Department of Housing and Urban Development 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records-Republication of HUD's Routine Use Inventory Notice
Document Number: 2015-32964
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), notice is hereby given that the Department of Housing and Urban Development proposes to update and combine into one notice its Routine Use Inventory notice published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2012 at 72 FR 52572. The subsequent revisions will: (1) Implement substantive revisions for ``two'' of the original routine use statements, to provide greater clarity of what is to be expected by the disclosure requirements; (2) encompass editorial updates to the original formatted routine use statements to ensure that these statements are up-to-date and constructed in a format that is easier to understand and use; and (3) assign a specific ``category'' to each routine use condition to allow each condition to be sorted and referenced by a specific heading relevant to its disclosure purpose. This notice proposal supersedes and retires the Department's Routine Use Inventory published in the Federal Register on July 17, 2012, and supplements prior instances translated by former systems of records.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool: Announcement of Final Approved Document
Document Number: 2015-32680
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the Assessment Tool developed by HUD for use by local governments that receive Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG), or Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) formula funding from HUD when conducting and submitting their own Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH). The Assessment Tool will also be used for AFHs conducted by joint and regional collaborations between: (1) Such local governments; (2) one or more such local governments with one or more public housing agency (PHA) partners; and (3) other collaborations in which such a local government is designed as the lead for the collaboration. For purposes of this Assessment Tool, no AFH will be due before October 4, 2016. Please see HUD's Web page at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/ for the schedule of submission dates of AFHs. The requirement to conduct and submit an AFH is set forth in HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations, and this Assessment Tool has completed the notice and comment process required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and approved. The Assessment Tool announced in this notice, and the guidance accompanying this Assessment Tool (the Guidebook) can be found at https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/. This Federal Register notice also highlights changes made by HUD to the Assessment Tool based on comments submitted in response to HUD's July 16, 2015, notice, which solicited comment on the Assessment Tool for a period of 30 days. HUD will issue separate Assessment Tools for use by States and Insular areas and PHAs that will also be used for: (1) Joint and regional collaborations where the State or Insular Area is designated as the lead entity; and (2) joint collaborations with only PHA partners.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2015-32799
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the MHCC. The meeting is open to the public and the site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC.
Announcement of Funding Awards; Fair Housing Initiatives Program Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-32798
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-29
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 under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015. This announcement contains the names and addresses of those award recipients selected for funding based on the rating and ranking of all applications and the amount of the awards.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the: Evaluation of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program
Document Number: 2015-32602
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Mortgage Program and Section 30
Document Number: 2015-32601
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-28
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.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Conforming Amendments; Correction
Document Number: 2015-32470
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is correcting a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on December 7, 2015 (80 FR 75931). The December 7, 2015, final rule contains an amendatory instruction that is inconsistent with amendments made by a final rule that was published on December 4, 2015 (80 FR 75791).
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-32372
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-24
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: Generic Customer Satisfaction Surveys
Document Number: 2015-31988
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-21
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.
Promise Zones Initiative: Third Round Selection Process
Document Number: 2015-31884
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD provides notice on the selection process, criteria, and application submission for the third round of the Promise Zone initiative.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Third Quarter of Calendar Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-31874
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
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 July 1, 2015, and ending on September 30, 2015.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-31504
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-18
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts: Revision of Effective Date for 2015 Designations
Document Number: 2015-31766
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document revises the effective date for designations of ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) and ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42 (26 U.S.C. 42) published on October 3, 2014 (79 FR 59855). This Notice extends from 365 days to 730 days the period for which the 2015 lists of QCTs and DDAs are effective for projects located in areas not on the 2016 list of DDAs or QCTs, published November 24, 2015, at 80 FR 73201, but having submitted applications while the area was a 2015 QCT or DDA.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Contractor's Requisition-Project Mortgages
Document Number: 2015-31508
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
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 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing NOFA
Document Number: 2015-31507
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
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: Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: 2015-31506
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
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: Statutorily-Mandated Collection of Information for Tenants in LIHTC Properties
Document Number: 2015-31505
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-15
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.
