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

Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Implementation of the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA)
Document Number: 2012-31200
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement established under the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995 (HOPA) will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. HUD is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Statutorily-Mandated Collection of Information for Tenants in LIHTC Properties
Document Number: 2012-31198
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 (NSP2) Reporting
Document Number: 2012-31195
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Requisition for Disbursement of Sections 202 & 811 Capital Advance/Loan Funds
Document Number: 2012-31189
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Rent Schedule-Low Rent Housing
Document Number: 2012-31186
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-31047
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-28
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 Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Reform Act: Changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements for the Public Housing and Section 8 Assistance Programs
Document Number: 2012-31054
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The purpose of this information collection submission is to implement the requirement that public housing agencies have available upon request, their respective admission and occupancy policies for both the public and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Public housing authorities must have on hand and available for inspection policies related to admission and continued occupancy, so as to respond to inquiries from tenants, legal-aid services, HUD, and other interested parties informally or through the Freedom of Information Act. Written documentation of policies relating to public housing and Section 8 assistance programs implemented under the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, such as eligibility for admission and continued occupancy, local preferences, and rent determination, must be maintained and made available by public housing authorities.
Public Housing Operating Subsidy-Appeals
Document Number: 2012-30803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
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 operating fund final rule, PHAs that elect to file an appeal of their subsidy amounts are required to meet the appeal requirements set forth in subpart G of the operating fund final rule. The final rule establishes five grounds for appeals in 24 CFR 990.245 and they are the: (a) Streamlined appeal; (b) appeal of formula income for economic hardship; (c) appeal for specific local conditions; (d) appeal for changing market conditions; and (e) appeal to substitute actual project cost data. To appeal the amount of subsidy on any one of the permitted bases of appeal, PHAs submit an appeal request to HUD.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-30489
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-21
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.
Healthy Home and Lead Hazard Control Grant Programs Data Collection; Progress Reporting
Document Number: 2012-30704
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-20
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 data collection is designed to provide HUD timely information on progress of Healthy Homes Demonstration Program, Healthy Homes Technical Studies Program, Lead Base paint Hazard Control program, Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Program, Lead Outreach Program, Lead Technical Studies Program, and Operation Lead Elimination Action Program grant activities. HUD will provide Congress with status report as required by statute.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Survey and Collection of Information From HUD Healthy Housing Demonstration Grantees
Document Number: 2012-30600
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement concerning a survey of selected Healthy Homes Demonstration grantees funded by HUD 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.
Public Housing Operating Budget, Supporting and Related Forms
Document Number: 2012-30479
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
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. The operating budget and related form are submitted by PHAs for the low-income housing program. The operating budget provides a summary of proposed budget receipts and expenditures by major category, as well as blocks for indicating approval of budget receipts and expenditures by the PHA and HUD. The related form provides a record of PHA Board approval of how the amounts shown on the operating budget were arrived at, as well as justification of certain specified amounts. The information is reviewed by HUD to determine if the plan of operation adopted by the PHA and amounts included therein are reasonable for the efficient and economical operation of the development(s), and the PHA is in compliance with HUD procedures to ensure that sound management practices will be followed in the operation of the development. A small number of PHAs (200) are still required to submit their operating budget packages to HUD, namely those that are troubled, those that are recently out of troubled status or at risk of becoming troubled, or those that are at risk of fiscal insolvency. PHAs are still required to prepare their operating budgets and submit them to their Board for approval prior to their operating subsidy being approved by HUD. The operating budgets must be kept on file for review, if requested.
OneCPD Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Needs Assessment
Document Number: 2012-30475
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
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. The OneCPD Needs Assessment will enhance a grantee's awareness of their functional capacity to effectively and efficiently administer and manage programs funded by CPD and enable HUD and the TA provider to better understand the scope of assistance needed by each grantee and to target appropriate TA resources to grantees. It will also enable HUD to identify trends in TA needs across grantees and assist in prioritizing the development of tools, products and group learning activities to benefit CPD grantees and subrecipients. Members of the affected public: Grantees and subrecipient organizations receiving funding to operate and manage programs administered by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD).
Federally Mandated Exclusions from Income: Republication of Corrected Listing
Document Number: 2012-30210
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's regulations provide that HUD will periodically publish a Federal Register notice listing the amounts specifically excluded by any Federal statute from consideration as income for purposes of determining eligibility or benefits. On July 24, 2012, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register that listed those exclusions and listed federal statutes that require certain income sources to be disregarded with regard to specific HUD programs. The July 24, 2012, notice updated the list of exclusions last published on April 20, 2001, by amending, removing, and adding exclusions. Today's notice corrects errors and an omission in the July 24, 2012, notice. For the convenience of the public, the Department is publishing a corrected version of the July 24, 2012, notice in its entirety.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Community Development Block Grant Recovery (CDBG-R) Program
Document Number: 2012-30203
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-29925
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Emergency Solutions Grant Data Collection
Document Number: 2012-29982
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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; Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities Guide 5500.3, Revision 1 (Forms and Electronic Data Submissions)
Document Number: 2012-29980
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-12
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. Ginnie Mae's Mortgage-Backed Securities Guide 5500.3, Revision 1 (``Guide'') provides instructions and guidance to participants in the Ginnie Mae Mortgage-Backed Securities (``MBS'') programs (``Ginnie Mae I and Ginnie Mae II''). Under the Ginnie Mae I program, securities are backed by single-family or multifamily loans. Under the Ginnie Mae II program, securities are only backed by single family loans. Both the Ginnie Mae I and II MBS are modified pass-through securities. The Ginnie Mae II multiple Issuer MBS is structured so that small issuers, who do not meet the minimum number of loans and dollar amount requirements of the Ginnie Mae I MBS, can participate in the secondary mortgage market. In addition, the Ginnie Mae II MBS permits the securitization of adjustable rate mortgages (``ARMs''). In order to provide more relevant disclosure information on outstanding Ginnie Mae securities, Ginnie Mae will be collecting additional information on the loans backing securities at issuance. Included in the Guide are the appendices, forms, and documents necessary for Ginnie Mae to properly administer its MBS programs.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Family Self-Sufficiency Program Demonstration
Document Number: 2012-29791
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-10
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.
