Department of Housing and Urban Development 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-31260
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Applications for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2013-31259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Father's Day
Document Number: 2013-31256
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families-36-Month Follow-Up Data Collection
Document Number: 2013-31251
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Announcement of Funding Awards, Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program, Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-31248
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-30
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 2013 (FY2013) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of these award recipients under the Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program for FY2013.
Partial Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) Indicator Waiver; Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Demonstration
Document Number: 2013-31044
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document advises the public of a HUD regulation that has been temporarily waived in order to facilitate voluntary PHA participation in the FSS Program Demonstration. The FSS Program Demonstration is a study using a random assignment methodology to evaluate the effectiveness of the FSS program. Specifically, this document announces a temporary, partial waiver to the SEMAP rating criteria at 24 CFR 985.3(o) (``Family self-sufficiency (FSS) enrollment and escrow accounts''), for PHAs with a mandatory Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) FSS program who are participating in the FSS Program Demonstration.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS)
Document Number: 2013-31037
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Consolidated Public Housing Certification of Completion
Document Number: 2013-31036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-30703
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
Document Number: 2013-30814
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification
Document Number: 2013-30813
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-30637
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: 2013-30362
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
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 document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 to public housing agencies (PHAs) under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The purpose of this notice is to publish the names, addresses, and amount of the awards to PHAs for non-competitive funding awards for housing conversion actions, public housing relocations and replacements, moderate rehabilitation replacements, and HOPE VI voucher awards.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-30082
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-20
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Capital Fund Community and Education Training Facilities
Document Number: 2013-30083
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information for Applicant/Tenant's Consent to the Release of Information and the Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Capital Fund Interim Scoring Notice: Reinstitution of Five Points for Occupancy Sub-Indicator and Request for Comment
Document Number: 2013-29837
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises public housing agencies (PHAs), as well as members of the public, that HUD intends to reinstitute, temporarily, the award of 5 points for the occupancy sub-indicator of the Capital Fund Program Indicator to all PHAs for the PHAS Capital Fund Program Indicator. This award of points is provided as regulatory relief from a non-statutory element of PHAS and intended to help lessen the impact of decreases in funding in recent appropriations acts. Adding automatic points for the occupancy sub-indicator will allow PHAs to focus on the statutory criteria for assessing performance under the Capital Fund Indicator, which is timely obligation of the Capital Funds and will in no way limit HUD's oversight and monitoring of PHAs. HUD welcomes public comment on the scoring adjustment HUD intends to make as provided in this notice.
Allocations, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Grantees Receiving Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds in Response to Disasters Occurring in 2013
Document Number: 2013-29834
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of a $128,500,000 allocation for the purpose of assisting recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas in Colorado, Illinois and Oklahoma declared a major disaster in 2013. This is the fourth allocation of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2). Prior allocations addressed the areas most impacted by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the areas most impacted by disasters occurring in 2011 or 2012. In Federal Register Notices, the Department has described those allocations, relevant statutory provisions, the grant award process, criteria for Action Plan approval, eligible disaster recovery activities, and applicable waivers and alternative requirements. This Notice builds upon the requirements of the Federal Register Notices published by the Department on March 5, 2013 (78 FR 14329), April 19, 2013 (78 FR 23578) and August 2, 2013 (78 FR 46999), referred to collectively in this Notice as the ``Prior Notices.'' The Prior Notices are available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-05/pdf/2013- 05170.pdf http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-19/pdf/2013-09228.pdf http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-02/pdf/2013-18643.pdf . For grantees receiving an allocation under this Notice, many of the requirements described in the Prior Notices will apply, with some minor modifications.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-29828
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-16
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, 2013, and ending on September 30, 2013.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-29447
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for FHA Insured Mortgages
Document Number: 2013-29548
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Multifamily Energy Assessment
Document Number: 2013-29547
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Multifamily Accelerated Processing Guide
Document Number: 2013-29544
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Energy Audits and Utility Allowances
Document Number: 2013-29543
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Restrictions on Assistance to Noncitizens
Document Number: 2013-29542
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information for Applicant/Tenant's Consent to the Release of Information and the Authorization for the Release of Information/Privacy Act Notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs
Document Number: 2013-29540
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. This notice replaces the notice HUD published on November 27, 2013.
