Assistant Inspectors General, the Deputy Assistant Inspectors General, the Special Agents in Charge, the Regional Inspectors General for Audit, the Director of Inspections and Evaluations, the Directors within the Office of Audit, and the Counsel to the Inspector General. This notice also redelegates to the above-mentioned officials the authority of the Inspector General to cause the seal of the Department to be affixed to certain documents and to certify that a copy of any book, record, paper, microfilm or other document is a true copy of that in the files of the Department. This notice also delegates the authority to the Deputy Inspector General, the Assistant Inspector General for Investigation, the Deputy Assistant Inspectors General for Investigation, the Special Agents in Charge, and the Counsel to the Inspector General to request information under 5 U.S.C. section 552a(b)(7).
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2010-24747
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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, exceptions were granted to the Cambridge Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of energy efficient bathroom exhaust fans for the Lincoln Way and Jackson Gardens projects, and for the purchase and installation of solar panels and linoleum for its Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments project. An exception was also granted to the Housing Authority of the City of Columbia in Columbia, MO, for the purchase and installation of a Variable Refrigerant Volume Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (VRV HVAC) system for the Paquin Tower project.
Privacy Act; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Homeless Families Impact Study Data Files
Document Number: 2010-24746
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD proposes to establish a new Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), SORN. The proposed new SORN is the Homeless Families Impact Study Data Files (HFISDF). The records system will be used by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research to study the effects of housing and services interventions for homeless families. Refer to the ``Objective'' caption to obtain detailed information about the purpose of this study.
Final Fair Market Rents for Fiscal Year 2011 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program
Document Number: 2010-24465
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
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. The primary uses of FMRs are to determine payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment (HAP) contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program (Mod Rehab), and to serve as rent ceilings in the HOME program. Today's notice provides final FY 2011 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2011. The FY 2011 FMRs are based on 2000 Census data updated with more current survey data. For FY 2011, FY 2010 FMRs are updated using 2008 American Community Survey (ACS) data, and Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and utility indexes through the year end of 2009. 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). As proposed in the August 4, 2010, notice (75 FR 46958), this notice establishes FY 2011 Small Area FMRs for the Housing Choice Voucher program in the Dallas, TX HUD Metropolitan FMR Area (HMFA). All Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) operating in the 8-county HMFA must use the Small Area FMRs from Schedule B Addendum (listed by county and ZIP code) for the voucher program. All other programs that use FMRs will continue to use area- wide FMRs shown in Schedule B for Dallas, TX HMFA.