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

Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) Program Reporting
Document Number: 2012-26564
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 23, 2012 at 77 FR 64820 HUD published an information collection notice entitled ``Indian Housing Block Grants Program Reporting''. The following information is a correction to the previous notice publish October 23, 2012. 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. Indian tribes, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, or tribally designated housing entities that receive IHBG funds are required annually to submit HUD-52737 that consists of two components: the Indian Housing Plan (IHP) component and the Annual Performance Report (APR) component. The IHP is required by Section 102 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and describes the eligible IHBG-funded, affordable housing activities the recipient plans to conduct for the benefit of low and moderate income tribal members and identifies the intended outcomes and outputs for the upcoming 12- month year. The recipient submits the IHP at least 75 days prior to the beginning of its 12-month program year. HUD conducts a limited review of the IHP to determine that the planned activities are in compliance with NAHASDA requirements, as defined at 24 CFR Part 1000. At the end of the 12-month period, the recipient submits the APR that is required by Section 404 of NAHASDA and describes (1) the use of grant funds during the prior 12-month period; (2) the actual outcomes and outputs achieved; (3) program accomplishments; and (4) jobs supported by IHBG-funded activities. HUD uses the information in the APR to review the recipient's progress in implementing the IHP, verify whether the activities are eligible and to determine if the recipient has the capacity to continue implementing the activities described in the IHP in a timely manner. The information in the APR also will be used to provide Congress, stakeholders, and other interested parties with information on how the IHBG funds are being used to meet affordable housing needs within Native American communities. The IHP/APR is currently available in a Word version. With this submission HUD intends to make available a revised Word version, an Excel version, and a version on HUD's Energy and Performance Information Center (EPIC) Web site. All three versions of the IHP/APR request the same information and a recipient may elect to submit to HUD either the Word, Excel, or EPIC versions; however, the Excel and EPIC versions are preferred because of their automated capabilities and reduced burden. The Word, Excel, and EPIC versions differ from the current version of HUD-52737 with the elimination of Line 1 (Planned Grant-Based Budget for Eligible Programs) in Section 5 (Budgets) because collection of this information served no valid purpose. Participants in the IHBG program are responsible for notifying HUD of changes to the Formula Current Assisted Stock (FCAS) component of the IHBG formula. HUD is notified of changes in the FCAS through a Formula Response Form (HUD-4117), as defined at 24 CFR 1000.302. A tribe, TDHE, or HUD may challenge the data from the U.S. Decennial Census or provide an alternative source of data by submitting the Guidelines for Challenging U.S. Decennial Census Data Document (HUD- 4119). Census challenges are due March 30th of each fiscal year, as defined at 24 CFR 1000.336. This information collection is required of participants in the IHBG program to demonstrate compliance with eligibility and other requirements of NAHASDA; provision of correction or challenge documentation of the formula calculation; and provision of data for HUD's annual report to Congress. The information gathered will be used to allocate funds under the IHBG program. The quality assurance of data reported is a very important issue in maintaining HUD's databases used to monitor participant's proposed plans, accomplishments, determine program compliance, and to ensure fair and equitable allocations. In some cases, the FCAS information addressing the conveyances and conversions of units has resulted in the recouping of funds. The information collected will allow HUD to accurately audit the program.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Title I Property Improvement and Manufactured Home Loan Programs
Document Number: 2012-26561
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
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. Title I loans are made by private-sector lenders and insured by HUD against loss from defaults. HUD uses this information to evaluate individual lenders on their overall program performance. The information collected is used to determine insurance eligibility and claim eligibility.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control Programs Data Collection-Progress Reporting
Document Number: 2012-26559
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Comment Request; HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Document Number: 2012-26557
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-29
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: Section 8 Contract Renewal Policy-Guidance for the Renewal of Project-Based Section 8 Contracts
Document Number: 2012-26391
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
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 Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide implements Section 524 of the Multifamily Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) (Pub. L. 105-65, enacted on October 27, 1997), which governs how expiring Section 8 project-based assistance contracts are renewed. The Section 8 contract renewal process is an essential component to preserving low income rental housing affordability and availability, while reducing long-term costs of project-based assistance. Project-based assistance contracts are renewed under MAHRA to protect tenants and preserve affordable housing for low and very low-income tenants. The Section 8 contract renewal process will provide housing protection for the low and very low-income tenants living in various United States communities. The Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide sets forth six renewal options from which a project owner may choose when renewing their expiring Section 8 contract: Option OneMark-Up-To-Market; Option TwoOther Contract Renewal with Current Rents at or Below Comparable Market Rents; Option ThreeReferral to the Office of Affordable Preservation (OAHP); Option FourRenewal of Projects Exempted From OAHP; Option FiveRenewal of Portfolio Reengineering Demonstration or Preservation Projects; Option SixOpt Outs. Owners should select one of six options which are applicable to their project and should submit contract renewal on an annual basis to renew Contract.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register
