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

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Personal Financial and Credit Statement
Document Number: 2012-10311
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-30
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; Public Housing Agency Burden Reduction Survey
Document Number: 2012-10310
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-30
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. The Department is looking at ways to reduce Public Housing Agency (PHA) burden through a wide range of activities from resident recertification and PHA unit inspection activities to improving access to HUD systems and information. The purpose of the survey is to determine whether the burden reduction activities have been effective.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-9856
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
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 Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment Emergency Comment Request; Office of Housing Assistance Contract Administration Oversight, Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: 2012-9864
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-24
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 emergency review and 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 Emergency Comment Request; Single Family Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2012-9862
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-24
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 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 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program
Document Number: 2012-9858
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-24
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. The closeout instructions apply to Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs (State CDBG Program, CDBG Disaster Recovery Supplemental Funding, CDBG-Recovery Act (CDBG-R)) and Neighborhood Stabilization Programs (NSP) 1, 2, & 3. Section 570.509 of the CDBG regulations contains the grant closeout criteria for Entitlement jurisdictions when HUD determines, in consultation with the recipients that a grant can be closed. The State CDBG program does not have a regulatory requirement for closeouts but has relied on administrative guidance. This is also true for the NSP, CDBG Disaster Recovery and CDBG-R funding approval form. The proposed frequency of the response to the collection of information is annual to initiate the grant closeout reporting and submission of the funding approval agreement. The total annual reporting for grant closeout is estimated at 2399.34 hours for 1,621 grant recipients. The annual submission of the HUD 7082 funding approval form is estimated at 364 hours for 1,456 grant recipients.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: FY 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Rural Capacity Building Program
Document Number: 2012-9716
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
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 approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
State Community Development Block Grant Program: Administrative Rule Changes
Document Number: 2012-9693
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule makes changes to several sections of the regulations for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for states (State CDBG program). This final rule streamlines and updates the regulations to reflect statutory changes, clarifies the program income requirements, provides other clarifications to the State CDBG program regulations, and makes a conforming change to the regulations applicable to the CDBG Entitlement program. This final rule also provides additional flexibility to states in their administration of the program. The final rule follows publication of an October 17, 2008, proposed rule and takes into consideration the public comments received on the proposed rule.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency (PHA) Renewal Funding
Document Number: 2012-9692
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The FY 2012 HUD Appropriations Act requires that HUD apply ``an inflation factor as established by the Secretary, by notice published in the Federal Register'' to adjust FY 2012 renewal funding for the tenant-based rental assistance voucher program or housing choice voucher (HCV) program of each PHA. For FY 2011 and FY 2010, renewal funding was based on annual adjustment factors (AAFs) and HUD published separate Renewal Funding AAFs for this purpose. The Renewal Funding AAFs, based only on Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for rents and utilities, have been replaced by inflation factors that incorporate additional economic indices to measure the expected change in the per unit cost (PUC) for the HCV program.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance-Technical Submission
Document Number: 2012-9690
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Qualified Census Tracts for Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
Document Number: 2012-9630
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice designates ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 for 2013. HUD is making new designation of QCTs at this time on the basis of new data from the 2010 Decennial Census and the 2006-2010 tabulations of American Community Survey (ACS). The 2012 Difficult Development Areas (DDAs) designated in the Federal Register notice published on October 27, 2011 (76 FR 66741) are not changed by this notice and remain in effect.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-8057
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-20
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 Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Moving to Work Demonstration: Revision to HUD Form 50900 MTW
Document Number: 2012-9485
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
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; Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Continuum of Care Registration
Document Number: 2012-9483
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
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 submission is to request a reinstatement with revisions of an expired information collection for the reporting burden associated with registration requirements that Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance (CoC) program lead agencies will be expected to complete. This submission is limited to the reporting burden under the CoC program, formerly including the Supportive Housing Program, the Shelter Plus Care program, and the Section 8 and Single Room Occupancy Program, and changed to match the new inclusive program name created through the HEARTH Act.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Capital Fund Safety and Security Grants; Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2012-9481
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
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. The public was notified of the availability of the Safety and Security funds with PIH Notice 2011-56 (Notice), which was issued October 4, 2011. Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) which met the criteria for funding contained in the Notice were funded. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under the Capital Fund Safety and Security grant program.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Counseling Client Survey
Document Number: 2012-9359
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-18
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: FHA Insured Title I Property Improvement and Manufactured Home Loan Programs
Document Number: 2012-9355
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-18
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.
Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Production of Material or Provisions of Testimony by HUD in Response to Demands in Legal Proceedings Among Private Litigants
Document Number: 2012-9223
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
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. (Correction). Section 15.203 of HUD's regulations in 24 CFR specify the manner in which demands for documents and testimony from the Department should be made. Providing the information specified in 24 CFR 15.203 allows the Department to more promptly identify documents and testimony which a requestor may be seeking and determine whether the Department will be able to produce such documents and testimony.
Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Certification of Consistency and Nexus Between Activities Proposed by the Applicant With Livability Principles Advanced in Preferred Sustainability Status Communities
Document Number: 2012-9221
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
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 proposed form, an attachment to HUD Federal Financial Assistance applications, requests applicants to obtain a certification from the Designated Point of Contact for designated Preferred Sustainability Status Community using form HUD-2995 which verifies that the applicant has met the above criteria. The form will certify the nexus between the proposed activities of the applicant and the Livability Principles as they are being advanced in the Preferred Sustainability Status Communities. If the applicant is from the agency that holds Point of Contact status in a particular Preferred Sustainability Status Community, it must be certified by the appropriate HUD Regional Administrator in consultation with field staff.
Allocations, Common Application, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Grantees Under the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2012
Document Number: 2012-9094
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of the allocation of CDBG disaster recovery funds for the purpose of assisting recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas declared a major disaster in 2011 under title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). As described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this Notice, HUD is authorized by statute and regulations to waive statutory and regulatory requirements and specify alternative requirements upon the request of a grantee. Therefore, this Notice describes applicable waivers and alternative requirements, as well as the application process, eligibility requirements, and relevant statutory provisions for grants provided under this Notice.
Department of Housing and Urban Development Summary of Public Comments, Response to Public Comments, and Final 2012-2015 Environmental Justice Strategy
Document Number: 2012-9092
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 30, 2011, HUD posted its draft environmental justice strategy and requested public comment. This notice summarizes public comments submitted in response to HUD's draft environmental justice strategy, offers response to comments, and announces the release of HUD's final Environmental Justice Strategy. The changes in the final strategy reflect HUD's consideration of the public comments received and HUD's effort to improve and expand its commitment to avoiding disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority and low-income populations, as well as creating geographies of opportunity. The final strategy is posted at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/programoffices/susta inable housingcommunities.
Authority To Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals
Document Number: 2012-8972
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address one of the following research priorities: (1) HUD demonstrations, (2) using housing as a platform for improving quality of life, (3) the American Housing Survey data, or (4) housing technology. In accordance with statutory requirements, the research projects must be funded at least 50 percent by philanthropic entities and/or federal, state or local government agencies.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2012
Document Number: 2012-8971
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department's Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2012 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance contract anniversaries. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract anniversaries for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. For FY 2011 and FY 2010, these AAFs were designated as ``Contract Rent'' AAFs, to differentiate them from ``Renewal Funding'' AAFs that were used exclusively for renewal funding of tenant-based rental assistance. Renewal Funding AAFs are being replaced by an inflation factor established by the Secretary, so there is no need to differentiate the AAF by use. A separate Federal Register Notice will be published that will identify the inflation factors that will be used to adjust tenant-based rental assistance funding for FY 2012.
Privacy Act of 1974; Amendment to an Existing System of Records, Inventory Management System Also Known as the Public and Indian Housing Information Center
Document Number: 2012-8968
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is amending HUD/PIH.01 to reflect changes in the following sections, which involve participants and PIH program administrators of the Public Housing, Section 8 Certificate, Section 8 Tenant-Based Assistance (Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)), Section 8 Project-Based, and Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation programs: Categories of Individuals Covered by the System, Categories of Records in the System, Purposes of the System, and Routine Uses of Records Maintained in the System, including Categories of Users and purposes of such use. These sections are revised to reflect the present status of the information contained in the system. The existing scope, objectives, and business processes in place for this program remain unchanged. A more detailed description of the present system is contained in this notice. This notice supersedes the previously published notice on October 6, 2008, at 73 FR 58256.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-8572
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-13
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.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Multifamily Accelerated Processing-Enhancing and Strengthening Multifamily Accelerated Processing
Document Number: 2012-8705
