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

Revision to the Section 8 Management Assessment Program Lease-Up Indicator
Document Number: 2012-13198
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends HUD's regulations for the Section 8 Management Assessment program (SEMAP), by revising the process by which HUD measures and verifies performance under the SEMAP lease-up indicator. Specifically, HUD amends the existing regulation to reflect that assessment of a public housing agency's (PHA) leasing indicator will be based on a calendar year cycle, rather than a fiscal year cycle, which would increase administrative efficiencies for PHAs. This rule also clarifies that units assisted under the voucher homeownership option or occupied under a project-based housing assistance payments (HAP) contract are included in the assessment of PHA units leased.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Multifamily Contractor's/Mortgagor's Cost Breakdowns and Certifications
Document Number: 2012-13197
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
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.
Order of Succession for the Office of Community Planning and Development
Document Number: 2012-13100
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Secretary of HUD designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Community Planning and Development. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, including the Order of Succession, published on October 18, 2011 at 76 FR 64364.
Consolidated Delegation of Authority for the Office of Community Planning and Development
Document Number: 2012-13093
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice updates, clarifies, and consolidates delegations of authority from the Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Needs Programs.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Office of Native American Programs (ONAP) Training and Technical Assistance; Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)
Document Number: 2012-13091
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
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 of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, as approved on November 18, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-55, 125 Stat. 552) authorizes HUD to award training and technical assistance contracts on a competitive basis. HUD intends to competitively award training and technical assistance contracts to national and regional nonprofit and for profit entities with demonstrated experience and expertise in the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). The purpose of the ONAP Training and Technical Assistance program is to improve the quality and quantity of low-income housing in Native American, Alaska Native, and native Hawaiian communities, as funded by Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) and Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants (NHHBG) and authorized by NAHASDA. The regulations for the IHBG program are at 24 CFR part 1000, and for the NHHBG program at 24 CFR part 1006. Successful applicants will have demonstrated training and technical assistance experience and expertise in NAHASDA; low-income housing development, inspection, maintenance, modernization, and operation; admissions and occupancy; procurement; financial and fiscal management; program income; governance and organizational development; leveraged financing, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits; healthy home environments, including mold and air quality issues; homebuyer education; crime prevention; youth activities, including Boys and Girls Clubs; and other topics responsive to low- income housing issues in native communities. Training and technical assistance services will be provided onsite and remotely, on a one-on- one and classroom basis. Respondents to the NOFA will be required to submit a single proposal regardless of the number of programs or areas of expertise for which they offer to provide training and technical assistance. Factors for award include Factor 1: Capacity and Experience, Factor 2: Soundness of Approach, Factor 3: Leveraging, and Factor 4: Achieving Results and Program Evaluation. Narratives addressing Factors 1-4 must be formatted so that the total number of pages submitted is equal to or no more than 25 single-sided pages. The one-page application summary, organizational chart, budget discussion, and required forms are not included in the 25 page limit. Required forms include HUD-2880 (Applicant/Recipient Disclosure Update), HUD- 2993 (Acknowledgement of Application Receipt), HUD-96011 (HUD Facsimile Transmittal), SF-424 (Application for Federal Assistance), and SF-LLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities). Applicants must submit their applications electronically to Grants.Gov or request a waiver from HUD. HUD expects to receive 25 applications and select ten awardees to enter in 24-month cooperative agreements, with a 12-month option period.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request
Document Number: 2012-12940
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
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: Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program Grant Application-Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program Application
Document Number: 2012-12842
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Rural Housing Stability Program Registration
Document Number: 2012-12841
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
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 new collection for the reporting burden associated with registration requirements that Rural Housing Stability Program (RHSP) applicants will be expected to complete prior to actual application. This submission is limited to the reporting burden under the RHSP program, created through the HEARTH Act. The statutory provisions and the implementing interim regulations that govern RHSP require these registration data elements.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-12839
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
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 City of Phoenix Housing Department for the purchase and installation of microwave ovens for the Marcos de Niza project.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-12390
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
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: Comment Request; Form HUD-40221(rev) “LOCCS/VRS Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program Payment Voucher”
Document Number: 2012-12546
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Hispanic Serving Institutions Assisting Communities (HSIAC) Program
Document Number: 2012-12393
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
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; Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: 2012-12392
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
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 Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: 2012-12391
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
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 HUD-Held Multifamily and Healthcare Loan Sale (MHLS 2012-2)
Document Number: 2012-12389
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
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 2012-2). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Redelegation of Authority for the Office of Policy Development and Research
Document Number: 2012-12142
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of HUD to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems necessary. On August 30, 2011, at 76 FR 53934, the Secretary delegated authority over the Department's research agenda to the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research and authorized the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research the authority to redelegate all such authority, except for the authority to issue and waive regulations. In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research redelegates all authority to the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development, with the exception of the authority to issue and waive regulations.
Order of Succession for the Office of Policy Development and Research
Document Number: 2012-12140
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for the Office of Policy and Development.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-12139
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
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 Hammond Housing Authority of Hammond, Indiana for the purchase and installation of tankless water heaters for the American Heartland Homes One project.
Announcement of Funding Awards, Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities (CFCF) Program, Fiscal Year 2011
Document Number: 2012-12138
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
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 Fiscal Year 2011 (FY 2011) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Capital Fund Education and Training Community Facilities (CFCF) Program. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under the CFCF program.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-11736
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-18
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.
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Emergency Solutions Grants Program and Consolidated Plan Conforming Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11868
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The document advises that the interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grants program, published on December 5, 2011, displayed an incorrect RIN number. This document advises of the correct RIN number, 2506-AC31, as displayed in the heading of this document.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the Study of Public Housing Agencies' Engagement With Homeless Households-Follow-up Sample Survey
Document Number: 2012-11514
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
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 of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program for Fiscal Years (FY) 2010 and 2011
Document Number: 2012-11305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
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 and FY2011 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of award recipients under the Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System
Document Number: 2012-11180
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
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.
Notice of Propose Information Collection for Public Comment; Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Continuum of Care Application
Document Number: 2012-11177
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Document Number: 2012-10822
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
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 collection will support research on the role of Family Unification Program vouchers in providing housing for youth aging out of foster care. A survey will be administered to all public housing agencies (PHA) that have an allotment of Family Unification program vouchers (n=300) to determine whether or not their program is currently serving youth aging out of foster care, and why or why not; and for those PHAs that are serving youth, to explore and document key aspects of the program, including the role of the public child welfare agency (PCWA) in the provision of services, the challenges in implementing the program and any strategies employed to overcome challenges; and any outcome data that might be available related to vouchers and their partnering Public Child Welfare Agencies (PCWA).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-10454
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
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): Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program-Strengthening Accountability and Regulatory Revisions Update
Document Number: 2012-10690
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In 2010 through 2011, HUD commenced and completed the process of revising regulations applicable to, and closing documents used in, FHA insurance of multifamily rental projects, to reflect current policy and practices in the multifamily mortgage market. The multifamily rental project regulations and closing documents had not been updated in more than 20 years. Through this proposed rule, HUD commences a similar process for its regulations governing insurance of healthcare facilities under section 232 of the National Housing Act, and the closing documents used in such transactions. HUD's Section 232 program insures mortgage loans to facilitate the construction, substantial rehabilitation, purchase, and refinancing of nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, board and care homes, and assisted-living facilities. This rule proposes amendments to update HUD's Section 232 regulations, to reflect current policy and practices, and to improve accountability and strengthen risk management.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Healthcare Facility Documents: Proposed Revisions and Updates and Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-10687
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), HUD is publishing for public comment a comprehensive set of closing and other documents used in connection with transactions involving healthcare facilities (excluding hospitals) that are insured pursuant to section 232 of the National Housing Act (Section 232). In addition to meeting PRA requirements, this notice seeks public comment for the purpose of enlisting input from the lending industry and other interested parties in the development, updating, and adoption of a set of instruments (collectively, healthcare facility documents) that offer the requisite protection to all parties in these FHA-insured mortgage transactions, consistent with modern real estate and mortgage lending laws and practices. The healthcare facility documents, which are the subject of this notice, can be viewed on HUD's Web site: www.hud.gov/232forms. HUD is also publishing today a proposed rule that will submit for public comment certain revisions to FHA's Section 232 regulations for the purpose of ensuring consistency between the program regulations and the revised healthcare facility documents.
Privacy Act: Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation Data Files System
Document Number: 2012-10581
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposes to establish a new Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a) System of Records Notice (SORN) for the Veterans Homelessness Prevention Demonstration Evaluation Data Files (VHPD Data Files) system. The VHPD Data Files system will involve collaborative efforts needed to evaluate certain HUD homelessness prevention programs. The demonstration evaluation will involve data analysis from particular jurisdictions to assist HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) and its researchers with examining cross-agency coordination, expanding data collection and analysis, conducting comprehensive program evaluations, and enhancing homelessness prevention efforts. HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research is focusing on data collection efforts, analysis, research, and program evaluation to promote better practice and outcomes in certain homelessness prevention programs to assist with resolving complex matters affecting homelessness among veterans.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the HOPE SF Development at Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex Public Housing Development, San Francisco, CA
Document Number: 2012-10580
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This provides notice to the public, agencies, and Indian tribes that the City and County of San Francisco's Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH), as the Responsible Entity in accordance with 24 CFR 58.2(a)(7), intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the HOPE SF Development at the Potrero Terrace and Potrero Annex Public Housing Development (Potrero HOPE SF Master Plan Project). The EIR/EIS will be a joint National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) document. The EIR will satisfy requirements of CEQA (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq.) and the State CEQA Guidelines (14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.), which require that state and local government agencies consider the environmental consequences of projects over which they have discretionary authority before acting on those projects. The proposed action is subject to NEPA, because funding for the project may include HUD funds from programs subject to regulation by 24 CFR part 58; these include, but are not limited to, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) grants under Title II of the Cranston- Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended; Project Based Section 8 Vouchers under the United States Housing Act of 1937; and/or Section 8(o)(13) and Public Housing operating subsidies for mixed income developments authorized under the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, Section 35. This notice is in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations at 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. A Draft EIR/EIS will be prepared for the proposed action described herein. Comments relating to the Draft EIR/EIS are requested and will be accepted by the contact person listed below. When the Draft EIR/EIS is completed, a notice will be sent to individuals and groups known to have an interest in the Draft EIR/EIS and particularly in the environmental impact issues identified therein. Any person or agency interested in receiving a notice and making comment on the Draft EIR/ EIS should contact the person listed below within 30-days after publication of this notice. This EIS will be a NEPA document intended to satisfy requirements of federal environmental statutes. In accordance with specific statutory authority and HUD's regulations at 24 CFR part 58 (Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities), HUD has provided for assumption of its NEPA authority and NEPA lead agency responsibility by the City and County of San Francisco. The EIR will be a CEQA document intended to satisfy State environmental statutes (Public Resources Code 21000 et seq. and 14 California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.).
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a New System of Records, Department of Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH), HUD/PIH.02
Document Number: 2012-10578
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing notice of its intent to establish a new system of records, Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing System (HUD-VASH), HUD/PIH.02.