Document Number: 2012-26388
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
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 HMDA Loan/Application Register collects information from mortgage lenders on application for, and originations and purchases of, mortgage and home improvement loans. Nondepository mortgage lending institutions are required to use the information generated as a running log throughout the calendar year, and send the information to HUD by March 1 of the following calendar year.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-26066
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-26
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: Notice of Funding Availability for the Transformation Initiative: Rental Assistance Demonstration Research Grant Program
Document Number: 2012-26230
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Loss Mitigation Programs
Document Number: 2012-26229
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Operating Subsidy-Appeals
Document Number: 2012-26227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-24
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. To stop the phase-in of the reduction in the amount of subsidy a PHA receives under the new operating fund formula, PHAs submit a ``stop-loss'' package to HUD demonstrating conversion to asset management. To appeal the amount of subsidy on any one of the permitted bases of appeal, PHAs submit an appeal request to HUD.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act Disclosures
Document Number: 2012-26067
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
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 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; Notice of Application for Designation as a Single Family Foreclosure Commissioner
Document Number: 2012-25988
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Under the Single Family Mortgage Foreclsoure Act of 1994, HUD may exercise a nonjudicial Power of Sale of single family HUD-held mortgages and may appoint Foreclosure Commissioners to do this. HUD needs the Notice and resulting appliations for compliance with the Act's requirements that commissioners be qualified. Most respondents will be attorneys, but anyone may apply.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD); Supporting Contracts and Processing Requirements
Document Number: 2012-25987
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The Rental Assistance Demonstration allows Public Housing and Moderate Rehabilitation (Mod Rehab) properties to convert to long-term Section 8 rental assistance contracts; and Rent Supplement (Rent Supp), Rental Assistance Payment (RAP), and Mod Rehab properties, upon contract expiration or termination, to convert tenant protection vouchers (TPVs) to project-based vouchers (PBVs). Participation in the initiative will be voluntary. Public Housing Agencies, Mod Rehab owners interested in participating in the Demonstration are required to submit supplementary documentation through these processing requirements to HUD so that HUD can determine throughout the conversion process the physical and financial sustainability of properties. As such, the processing requirements will demonstrate to HUD that the applicant will be able to leverage private financing to address immediate and long- term capital needs, improve operations, and implement energy efficiency improvements. The processing information request will be in a Webbased portal and will be pre-populated with data HUD is collecting from the RAD Application, which is currently undergoing its 30 day review under cover of a separate PRA. Overall, supplementary documentation and information requested will allow the Department to determine which applicants continue to meet the eligibility requirements and have the capacity to successfully meet RAD's mission delineated in PIH Notice PIH-2012-32: Rental Assistance DemonstrationFinal Implementation Notice. Finally, all applicants will be required to sign the appropriate contractual documents to complete conversion and bind both the applicant and HUD, as well as set forth the rights and duties of the applicant and HUD, with respect to the converted project and any payments under that project. This requirement is for all applicants in the Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp and RAP programs. To review draft versions of the processing requirements and the contractual documentation please visit the RAD Web site: www.hud.gov/rad/.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Indian Housing Block Grants (IHBG) Program Reporting
Document Number: 2012-25984
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-23
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, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Hawaiians, or tribally designated housing entities that receive IHBG funds are required annually to submit HUD-52737 that consists of two components: the Indian Housing Plan (IHP) component and the Annual Performance Report (APR) component. The IHP is required by Section 102 of the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) and describes the eligible IHBG-funded, affordable housing activities the recipient plans to conduct for the benefit of low and moderate income tribal members and identifies the intended outcomes and outputs for the upcoming 12-month year. The recipient submits the IHP at least 75 days prior to the beginning of its 12-month program year. HUD conducts a limited review of the IHP to determine that the planned activities are in compliance with NAHASDA requirements, as defined at 24 CFR Part 1000. At the end of the 12-month period, the recipient submits the APR that is required by Section 404 of NAHASDA and describes (1) The use of grant funds during the prior 12-month period; (2) the actual outcomes and outputs achieved; (3) program accomplishments; and (4) jobs supported by IHBG-funded activities. HUD uses the information in the APR to review the recipient's progress in implementing the IHP, verify whether the activities are eligible and to determine if the recipient has the capacity to continue implementing the activities described in the IHP in a timely manner. The information in the APR also will be used to provide Congress, stakeholders, and other interested parties with information on how the IHBG funds are being used to meet affordable housing needs within Native American communities.
Order of Succession for HUD Region X
Document Number: 2012-25721
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Seattle Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region X). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region X.
Order of Succession for HUD Region IX
Document Number: 2012-25720
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the San Francisco Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region IX). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region IX.
