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

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Federal Housing Administration: Strengthening Risk Management Through Responsible FHA-Approved Lenders
Document Number: 2012-20924
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
As part of HUD's efforts to strengthen the risk management practices of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), HUD published a final rule on April 20, 2010, revising its regulations pertaining to the FHA-approval of mortgage lenders. The April 20, 2010, final rule increased the net worth requirement for FHA-approved lenders and mortgagees, eliminated HUD's approval of loan correspondents, and amended the general approval standards for lenders and mortgagees. This final rule makes several nonsubstantive clarifications and corrections to the provisions of the April 20, 2010, final rule. The changes will improve the clarity of HUD's regulatory requirements and, thereby, facilitate program participant compliance and improve HUD's ability to monitor and enforce its risk management regulations.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-20585
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
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: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Counseling Demonstration and Impact Evaluation
Document Number: 2012-20586
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. This request is for the clearance of data collection instruments designed to collect the information necessary to conduct a random assignment evaluation of pre-purchase homeownership counseling. The evaluation will produce valuable information about the impact of pre- purchase homeownership counseling on a range of outcomes for low- to moderate-income, first-time home buyers. This is the first OMB request for this evaluation.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Debt Resolution Program
Document Number: 2012-20431
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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 Fund Program: Operating Budget and Related Form
Document Number: 2012-20423
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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. This information collection will ensure that Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) follow sound financial practices and that federal funds are used for eligible expenditures. PHAs use the information as a financial summary and analysis of immediate and long-term operating programs and plans to provide control over operations and achieve objectives.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 2013 American Housing Survey
Document Number: 2012-20420
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Moving to Work Demonstration: Revision to Form HUD 50058 MTW
Document Number: 2012-20414
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-20
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. Tenant data is collected to understand demographic, family profile, income, and housing information for participants in the Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 8 Project Based Certificate, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation, and Moving to Work Demonstration programs. This data also allows HUD to monitor the performance of programs and the performance of public housing agencies that administer the programs.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-20191
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD publishes a weekly Federal Register notice listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. HUD generally publishes this weekly report each Friday. Today's notice announces that due to the size of HUD's next report, the Office of the Federal Register has informed HUD that it cannot accommodate HUD's request to schedule publication of the report on Friday, August 17, 2012. As a result, HUD's next report listing unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property will be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.
Changes in Certain Multifamily Housing and Health Care Facility Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013
Document Number: 2012-20045
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On April 10, 2012, HUD announced increases to mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for certain Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily Housing, Health Care Facilities, and Hospital Mortgage Insurance programs for commitments to be issued or reissued in FY 2013, and solicited public comment on the announced increases. In the April 2012, notice, HUD submitted that the MIP increases would not only provide additional protection for the General Insurance and Special Risk Insurance (GI/SRI) fund and increase receipts to the Treasury, but would also encourage private lending to return to the market by ensuring FHA is not under-pricing its risk. The April 2012 notice also announced that a positive credit subsidy obligation will not be required in FY 2013 for loans under any of the active mortgage insurance programs for multifamily housing or health care facilities. This notice announces that the proposed MIP increases will be implemented in FY 2012. This notice also addresses the public comments received in response to the announced MIP increases.
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery Management System-Change in Final Effective Date
Document Number: 2012-20042
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises that HUD's Office of General Counsel (OGC) is moving its final effective date of a new system of records for the OGC E-Discovery Management System until after the opportunity for further comment is provided to the public.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: 2012-19968
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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. Builders who request changes to HUD's accepted drawings and specifications for proposed construction properties as required by homebuyers or determined by the builder use the information collection. The lender reviews the changes and amends the approved exhibits. These changes may affect the value shown on the DUD commitment. HUD requires the builder to use form HUD-92577 to request changes for proposed substantial rehabilitation construction properties (203k program properties). HUD's collection of this information is for the purpose of ascertaining that HUD does not insure a mortgage on property that poses a risk to health or safety of the occupant.
Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2012-19966
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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, exceptions were granted to the Columbia Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of handrail brackets, door stops and 4-prong appliance power cords for the Village at River's Edge project, and to the Hammond Housing Authority for the purchase and installation of tile flooring for its Hubert H. Humphrey Hi-Rise project.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program Reporting
Document Number: 2012-19964
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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 notice is to solicit public comment on a revised Word version of HUD-52737, Indian Housing Plan/Annual Performance Report (IHP/APR), and two additional, automated versions of form: an Excel version and a version on HUD's Energy and Performance Information Center (EPIC) Web site. All three versions of the form request exactly the same information, but have different burdens due to the automated capabilities of the Excel and EPIC versions. These automated enhancements make the Excel and EPIC versions easier and faster to complete than the Word version. Respondents may elect to complete and 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 Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) requires recipients (tribes and tribally designated housing entities) to submit specific information that is necessary for the implementation and evaluation of low income housing programs using Indian Housing Block Grant funds (IHBG). Recipients of IHBG funds are required to submit the IHP/APR annually. In addition to the IHP/APR, each year recipients may submit a Formula Response Form (HUD-4117), and Formula Challenge Form (HUD-4119).
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Supporting Contracts and Processing Requirements
Document Number: 2012-19962
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-15
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 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; the attached supporting contracts and processing requirements will be used to process and complete the conversion process for Public Housing, Mod Rehab, Rent Supp and RAP.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Hispanic-Serving Institutions Assisting Communities
Document Number: 2012-19666
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-10
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. Builders who request changes to HUD's accepted drawings and specifications for proposed construction properties as required by homebuyers or determined by the builder use the information collection. The lender reviews the changes and amends the approved exhibits. These changes ma affect the value shown on the DUD commitment. HUD requires the builder to use form HUD-92577 to request changes for proposed substantial rehabilitation construction properties (203k program properties). HUD's collection of this information is for the purpose of ascertaining that HUD does not insure a mortgage on property that poses a risk to health or safety of the occupant.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-19327
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-10
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.
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS): Physical Condition Scoring Notice and Revised Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions
Document Number: 2012-19335
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides additional information to public housing agencies (PHAs) and members of the public about HUD's process for issuing scores under the Physical Condition Indicator of the PHAS under the PHAS Physical Condition Scoring Process notice published on February 23, 2011. In addition, this notice makes changes to the Dictionary of Deficiency Definitions (Dictionary). This notice follows a notice for comment that was published on October 13, 2011, and makes additional changes to the Dictionary as a result of public comments. Because some of these changes to the Dictionary affect the Item Weights and Criticality Levels for the inspectable items for which changes have been made, this notice republishes the entire Item Weights and Criticality Levels table as well as the entire Dictionary as Appendices. The process for issuing scores and the changes in this notice apply to the physical condition inspection process for both multifamily and public housing properties.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide
Document Number: 2012-19326
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-08
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.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Document Number: 2012-19150
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-08-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is finalizing the proposed rule to amend its existing Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, which are regulations for HUD officers and employees that supplement OGE's Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Standards). To ensure a comprehensive and effective ethics program at HUD, and to address ethical issues unique to HUD, this final rule reflects statutory changes that were enacted subsequent to the codification of HUD's Supplemental Standards of Conduct regulation in 1996. Significantly, this final rule reflects the transfer of general regulatory authority over the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation from HUD to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). This final rule also revises definitions used in HUD's Supplemental Standards of Conduct to reflect updated titles and positions and clarifies existing prohibitions on certain financial interests and outside employment to better guide employee conduct, while upholding the integrity of HUD in the administration of its programs. Finally, this final rule more clearly describes the role and responsibility of the HUD Office of Inspector General in the agency's ethics program. This rule follows publication of a March 14, 2012, proposed rule and considers public comment on the proposed rule, but makes no changes at this final rule stage.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2012-18874
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
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. The primary uses of FMRs are to determine payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program, and to serve as rent ceilings in the HOME program. Today's notice provides proposed 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 ACS data using areas where statistically valid one-year ACS data is 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 according to how many two-bedroom standard-quality and recent-mover sample cases are available in the FMR area or its Core- Based Statistical Area (CBSA). The proposed 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 metropolitan area definitions changes. The proposed FY 2013 FMRs in this notice reflect several updates to 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 2 bedroom FMR. 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, these FMRs reflect a new trend factor calculation methodology 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: 2012-18809
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-03
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 on the Assessment of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs
Document Number: 2012-18816
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
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 Direct Endorsement Underwriter/HUD Reviewer-Analysis of Appraisal Report
Document Number: 2012-18815
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
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: 2012-18811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
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.
Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application; Continuum of Care Application
Document Number: 2012-18527
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
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. Pre-established communities, called Continuums of Care (CoC), will complete the Exhibit 1 of the Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance application which collects data about the CoC's strategic planning activities, performance, homeless populations, and data collection methods. This information will be scored using the rating factors listed in the NOFA to determine CoC rank and level of new and renewal funding. State and local governments, public housing authorities and nonprofit organizations will concurrently submit project proposals electronically. The information will be used for grantee selection and monitoring the administration of funds. Response to this request for information is required in order to receive the benefits to be derived.
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Continuum of Care Program
Document Number: 2012-17546
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, and revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames it the Emergency Solutions Grants program. The HEARTH Act also codifies in law the Continuum of Care planning process, a longstanding part of HUD's application process to assist homeless persons by providing greater coordination in responding to their needs. The HEARTH Act also directs HUD to promulgate regulations for these new programs and processes. This interim rule focuses on regulatory implementation of the Continuum of Care program, including the Continuum of Care planning process. The existing homeless assistance programs that comprise the Continuum of Care program are the following: the Supportive Housing program, the Shelter Plus Care program, and the Moderate Rehabilitation/Single Room Occupancy (SRO) program. This rule establishes the regulations for the Continuum of Care program, and, through the establishment of such regulations, the funding made available for the Continuum of Care program in the statute appropriating Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 funding for HUD can more quickly be disbursed, consistent with the HEARTH Act requirements, and avoid any disruption in current Continuum of Care activities.
Notice of Annual Factors for Determining Public Housing Agency Administrative Fees for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs
Document Number: 2012-18581
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice announces the monthly per unit fee amounts for use in determining the on-going administrative fee for housing agencies administering the rental voucher and moderate rehabilitation programs, including Single Room Occupancy during Calendar Year (CY) 2012.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB Mortgage's Certificate of Fees and Escrow and Surety Bond Against Defects Due to Defective Material and/or Faulty Workmanship
Document Number: 2012-18544
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The information collection is used by Mortgagees to ensure that fees are within acceptable limits and the required escrows will be collected. HUD determines the reasonableness of the fees and uses the information in calculating the financial requirement for closing.
FY 2012 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Rural Capacity Building Program
Document Number: 2012-18541
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The Narratives associated with Rural Capacity Building program will allow CPD to accurately assess the experience, expertise, and overall capacity of national organizations with expertise in rural housing, including experience working with rural housing organizations, local governments, and Indian tribes. HUD requires information in order to ensure the eligibility of Rural Capacity Building program applicants and proposals, to rate and rank applications, and to select applicants for grant awards. The Rural Capacity Building NOFA requires applicants to submit specific forms and narrative responses.
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Application Form
Document Number: 2012-18538
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The 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 and Mod Rehab owners interested in participating in the Demonstration are required to submit applications to HUD. HUD intends through the conversion process, to assure the physical and financial sustainability of properties and enable owners to leverage private financing to address immediate and long-term capital needs, improve operations, and implement energy efficiency improvements. The RAD applications are Excel based and will be interest as soon as possible. For complete details concerning the processing of applications, the reader is encouraged to refer to the interim rule governing this program, 24 CFR part 581.
Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application-Technical Submission
Document Number: 2012-18526
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. Information to be used to obtain more detailed technical information not contained in the original Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-18062
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Rental Assistance Demonstration: Final Program Notice
Document Number: 2012-18307
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 8, 2012, HUD announced through notice in the Federal Register the partial implementation and request for comments on the full implementation of the statutorily authorized Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which has two conversion components. 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. RAD is also designed to test the extent to which residents have increased housing choices after the conversion, and the overall impact on the subject properties. The March 8, 2012 notice solicited public comment specifically on HUD's proposal for full implementation of the demonstration, but also invited comment on the policy and procedures that would govern partial implementation of the demonstration under the second component. This Federal Register notice published today announces full implementation of RAD, and the posting of the Final Program Notice (Final Program Notice, PIH-2012-32) on HUD's RAD Web site. As provided by the RAD statute, this notice addresses the requirement that the demonstration may proceed after publication of notice of its terms in the Federal Register. HUD's Final Program Notice takes into consideration the public comments received in response to HUD's March 8, 2012 solicitation of comments. This Notice summarizes the key changes made to the Program Notice (PIH 2012-18) issued on March 8, 2012. This notice also meets the RAD statutory requirement to publish waivers and alternative requirements authorized by the statute at least 10 days before they may take effect, which does not prevent the demonstration from proceeding immediately.
Federally Mandated Exclusions From Income
Document Number: 2012-18056
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
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. This notice lists those exclusions. This notice also lists federal statutes that require certain income sources to be disregarded with regard to specific HUD programs. This notice updates the list of exclusions last published on April 20, 2001, by amending, removing, and adding exclusions.
Mortgage and Loan Insurance Programs Under the National Housing Act-Debenture Interest Rates
Document Number: 2012-17781
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces changes in the interest rates to be paid on debentures issued with respect to a loan or mortgage insured by the Federal Housing Administration under the provisions of the National Housing Act (the Act). The interest rate for debentures issued under section 221(g)(4) of the Act during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2012, is 1\5/8\ percent. The interest rate for debentures issued under any other provision of the Act is the rate in effect on the date that the commitment to insure the loan or mortgage was issued, or the date that the loan or mortgage was endorsed (or initially endorsed if there are two or more endorsements) for insurance, whichever rate is higher. The interest rate for debentures issued under these other provisions with respect to a loan or mortgage committed or endorsed during the 6-month period beginning July 1, 2012, is 2\3/4\ percent. However, as a result of an amendment to section 224 of the Act, if an insurance claim relating to a mortgage insured under sections 203 or 234 of the Act and endorsed for insurance after January 23, 2004, is paid in cash, the debenture interest rate for purposes of calculating a claim shall be the monthly average yield, for the month in which the default on the mortgage occurred, on United States Treasury Securities adjusted to a constant maturity of 10 years.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-17563
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Notice of Application for Designation as a Single Family Foreclosure Commissioner
Document Number: 2012-17637
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; FY 13 Transformative Initiative Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP)
Document Number: 2012-17499
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-18
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 purpose of the FY13 Sustainable Communities Grant Program (SCRGP) is to offer researchers the opportunity to submit grant applications to fund quality research under the broad subject area of sustainability. HUD is primarily interested in funding cutting edge research in the areas of equitable affordable housing development, transportation and infrastructure financing, and energy and ``green'' building practices.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Public Housing Agency (PHA) Lease and Grievance Requirements
Document Number: 2012-17496
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. 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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment; Screening and Eviction for Drug Abuse and Other Criminal Activity
Document Number: 2012-17494
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. 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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of a New System of Records, Office of General Counsel E-Discovery Management System
Document Number: 2012-17365
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the provision of the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing notice of its intent to establish a new system of records for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) E-Discovery Management System (EDMS). The OGC discovery productions typically require the preservation, collection and analysis of massive emails, word processing documents, PDF files, spreadsheets, presentations, database entries, and other documents in a variety of electronic file formats, as well as paper records. EDMS is expected to improve significantly the efficiency of OGC's processing of records during the discovery and processing of litigation requests and will dramatically reduce the time spent on the document review and production process. The Department will be issuing a Final Rule on the exemptions elsewhere in the Federal Register concurrent with the publishing of this updated System of Records Notice.
Privacy Act of 1974; Proposed New Routine Use-HUD's Routine Use Inventory
Document Number: 2012-17364
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A-130, notice is hereby given that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of the Chief Information Officer, is establishing 24 ``blanket'' routine uses to be applicable to more than one HUD system of records. The Department published on September 14, 2007 at 72 FR 52572 a notice to establish 1 blanket routine use proposal applicable to all its systems of records. This proposal provides an update to that proposal and is one of the steps required to establish a list of comprehensive and case specific routine uses for current and future system of records publications. Further, publishing this system notice will permit the Department to save cost, accomplish its mission, managerial, and other responsibilities more efficiently and effectively.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2012
Document Number: 2012-17131
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. This announcement lists the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2012-16900
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Legal Instructions Concerning Applications for Full Insurance Benefits-Assignment of Multifamily Mortgages to the Secretary
Document Number: 2012-17018
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-12
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) for Fiscal Year 2012
Document Number: 2012-16902
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in a competition for funding under the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY 2012) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under SHOP.
HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiments Research Grant Program, Cancellation
Document Number: 2012-16843
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On February 14, 2012, HUD posted a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) ``Transformation Initiative: Natural Experiments Grant Program'' on Grants.gov. The close date of the NOFA was March 29, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. A total of 6 applications were received. None of the applications met the requirements contained in the Notice of Funding Availability. Therefore, HUD is cancelling this funding opportunity.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Section 232 Healthcare Mortgage Insurance Program: Partial Payment of Claims
Document Number: 2012-16559
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend the regulations governing FHA's Section 232 Healthcare Mortgage Insurance program (Section 232 program). 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. The amendments proposed by this rule would reduce risk to the FHA insurance fund by establishing the criteria and process by which FHA will accept and pay a partial payment of the claim under the FHA mortgage insurance contract. 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 would also allow FHA insured healthcare projects to continue operating and providing services.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study Data Collection for Full National Study
Document Number: 2012-16457
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-05
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. This request is for the clearance of on-site and telephone data collection from public housing agencies (PHAs) in support of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program Administrative Fee Study. The purpose of the study is to collect accurate information on the costs of administering the HCV program across a national sample of high- performing and efficient PHAs, and to use this information to develop a new administrative fee allocation formula for the HCV program. This request for clearance is the fourth OMB request in support of this study and is for data collection for the full national study. The prior OMB requests have covered the reconnaissance or research design phase of the study, pretesting the full national study design, and conducting additional reconnaissance visits to increase the study sample. For the current OMB request, the research team proposes three main types of data collection: (1) Measuring the time that HCV staff spend working on the various activities required to administer the program over a two- month period; (2) collecting information via interviews and document review on overhead costs, other costs related to HCV program administration that cannot be captured by measuring staff time, and ``transaction counts'' (the number of times an HCV program activity is completed over a specified period of time) in order to translate the staff time spent on that activity into a time per activity or cost per activity; and (3) a telephone survey of 130 small HCV programs (fewer than 250 vouchers) to understand how smaller agencies administer the HCV program effectively without the benefit of economies of scale that apply to larger programs. The results of the data collection will be used to generate estimates of total cost per activity per PHA and to build a multivariate regression model that tests how much the variation across PHAs in administrative costs can be explained by PHA, participant, and market characteristics. The results of the model will be used to inform the development of an administrative fee formula that is based on the average cost per activity and takes into account the most important factors that cause some HCV programs to be more costly to administer than others.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Notice of Intent To Initiate Negotiated Rulemaking
Document Number: 2012-16146
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document announces HUD's intention to initiate Negotiated Rulemaking under the Negotiated Rulemaking Act for the purpose of developing regulatory changes to the funding formula for the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) program authorized under the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996 (NAHASDA). This document provides background information on the NAHASDA program and describes the steps in the negotiated rulemaking process.