Organization and Functions, and Seal
Document Number: 2012-29695
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) adopts final regulations containing a description of its organization and description of its seal and logo. This rule removes comparable existing regulations of the Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO), and establishes new FHFA regulations.
HUD Acquisition Regulations (HUDAR)
Document Number: 2012-29324
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends the HUDAR to implement miscellaneous changes. These changes include, for example, such amendments as removing provisions that are now obsolete, refining provisions to approve requests for deviation from the HUDAR, updating provisions that address the organizational structure of HUD, and adding provisions on contractor record retention.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Border Community Capital Initiative
Document Number: 2012-29609
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The purpose of this submission is for the application for the Border community Capital Initiative grant process. Information is required to rate and rank competitive applications and to ensure eligibility of applicants for funding. Semi-annual reporting is required to monitor grant management.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Section 232 Healthcare Mortgage Insurance Program: Partial Payment of Claims
Document Number: 2012-29545
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule amends the regulations governing FHA's Section 232 Healthcare Mortgage Insurance program (Section 232 program) by establishing the criteria and process by which FHA will accept and pay a partial payment of a claim under the FHA mortgage insurance contract. The 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. Through acceptance and payment of a partial payment of claim, FHA pays the lender a portion of the unpaid principal balance and recasts a portion of the mortgage under terms and conditions determined by FHA, as an alternative to the lender assigning the entire mortgage to HUD. Partial payment of claim also allows FHA- insured healthcare projects to continue operating and providing services.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-29355
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
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: Prohibited Sources of Minimum Cash Investment Under the National Housing Act-Interpretive Rule
Document Number: 2012-29361
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is issuing this interpretive rule to clarify the scope of the provision in the National Housing Act that prohibits certain sources of a homebuyer's funds for the required minimum cash investment for single family mortgages to be insured by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Uncertainty has arisen as to the effect of this provision on State and local governments and their agencies' and instrumentalities' homeownership programs that provide funds for the minimum cash investment. This rule provides HUD's interpretation that this statutory provision does not remove the availability of FHA insurance for use in conjunction with State and local government programs that provide funds toward the required minimum cash investment. Although interpretive rules are exempt from public comment under the Administrative Procedure Act, HUD nevertheless invites public comment on the interpretation provided in this rule.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a New System of Records, Enterprise Wide Operations Data Store
Document Number: 2012-29356
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
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 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing notice of its intent to establish a new system of records, the Enterprise Wide Operations Data Store (EWODS) for one of its Departmental Offices, the Government Mortgage National Associate (Ginnie Mae), Office of Mortgage-Back Securities (MBS), which focuses on guaranteeing Ginnie Mae investors a timely payment of principal and interest on MBS backed by federally insured or guaranteed loans. The EWODS is to serve as a central back-end repository to manage various reporting, pooling, and risk management activities associated with the mortgage-backed securities process. The EWODS production activities will typically maintain data submitted to Ginnie Mae by Issuers who issue securities backed by insured or guaranteed mortgage loans, mainly those administered for HUD's Federal Housing Administration or the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The EWODS system is expected to standardize the mortgage-backed securities activities and improve significantly the efficiency of Ginnie Mae's production activities, pooling, reporting and risk management efforts.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Comment Request: Notice of Requirements for Reporting for the Tax Credit Assistance Program (TCAP)
Document Number: 2012-29354
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2012
Document Number: 2012-29128
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
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 July 1, 2012, and ending on September 30, 2012.
Survey of New Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements
Document Number: 2012-29155
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
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 Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements collects data on the characteristics of newly manufactured homes placed for residential use including number, sales price, location, and other selected characteristics. HUD uses the statistics to respond to a Congressional mandate in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 5424 note, which requires HUD to collect and report manufactured home sales and price information for the Nation, census regions, states, and selected metropolitan areas and to monitor whether new manufactured homes are being placed on owned rather than rented lots. HUD also used these data to monitor total housing production and its affordability. Furthermore, the Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements serves as the basis for HUD's mandated indexing of loan limits. Section 2145(b) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 requires HUD to develop a method of indexing to annually adjust Title I manufactured home loan limits. This index is based on manufactured housing price data collected by this survey. Section 2145 of the HERA of 2008 also amends the maximum loan limits for manufactured home loans insured under Title I. HUD implemented the revised loan limits, as shown below, for all manufactured home loans for which applications are received on or after March 3, 2009.
Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) Grant Monitoring
Document Number: 2012-29152
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
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. An extension of the existing PRA approval is needed to permit SHOP Grantees to use a revised and updated SHOP Form HUD-40221(rev) ``LOCCS/ VRS Selfhelp Homeownership Opportunity Program Payment Voucher'' to drawdown SHOP Grant funds through LOCCS/VRS.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008: Amendments to Program Regulations
Document Number: 2012-29133
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises the regulations governing the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program and the Title VI Loan Guarantee program. HUD negotiated this rule with active tribal participation under the procedures of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1990, pursuant to the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Reauthorization Act of 2008. These regulatory changes implement statutory amendments and reflect the consensus decisions reached by HUD and the tribal representatives.