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

Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-27365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-30
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: Promise Zones
Document Number: 2015-27341
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-27
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant Application
Document Number: 2015-27023
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
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 Guarantee Recovery Fund Established Pursuant to the Church Arson Prevention Act of 1996
Document Number: 2015-27022
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-26750
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-23
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.
Implementation of the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program
Document Number: 2015-26748
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice sets forth the policies and procedures for the administration of a supportive housing and rental demonstration program called the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing program (Tribal HUD-VASH). The program will provide rental assistance and supportive services to Native American veterans who are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness living on or near a reservation or other Indian areas. HUD is making available $4 million in grant funding to Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs) to fund this rental assistance and associated administrative fees. Indian tribes and TDHEs participating in this program must partner with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide healthcare assistance to eligible Native American veterans.
Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Environment Harassment and Liability for Discriminatory Housing Practices Under the Fair Housing Act
Document Number: 2015-26587
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this rule, HUD proposes to amend its fair housing regulations to formalize standards for use in investigations and adjudications involving alleged harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status or disability under the Fair Housing Act. The proposed standards would specify how HUD would evaluate complaints of quid pro quo (``this for that'') harassment and hostile environment harassment and provide for uniform treatment of Fair Housing Act claims raising such allegations in the federal courts. This proposed rule defines ``quid pro quo'' and ``hostile environment harassment,'' as prohibited under the Fair Housing Act, and adds illustrations of discriminatory housing practices that constitute such harassment. In addition, the proposed rule clarifies the operation of traditional principles of direct and vicarious liability under the Fair Housing Act.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Single Family Mortgage Insurance Maximum Time Period for Filing Insurance Claims, Curtailment of Interest and Disallowance of Operating Expenses Incurred Beyond Certain Established Timeframes; Partial Withdrawal
Document Number: 2015-26379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document withdraws part of a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on July 6, 2015, that proposed to establish a maximum time period within which an FHA-approved mortgagee must file a claim with FHA for insurance benefits, and to revise HUD's policies concerning the curtailment of interest and the disallowance of certain expenses incurred by a mortgagee as a result of the mortgagee's failure to timely initiate foreclosure or timely take such other action that is a prerequisite to submission of a claim for insurance. This withdrawal covers only the portion of the proposed rule that would have established the maximum time period within which an FHA-approved mortgagee must file a claim with FHA for insurance benefits.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-26014
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-16
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.
Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: Connect Home Baseline Survey Data Collection
Document Number: 2015-26271
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HUD has requested from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) emergency approval of the information collection described in this notice.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Points of Contact To Ensure Payment of Taxes and Homeowners Association Fees and Other Property Charges That Have Not Arisen to Lien Status on FHA Acquired Single Family Properties
Document Number: 2015-26169
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice proactively provides taxing authorities and others that are owed money on HUD-owned single family properties acquired by payment of FHA mortgage insurance claims, points of contact to ensure payment of taxes, homeowners association fees and other property charges that have not risen to lien status under state law on these properties. FHA uses contractors to manage these properties and make property charge payments. Inadvertently at times, these payments may remain unpaid. This Notice provides direction for taxing authorities and associations owed money (where there is no lien) for finding the appropriate proper point of contact for payment. Through a related notice published elsewhere in today's Federal Register, HUD provides separate points of contact for payment of taxes and property charges which have risen to lien status. As litigation to enforce liens should be a last resort, HUD is also providing specific points of contact that taxing authorities and others can use to obtain payment in lien cases and avoid litigation. Elsewhere in today's Federal Register, HUD is also publishing an interpretive rule regarding the procedures to be followed in bringing an action to foreclose HUD's ownership interest in properties when these property charges have risen to lien status due to nonpayment of the taxes, fees and other charges.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Points of Contact for Lienholders To Ensure Payment of Taxes Liens and Other Types of Liens on FHA Acquired Single Family Properties
Document Number: 2015-26167
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice proactively provides lienholders of single family properties acquired by FHA in payment of mortgage insurance claims with FHA points of contact to ensure payment of tax liens and other types of liens on these single family properties. FHA uses contractors to manage these properties and make property charge payments. Inadvertently at times, these payments remain unpaid. This Notice provides direction for taxing authorities and similarly situated entities such as homeowners associations owed money for finding the proper point of contact at HUD for payment. As litigation to enforce liens should be a last resort, HUD is providing these specific points of contact that lienholders can use to obtain payment and avoid litigation. Through a related notice published elsewhere in today's Federal Register, HUD provides separate points of contact for payment of taxes and other property charges which have not risen to lien status. Elsewhere in today's Federal Register, HUD is publishing an interpretive rule regarding the procedures to be followed in bringing an action to foreclose HUD's ownership interest in properties with such liens that are unpaid.
Redelegation of Authority Within the Office of General Counsel
Document Number: 2015-26165
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, the General Counsel authorizes Office of General Counsel (OGC) Regional Counsel to redelegate to staff within their operating jurisdictions the authority to accept service of summonses, subpoenas and other judicial process for the foreclosure of tax and other liens on HUD-owned single family properties that HUD acquires through the payment of mortgage insurance claims.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Court of Competent Jurisdiction To Foreclose Liens on FHA-Owned Properties
Document Number: 2015-26160
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-10-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) generally acquires title to single family properties when it pays mortgage insurance benefits to approved mortgagees. FHA's activities in managing and marketing the properties it acquires include paying real estate taxes referred to as ad valorem taxes (a tax based on the value of the property) and special assessments. For properties in condominiums or planned unit developments, FHA also pays homeowners' association or condominium association fees. During the period over which an insured lender forecloses and FHA becomes the owner of the property, taxes or other fees may become due and payable. With lenders conveying close to 100,000 properties annually to FHA, bills for taxes and fees may be past due and payable at the time of FHA's acquisition and suits are brought for payment of taxes and fees. This rule provides HUD's interpretation of the ``sue and be sued'' clause contained in section 1, Title I of the National Housing Act. This rule provides that, in the case of an action brought against HUD to foreclose on a lien arising out of unpaid taxes or fees, the term ``court of competent jurisdiction'' as used in section 1 of the National Housing Act refers to a United States District Court. In conjunction with this interpretive rule, HUD is providing, by separate notices published in today's Federal Register, direction to taxing authorities and other entities owed money as to the proper Point of Contact (POC) at HUD for seeking payment. In the unlikely event that payment is not timely made, the entity can bring an action under the Quiet Title Act in the appropriate United States District Court to foreclose on its lien interest in the property.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee Regulatory Subcommittee Teleconference
Document Number: 2015-26144
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces the schedule and proposed agenda for a teleconference meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), Regulatory 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 Deadlines for Installers' Licenses Under the HUD Manufactured Housing Installation Program
Document Number: 2015-26143
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, as amended, is intended to protect the quality, safety, durability, and affordability of manufactured homes. In order to accomplish those objectives, the Act requires HUD to establish and implement manufactured home installation programs for States that choose not to operate their own installation programs. Among other things, HUD's installation program for these States includes the training and licensing of manufactured home installers. HUD has recently begun providing the training that would qualify individuals to apply to obtain a manufactured home installation license. As a result, this notice advises that installers wishing to install manufactured homes in States where HUD administers their installation program that they will be required to apply for and obtain a HUD Installer's License.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2016
Document Number: 2015-26016
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project based assistance contracts for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2016. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents in Housing Assistance Payments contracts renewed under section 515 and section 524 of the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA).
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: 2015-25827
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
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: Certified Housing Counselor Registration
Document Number: 2015-25825
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
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/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Units
Document Number: 2015-25824
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
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; Comprehensive Transactional Forms Supporting FHA's Section 242 Mortgage Insurance Program for Hospitals
Document Number: 2015-25823
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), HUD is publishing for public comment a comprehensive set of transactional and closing documents used in connection with transactions involving hospitals that are insured pursuant to Section 242 of the National Housing Act (Section 242). The proposed information collection will replace the existing collection 2502-0602 and will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the PRA. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal for 60 days. The documents that are the subject of this notice can be viewed on HUD's Web site: http://portal.hud.gov/ hudportal/HUD?src=/federal_housing_administration/ healthcare_facilities/section_242/additional_resources/ 242_redlines_0815.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-25410
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-09
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.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Delta Community Capital Initiative Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2015-25536
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
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 in a competition for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Delta Community Capital Initiative. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.
Announcement of Funding Awards for the Appalachia Economic Development Initiative Fiscal Year 2014
Document Number: 2015-25535
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-07
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 in a competition for funding under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Appalachia Economic Development Capital Initiative. This announcement contains the names of the awardees and the amounts of the awards made available by HUD.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program, Phase I
Document Number: 2015-25283
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
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: Pay for Success Demonstration Application
Document Number: 2015-25282
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
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: Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Application Forms
Document Number: 2015-25259
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
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: Contractor's Requisition-Project Mortgages
Document Number: 2015-25173
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Manufactured Housing Survey
Document Number: 2015-25171
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
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.
Multifamily, Health Care Facilities, and Hospital Mortgage Insurance Premiums for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016
Document Number: 2015-25149
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with HUD regulations, this Notice announces the mortgage insurance premiums (MIPs) for Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Multifamily, Health Care Facilities, and Hospital mortgage insurance programs that have commitments to be issued or reissued in FY 2016. FY 2016 MIPs are the same as in FY 2015. This Notice does not apply to loans insured under the Risk Sharing programs of section 542(b) or 542(c) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing NOFA
Document Number: 2015-25148
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Housing
Document Number: 2015-25072
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
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.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-24847
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-02
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.
Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects
Document Number: 2015-24831
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-10-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 8, 2015, 16 Federal departments and agencies published a proposed rule pertaining to Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects. Due to certain statutory prepublication requirements applicable to HUD rules, HUD was unable to be a signatory to the September 8, 2015, proposed rule. Through this HUD proposed rule, HUD adopts the September 8, 2015, proposal and solicits public comment on the proposal.