Department of Housing and Urban Development March 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Announcement of Funding Awards: Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010
Document Number: 2012-7735
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
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 announcement contains the name and address of the award recipients and the amounts of award awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010 and prior-year appropriations.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
Document Number: 2012-7730
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces a two-day session of the negotiated rulemaking committee that developed HUD's November 18, 2011, proposed rule to revise the regulations governing the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program and Title VI Loan Guarantee Program. HUD's proposed rule was developed, as required by statute, by negotiated rulemaking. The public comment period on the proposed rule closed on January 17, 2012. The purpose of the two-day session is to provide the negotiated rulemaking committee members the opportunity to review and consider responses to the public comments received on the November 18, 2011, proposed rule.
Announcement of Funding Awards: Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
Document Number: 2012-7722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
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 announcement contains the name and address of the award recipients and the amounts of award awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2011 and prior-year appropriations.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-7317
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
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: Comment Request: Insurance Termination Request for Multifamily Mortgage
Document Number: 2012-7486
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
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; Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation, Phase I
Document Number: 2012-7484
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
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. HUD is conducting an evaluation of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, focused on the initial round of grants funded in August 2011. This evaluation requires the collection of information from households living in the Choice Neighborhoods sites. This proposed information collection will support the first phase of the evaluation, which is focused on studying implementation of the grants and establishing a baseline for long-term evaluation of program outcomes. The information collection is necessary to understand the experience of the residents in the Choice Neighborhood sites.
Public Housing and Section 8 Programs: Housing Choice Voucher Program: Streamlining the Portability Process
Document Number: 2012-7341
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations governing portability in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Portability is a feature of the HCV program that allows an eligible family with a housing choice voucher to use that voucher to lease a unit anywhere in the United States where there is a public housing agency (PHA) operating an HCV program. The purpose of HUD's proposed changes to the portability regulations is to clarify requirements already established in the existing regulations and improve the process involved with processing portability requests to enable PHAs to better serve families and expand housing opportunities. It is HUD's intent to increase administrative efficiencies by eliminating confusing and obscure regulatory language in areas that are known to be troublesome. This proposed rule attempts to balances the needs and interests of PHAs while increasing family choice.
Streamlining Requirements Governing the Use of Funding for Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities Programs
Document Number: 2012-7316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations governing the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program (Section 202) and the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program (Section 811), by streamlining the requirements for mixed- finance Section 202 and Section 811 developments. This rule would streamline the requirements for mixed-finance developments by removing restrictions on the portions of developments not funded through capital advances, thereby lifting barriers on participation in the development of the projects, and eliminating burdensome funding requirements. These proposed amendments would attract private capital and the expertise of the private developer community to create attractive and affordable supportive housing developments for the elderly and for persons with disabilities. HUD is also taking this opportunity to improve and bring up to date certain regulations governing all Section 202 and Section 811 developments. These changes will permit broader flexibility in the design of Section 202/811 units, extend the duration of the availability of capital advance funds, and make a technical correction. This proposed rule is the first part of a larger regulatory effort to reform the Section 202 and Section 811 programs, which will include implementation of the changes made to these programs by the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 and the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010. A subsequent rule, which will focus on the statutory changes, is expected to be published later in 2012.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-7343
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 09, 2012, at 77 FR 14411, HUD published a notice announcing HUD's suitable and unsuitable properties. The New York property (41201210003) was published as unsuitable in error. The correct suitability determination was published on February 17, 2012, at 77 FR 9681, as suitable/available with an ``off-site removal'' requirement. The incorrect listing is below:
Notice of FHA Debenture Call
Document Number: 2012-7326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice announces a debenture call of certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) debentures in accordance with authority provided in the National Housing Act.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Revised Implementation of the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program
Document Number: 2012-7081
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes the policies and procedures for the administration of tenant-based Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program administered by public housing agencies (PHAs) that partner with local Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities. This notice provides new and clarifying guidance regarding certain types of verification documentation, addition of family members after the veteran is a participant in the HCV program, termination of assistance, portability moves within the same catchment area where both PHAs have received HUD-VASH vouchers, portability moves when case management is no longer required, reallocation of HUD-VASH vouchers, and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) initial inspections.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-6674
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Single Family Premium Collection Subsystem-Periodic (SFPCS-P)
Document Number: 2012-6595
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-19
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 Single Family Premium Collection Subsystem-Periodic (SFPCS-P) allows the lenders to remit the Periodic Mortgage Insurance Premiums using funds obtained from the mortgagor during the collection of the monthly mortgage payment. The SFPCS-P strengthens HUD's ability to manage and process periodic single-family mortgage insurance premium collections and corrections to submitted data. It also improves data integrity for the Single Family Mortgage Insurance Program. Therefore, the FHA approved lenders use Automated Clearing House (ACH) application for all transmissions with SFPCS-P. The authority for this collection of information is specified in 24 CFR 203.264 and 24 CFR 203.269. In general, the lenders use the ACH application to remit the periodic premium payments through SFPCS-P for the required FHA insured cases and to comply with the Credit Reform Act.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Applications for Housing Assistance Payments; Special Claims Processing
Document Number: 2012-6593
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-19
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 is an extension of a currently approved collection for submitting Applications for Housing Assistance Payments for Section 8, Rent Supplement, Rental Assistance Payment (RAP), Section 202 Project Assistance Contracts (PACs) and Section 811 and 202 Project Rental Assistance Contracts (PRACS) program units. Special Claims for damages, unpaid rent loss, and vacancy claims are available for the Section 8, Section 202 PACs, and Section 811 and Section 202 PRACS programs. Each HUD program has an assistance payments contract. These contracts indicate that HUD will make monthly assistance payments to Project Owners/Management Agents on behalf of the eligible households who reside in the assisted units. Project Owners are required to sign a certification on the Housing Owner's Certifications and Application for Housing Assistance form which states: (1) Each tenant's eligibility and assistance payments was computed in accord with HUD's regulations administrative procedures and the Contract, and are payable under the Contract; (2) The units for which assistance is being billed are decent, safe, sanitary, and occupied or available for occupancy; (3) No amount included on the bill has been previously billed or paid; (4) All facts and data on which the payment request is based are true and accurate; and (5) That no payments have been paid or will be paid from the tenant or any public or private source for units beyond that authorized by the assistance contract, or lease, unless permitted by HUD.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Units
Document Number: 2012-6592
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-19
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 1998 Public Housing Reform Act allowed the Mixed-Finance development of public housing units. This meant that Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) could create public housing projects using public housing grant or capital funds and non-HUD sources of funds, subject to HUD's approval. This Information Collection pertains to the information that HUD collects to perform due diligence in order to approve the mixed-finance development of public housing prior to a financial closing and the start of construction or rehabilitation activities. Applicants describe ownership, the type, size, and number of units, construction schedule, construction and permanent financing, property management, how public housing operating subsidy will be provided to the project and other operation plans. New developments may be made up of a variety of housing types: rental, homeownership, private, subsidized, and public housing. These new communities are built for residents with a wide range of incomes, and are designed to fit into the surrounding community.