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) is a processing system introduced in 2000 as a pilot program to facilitate the accelerated processing of loan applications for FHA multifamily mortgage insurance, which generally involve the refinance, purchase, new construction, or rehabilitation of multifamily properties. These transactions are costly, complicated, and time-consuming to process. Prior to MAP, HUD field offices were encouraged to develop and test individual fast-track processing systems for use by qualified FHA- approved lenders that were experienced in processing loan applications for multifamily mortgages. The intent was to considerably reduce the processing time of applications. These test procedures included providing qualified lenders with the option of preparing FHA forms and undertaking preliminary underwriting for certain types of loan applications. Fast-track processing procedures developed by individual HUD offices that facilitated processing applications without sacrificing quality or increasing risk were consolidated into a national test of fast-track style processing of multifamily mortgage insurance applications under the name ``MAP.'' MAP has been administered to date through direct instructions to FHA-approved lenders under a MAP Guide. Given its experience to date with MAP, HUD believes the MAP accelerated processing procedures have been successful. To ensure the continued quality and efficiency of MAP procedures, HUD is codifying in regulations key provisions of MAP and introducing new provisions to strengthen MAP, to assure the integrity and competency of FHA-approved lenders as directed by the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)-Lender and Underwriter Eligibility Criteria and Credit Watch for MAP Lenders
Document Number: 2012-8679
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed notice provides additional, detailed information to FHA-approved lenders and members of the public about HUD's processes for determining lender and underwriter eligibility and tier qualification for MAP participation. This proposed notice accompanies HUD's proposed rule on the same topic, published elsewhere in today's Federal Register. This notice includes the quantity, specific characteristics, and recentness of transactions that a lender or underwriter must have undertaken in order to qualify for each tier of MAP approval.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Consolidated Plan and Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2012-8765
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-11
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 Department's collection of this information is in compliance with statutory provisions of the Cranston Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 that requires participating jurisdictions to submit a Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (Section 105(b)); the 1974 Housing and Community Development Act, as amended, that requires states and localities to submit a Community Development Plan (Section 104(b)(4) and Section 104(m)); and statutory provisions of these Acts that requires states and localities to submit applications and reports for these formula grant programs. The information is needed to provide HUD with preliminary assessment as to the statutory and regulatory eligibility of proposed grantee projects and for informing citizens of intended uses of program funds.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Single Family Mortgage Insurance on Hawaiian Homelands
Document Number: 2012-8762
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-11
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. FHA insures mortgages on single-family dwellings under provisions of the National Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1709). The Housing and Urban Rural Recovery Act (HURRA), Public Law 98- 181, amended the National Housing Act to add Section 247 (12 U.S.C. 1715z-12) to permit FHA to insure mortgages for properties located on Hawaiian Homelands. Under this program, the mortgagor must be a native Hawaiian. Section 247 requires that the Department of Hawaiian Homelands (DHHL) of the State of Hawaii (a) will be a co-mortgagor; (b) guarantees or reimburses the Secretary for any mortgage insurance claim paid in connection with a property on Hawaiian homelands; or (c) offers other security acceptable to the Secretary. In accordance with 24 CFR 203.43i, the collection of information is verification that a loan applicant is a native Hawaiian and that the applicant holds a lease on land in a Hawaiian Homelands area. A borrower must obtain verification of eligibility from DHHL and submit it to the lender. A borrower cannot obtain a loan under these provisions without proof of status as a native Hawaiian. United States citizens living in Hawaii are not eligible for this leasehold program unless they are native Hawaiians. The eligibility document is required to obtain benefits. In accordance with 24 CFR 203.439(c), lenders must report monthly to HUD and the DHHL on delinquent borrowers and provide documentation to HUD to support that the loss mitigation requirements of 24 CFR 203.604 have been met. To assist the DHHL in identifying delinquent loans, lenders report monthly. A delinquent mortgage that is reported timely would allow DHHL to intervene and prevent foreclosure. This collection of data is cited in 2502-0060.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Public Housing Agency Plan
Document Number: 2012-8760
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-11
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 PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to PHA policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. The PHA Plan informs HUD, residents, and the public of the PHA's mission for serving the needs of low, very low-income, and extremely low-income families and its strategy for addressing those needs. This data allows HUD to monitor the performance of programs and the performance of public housing agencies that administer the programs. The PHA Plan is being revised to address, clarify and provide additional guidance on the submission requirements for qualified and nonqualified PHAs, as well as to address previous public comments. Section 2702 of Title VIISmall Public Housing Authorities Paperwork Reduction Act, of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 amends section 5A(b) of the 1937 Act by establishing ``qualified public housing agencies,'' a category of PHAs with less than 550 public housing units and tenant-based vouchers combined that are provided substantial paperwork relief, primarily with respect to the PHA Annual Plan requirements in section 5(A)(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937. The paperwork relief exempts qualified PHAs from the requirement to prepare and submit an annual PHA plan to HUD for review. This Act impacts approximately seventy-four percent, or 2,994 of the 4,053 PHAs that