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

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-12375
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-30
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Fee or Roster Personnel (Appraisers and Inspectors) Designation and Appraisal Reports
Document Number: 2014-12341
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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.
Proposed Information Collection; 30-Day Notice: Requirement for Contractors To Provide Certificates of Insurance for Capital Program Projects
Document Number: 2014-12215
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-27
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.
Notice of Single Family Loan Sales
Document Number: 2014-12034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to competitively sell certain unsubsidized single family mortgage loans, in a sealed bid sale offering called SFLS 2014-2, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance. This notice also generally describes the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid. This is the second sale of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and the offerings will be held on June 11, 2014, and June 25, 2014.
Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act of 1996: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Notice of Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Meetings
Document Number: 2014-12030
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document announces the fourth, fifth, and sixth meetings of the negotiated rulemaking committee.
Notice of HUD's Funding Availability for Fiscal Year 2014 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-12029
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
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 Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) Grant Program. The Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) Grant Program NOFA is comprised of both the General Section to the Department's FY 2014 NOFAs for Discretionary Programs (General Section) published February 19, 2014 and this NOFA. In addition to the application requirements set forth in the NOFA, applicants must also comply with the requirements established in the General Section, and all Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Grant Program and Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) Grant Program requirements. This NOFA announces the availability of funding of approximately $104,000,000 million. The overarching purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control Grant Program and the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program is to assist states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately owned rental or owner-occupied housing; the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant Program is targeted to urban jurisdictions with the greatest lead-based paint hazard control needs. The Healthy Homes Supplemental Funding is being offered to assist those units eligible for use of lead funds to utilize the Healthy Homes Rating System for assessing, prioritizing and remediating other health and safety issues within those eligible units.
Correction to Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Homeowners Armed With Knowledge (HAWK) for New Homebuyers Contact Information
Document Number: 2014-12027
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD published a notice in the Federal Register on May 15, 2014, announcing a proposed four year, two-phase, housing counseling pilot, ``HAWK for New Homebuyers.'' The document contained the incorrect contact for individuals to seek further information. This notice provides the correct contact information.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the First Quarter of Calendar Year 2014
Document Number: 2014-12011
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
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 January 1, 2014, and ending on March 31, 2014.
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in Federally Assisted Programs and Activities
Document Number: 2014-11844
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-05-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is issuing this document to permit recipients of Federal financial assistance from HUD (HUD recipients) to use an alternative accessibility standard for purposes of complying with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and HUD's implementing regulation at 24 CFR part 8 (Section 504 regulation) until HUD formally revises its Section 504 regulation to adopt an updated accessibility standard. In March 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ), pursuant to its coordination authority under Section 504, advised Federal agencies that they may permit covered entities to use the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards) as an acceptable alternative to the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) until such time as they update their agency's regulation implementing the Federally assisted provisions of Section 504. Consistent with DOJ's advice, this document provides HUD recipients the option of using the 2010 Standards under title II of the ADA, except for certain specific provisions identified in this document, as an alternative accessibility standard to UFAS for purposes of complying with Section 504 and HUD's Section 504 regulation for new construction and alterations commenced on or after May 23, 2014. This document is in effect until HUD formally revises its Section 504 regulation to adopt an updated accessibility standard.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-11695
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-23
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.