Amendments to the HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR)
Document Number: 2012-6165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend the HUDAR to implement miscellaneous changes. These changes include, for example, such amendments as removing provisions that are now obsolete, refining provisions to approve requests for deviation from the HUDAR, updating provisions that address the organizational structure of HUD, and adding provisions on contractor record retention.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-6053
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-6192
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 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 City of Vancouver for the purchase and installation of ductless split heat pumps for the Skyline Crest Sustainability Upgrade project.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Mark-to-Market Program; Requirements for Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations and Public Agencies
Document Number: 2012-6191
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-14
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; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing for Performing Loans; MIP Processing, Escrow Administration, Customer Service, Servicing Fees and 235 Loans
Document Number: 2012-6181
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-14
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; Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster
Document Number: 2012-6180
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-14
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; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Claims and Conveyance Process, Property Inspection/Preservation
Document Number: 2012-6179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-14
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.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Document Number: 2012-6177
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), seeks comments on the proposed amendments to HUD's Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, which are regulations for HUD officers and employees that supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Standards) issued by OGE. To ensure a comprehensive and effective ethics program at HUD, and to address ethical issues unique to HUD, the proposed rule reflects statutory changes that were enacted subsequent to the promulgation of HUD's Supplemental Standards of Conduct regulation in 1996; significantly, the transfer of general regulatory authority over the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation from HUD to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). In addition, the proposed rule revises definitions used in HUD's Supplemental Standards of Conduct to reflect updated titles and positions and clarifies existing prohibitions on certain financial interests and outside employment to better guide employee conduct, while upholding the integrity of HUD in the administration of its programs.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: 2012-6050
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 106 of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (the HUD Reform Act) requires HUD to publish quarterly Federal Register notices of all regulatory waivers that HUD has approved. Each notice covers the quarterly period since the previous Federal Register notice. The purpose of this notice is to comply with the requirements of section 106 of the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on October 1, 2011, and ending on December 31, 2011.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Housing Choice Voucher Family Self-Sufficiency (HCV-FSS) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
Document Number: 2012-5890
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
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 for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) HCV-FSS program for FY 2011. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the funding priority categories established in the NOFA.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Public and Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS); Service Coordinators Program for Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2012-5888
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
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 for funding under the FY 2011 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Public and Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)Service Coordinators Program for Fiscal Year 2011. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the funding priority categories established in the NOFA.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program Under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011
Document Number: 2012-5887
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
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 for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Public and Indian Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (PH-FSS) Program for FY 2011. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the funding priority categories established in the NOFA.
Announcement of Funding Awards Family Unification Program (FUP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2010
Document Number: 2012-5885
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
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 a competition for funding under the FY2010 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Family Unification Program (FUP). This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of the award recipients for this year under the FUP Program.
Announcement of Funding Awards for HUD's Fiscal Year 2009 Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: 2012-5884
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
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 for funding under the FY 2009 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Rental Assistance for Non-Elderly Persons with Disabilities. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the funding criteria established in the NOFA.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Application Forms
Document Number: 2012-5772
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
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. The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) properties to convert to long-term Section 8 rental assistance contracts; and Rent Supplement, Rental Assistance Payment and Mod Rehab properties upon contract expiration or termination, to convert tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) to project- based vouchers (PBVs). Participation in the initiative will be voluntary; the attached applications will be used to determine eligibility for Public Housing and Mod Rehab owners only.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-5426
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Rental Assistance Demonstration: Notice of Web Availability and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-5626
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) provides the opportunity to test the conversion of public housing and other HUD- assisted properties to long-term, project-based Section 8 rental assistance to achieve certain goals, including the preservation and improvement of these properties through access by public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners to private debt and equity to address immediate and long-term capital needs. RAD is also designed to test the extent to which residents have increased housing choices after the conversion, and the overall impact on the subject properties. This notice announces that HUD has posted on its Web site a demonstration program notice (Program Notice) entitled ``Rental Assistance DemonstrationPartial Implementation and Request for Comments.'' Prior to the issuance of the final program notice that will provide for full implementation of RAD, HUD welcomes public comment on the entirety of the Program Notice and particularly seeks comments on elements highlighted in this notice.
Notice of Proposed Information for Public Comment for: Public Housing Capital Fund Program
Document Number: 2012-5506
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Multifamily Housing Procedures for Projects Affected by Presidentially-Declared Disasters
Document Number: 2012-5127
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
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 Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-4699
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-02
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.