Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) Capital Fund Interim Scoring Notice: Reinstitution of Five Points for Occupancy Sub-Indicator and Request for Comment
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
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
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.