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

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-20272
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
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): Adjustable Rate Mortgage Notification Requirements and Look-Back Period for FHA-Insured Single Family Mortgages
Document Number: 2014-20215
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule revises 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 final rule requires that an interest rate adjustment resulting in a corresponding change to the mortgagor's monthly payment for an ARM have a 45-day look-back period. The final rule also requires 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.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Handling Prepayments: Eliminating Post-Payment Interest Charges
Document Number: 2014-20214
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule revises FHA's regulations that allow an FHA-approved mortgagee to charge the mortgagor interest through the end of the month in which the mortgage is being paid. The final rule allows mortgagees to charge interest only through the date the mortgage is paid, and prohibits the charging of interest beyond that date.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2015-Corrected Schedule B Addendum
Document Number: 2014-20212
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On August 15, 2014, HUD published for public comment proposed Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs for Fiscal Year 2015. After publication, HUD noted that the Schedule B Addendum, which addresses small area FMRs, did not include small area FMRs for Dallas, Texas. This notice provides the corrected Schedule B Addendum. No other changes are made by this notice. The public comment due date remains September 15, 2014.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Jobs Plus Pilot Program
Document Number: 2014-20047
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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: Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application
Document Number: 2014-20034
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Revision of Transformation Initiative: Sustainable Construction in Indian Country Small Grant Program
Document Number: 2014-20033
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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.
60 Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2015 American Housing Survey
Document Number: 2014-20031
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The 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: 2015 Rental Housing Finance Survey
Document Number: 2014-20023
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The 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: 2014-19646
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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: Recordkeeping Requirements Under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act
Document Number: 2014-19921
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
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: Model Manufactured Home Installation Program Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2014-19896
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
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: Multifamily Insurance Benefits Claims Package
Document Number: 2014-19895
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
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: Certificate of Housing Counseling: Homeownership and Certificate of Housing Counseling: Home Retention
Document Number: 2014-19894
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
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: Public Housing Admissions/Occupancy Policy
Document Number: 2014-19893
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-21
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.
Environmental Compliance Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2014-19652
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule revises 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 environmental review compliance using form HUD-4128. Recipients receiving HUD assistance and other entities responsible for conducting environmental reviews (responsible entities) are currently allowed to either use 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 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 final rule gives the Departmental Environmental Clearance Officer (DECO) the authority to create one standardized format for use in reviews and authorize exceptions, thereby eliminating unnecessary distinctions between reviews completed by HUD employees and responsible entities. This final rule also makes a technical amendment by making the steps required to prepare an environmental assessment in HUD's regulations consistent with the ``Environmental Assessment'' definition provided in the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Notice of HUD-Held Multifamily Healthcare Loan Sales
Document Number: 2014-19649
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces HUD's intention to sell three (3) unsubsidized multifamily mortgage loans and one (1) healthcare mortgage note, without Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insurance, in a competitive auction on September 17, 2014 (MHLS 2014-2). This notice also describes generally the bidding process for the sale and certain persons who are ineligible to bid.
Proposed Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2014-19390
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
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 2015 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to April 1, 2015. The FY 2015 FMRs are based on ``5-year'' data collected by the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2008 through 2012. These data are updated by one-year 2012 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 2012 to the end of 2013. Finally, ACS data on changes national median gross rents from 2007 to 2012 are used to inflate the 2013 estimates to the 2015 levels. 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 2015 FMRs in this notice do not reflect any updates to the methodology used to calculate FMRs. The proposed FY 2015 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 this set of proposed FMRs due to the timing of the release and the availability of ACS data. HUD will work toward evaluating the impact of these new area definitions and discuss these findings in the final FY 2015 FMR publication, or, if that is not possible, in a subsequent publication in January 2015. The January 2015 notice will also discuss and solicit comments on several topics related to the calculation of FMRs, including the implementation of the February 28, 2013 OMB Metropolitan Area Definitions and possible measures the Department is considering that would reduce the concentration of Section 8 voucher tenants. For example, HUD is evaluating alternatives to the current 50th percentile FMR program, which was implemented to mitigate excessive geographic concentration of voucher tenants. Comments will be requested to determine interest in a program that is based on different measures for determining how many and which areas would receive special FMRs to encourage deconcentration, as well as on alternative FMR-based tools for promoting deconcentration such as Small Area FMRs estimated at the ZIP code level.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-19050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-15
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.
Manufactured Housing Program Fee: Final Fee Increase
Document Number: 2014-19173
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule amends 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 Safety Standards. This fee is referred to as a label fee. After considering public comments on HUD's May 2, 2014, proposed rule, this final rule raises the label fee to $100.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Technical Systems Subcommittee Teleconference
Document Number: 2014-19171
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a teleconference meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), Technical Systems Subcommittee. The teleconference meeting is open to the public. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the consensus committee.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Land Survey Report for Insured Multifamily Projects
Document Number: 2014-19167
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and Improvement Plan (IP) in Connection With the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS)
Document Number: 2014-19166
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-13
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: HUD Housing Counseling Program-Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency
Document Number: 2014-18946
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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: Loan Sales Bidder Qualification Statement
Document Number: 2014-18942
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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: Performing Loan Servicing for the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM)
Document Number: 2014-18941
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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 for Public Comment: Manufactured Housing Survey
Document Number: 2014-18939
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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), 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: 2014-18497
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-08
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.
Removal of Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program Regulations
Document Number: 2014-18723
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this rule, HUD removes regulations for the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program. The statutory authority to provide emergency assistance to homeowners under this program expired on September 30, 2011. Because these regulations are no longer operative, they are being removed by this final rule. To the extent that assistance made available under this program is still ongoing, the removal of these regulations does not affect the requirements for transactions entered into when these parts were in effect. Assistance made available under the Emergency Homeowners' Loan Program will continue to be governed by the regulations that existed immediately before September 8, 2014.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Fellowship Placement Pilot Program
Document Number: 2014-18356
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
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.
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; Republication and Alteration to System of Records-moveLINQS (mLINQS) Previously the Integrated Automated Travel System (IATS)
Document Number: 2014-18274
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
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 Financial Officer (OCFO) proposes to re-establish coverage and provide a name update for a system of records removed from its repository (March 26, 2014, at 79 FR 16805), entitled ``Integrated Automated Travel System (IATS).'' This system was unintentionally removed from the Department's repository and subsequent notice is being filed to re-establish coverage for the system of records, and rename the system ``mLINQS.'' Additional alterations made of the system include new and revised routine uses, and various other alterations, some of which are updates to the categories of records in the system, the authority for maintenance of the system, and the retention and disposal captions. Major changes are summarized in the introductory portion of the ``Supplementary Information'' caption. Moreover, mLINQS is a web-based application utilized by the Department to generate documents associated with permanent Change of Station moves for employees that have been approved for relocation entitlements, and to manage and track relocation obligations and payments for employee moves. This notification supersedes the above mentioned notice requirements set forth by HUD's system of records publication (March 26, 2014 at 79 FR 16805).
Privacy Act; Notification of Amended Privacy Act System of Records, Privacy Act Request and Appeals Files
Document Number: 2014-18271
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
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) has amended one of its system of records entitled the ``Privacy Act Request and Appeals Files'', previously known as ``HUD/Dept-52, Privacy Act Record Files''. Additionally, the amended notices serve to convey information established under the previously published system of records in a more clear and cohesive format. The amended system of records will be included in the Department of Housing and Urban Development's inventory of systems of records and will replace the HUD/ Dept-52, Privacy Act Record Files system of records reported under HUD's Library of Routine Uses, published in the Federal Register on (July 17, 2012 at 77 FR 41996). The changes under this notice are non- substantive and thus do not meet the threshold requirements for filing a report to OMB and Congress.
Mortgagee Review Board: Administrative Actions; Correction
Document Number: 2014-18268
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 16, 2014, HUD published a notice to advise the public of the administrative actions taken by HUD's Mortgagee Review Board (Board) against FHA-approved mortgagees during the period from October 1, 2012, to September 19, 2013, and the reasons for these actions. The notice is published as required by Section 202(c)(5) of the National Housing Act. As part of the notice, HUD included a list of lenders that had failed to meet the requirements for annual recertification and whose FHA approvals had been withdrawn. HUD has determined, however, that it erroneously listed two lenders as withdrawn when, in fact, each of the two lenders had appealed the Board's notice of withdrawal prior to the date upon which a withdrawal would take effect and resolved the matter. One of the lenders demonstrated that it had been in compliance prior to HUD's issuance of the Notice of Violation. The other lender resolved the annual recertification issues and paid a civil money penalty. HUD is publishing today's notice, therefore, to correct its July 16, 2014, notice.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2014-17837
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
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.