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

Annual Factors for Determining Public Housing Agency Administrative Fees for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs; Notice of Availability on HUD's Web site
Document Number: 2013-23748
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the availability on HUD's Web site of the annual factors for 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) 2013.
Qualified Mortgage Definition for HUD Insured and Guaranteed Single Family Mortgages
Document Number: 2013-23472
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) created new section 129C in the Truth-in-Lending Act (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 provides lenders more certainty about meeting the ability-to-repay requirements when lenders make ``qualified mortgages,'' which are presumed to meet the requirements. Section 129C authorizes the agency with responsibility for compliance with TILA, which was initially the Federal Reserve Board and is now the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), to issue a rule implementing these requirements. The CFPB has issued its rule implementing these requirements, referred to throughout this proposed rule as the CFPB final rule. 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 applicable, that are qualified mortgages. Through this proposed rule, HUD submits for public comment its definition of ``qualified mortgage'' for the types of loans that HUD insures, guarantees, or administers that aligns with the statutory ability-to-repay criteria of TILA and the regulatory criteria of the CFPB's definition, without departing from HUD's statutory missions. In this rulemaking, HUD proposes that any forward single family mortgage insured or guaranteed by HUD shall meet the criteria of a qualified mortgage, as defined in this rule, and HUD seeks comment on all components of its definition.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-23341
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
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.
Multifamily, Healthcare Facilities, and Hospital Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
Document Number: 2013-23473
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with HUD regulations, this Notice announces the mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily, Healthcare Facilities, and Hospital mortgage insurance programs that have commitments to be issued or reissued in FY 2014. FY 2014 MIPs are the same as in FY 2013. In addition, the Notice clarifies that conventional or FHA-insured projects with existing low- income housing tax credits (LIHTC), and other affordable projects that meet the affordability criteria as defined in this Notice, are eligible for the LIHTC MIPs as are projects with new LIHTC generated as a result of or in conjunction with an FY2014-insured loan. Clarification is also provided in regards to the upfront or first-year MIP amount charged for FHA mortgage insurance under Section 223(a)(7) of the National Housing Act, which is 50 basis points (bps) for both affordable and market rate properties for Multifamily, Healthcare Facilities, and Hospital mortgage insurance programs. This Notice does not apply to loans insured under the Risk Sharing programs of section 542(b) or 542(c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Federal Labor Standards Questionnaire(s); Complaint Intake Form
Document Number: 2013-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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: Semi-Annual Labor Standards Enforcement Report-Local Contracting Agencies (HUD Programs)
Document Number: 2013-23349
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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: Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS)
Document Number: 2013-23348
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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: Public Housing Energy Audits and Utility Allowances
Document Number: 2013-23344
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-25
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-Owned Real Estate-Sales Contract and Addendums
Document Number: 2013-22948
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-22584
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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.
Credit Risk Retention
Document Number: 2013-21677
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Reserve System, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The OCC, Board, FDIC, Commission, FHFA, and HUD (the agencies) are seeking comment on a joint proposed rule (the proposed rule, or the proposal) to revise the proposed rule the agencies published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2011, and to implement the credit risk retention requirements of section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15. U.S.C. 78o-11), as added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). Section 15G generally requires the securitizer of asset-backed securities to retain not less than 5 percent of the credit risk of the assets collateralizing the asset-backed securities. Section 15G includes a variety of exemptions from these requirements, including an exemption for asset-backed securities that are collateralized exclusively by residential mortgages that qualify as ``qualified residential mortgages,'' as such term is defined by the agencies by rule.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-22817
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-19
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 the Department's funding decisions with respect to the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY2013) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) that was posted on the Grants.gov Web site. This announcement contains the names and addresses of the recipients of the FY2013 SHOP grant awards.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Approval of Lending Institutions and Mortgagees: Streamlined Reporting Requirements for Small Supervised Lenders and Mortgagees
Document Number: 2013-22583
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule streamlines the FHA financial statement reporting requirements for lenders and mortgagees who are supervised by federal banking agencies and whose consolidated assets do not meet the thresholds set by their supervising federal banking agencies for submission of audited financial statements (currently set at $500 million in consolidated assets). HUD's regulations currently require all supervised lenders and mortgagees to submit annual audited financial statements as a condition of FHA lender approval and recertification. Through this rule, in lieu of the annual audited financial statements, small supervised lenders and mortgagees would be required to submit their unaudited financial regulatory reports that align with their fiscal year ends and are required to be submitted to their supervising federal banking agencies. Small supervised lenders and mortgagees would only be required to submit audited financial statements if HUD determines that the supervised lenders or mortgagees pose heightened risk to the FHA insurance fund. This rule does not impact FHA's annual audited financial statements submission requirement for nonsupervised and large supervised lenders and mortgagees. The rule also does not impact those supervised lenders and mortgagees with consolidated assets in an amount that requires that lenders or mortgagees submit audited financial statements to their respective supervising federal banking agencies. Additionally, this final rule, consistent with the proposed rule, makes three technical changes to current regulations regarding reporting requirements for FHA-approved supervised lenders and mortgagees.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-22459
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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 April 1, 2013, and ending on June 30, 2013.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2014
Document Number: 2013-22458
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project based assistance contracts for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2014. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA).
Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families-36-Month Follow-Up Data Collection
Document Number: 2013-22456
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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: Training Evaluation Form
Document Number: 2013-22454
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-16
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; Capital Fund Safety and Security Grants; Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-22283
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
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. The public was notified of the availability of the Safety and Security funds with PIH Notice 2013-10 (Notice), which was issued May 3, 2013. Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) were funded in accordance with the terms of the Notice. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year's award recipients under the Capital Fund Safety and Security grant program.
Housing Counseling Program: New Certification Requirements
Document Number: 2013-22229
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's Housing Counseling Program provides, through HUD- approved counseling agencies and state housing finance agencies, including their affiliates and branches, counseling to individuals seeking information about financing, maintaining, renting, or owning a home. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act amended the housing counseling statute to improve the effectiveness of the program by, among other things, requiring that the entities and individual counselors be certified by HUD as competent to provide such services, and prohibiting distribution of grant funds to agencies found in violation of Federal election laws or who have employees found in violation of Federal election laws, and requiring the reimbursement of grant funds for misuse of funds. This proposed rule would revise HUD's Housing Counseling Program regulations to adopt the new requirements applicable to counseling agencies and individual counselors, and the use of grant funds.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-22113
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
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.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Housing and Urban Development; Correction to Standards Governing Prohibited Financial Interests
Document Number: 2013-22214
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD (or Department), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), amends its Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct, which are regulations for HUD officers and employees that supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Standards) issued by OGE. In its final rule published on August 6, 2012, HUD did not comprehensively describe an exception to the provision that prohibits Department employees from directly or indirectly receiving, acquiring, or owning certain financial interests that may be subsidized by the Department. This final rule corrects this omission and establishes that HUD employees may not hold a financial interest in any grant, loan, cooperative agreement, or other form of assistance provided by the Department, including the insurance or guarantee of a loan, except to the extent that such interest represents assistance on the employee's principal residence. This final rule codifies current policy and practice.
Changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Program Requirements: Financial Assessments-Solicitation of Comment
Document Number: 2013-22213
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 3, 2013, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued Mortgagee Letter 2013-27, announcing the implementation of several changes to the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, consistent with the authority to make such changes by the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act, signed into law on August 9, 2013. With the exception of new financial assessment requirements and funding requirements for the payment of property charges, the new HECM requirements will take effect for case numbers assigned on or after September 30, 2013. The financial assessment requirements and the funding requirements for payment of property charges take effect for case numbers assigned on or after January 13, 2014. This notice solicits comment for a period of 30 days on the financial assessment requirements to be applied on or after January 13, 2014.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Healthcare Facility Documents: Notice of Information Collection-Proposed Documents Eligible for Electronic Submission
Document Number: 2013-22024
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On March 14, 2013, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice that announced that FHA's healthcare facility documents completed the notice and comment processes under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and had been assigned a control number, 2502- 0605, by the Office of Management and Budget. The assignment of a control number concluded a 10-month process through which HUD solicited public comment to update 115 healthcare facility documents to reflect current policy and practices, to improve accountability by all parties involved in FHA's healthcare facility transactions and strengthen risk management. Through this notice, HUD solicits public comment solely on the issue of which healthcare facility documents are eligible for electronic submission. HUD did not address this issue as part of the previous notice and comment process, but recognizes the importance, efficiency, and reduction of burden that electronic submission of documents can achieve, and now solicits public comment on the healthcare facility documents that HUD has determined may be submitted, but are not required to be submitted, electronically.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Quality Control for Rental Assistance Subsidy Determinations
Document Number: 2013-22023
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Fair Housing Initiatives Program-Fiscal Year 2013 Application and Award Policies and Procedures-Solicitation of Comment
Document Number: 2013-21857
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice invites interested parties to comment on HUD's administration of the funding competition for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2013-21469
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-06
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: C1-2013-20287
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Announcement of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-21610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the second meeting of the negotiated rulemaking committee.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System
Document Number: 2013-21353
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-03
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.