Qualified Mortgage Definition for HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family Mortgages
Document Number: 2013-29482
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this final rule, HUD establishes a definition of ``qualified mortgage'' for the single family residential loans that HUD insures, guarantees, or administers that aligns with the statutory ability-to-repay criteria of the Truth-in-Lending Act (TILA) and the regulatory criteria of the definition of ``qualified mortgage'' promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) created new section 129C in TILA, which establishes minimum standards for considering a consumer's repayment ability for creditors originating certain closed-end, dwelling-secured mortgages, and generally prohibits a creditor from making a residential mortgage loan unless the creditor makes a reasonable and good-faith determination of a consumer's ability to repay the loan according to its terms. Section 129C authorizes the agency with responsibility for compliance with TILA, which is CFPB, to issue a rule implementing these requirements, and the CFPB has issued its rule implementing these requirements. The Dodd-Frank Act also charges HUD and three other Federal agencies with prescribing regulations defining the types of loans that these Federal agencies insure, guarantee, or administer, as may be applicable, that are qualified mortgages. Through this rule, HUD complies with this statutory directive for the single family residential loans that HUD insures, guarantees, or administers.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Risk Management Initiatives: New Manual Underwriting Requirements
Document Number: 2013-29170
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 15, 2010, HUD issued a document seeking comment on three initiatives that HUD proposed would contribute to the restoration of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund capital reserve account. This document implements one of these proposals. Specifically, through this document, FHA is providing more definitive underwriting standards for mortgage loan transactions that are manually underwritten.
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily Loan Sale (MLS 2014-1)
Document Number: 2013-29440
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell an unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loan, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive auction limited to participation by Units of Local Governments (ULGs) and Non-profit Corporations on December 12, 2013 (MLS 2014-1). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands; Correction
Document Number: 2013-29338
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is correcting a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2013. The November 15, 2013, final rule revised HUD's regulations governing the protection of wetlands and floodplains. Upon publication, HUD discovered that it inadvertently duplicated an activity that the final rule exempts from the 8 Step Process for floodplains and wetlands management compliance. As a result, this document corrects this duplication by removing the duplication.
Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards
Document Number: 2013-28775
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-12-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends the Federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards by adopting certain recommendations made to HUD by the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), as modified by HUD. The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 (the Act) requires HUD to publish in the Federal Register all proposed revised construction and safety standards (Construction and Safety Standards, or Standards) submitted by the MHCC. The MHCC prepared and submitted to HUD its second group of recommendations to improve various aspects of the Construction and Safety Standards. HUD is including a number of revisions in this final rule to reflect recent changes to code standards adopted by private standard-setting organizations and recommended by the MHCC or members of the public. However, HUD has decided at this time not to go forward in this final rule with certain revisions contained in the proposed rule due to pending regulations for improving energy efficiency in manufactured homes currently being prepared by the Department of Energy (DOE). HUD has also decided not to move forward with its proposal to establish maximum formaldehyde emissions standards for particleboard materials used in Manufactured Housing flooring applications so that HUD can consider standards for formaldehyde being established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-29068
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-06
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.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for “Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition”
Document Number: 2013-29067
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the inaugural year of the Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition. The competition requires teams of graduate students from multiple disciplines to submit plans in response to a real life affordable housing design issue. The goals of this new competition are: To encourage research and innovation in quality affordable housing design that strengthens the social and physical fabric of low- and moderate- income communities and neighborhoods; to raise practitioner and future practitioner capacity to produce more livable and sustainable housing for low-and moderate-income people through disseminating best practices; and to foster cross-cutting team-work within the design and community development process.