Final Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2016
Document Number: 2015-31319
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA) requires the Secretary of HUD 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 for rental assistance units in the HOME Investment Partnerships program. FMRs are used in the calculation of maximum award amounts for Continuum of Care grantees and are used in the calculation of flat rents in Public Housing units. Today's notice provides final FY 2016 FMRs for all areas that reflect the estimated 40th and 50th percentile rent levels trended to FY 2016. The FY 2016 FMRs use rent data collected by Bureau of the Census by the American Community Survey (ACS). This rent data is collected over a five-year period, from 2009 through 2013. These data are updated by one-year 2013 ACS data for areas where statistically valid one-year ACS data is available. HUD continues to use ACS data in different ways according to the statistical reliability of rent estimates. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rent and utility indexes are used to further update the data to 2014. These values are then trended forward to FY 2016. Based on the comments received and as way to estimate FMRs more accurately, HUD has replaced the historical-based annualized change in gross rent trend factor with a forward-looking forecast for these final FY 2016 FMRs. The national trend factor for the final FY 2016 FMRs uses a model that forecasts national rent and utility CPI indices based on economic assumptions used in the formulation of the President's Budget. The FY 2016 FMRs incorporate a change in the level of statistical reliability that allowed for an ACS estimate to be used in the calculation of FMRs. Previously, if the error of the estimate was less than the estimate itself, HUD used the estimate. The FY 2016 FMRs use ACS estimates where the size of the error is limited to half of the estimate. An additional change to the FY 2016 FMRs is the incorporation of the February 28, 2013, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) metropolitan area definition update based on the 2010 Decennial Census data. The 2013 ACS data are the first to use the new area definitions in the compilation of the ACS data. Bedroom ratios (comparing zero-, one-, three- and four-bedroom rents to the two-bedroom base rent) were updated from the 2010 estimations using a three-year average of five- year ACS data.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-30911
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-11
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 Home Construction and Safety Standards; Request for Recommended Changes
Document Number: 2015-31202
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Consistent with the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended, this notice invites interested persons to submit proposed changes to update and revise HUD's Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards. These proposed changes will be submitted to the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) for review and consideration as part of its responsibility to provide periodic recommendations to HUD to adopt, revise, and interpret the HUD standards.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Family Self-Sufficiency (MF FSS) Program Escrow Credit Data
Document Number: 2015-31201
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-10
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.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for: Information Resource Center Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2015-30797
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
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: Mortgagee's Certification of Fees and Escrow and Security Bond Against Defects
Document Number: 2015-30796
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
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: Mark-to-Market Program: Requirements for Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations and Public Agencies
Document Number: 2015-30795
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-07
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.
Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards: Conforming Amendments
Document Number: 2015-29692
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 19, 2014, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published a joint, Governmentwide interim rule with all Federal award-making agencies, entitled ``Federal Awarding Agency Regulatory Implementation of Office of Management and Budget's Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.'' In that rule, all Federal award-making agencies, including HUD, implemented the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. HUD also amended its administrative requirements for grants and cooperative agreements. This final rule conforms HUD's regulations to OMB's rule, revises cross references within affected HUD regulations, and makes other conforming changes and corrections.
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing: Defining “Chronically Homeless”
Document Number: 2015-30473
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-12-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule establishes the definition of ``chronically homeless'' that will be used in HUD's Continuum of Care Program, and in the Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs. This definition has been the subject of significant public comment which has guided HUD in establishing the definition of ``chronically homeless'' that will be used in its homeless assistance programs. The final rule also establishes the necessary recordkeeping requirements that correspond to the definition of ``chronically homeless'' for the Continuum of Care Program. Historically, other programs within HUD, as well as other agencies such as the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness and the Department of Veteran Affairs, have adopted HUD's definition of chronically homeless and may also choose to adopt the definition of ``chronically homeless'' included in this final rule, however, it is not required.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-29952
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-12-04
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 Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, Extension of Public Comment Period
Document Number: 2015-30317
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD is extending the public comment period on its proposed rule pertaining to Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects, published in the Federal Register on October 1, 2015.
Announcement of Funding Award for Fiscal Year 2015 Authority To Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships
Document Number: 2015-30266
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, (Pub. L. 113-76, approved January 18, 2014) (FY 2014 appropriation) authorizes the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to enter into noncompetitive cooperative agreements for research projects that are aligned with PD&R's research priorities and where HUD can gain value by having substantial involvement in the research activity. Research projects must be funded at least 50 percent by philanthropic entities or other Federal, state or local government agencies. This document announces the names, addresses and the amount awarded to entities selected to undertake research projects for PD&R.
Announcement of Funding Award for Fiscal Year 2014 Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations and Data Analysis and Utilization
Document Number: 2015-30265
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 501 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1701z-1) and the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014 as included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (Pub. L. 113- 76, approved January 17, 2014) and the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-6, approved March 26, 2013). This document notifies the public of funding awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 and announces the names, addresses and the amount awarded to the winners to conduct research and evaluation of the following projects: Moving To Work Evaluation, Jobs Plus Evaluation, and Small Area Fair Market Rent Demonstration Evaluation.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing Involving the Loss Mitigation Program
Document Number: 2015-30264
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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: Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: 2015-30263
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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: Revitalization Area Designation and Management
Document Number: 2015-30262
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-30
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: 2015-29951
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-27
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Standard Grant Application Forms
Document Number: 2015-30112
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-25
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2016
Document Number: 2015-29953
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) and ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) for purposes of the Low- Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42 (26 U.S.C. 42). The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA and QCT designations annually. As previously announced, the 2016 metropolitan DDA designations use for the first time Small Area Fair Market Rents (SAFMRs), rather than metropolitan-area Fair Market Rents (FMRs), for designating metropolitan DDAs. Compared to previous designations, this notice: (1) Describes a strengthening of the data quality standard HUD uses in designating the 2016 QCTs, (2) extends from 365 days to 730 days the period for which the 2016 lists of QCTs and DDAs are effective for projects located in areas not on a subsequent list of DDAs or QCTs but having submitted applications while the area was a 2016 QCT or DDA, and (3) establishes the effective date of the new QCTs and DDAs as July 1, 2016 rather than January 1.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee; Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee; Structure and Design Subcommittee Teleconference
Document Number: 2015-29813
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
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), Structure and Design Subcommittee. The teleconference meeting is open to the public. The agenda provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC.
Notice of Annual Factors for Determining Public Housing Agency Administrative Fees for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Mainstream, and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs
Document Number: 2015-29812
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice announces that HUD has posted on its Web site the monthly per unit fee rates for use in determining the on-going administrative fees for housing agencies administering the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), 5-Year Mainstream, and Moderate Rehabilitation programs, including Single Room Occupancy, during calendar year (CY) 2015.
Equal Access in Accordance With an Individual's Gender Identity in Community Planning and Development Programs
Document Number: 2015-29342
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-11-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
As the Nation's housing agency, HUD administers programs designed to meet the goal of ensuring decent housing and a suitable living environment for all. In furtherance of this goal, in February 2012, HUD promulgated a final rule entitled ``Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity'' (Equal Access Rule), which requires that HUD-assisted and HUD-insured housing be made available without regard to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or marital status, and which generally prohibits inquiries into sexual orientation or gender identity for the purpose of determining eligibility for such housing or otherwise making such housing available. HUD's Equal Access Rule provides a limited exception for inquiries about the sex of an individual to determine eligibility for housing provided or to be provided to the individual when the housing is a temporary, emergency shelter that involves the sharing of sleeping areas or bathrooms, or for inquiries made for the purpose of determining the number of bedrooms to which a household may be entitled. At that time, HUD decided not to set national policy regarding how transgender persons would be accommodated in temporary, emergency shelters that involve shared sleeping quarters or shared bathing facilities, but instead decided to monitor and review its programs to determine if transgender individuals had greater access to temporary, emergency shelters as a result of the rule or if additional guidance or a national policy was warranted. HUD also committed to review the prohibition on inquiries contained in the Equal Access Rule. HUD has now monitored and reviewed its programs and, based on that review, is proposing this rule to require recipients and subrecipients of assistance from HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), as well as owners, operators, and managers of shelters, buildings, and other facilities and providers of services covered by CPD's programs, to provide transgender persons and other persons who do not identify with the sex they were assigned at birth with access to programs, benefits, services, and accommodations in accordance with their gender identity. This proposed rule would also amend the definition of ``gender identity'' included in HUD's Equal Access Rule so the definition more clearly reflects the difference between actual and perceived gender identity. Finally, HUD has completed its review of the inquiries provision, and the proposed rule would eliminate the Equal Access Rule's current prohibition on inquiries related to sexual orientation or gender identity, while maintaining the prohibition against discrimination on those bases.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-29341
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-20
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.
