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

Rental Assistance Demonstration: Processing of Conversion Requests Submitted Under the Partial Rental Assistance Demonstration Notice
Document Number: 2012-23910
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 8, 2012, at 77 FR 14029, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice announcing HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program and the publication of PIH Notice 2012-18 on the RAD Web site, www.hud.gov/rad. 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; the extent to which residents have increased housing choices after the conversion; and the overall impact of conversion on the subject properties. The March 8, 2012 PIH Notice 2012-18 announced partial implementation of the demonstration under the second component of RAD for properties assisted through the Rent Supplement (Rent Supp) and Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) Programs. This Federal Register notice published today provides additional instruction for RAD program participants that submitted conversion requests under the Partial Implementation Notice (PIH Notice 2012-18).
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2013
Document Number: 2012-23900
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes DDA designations annually. In addition to announcing the 2013 DDA designations, this notice responds to public comment received in response to the proposed use of Small Area Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for designating DDAs as published in the notice ``Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2012'', published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2011. After considering the public comments, HUD has decided to delay by one year the adoption of small area DDAs. The 2014 DDAs will be published in a separate notice at a later date after further consideration of the Small DDA concept. Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for 2013 were previously designated in a notice published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2012.
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program: Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2012-23898
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 31, 2012, HUD published an interim rule that established the regulations for the Continuum of Care program, and which solicits public comment through October 1, 2012. This document advises that HUD is extending the public comment period to November 16, 2012.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-23567
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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: Public Housing Agency, Lease Requirements, Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2012-23697
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
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 Public Housing lease and grievance procedures are a recordkeeping requirement on the part of Public Housing agencies (PHAs) as they are required to enter into and maintain lease agreements for each individual or family that occupies a Public Housing unit. Also, both PHAs and tenants are required to follow the protocols set forth in the grievance procedures for both an informal and formal grievance hearing. The current revision was needed to correct errors in the 2009 calculation. The earlier calculation had over the amount of time needed to complete the form. The previous submission incorrectly included the number of responding PHAs in the calculation and also incorrectly assumed that 100% of households would be reviewing or initiating a lease. The correction of the errors brought the number of burden hours down from 5,671,800 to 339,822.
Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity
Document Number: 2012-23696
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
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 information and collection requirements consist of PHA screening requirements to obtain criminal conviction records from law enforcement agencies to prevent admission of criminals into the public housing and Section 8 programs and to assist in lease enforcement and eviction of those individuals in the public housing and Section 8 programs who engage in criminal activity. The reason for the current revision is that the 2009 submission only included the burden hours for Public Housing participants. Because the screening is done for residents in the Public Housing and Section 8 program, the calculations were updated to reflect this reality. The current calculations use the existing formula for burden hours but include voucher residents.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; OSHC Financial Reporting Form
Document Number: 2012-23695
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-26
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 Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Pub. L. 112-10, approved April 15, 2011) (Appropriations Act), provided a total of $100,000,000 to HUD for a Sustainable Communities Initiative to improve regional planning efforts that integrate housing and transportation decisions, and increase the capacity to improve land use and zoning. Of that total, $70,000,000 is available for the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program, and $30,000,000 is available for the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program. The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI) Planning Grant Programs, which comprise of the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program and the Community Challenge Planning Grant Program, require the financial reporting by grantees. This tracking of grantee financial data is solely in regards to the HUD-OSHC SCI grant. Such tracking is obligatory during the prescribed reporting periods, reimbursement requests for award funds, proof of in-kind contributions toward grant match funding, and the close-out of the award.
Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2012-23569
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces the appointments of, Maurice A. Jones, Michael A. Anderson, Mary K. Kinney, Jean Lin Pao, and Susan J. Shuback as members of the Departmental Performance Review Board. The address is: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-0050.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Opinion of Counsel to the Mortgagor
Document Number: 2012-23501
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
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 opinion is required to provide comfort to HUD and the mortgagee in multifamily rental and health care facility mortgage insurance transactions
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Maintenance Wage Rate Recommendation, and Maintenance Wage Rate Survey; and Report of Additional Classification and Wage Rate
Document Number: 2012-23500
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-24
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: 2012-22989
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-21
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.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 1996: Request for Nominations for Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Membership
Document Number: 2012-22986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-09-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 3, 2012, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to initiate negotiated rulemaking for the purpose of developing regulatory changes to the funding formula for the Indian Housing Block Grant program authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996. This document explains how persons may be nominated to serve as members on the negotiated rulemaking committee.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection to OMB and Comment Request: Legal Instructions Concerning Applications for Full Insurance Benefits; Assignment of Multifamily Mortgages to the Secretary
Document Number: 2012-22984
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-18
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 for a period of 30 days. This notice also corrects an error that was in the 60-day notice published on July 12, 2012. Mortgagees of HUD-insured mortgages may receive mortgage insurance benefits upon assignment of mortgages to HUD. In connection with the assignment, legal documents (e.g., mortgage, mortgage note, security agreement, title insurance policy) must be submitted to the Department. The instructions describe the document submitted to OMB and the procedures for submission.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Loan Guarantees for Indian Housing
Document Number: 2012-22904
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
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 information is required by section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1994, as amended by section 701 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self- Determination Act of 1996 and implementing regulations at 24 CFR part 1005. HUD has the authority to guarantee loans for the construction, acquisition, rehabilitation or refinance of 1- to 4-family homes to be owned by Native Americans in restricted Indian lands or service areas. Mortgage lenders approved by HUD provide borrower and lender information to HUD for guarantee of the loan. If the information was not provided then HUD would be unable to guarantee loans and as a result lenders would be unable to provide financing to Native Americans.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: 2012-22902
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
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. Nonprofit Housing Counseling organizations submit information to HUD through Grants.gov when applying for grant funds to provide housing counseling assistance to eligible homebuyers to find and purchase affordable housing; Housing Counseling organizations also assist eligible homeowners to avoid foreclosures; The Housing Counseling organizations also use grant funds to assist renters to avoid evictions; help the homeless find temporary or permanent shelter; report fair housing and discrimination. HUD uses the information collected to evaluate applicants competitively and then select qualified organizations to receive funding that supplement their housing counseling program. Post-award collection, such as quarterly reports, will allow HUD to evaluate grantees' performance. This collection of information includes renewal of various HUD forms, including the HUD-9900 which is the Housing Counseling Approval Application, and form HUD-9902, Housing Counseling Agency Activity Report. Additionally, it covers the collection of client level activities, client financial leverage data, and agency profile information.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Application for the Transfer of Physical Assets
Document Number: 2012-22859
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
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: Collection of Information From HUD Lead Hazard Control Grantees Regarding Their Use of Healthy Homes Supplemental Funding
Document Number: 2012-22856
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement concerning a survey of selected lead hazard control grantees funded by HUD that have also received Healthy Homes Supplemental funds 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: Requirements for Notification of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally-Owned Residential Properties and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance
Document Number: 2012-22855
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-17
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; Public Housing Mortgage Program and Section 30
Document Number: 2012-22702
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The revised 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. In order for HAs to be approved for a mortgage or security interest in any public housing real estate or other assets, a proposal must be submitted to HUD. After approval and execution of any legal documents associated with the loan and related construction activity, a copy of the executed documents is submitted. Quarterly reports on the progress of the loan payout and pay off as well as the construction activity will be submitted.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-22360
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-14
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; Revitalization Area Designation and Management
Document Number: 2012-22611
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
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 Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Program
Document Number: 2012-22608
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On August 1, 2012, at 77 FR 45648, HUD published Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Program. The forms were not listed. This document lists the forms.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2012
Document Number: 2012-22482
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
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 April 1, 2012, and ending on June 30, 2012.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System
Document Number: 2012-22475
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-12
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 Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting (DRGR) System is a grants management system used by the Office of Community Planning and Development to monitor special appropriation grants under the Community Development Block Grant program. This collection pertains to Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) grant appropriations. The CDBG program is authorized under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Following major disasters, Congress appropriates supplemental CDBG funds for disaster recovery. According to Section 104(e)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, HUD is responsible for reviewing grantees' compliance with applicable requirements and their continuing capacity to carry out their programs. Grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute, based on their unmet disaster recovery needs. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) was established for the purpose of stabilizing communities that have suffered as a result of foreclosures and property abandonment. On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) into law (Pub. L. 111-203). This law provides $1 billion of formula grant funding for the redevelopment of foreclosed and abandoned homes to be allocated under the terms of Title XII, Division A, Section 2 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and by the formula factors provided in Title III of Division B of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-289) (HERA). In 2008, HERA provided for an initial round of formula funding to regular State and entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grantees through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1).\1\ The Recovery Act provided for a neighborhood stabilization grant competition open to state and local governments, as well as non- profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities (NSP2).\2\ The Dodd-Frank Act is the third round of Neighborhood Stabilization Funding (NSP3). Although NSP funds are otherwise to be considered CDBG funds, HERA, the Recovery Act and the Dodd-Frank Act make substantive revisions to the eligibility, use, and method of distribution of NSP3 funds. For NSP1 and NSP3, grantees are required to submit substantial amendments to their consolidated plans to secure funding they are entitled to under the formula grants. NSP3 Technical Assistance grants were appropriated under Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) (Pub. L. 111-203). Grantees were selected through a competitive process set forth in the NSP3-TA Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA),\3\ with the purpose of assessing the need for technical assistance and targeting technical assistance in order to achieve the highest level of performance and results for the programs administered by HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development. Eligible applicants include states, units of local government, public housing authorities, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities, and joint applicants NSP-TA grants. CDBG-DR and NSP grant funds are made available to states and units of general local government, Indian tribes, and insular areas, unless provided otherwise by supplemental appropriations statute. NSP-TA grant funds are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to state and local governments, as well as non-profit groups and consortia that may include for-profit entities.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request: Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide
Document Number: 2012-22378
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On August 8, 2012, at 77 FR 47430, HUD published [Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide].
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Funding Availability for OneCPD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program
Document Number: 2012-22216
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
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: Fair Housing Initiatives Program Grant Application and Monitoring Reports
Document Number: 2012-22215
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
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. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This information is required by the grant application to assist the Department in selecting the highest ranked applicants to receive funds under the Fair Housing Initiatives Program and carry out fair housing enforcement and/or education and outreach activities under the following initiatives; Private Enforcement, Education and Outreach, and Fair Housing Organization. The information collected from quarterly and final progress reports and enforcement logs will enable the Department to evaluate the performance of agencies that receive funding and determine the impact of the program on preventing and eliminating discriminatory housing practices.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Neighborhood Stabilization Program Tracking Study
Document Number: 2012-22213
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
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: Study of Public Housing Agencies' Engagement with Homeless Households-Follow-up Sample Survey
Document Number: 2012-22212
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
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.
Mortgagee Review Board: Administrative Actions
Document Number: 2012-22126
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In compliance with section 202(c)(5) of the National Housing Act, this notice advises of the cause and description of administrative actions taken by HUD's Mortgagee Review Board against HUD-approved mortgagees.
Notice of Availability: Funding for Tenant-Protection Vouchers for Certain At-Risk Households in Low-Vacancy Areas: Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-22120
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD announces the availability, on its Web site, of instructions, eligibility, and selection criteria on the funding process for tenant protection vouchers for certain at-risk households in low-vacancy areas, as provided for in the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 (2012 Appropriations Act), and seeks public comment on these instructions and criteria. The instruction, eligibility and selection criteria for this funding process are set forth in a notice posted on HUD's Web site at the addresses provided in the Supplementary Information section of this notice.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Section 232 Healthcare Facility Insurance Program-Strengthening Accountability and Regulatory Revisions Update
Document Number: 2012-21982
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-09-07
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. This final rule results from a similar process that was initiated in 2011 for revising and updating the regulations governing, and the transactional documents used in, the program for insurance of healthcare facilities under section 232 of the National Housing Act (Section 232 program). 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 revises the Section 232 program regulations to reflect current policy and practices, and improve accountability and strengthen risk management in the Section 232 program.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-21837
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-07
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 Intent To Conduct Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Demonstration in Baltimore, MD, Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA)
Document Number: 2012-21840
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this proposed demonstration, HUD seeks to encourage developers and owners of multifamily housing properties in ``communities of opportunity''as defined by Thompson v. HUDin the Baltimore, Maryland, SMSA to make units in these properties affordable to low-income persons. HUD seeks to determine if, as proposed in this notice, providing developers with financial incentives, to create such housing can help reduce segregation in the Baltimore SMSA.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: OneCPD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Needs Assessment
Document Number: 2012-21711
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
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.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-21706
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the Shelby County Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of ductless mini- split heating and cooling systems for the Kefauver Terrace project project.