are required to submit an annual PHA plan. In addition to the exemption from submitting annual plans for qualified agencies, because of the different annual plan submission requirements of agencies that are considered standard, high-performer, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) only, small, and troubled within 24 CFR part 903, the existing approved forms were determined to be incompatible with the program requirements. Therefore, some previously approved forms have been separated into new forms that will be completed by different classes of PHAs. These changes also reflect recommendations made by the public in a previous information collection. Specifically, this information collection revises previously approved OMB forms HUD-50077- SL and HUD-50077-CR; adds Certifications of Compliance with PHA Plans and Related Regulations (form HUD-50077-SM-HP and HUD-50077-ST-HCV) formerly appearing on form HUD 50077 as separate documents; deletes approved OMB form HUD-50075, and replaces that form with five new forms (form HUD-50075-5Y, HUD-50075-ST, HUD-50075-SM-HP, HUD-50075-HCV, and HUD-50075-QA). Qualified PHAs no longer submit information on discretionary programs (demolition or disposition, HOPE VI, Project- based vouchers, required or voluntary conversion, homeownership, or capital improvements, etc.) as part of an Annual PHA Plan submission. However, Qualified PHAs that intend to implement these activities are still subject to the full application and approval processes that exist for demolition or disposition, designated housing, conversion, homeownership, and other special application processes that will no longer be tied to prior authorization in an Annual PHA Plan for a Qualified PHA. All PHAs, including the PHAs identified as Qualified PHAs under HERA, must continue to submit any demolition or disposition, public housing conversion, homeownership, or other special applications as applicable to HUD's Special Applications Center (SAC) in Chicago for review and approval or to HUD Headquarters for CFFP proposals. It is expected that Qualified PHAs, as a matter of good business practice, continue to keep their residents, the general public, and the local HUD office apprised of any plans to initiate these types of programs and activities.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Loan Guarantee for Indian Housing
Document Number: 2012-8755
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-11
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. Information collected determines if the Department will guarantee loans and mortgage insurance made by private lenders to Native American borrowers on ``Indian areas.''
Changes in Certain Multifamily Housing and Health Care Facility Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
Document Number: 2012-8570
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with HUD regulations, this notice announces changes of the mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily Housing, Health Care Facilities, and Hospital Mortgage Insurance programs for commitments to be issued or reissued in FY 2013. The MIP for market-rate New Construction/Substantial Rehabilitation loans under Sections 207, 213, 220, 221(d)(4), 231, 232, and 242 is proposed to increase by 20 basis points and 223(a)(7) loans by 5 basis points; with a 15 basis point increase for all other market-rate multifamily housing, health care facility, and hospital loans. The increases will not apply to Low Income Housing Tax Credit Loans, other affordable housing loans for HUD-assisted properties, or loans insured under FHA's Risk Sharing programs. These MIP increases will not only provide additional protection for the GI/SRI fund and increase receipts to the Treasury, but will also encourage private lending to return to the market by ensuring FHA is not under-pricing its risk. In addition to announcing MIPs for FY 2013, this notice also announces that a positive credit subsidy obligation will not be required in FY 2013 for loans under any of the active mortgage insurance programs for multifamily housing or health care facilities.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-8363
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
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 Philadelphia Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS)-compliant combination washer/dryer units for the Paschall Village Phase I and II project.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-8362
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
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 Wilmington Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of condensing tankless water heaters for the Southbridge project.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-8215
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Steward B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, HUD publishes a weekly Federal Register notice listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. HUD generally publishes this weekly report each Friday. Today's notice announces that because of the size of HUD's next report, the Office of the Federal Register has informed HUD that it cannot accommodate HUD's request to schedule publication of the report on Friday, April 6, 2012. As a result, HUD's next report listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property will be published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2012.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Public Access to HUD Records under the Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) and Production of Material or Provisions of Testimony by HUD Employees
Document Number: 2012-8243
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-05
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. Section 15.203 of HUD's regulations in 24 CFR specify the manner in which demands for documents and testimony from the Department should be made. Providing the information specified in 24 CFR 15.203 allows the Department to more promptly identify documents and testimony which a requestor may be seeking and determine whether the Department will be able to produce such documents and testimony.
Rental Assistance Demonstration: Extension of Public Comment Period and Clarification of Demonstration Components
Document Number: 2012-8210
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 8, 2012, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comments on the demonstration notice posted on HUD's Web site entitled ``Rental Assistance DemonstrationPartial Implementation and Request for Comments'' (Program Notice). This notice extends the due date for the submission of comments on the Program Notice. In addition, HUD is taking this opportunity to clarify the scope of the demonstration that took effect on March 8, 2012.