Order of Succession for HUD Region VIII
Document Number: 2012-25719
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Denver Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region VIII). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region VIII.
Order of Succession for HUD Region VII
Document Number: 2012-25718
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary, for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Kansas City Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region VII). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region VII.
Order of Succession for HUD Region VI
Document Number: 2012-25717
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Fort Worth Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region VI). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region VI.
Order of Succession for HUD Region V
Document Number: 2012-25716
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Chicago Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region V). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region V.
Order of Succession for HUD Region IV
Document Number: 2012-25715
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Atlanta Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region IV). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region IV.
Order of Succession for HUD Region III
Document Number: 2012-25714
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Office of Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Philadelphia Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region III). This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for HUD Region III.
Order of Succession for HUD Region II
Document Number: 2012-25713
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the New York Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region II). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for Region II.
Order of Succession for HUD Region I
Document Number: 2012-25712
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Boston Regional Office and its Field Offices (Region I). This Order of Succession supersedes all previous Orders of Succession for HUD Region I.
Redelegation of Authority for Office of Field Policy and Management
Document Number: 2012-25711
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management redelegates certain operational management authority to the HUD Regional Administrators located in Region I (Boston, MA); Region II (New York, NY); Region III (Philadelphia, PA); Region IV (Atlanta, GA); Region V (Chicago, IL), Region VI (Fort Worth, TX), Region VII (Kansas City, KS); Region VIII (Denver, CO); Region IX (San Francisco, CA); and Region X (Seattle, WA).
Order of Succession for the Office of Field Policy and Management
Document Number: 2012-25710
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, designates the Order of Succession for the Office of Field Policy and Management. This Order of Succession supersedes all prior Orders of Succession for the Office of Field Policy and Management.
Delegation of Authority for the Office of Field Policy and Management
Document Number: 2012-25709
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development delegates to the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management authority for the management and oversight of the Department's field operations.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-25404
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-19
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 for Public Comment; FHA Lender Approval, Annual Renewal, Periodic Updates and Noncompliance Reporting by FHA Approved Lenders
Document Number: 2012-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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 Fee or Roster Personnel (Appraisers and Inspectors) Designation and Appraisal Report Forms
Document Number: 2012-25410
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. HUD requires that appraisals and inspections be performed on certain FHA insured properties and the FHA Appraiser and Inspector rosters assure that HUD has the ability to track the performance of appraisers and inspectors and sanction those who are not performing adequately, this is necessary to protect the FHA insurance fund.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Collection of Information From HUD Lead Hazard Control Grantees To Support a Review of the Federal Dust-lead Standards
Document Number: 2012-25406
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
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. Leaded paint in housing remains as the last major source of lead exposure to young children. Efforts to reduce childhood lead poisoning have focused on controlling lead paint hazards, specifically lead dust and deteriorated lead-based paint. Lead hazard control programs are looking for ways to make this housing safer without placing an undue financial burden on the property owners or tenants. On August 10, 2009, a petition was submitted to EPA www.regulations.gov; search for EPA-HQ- OPPT-2009-0655) to lower the definition of lead-based paint in pre-1978 ``target'' housing to some value below the current value of 1 mg/cm 2 or 0.5% by weight (42 U.S.C. 4822(c)), and to lower the lead hazard control standards and clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and window sills in such housing and in pre-1978 child-occupied facilities below the current values of 40 and 250 mg/ft 2 (micrograms per square foot), respectively (40 CFR 745.65(b) and 745.227(e)(8)(viii), and 24 CFR 35.1320(b)(2)(i)), and below the current clearance standard for window troughs of 400 mg/ft2 (40 CFR 45.227(e)(8)(viii), and 24 CFR 35.1320(b)(2)(i)). The HUD Secretary may reduce the level that defines lead-based paint in target housing (42 U.S.C. 4822(c)), and the EPA Administrator identifies the leadbased paint hazard standards (15 U.S.C. 2683), and the lead-based paint standard (15 U.S.C.2683), and the lead-based paint standard in child- occupied facilities. In a response dated October 22, 2009, EPA, writing on behalf of itself and HUD, agreed to study the issues and decide whether the lead hazard standards and/or the lead-based paint standard should be changed, and to collaborate with HUD on this effort. www.epa.gov/oppt/chemtest/pubs/ eparesponse. pdf). The Agency and the Department intend to have identical standards for the sake of maximizing their effectiveness in this matter. One of the issues to be considered is the ability to actually determine ``clearance'' (a work area is sufficiently clean of lead dust) before allowing reoccupancy. The clearance levels for floors and window sills are the same as the lead hazard standards. This survey will question HUD grantees as to their ability to achieve clearance at the current level for floors and windowsills, and whether it would be technically feasible to achieve clearance at potentially lower levels.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2013
Document Number: 2012-25289
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project based assistance contracts for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2013. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-24921
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-12
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 Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2012-24965
