Department of Housing and Urban Development February 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Fellowship Placement Pilot Program
Document Number: 2014-04488
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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: Certification of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
Document Number: 2014-04485
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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: Consolidated Public Housing Certification of Completion
Document Number: 2014-04482
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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.
Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters
Document Number: 2014-04421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
On January 28, 2014, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking for public comment proposing to amend its regulations by relocating, consolidating, and modifying as necessary, certain Federal Housing Finance Board and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight regulations that pertain to the responsibilities of boards of directors, corporate practices, and corporate governance matters. The proposed rule would also amend a definition within FHFA's Prudential Management and Operations Standards regulations and the introductory language to the standards themselves. The comment period for the proposed rule is set to expire on March 31, 2014 April 29, 2014. This document extends the comment period by an additional 45 days, through and including May 15, 2014, to allow the public additional time to comment on the proposed rule.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-04186
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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: 2014-03702
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Healthcare Facility Documents: Documents Eligible for Electronic Submission-30-Day Notice of Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-04237
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
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 (PRA), and had been assigned a control number, 2502-0605, by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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. On September 10, 2013, HUD published a notice in the Federal Register that solicited, for a period of 60 days, public comment on this collection 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 recognized the importance, efficiency, and reduction of burden that electronic submission of documents can achieve, and solicited public comment on the healthcare facility documents that HUD had determined may be submitted, but are not required to be submitted, electronically. In addition, in response to comments received after March 14, 2013 by participants in healthcare facility transactions, HUD has made several changes to one of the documents, the Intercreditor Agreement, form HUD-92322-ORCF. This notice provides for and solicits comment on the possibility of electronic submission, changes made to the Intercreditor Agreement and to the entire proposed collection of information. The entire collection subject to this notice is available for review at www.hud.gov/232forms. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Environmental Compliance Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-04206
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would revise the regulations governing the format used for conducting the required environmental reviews for HUD program and policy actions. HUD's current regulations require that HUD staff document part 50 environmental review compliance using form HUD- 4128. Recipients receiving HUD assistance and other entities responsible for conducting part 58 environmental reviews (``responsible entities'') are currently allowed to use either HUD-recommended formats or develop equivalent formats for documenting environmental review compliance. The reference to a specific form number in part 50 restricts HUD's ability to adopt alternative form designations and forms, while authorizing the use of alternate forms in part 58 makes it difficult for HUD to assess, compare, and collect data on responsible entities' environmental review records. Despite being applicable to different parties, environmental review responsibilities under parts 50 and 58 are substantively similar. In light of that, the proposed rule would give the Departmental Environmental Clearance Officer (DECO) the authority to create one standardized format for use in both part 50 and part 58 reviews and authorize exceptions, thereby eliminating unnecessary distinctions between reviews completed by HUD employees and responsible entities. This proposed rule would also make a technical amendment to part 58 by making the regulations consistent with the ``Environmental Assessment'' definition provided in the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) (NEPA).
Notice of HUD's Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Policy Requirements and General Section to HUD's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs
Document Number: 2014-04205
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that HUD has posted on http:// www.Grants.gov and http://www.HUD.gov its FY 2014 General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section). HUD's General Section contains submission and other cross-cutting requirements applicable to all of FY 2014 HUD's competitive funding opportunities (NOFAs). In addition, the General Section lists HUD's Strategic Goals and NOFA priorities that HUD will use in FY 2014.
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Republication To Delete and Update Privacy Act System of Records Notifications
Document Number: 2014-04203
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (U.S.C. 552a (e) (4)), as amended, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Circular No. A-130, notice is hereby given that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) republishes in the Federal Register actions for 12 program component systems of records. The revisions implemented under this republication are corrective and administrative that refines previously published details for each system of records in a clear and cohesive format. This republication does not meet the threshold criteria established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a modified system of records report. A more detail descriptions of the present systems are republished under this notice. This notice supersedes all previously published notices.
Privacy Act; Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Homeless Families Impact Study Data Files
Document Number: 2014-04202
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, gives notice of a proposed revision of an existing Privacy Act system of records. The system of records is being updated to allow the Department to conduct a follow-up evaluation on the participants of the Homeless Families Impact Study. Additionally, the Department proposes to expand the data collected under the previous study to capture additional data to determine the effects that housing and service interventions has had on participating children. Refer to the ``Categories of Records'' caption to identify new record types. The overall goal of this study is to determine which intervention works best to promote housing stability, family preservation, and family well-being, and self- sufficiency for homeless families. This notice supersedes the previously published notice (October 4, 2010, 75 FR 24750).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Capital Fund Community and Education Training Facilities
Document Number: 2014-04201
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Promise Zones
Document Number: 2014-04200
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification
Document Number: 2014-04199
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders
Document Number: 2014-04198
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing for Performing Loans; MIP Processing, Escrow Administration, Customer Service, Servicing Fees and 235 Loans
Document Number: 2014-03887
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Claims and Conveyance Process Property Inspection/Preservation
Document Number: 2014-03886
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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: Application for FHA Insured Mortgages
Document Number: 2014-03883
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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 Annual Contributions Contractor and Inventory Removal Application
Document Number: 2014-03480
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. The public housing program funds low-rent projects owned and operated by public housing agencies (PHAs), subject to the terms and conditions contained in an Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) with certain requirements applicable to all projects and other requirements applicable in only certain conditions or types of projects. These program requirements govern how properties are funded and operated by PHAs including how properties are added or removed from their inventories. Information collections from PHAs assure compliance with all Federal program requirements.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Multifamily Energy Assessment
Document Number: 2014-03478
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP)
Document Number: 2014-03471
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement
Document Number: 2014-03466
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgage Insurance for Cooperative and Condominium Housing
Document Number: 2014-03463
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2014-03461
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department's Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2014 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance contract anniversaries. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. Beginning with the FY 2014 Fair Market Rents and continuing with the FY 2014 AAFs, the Puerto Rico CPI is used in place of the South Region CPI for all areas in Puerto Rico. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract anniversaries for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. A separate Federal Register Notice will be published at a later date that will identify the inflation factors that will be used to adjust tenant-based rental assistance funding for FY 2014.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgage Record Change
Document Number: 2014-03346
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rent Schedule-Low Rent Housing
Document Number: 2014-03344
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
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. 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: 2014-02944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
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: 2014-02298
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-07
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: Operating Fund Formula: Data Collection
Document Number: 2014-02596
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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: Delta Community Capital Initiative Application and Semi-Annual Reporting
Document Number: 2014-02595
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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 Appalachia Economic Development Initiative Application and Semi-Annual Reporting
Document Number: 2014-02592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-06
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.
Request for Comment on the 2015 American Housing Survey Metropolitan Samples
Document Number: 2014-02193
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the intent of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to conduct the American Housing Survey (AHS) for 2015 with a new national sample and up to 30 metropolitan area samples. As part of the planning for the 2015 AHS, HUD is soliciting public comments regarding which metropolitan areas should be sampled. HUD is interested in all comments, especially from government policymakers, academic researchers, and AHS data users that specify: (1) Which metropolitan areas are important from a housing policy perspective; (2) which metropolitan areas are important from a housing program perspective, including, but not limited to, low-income and assisted housing programs; and (3) which metropolitan areas are important for other demographic or socioeconomic reasons. HUD encourages those persons interested in commenting to consider these three questions when suggesting metropolitan areas to be sampled for 2015.