Responsibilities of Boards of Directors, Corporate Practices and Corporate Governance Matters
Document Number: 2015-29367
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-19
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Board, Agencies and Commissions, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its regulations by relocating and consolidating certain regulations of its predecessor agenciesthe Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) and Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO)that pertain to the responsibilities of boards of directors, corporate practices, and corporate governance matters. The OFHEO regulations addressed corporate governance matters at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) (collectively, the Enterprises), while the Finance Board regulations addressed the powers and responsibilities of the boards of directors and management of the Federal Home Loan Banks (Banks). The final rule consolidates most of those regulations into a new FHFA regulation, parts of which will apply to both the Banks and the Enterprises (together, regulated entities), and parts of which will apply only to the Banks or only to the Enterprises. Most of the content of the new regulations has been derived from the regulations of the predecessor agencies, with such modifications as are necessary to apply the regulations to all of the regulated entities, to respond to issues raised by the commenters, or to clarify the regulatory text. The final rule also amends the Prudential Management and Operations Standards (Prudential Standards) provisions by designating certain introductory languagewhich pertains to the general responsibilities of senior management and boards of directorsas a separate Prudential Standard. The final rule also repeals a provision of the OFHEO regulations that related to minimum safety and soundness requirements for the Enterprises.
Guidance, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Grantees in Receipt of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds Under Public Law 113-2: “Buyout” and “Acquisition” Activities; Assistance to Agricultural Enterprises; and State of Colorado Waiver for Tourism Promotion
Document Number: 2015-29487
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice provides clarifying guidance for Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) grantees in receipt of funds under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (the Appropriations Act). It provides clarification regarding the requirements of ``buyout'' activities authorized in the Department's March 5, 2013, Federal Register notice and expands the eligibility criteria for buyout activities to include ``Disaster Risk Reduction Areas'' as defined by the grantee. It also modifies requirements of the March 5, 2013, notice on the prohibition of assistance to businesses that do not meet the Small Business Administration (SBA) definition of small businesses, permitting assistance also to eligible businesses engaged in ``farming operations,'' as determined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This notice also provides a waiver to the State of Colorado to expend additional CDBG-DR funds and to assist additional communities impacted by declared disasters in 2011, 2012, and 2013, through tourism promotion activities previously authorized in the Department's June 3, 2014, notice.
Notice of Single Family Loan Sales (SFLS 2016-1)
Document Number: 2015-29486
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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 2016-1, 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 first sale offering of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 and the sale will be held on November 18, 2015.
10-Day Extension to 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Core Performance Reporting Requirements for Competitively-Funded Grants
Document Number: 2015-29484
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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 10 additional days of public comment.
Changes to Accounting Requirements for the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Program; Correction
Document Number: 2015-29478
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-11-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document corrects a technical error in HUD's interim final rule on CDBG accounting requirements, published November 12, 2015.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Accountability in the Provision of HUD Assistance Applicant/Recipient Disclosure/Update Report-HUD 2880
Document Number: 2015-29477
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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.
Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: 2015-29469
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Section 206A of the National Housing Act, HUD has adjusted the Basic Statutory Mortgage Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs for Calendar Year 2015.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Program
Document Number: 2015-29468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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: Public Housing Capital Fund Program
Document Number: 2015-29467
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plan
Document Number: 2015-29465
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-11-18
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.