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
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. Executive Order 12862, ``Setting Customer Service Standards'' requires that Federal agencies provide the highest quality service to our customers by identifying them and determining what they think about our services. The surveys covered in the request for a generic clearance will provide HUD a means to gather this data directly from our customers. HUD will conduct various customer satisfaction surveys to gather feedback and data directly from our customers to determine the kind and quality of services and products they want and expect to receive.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: 2012-24962
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 17, 2012, at 77 FR 57103, HUD published Housing Counseling Program and reference to the NOFA charts were excluded. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Home Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT)-Notice of Modification to, and Deletion of HUD/HS-10, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage System
Document Number: 2012-24927
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-10
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 modify and delete one of its system of records notifications, the HUD/HS-10, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) system. HUD/HS-10, HECM is being modified and replaced by the new HECM program system, Home Equity Reverse Mortgage Information Technology (HERMIT). The modifications for the existing system of records notification will reflect clarification of system activities which result in minor changes to the existing system of records notification: Categories of Individuals covered by the system (including categories of users and purposes of such users); Categories of Records covered by the system (and in the system); Purposes of the system; New system record locations, New naming convention for system, Routine uses category assigned (and purpose of such uses). All revisions are conducted to reflect the present status of the information contained in the system. The HERMIT system will allow Housing to consolidate many of the HECM program activities and improve the effectiveness of the program. The present state of the system is clarified in the supplementary and purpose information section. The scope and/or business objectives of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program remain unchanged. The HUD/HS-10, HECM system of records notification will be obsolete upon publication of this notice.
Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-24618
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. This notice publishes the FMRs for the Housing Choice Voucher, the Moderate Rehabilitation, the project-based voucher, and any other programs requiring their use. Today's notice provides final FY 2013 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2013. The FY 2013 FMRs are based on using 5-year, 2006-2010 data collected by the American Community Survey (ACS). These data are updated by one-year recent-mover 2010 ACS data using areas where statistically valid one-year ACS data are available. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and utility indexes are used to further update the data from 2010 to the end of 2011. HUD continues to use ACS data in different ways depending on the availability of two- bedroom standard-quality and recent-mover sample data for its FMR area or a larger geographic area such as the Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) or state nonmetropolitan area. The final FY 2013 FMR areas are based on current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) metropolitan area definitions and include HUD modifications that were first used in the determination of FY 2006 FMR areas. Changes to the OMB metropolitan area definitions through December 2009 are incorporated; there have been no further changes to metropolitan area definitions. OMB has announced that new metropolitan area definitions will be released in 2013. HUD will incorporate these changes during the process to calculate proposed FMRs following the release of the new definitions. The final FY 2013 FMRs in this notice reflect two changes in the methodology used to calculate FMRs. First, HUD has updated the bedroom ratios used to calculate 0, 1, 3 and 4 bedroom FMRs based on the two- bedroom FMR. Bedroom ratios were last updated using the decennial 2000 Census. Because the 2010 Census did not collect rents, the new bedroom ratios are constructed using 2006-2010 5 year ACS data. The methodology for calculating the bedroom ratios is very similar to the method used when the bedroom ratios were based on 2000 decennial Census long-form data. Second, a new trend factor calculation methodology has been used for the FY 2013 FMRs, which HUD stated would be implemented in its proposed FY 2012 FMR publication on August 19, 2011 (76 FR 52058). This trend factor is based on national gross rent data and will change annually.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-24268
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
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.
Request for Information on Adopting Smoke-Free Policies in PHAs and Multifamily Housing
Document Number: 2012-24430
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice seeks information and invites public comment regarding how HUD can best continue to support the implementation of smoke-free policies for both public housing and multifamily housing. In this regard, HUD is seeking information from the general public and stakeholders, including resident councils, advocacy groups, and housing providers, directly impacted by or involved with the implementation of smoke-free policies in both public housing and multifamily programs. Specifically, HUD is seeking information on best practices and practical strategies from housing providers who have implemented smoke- free policies, ideas for overcoming potential obstacles to implementing a smoke-free policy and methods for supporting residents, and housing providers in transitioning to smoke-free housing. Additionally, this notice requests input from housing providers that have decided not to implement a smoke-free policy and those impacted by that decision. This information will assist HUD to develop and disseminate additional guidance and resources to support public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners and management agents (O/As) who wish to implement smoke-free policies.
Additional Waiver Granted to and Alternative Requirement for the Town of Union, New York's CDBG Disaster Recovery Grant
Document Number: 2012-24426
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes additional waivers and alternative requirements applicable to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster recovery grant provided to the town of Union, New York, for the purpose of assisting in the recovery related to the consequences of the town's 2011 disasters. HUD previously published in the Federal Register allocation and application notices applicable to this grant on April 16, 2012 (77 FR 22583).
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2012-24424
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC). The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC.