Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program: Notice of Allocation of Funding for Substantially Similar State Programs
The Emergency Homeowners' Loan program, originally authorized by a 1975 statute, was reauthorized and revised by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which also made $1 billion in funding available for this program. This program, as recently revised, authorizes the Secretary to allow funds to be administered by a state that has an existing program that provides substantially similar assistance to homeowners, as determined by the Secretary. This notice sets out the key features of HUD's emergency assistance program for homeowners, and solicits applications from states that have programs offering assistance substantially similar to this program.
HUD Multifamily Rental Projects: Regulatory Revisions
This proposed rule would amend certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations to update these regulations to reflect current HUD policy in the area of multifamily rental projects. On January 21, 2010, HUD issued for public comment a comprehensive set of closing documents for use in FHA multifamily rental projects. As noted in the January 21, 2010, notice, the issuance of revised multifamily rental project closing documents for public comments is HUD's effort to restart the update of these documents that first commenced in 2004, but was not completed. In 2004, HUD also issued a companion proposed rule that identified outdated language and policies that not only needed to be changed in closing documents but also in HUD's regulations. Consistent with the restart of the updating of multifamily rental project closing documents, HUD is once again issuing a corresponding proposed rule to remove outdated regulatory language and policies. Neither the closing documents issued for comment on January 21, 2010, nor this proposed rule include changes to regulations affecting health care forms for nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities. HUD will propose changes to those documents separately. Through update of the multifamily rental project closing documents and the update of certain regulations as provided in this proposed rule, HUD strives to have its documents and regulations reflect current terminology, lending laws, and practices with respect to multifamily projects.
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, an exception was granted to the Housing Authority of the County of Cook (HACC) for the purchase and installation of through-the-wall air conditioning units and Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) outlets for the Riverdale Senior Apartments project.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless.