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

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-20854
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
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 Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant (SCRGP) Program for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-21124
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-29
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 for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Transformative Initiative: Sustainable Communities Research Grant Program (SCRGP). The purpose of this document is to announce the names and addresses of the award winners and the amount of the awards to be used to help complete the research projects developed under this program.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program
Document Number: 2013-20839
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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: Technical Processing Requirements for Multifamily Project Mortgage Insurance
Document Number: 2013-20837
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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: Section 8 Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) Certification
Document Number: 2013-20835
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
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.
Availability of HUD's Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012 Service Contract Inventories
Document Number: 2013-20834
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the availability to the public of service contracts awarded by HUD in Fiscal Years (FY) 2011 and 2012.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgage Insurance Termination; Application for Premium Refund or Distributive Share Payment
Document Number: 2013-20742
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-26
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: Disclosure of Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) Rates
Document Number: 2013-20741
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-26
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.
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force-Rebuild-by-Design; Announcement of Selection of Design Teams
Document Number: 2013-20631
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In June 2013, the Hurricane Sandy Task Force launched Rebuild by Design, a multi-stage regional design competition to promote resilience for the Sandy-affected region. This notice announces the design teams selected under the competition.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Mortgagee's Application for Insurance Benefits
Document Number: 2013-20628
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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: Capital Advance Section 811 Grant Application for Supportive Housing for Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-20621
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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: Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) for Persons With Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-20619
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-20287
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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 Section 3 Business Registry Surveys
Document Number: 2013-20520
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-22
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Utility Allowance Adjustments
Document Number: 2013-20296
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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: Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator Program
Document Number: 2013-20295
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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: Management Certification and Management Entity Profile
Document Number: 2013-20294
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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: Financial Statement of Corporate Applicant for Cooperative Housing Mortgage
Document Number: 2013-20293
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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: Final Endorsement of Credit Instrument
Document Number: 2013-20291
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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: Multifamily Project Construction Contract, Building Loan Agreement, & Construction Change Request
Document Number: 2013-20289
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-21
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-19640
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-16
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.
Streamlining Requirements Governing the Use of Funding for Supportive Housing for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities Programs; Correction
Document Number: 2013-19856
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On June 20, 2013, HUD published a final rule that amended regulations for the purpose of streamlining the requirements applicable to mixed finance developments in the Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) and the Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) programs and amending certain regulations governing all Section 202 and Section 811 developments. This publication corrects an error in the final rule regarding the duration of the fund reservations for capital advances.
HUD Acquisition Regulations (HUDAR): Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2013-19855
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 10, 2012, HUD published a final rule that amended the HUDAR to implement miscellaneous changes, which included, for example, removing obsolete and redundant provisions, updating provisions that address the organizational structure of HUD, and adding provisions on contractor record retention. In making the organizational changes specified in the preamble of the December 10, 2012, final rule and the March 16, 2012, proposed rule, HUD inadvertently omitted moving to the new regulatory structure the clause that clarifies that policies and procedures concerning debarment and suspension for nonprocurement contracts also apply to procurement contracts. This final rule corrects that amendment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Review Responsibilities
Document Number: 2013-19642
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
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: Third-Party Documentation Facsimile Transmittal Form
Document Number: 2013-19636
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-13
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 PowerSaver Pilot Program-Title I Property Improvement and Title II-203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance
Document Number: 2013-19330
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
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: 2013-18921
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-09
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: Promise Zones
Document Number: 2013-18992
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-07
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.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Overview of Applicability to HUD Programs
Document Number: 2013-18920
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides an overview of the applicability to HUD programs of the recently enacted Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The 2013 law expands the number of HUD programs subject to the statute's protections beyond HUD's public housing and section 8 tenant-based and project-based programs. This notice highlights the key changes made by this statute, lists the HUD programs now covered by this statute, provides an overview of key provisions applicable to HUD programs, and advises of HUD's plans to issue rules or guidance on this new law. This notice is not program guidance for any individual HUD program covered by the new law. HUD will issue guidance and/or rules, as may be applicable, for covered programs at a later date. This notice is issued to provide an overview of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and alert HUD's program participants to the provisions applicable to HUD programs. In addition to providing an overview, this notice seeks comment from HUD program participants and other interested members of the public on certain issues. Comments received in response to this solicitation will aid HUD in developing additional guidance and regulations.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Contracting With Resident-Owned Business-Application Requirements
Document Number: 2013-18804
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-05
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: Section 811 Project Rental Assistance for Persons with Disabilities
Document Number: 2013-18801
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-05
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.
Privacy Act of 1974; Computer Matching Program Between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Matching Tenant Data in Assisted Housing Programs
Document Number: 2013-18795
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, as amended, HUD is providing notice of its intent to execute a new computer matching agreement with HHS for a recurring matching program with HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) and Office of Housing, involving comparisons of information provided by participants in any authorized HUD rental housing assistance program with the independent sources of income information available through the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) maintained by HHS. Specifically, the HUD-HHS computer matching program now provides an updated cost/benefit analysis providing an assessment of the benefits attained by HUD through the matching program. The most recent renewal of the current matching agreement expires on August 3, 2013.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2013-18792
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. 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. FMRs are also used in the calculation of maximum award amounts for Continuum of Care grantees. Today's notice provides proposed FY 2014 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2014. The FY 2014 FMRs are based on 5-year, 2007-2011 data collected by the American Community Survey (ACS). These data are updated by one-year ACS data for 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 2011 to the end of 2012. HUD continues to use ACS data in different ways according to the statistical reliability of rent estimates for areas of different population sizes and counts of rental units. The proposed FY 2014 FMR areas are based on Office of Management and Budget (OMB) metropolitan area definitions as updated through December 1, 2009 and include HUD modifications that were first used in the determination of FY 2006 FMR areas. The February 28, 2013 OMB Area definition update has not been incorporated in the FMR process due to the timing of the release and the availability of ACS data. HUD will work toward incorporating these new area definitions into the Proposed FY 2015 FMR calculations; however, this is dependent on the availability of ACS data conforming to the new area definitions. The proposed FY 2014 FMRs in this notice reflect several updates to the methodology used to calculate FMRs. HUD has updated the information used to calculate FMRs in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico FMRs are now based on 2007-2011 Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS) data (the PRCS is a part of the ACS program). Moreover, HUD is using Consumer Price Index data calculated specifically for Puerto Rico rather than using South Census Region CPI data. Additionally, these FMRs continue to use the annually updated trend factor calculation methodology. This trend factor for the FY2014 FMRs is based on the change in national gross rents from 2006 to 2011.
Additional Waivers and Alternative Requirements for Hurricane Sandy Grantees in Receipt of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds
Document Number: 2013-18643
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Previously, the Department allocated $5.4 billion of Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds appropriated by the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 for the purpose of assisting recovery in the most impacted and distressed areas declared a major disaster due to Hurricane Sandy (see 78 FR 14329, published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2013). This notice provides additional waivers and alternative requirements.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-18301
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
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.