Announcement of Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2013 Research Partnerships Program
Document Number: 2013-28786
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Reform Act of 1989, this document notifies the public of funding awards for the Fiscal Year (FYs) 2012- 2013 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Research Proposals. The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards to address one of the following research priorities: (1) HUD demonstrations; (2) using housing as a platform for improving quality of life; (3) the American Housing Survey data; or (4) housing technology.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Delta Community Capital Initiative Application and Semi-Annual Reporting
Document Number: 2013-28711
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Appalachia Economic Development Initiative and Semi-Annual Reporting
Document Number: 2013-28710
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-28378
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-29
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD-Owned Real Estate Good Neighbor Next Door Program
Document Number: 2013-28514
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs
Document Number: 2013-28513
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Recordkeeping for HUD's Continuum of Care Program
Document Number: 2013-28505
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA Stakeholder Feedback for the New FHA Single Family Policy Handbook
Document Number: 2013-28066
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-27701
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-22
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement
Document Number: 2013-27804
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Conditional Commitment/Statement of Appraised Value
Document Number: 2013-27803
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing for Performing Loans Including: Collection and Payment of Mortgage Insurance Premiums, Escrow Administration, Providing Loan Information and Customer Services, Assessment of Post Endorsement Fees and Charges and Servicing Section 235 Loans
Document Number: 2013-27801
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
10-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys; Physical Inspection Pilot Program-Solicitation of Interest (Survey)
Document Number: 2013-27697
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 10 days of public comment.
Second Allocation, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Grantees Receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Funds in Response to Hurricane Sandy
Document Number: 2013-27506
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice advises the public of a second allocation of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2) for the purpose of assisting recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas identified in major disaster declarations due to Hurricane Sandy and other eligible events in calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013. This allocation provides $5.1 billion primarily to assist Hurricane Sandy recovery as well as recovery from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The Notice also establishes requirements governing the use of these funds.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas for 2014
Document Number: 2013-27505
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA designations annually. In addition to announcing the 2014 DDA designations, this notice announces a change in the designation methodology for metropolitan DDAs, beginning with the 2016 designations. The revised methodology will use Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs), rather than metropolitan-area Fair Market Rents (FMRs), for designating metropolitan DDAs and was originally described in a notice published in the Federal Register on Thursday, October 27, 2011. The designations of ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) under IRC Section 42, published on April 20, 2012, remain in effect.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidy Determinations
Document Number: 2013-27504
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands
Document Number: 2013-27427
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises HUD's regulations governing the protection of wetlands and floodplains. With respect to wetlands, the rule codifies existing procedures for Executive Order 11990 (E.O. 11990), Protection of Wetlands. HUD's policy has been to require the use of the 8-Step Process for floodplains for wetlands actions performed by HUD or actions performed with HUD financial assistance. This rule codifies this wetlands policy and improves consistency and increases transparency by placing the E.O. 11990 requirements in regulation. In certain instances, the new wetlands procedures will allow recipients of HUD assistance to use individual permits issued under section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 404 permits) in lieu of 5 steps of the E.O. 11990's 8-Step Process, streamlining the wetlands decisionmaking processes. With respect to floodplains, with some exceptions, the rule prohibits HUD funding (e.g., Community Development Block Grants, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Choice Neighborhoods, and others) or Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance for construction in Coastal High Hazard Areas. In order to ensure maximum protection for communities and wise investment of Federal resources in the face of current and future risk, this final rule also requires the use of preliminary flood maps and advisory base flood elevations where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined that existing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) may not be the ``best available information'' for floodplain management purposes. This change in map usage requirements brings HUD's regulations into alignment with the requirement in Executive Order 11988 that agencies are to use the ``best available information'' and will provide greater consistency with floodplain management activities across HUD and FEMA programs. The rule also streamlines floodplain and wetland environmental procedures to avoid unnecessary processing delays. The procedures set forth in this rule would apply to HUD and to state, tribal, and local governments when they are responsible for environmental reviews under HUD programs.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-27125
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
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.