Federally Mandated Exclusions From Income-Updated Listing
Document Number: 2014-11688
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD's regulations provide for HUD to periodically publish in the Federal Register a notice that lists amounts specifically excluded by any Federal statute from consideration as income for purposes of determining eligibility or benefits in a HUD program. HUD last published a notice that listed Federally mandated exclusions from consideration of income on December 14, 2012. This notice replaces the previously published version adds a new exclusion, includes an inadvertent omission, and corrects two previously listed exclusions.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Phase One Letters of Interest for the Homeowners Armed With Knowledge (HAWK) for New Homebuyers (Pilot Program)
Document Number: 2014-11328
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-10948
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
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): Homeowners Armed With Knowledge (HAWK) for New Homebuyers
Document Number: 2014-11152
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice solicits public comment on a proposed four-year, two-phase, housing counseling pilot, ``HAWK for New Homebuyers.'' HAWK stands for Homeowners Armed With Knowledge, and serves as an umbrella term for several initiatives to link HUD's Housing Counseling program with FHA-insured mortgage origination and servicing. The HAWK for New Homebuyers pilot will provide FHA insurance pricing incentives to first-time homebuyers who participate in housing counseling and education that covers how to evaluate housing affordability and mortgage alternatives, to better manage their finances, and to understand the rights and responsibilities of homeownership. The goals of the HAWK for New Homebuyers pilot (HAWK Pilot) are to test and evaluate program designs that meet these objectives: To improve the loan performance of participants and reduce claims paid by FHA's Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF); To expand the number of families who improve their budgeting skills and housing decisions through access to HUD-approved housing counseling agency services; and To increase access to sustainable home mortgages for homebuyers underserved by the current market. The Supplementary Information section of this notice provides the details of the pilot. HUD welcomes public comment, and all comments will be taken into consideration by HUD.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Applications for Housing Assistance Payments; Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment
Document Number: 2014-10868
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-10568
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-09
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 Housing Administration (FHA): Adjustable Rate Mortgage Notification Requirements and Look-Back Period for FHA-Insured Single Family Mortgages
Document Number: 2014-10572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule proposes two revisions to FHA's regulations governing its single family adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) program to align FHA interest rate adjustment and notification regulations with the requirements for notifying mortgagors of ARM adjustments, as required by the regulations implementing the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), as recently revised by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The first proposed amendment of this rule would require that an interest rate adjustment resulting in a corresponding change to the mortgagor's monthly payment for an ARM be based on the most recent index value available 45 days before the date of the rate adjustment. The date that the newly adjusted interest rate goes into effect is often referred to as the ``interest change date.'' The number of days prior to the interest change date on which the index value is selected is called the ``look-back period.'' FHA's current regulations provide for a 30-day look-back period. The second proposed amendment would require that the mortgagee of an FHA-insured ARM comply with the disclosure and notification requirements of the 2013 TILA Servicing Rule, including at least a 60-day but no more than 120-day advance notice of an adjustment to a mortgagor's monthly payment. FHA's current regulations provide for notification at least 25 days in advance of an adjustment to a mortgagor's monthly payment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Tenant Resource Network Program
Document Number: 2014-10235
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information: Record of Employee Interview
Document Number: 2014-10234
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval for the proposed information collection requirement described below, and will be submitting 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: Housing Search Process for Racial/Ethnic Minorities
Document Number: 2014-10233
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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: Compliance Inspection Report and Mortgagee's Assurance of Completion
Document Number: 2014-10226
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Underwriting Program Section 203(K)
Document Number: 2014-10223
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Focus Groups About the Housing Search Process for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) People
Document Number: 2014-10218
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Technical Suitability of Products Program Section 521 of the National Housing Act
Document Number: 2014-10130
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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.
Manufactured Housing Program Fee: Proposed Fee Increase
Document Number: 2014-10129
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule proposes to revise HUD's Manufactured Housing Program Fee regulations to raise the fee for each transportable section of a manufactured home that the manufacturer produces in accordance with HUD's Manufactured Home Construction and Safe Standards. The fee, referred to as a label fee, is currently set at $39. HUD appropriations acts since 2002 have authorized HUD to modify this fee but HUD has not raised this fee since 2002. For the reasons presented in the preamble to this rule, HUD is proposing to raise the label fee to an amount anticipated to be no less than $95 and no more than $105.
Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program: Non-Borrowing Spouse-Solicitation of Comment
Document Number: 2014-10102
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On April 25, 2014, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued Mortgagee Letter 2014-07, announcing the amendment to HECM program regulations and requirements concerning due and payable status where there is a Non-Borrowing Spouse at the time of loan closing, consistent with the authority to make such changes by the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act, signed into law on August 9, 2013. The new HECM requirements are necessary in order to ensure the financial viability of the HECM program and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (Fund), and to comply with the statutory requirement concerning the Secretary's fiduciary duty to the Fund. The new HECM requirements will take effect for case numbers assigned on or after August 4, 2014. This notice solicits comment for a period of 30 days on the new requirements announced in Mortgagee Letter 2014-07.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-09866
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
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.