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

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Order of Succession for the Office of Public and Indian Housing
Document Number: 2015-07914
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-07
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In this notice, the Secretary designates the order of succession for the Office of Public and Indian Housing. This order of succession revokes and supersedes all prior orders of succession for the Office of Public and Indian Housing, including the Order of Succession published on August 4, 2011.
Mortgagee Review Board: Administrative Actions
Document Number: 2015-07868
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In compliance with Section 202(c)(5) of the National Housing Act, this notice advises of the cause and description of administrative actions taken by HUD's Mortgagee Review Board against HUD-approved mortgagees.
Advance Notice of Digital Opportunity Demonstration
Document Number: 2015-07719
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD solicits advance comment on a demonstration designed to test the effectiveness of collaborative efforts by government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to accelerate broadband adoption and use in HUD-assisted homes. Approximately 20 HUD-assisted communities, selected from across the country, are anticipated to participate in the demonstration. The purpose of the demonstration is to provide studentsand their familiesthe ability to benefit from life-changing opportunities that technology affords. Specifically, the demonstration will focus on providing students housed with HUD assistance the opportunity to improve their educational and economic outcomes through a range of efforts to narrow the digital divide.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Removal of Section 235 Home Ownership Program Regulations
Document Number: 2015-07597
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-04-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this rule, HUD removes the regulations for its Section 235 Program, which authorized HUD to provide mortgage subsidy payments to lenders to assist lower-income families who are unable to meet the credit requirements generally applicable to FHA mortgage insurance programs. Authority to provide insurance to mortgagees under this program was terminated under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1987 and HUD has not provided new mortgage subsidy payments under this program since then. Because the regulations governing this program are no longer operative, they are being removed by this final rule. To the extent that any Section 235 mortgages remain in existence, or second mortgages for the recapture of subsidy payment pursuant to HUD's regulations governing the Section 235 Program (which was reserved by regulatory streamlining in 1995), the removal of these regulations does not affect the requirements for transactions entered into when Section 235 Program regulations were in effect. Assistance made available under the Section 235 Program will continue to be governed by the regulations that existed immediately before the effective date of this final rule.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-07327
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-03
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.
Additional Clarifying Guidance, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for Grantees in Receipt of Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds Under the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013
Document Number: 2015-07622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This Notice provides a waiver and alternative requirement for the State of New Jersey's tenant-based rental assistance program funded through its Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG- DR) grant pursuant to the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013 (Pub. L. 113-2) (the Appropriations Act). In addition, this Notice provides an alternative requirement for Major (Covered) Infrastructure Projects funded by grantees receiving an allocation for disasters occurring in 2013 under the Appropriations Act. This Notice also modifies a requirement for Disaster Recovery Grant Reporting System (DRGR) reporting requirements for all grantees receiving an allocation of CDBG-DR grants pursuant to the Appropriations Act.
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New System of Records, Rent Reform Demonstration
Document Number: 2015-07613
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is proposing to create a new system of records (SORN), the ``Rent Reform Demonstration.'' The Department's Office of PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Rent Reform Demonstration is a randomized controlled experiment designed to test, at the national level an evaluation of alternative solutions designed to improve the current rent subsidy model. The demonstration is being implemented at several ``Moving to Work'' (MTW) public housing agencies (PHAs) in different parts of the country. Pursuant to the federal law authorizing MTW, Congress gave local public housing agencies the opportunity to design and test innovative policies to improve the current rent subsidy system. All MTW public housing agencies have the authority to institute new policies system-wide. The Rent Reform Demonstration gives participating MTW public housing agencies the opportunity to adopt new policies on a trial basis and to learn from a careful evaluation whether they achieve benefits for tenants and the housing agency. The overall objective of the Rent Reform Demonstration is to compare the current rent structure of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program to the alternate rent structure's to examine the impact on household employment, earnings, hardship, health, and homelessness; gain knowledge and comprehension on the impact that the alternative rent system has on HCV program families; and to identify ways to simplify and make less expensive the PHA's administrative processes. A more detailed description of the new system of records is outlined in the ``Purpose'' caption of this system of records notice.
Implementation of the Privacy Act of 1974, as Amended; New System of Records, the Housing Search Process for Racial and Ethnic Minorities Evaluation Data Files
Document Number: 2015-07610
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is proposing to create a new system of records, the ``Housing Search Process for Racial and Ethnic Minorities Evaluation Data Files.'' The Department's Office of PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The principal purpose of the evaluation of the Housing Search Process for Racial and Ethnic Minorities is to: Help guide the Department's research toward a more comprehensive understanding of the rental housing search processes for individual households; Make informed decisions on the development of more effective enforcement strategies to combat discriminatory practices; Identify ways to expand housing opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities. Further, HUD's Office of Housing Counseling for rental housing assistance, and the Office of Housing Choice Vouchers, among others will leverage the outcome study results for policy development and best practices aimed to ``build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination'', and to identify and correct barriers that racial and ethnic minorities may experiences in the rental housing market. Finally, this study will allow the Department to leverage its own regular data collection efforts, like the American Housing Survey (AHS), to document the complexities of the housing search process at scale nationwide. A more detailed description of this system is contained in the ``Purpose'' caption of this system of records notice.
Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs
Document Number: 2015-06781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-04-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations to fully implement the requirements of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as reauthorized in 2013 under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA 2013). VAWA 2013 provides enhanced statutory protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. VAWA 2013 also expands VAWA protections to HUD programs beyond HUD's public housing and Section 8 programs, which were covered by the reauthorization of VAWA in 2005 (VAWA 2005). In addition to proposing regulatory amendments to fully implement VAWA 2013, HUD is also publishing for public comment two documents concerning tenant protections required by VAWA 2013a notice of occupancy rights and an emergency transfer plan. Although VAWA refers to women in its title, the statute makes clear that the protections are for all victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or age.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Energy Innovation Fund-Multifamily Pilot Program
Document Number: 2015-07323
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-31
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 Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2014
Document Number: 2015-07183
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-31
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 October 1, 2014, and ending on December 31, 2014.
HUD Approval of Requests for Transfers of Multifamily Housing Project-Based Rental Assistance, HUD-Held or Insured Debt, and Income-Based Use Restrictions
Document Number: 2015-06776
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-03-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes the terms and conditions by which HUD will approve a request for the transfer of project-based rental assistance, debt held or insured by the Secretary, and statutorily required income-based use restrictions from one multifamily housing project to another (or between several such projects). The Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2014 and the Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2015 give the Secretary the authority to approve transfer requests for fiscal years 2014 through 2016, provided that the Secretary publish a notice in the Federal Register establishing the terms and conditions for HUD approval of such transfers no later than 30 days before such notice takes effect. HUD believes that publication of the criteria will assist project owners to determine whether a transfer is feasible given the specific circumstances of their multifamily projects. Publication of the criteria will also facilitate HUD's review of transfer requests by helping owners formulate their requests in a manner that adequately addresses the statutory criteria.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-06775
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-27
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.
Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses Through Strengthened “Section 3” Requirements
Document Number: 2015-06544
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-03-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 (Section 3), contributes to the establishment of stronger, more sustainable communities by ensuring that employment and other economic opportunities generated by Federal financial assistance for housing and community development programs are, to the greatest extent feasible, directed toward low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing. HUD is statutorily charged with the authority and responsibility to implement and enforce Section 3. HUD's regulations implementing the requirements of Section 3 have not been updated since 1994. This proposed rule would update HUD's Section 3 regulations to address new programs established since 1994 that are subject to the Section 3 requirements and promote compliance with the requirements of Section 3 by recipients of Section 3 covered financial assistance, while also recognizing barriers to compliance that may exist, and strengthening HUD's oversight of Section 3.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Single Family Premium Collection Subsystem-Periodic (SFPCS)
Document Number: 2015-06874
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
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: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Standardization and Roster
Document Number: 2015-06870
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
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: Single Family Mortgage Insurance on Hawaiian Homelands
Document Number: 2015-06865
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-25
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 Executive Compensation Information
Document Number: 2015-06545
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-23
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: 2015-06495
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-20
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Standardized Form for Collecting Information Regarding Race and Ethnic Data
Document Number: 2015-06199
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-18
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Financial Management Template
Document Number: 2015-05874
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
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.
Notice of Intent To Conduct a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) Project Demonstration
Document Number: 2015-05764
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through this notice, HUD solicits comment on a proposed demonstration through which HUD will award grant funds to successful applicants to provide transitional and other temporary housing assistance and supportive services to low-income persons living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/ AIDS) who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Grantees of the VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration will be required to partner with local domestic violence and sexual assault service providers for client outreach and engagement and for comprehensive supportive services to ensure client success in the program. The VAWA/HOPWA Project Demonstration will explore the effectiveness of coordinating the expertise and resources of HIV/AIDS housing providers with domestic violence and sexual assault service providers in addressing the needs of this vulnerable population.
Jobs-Plus Pilot Initiative
Document Number: 2015-05763
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 7, 2014, HUD announced through notice in the Grants.gov Web site the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Jobs-Plus Pilot Initiative. The Jobs-Plus Pilot Initiative (Jobs-Plus) provides competitive grants to partnerships between public housing authorities, local workforce investment boards established under section 117 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and other agencies and organizations that provide support to help public housing residents obtain employment and increase earnings. Applicants for Job Plus consist of public housing agencies (PHAs) who demonstrate the ability to provide services to residents, partner with workforce investment boards, and leverage service dollars. The October 7, 2014 NOFA provided for full implementation of Jobs-Plus. This Federal Register notice published today announces waivers and alternative requirements and meets the Jobs-Plus statutory requirement to publish waivers and alternative requirements authorized by the statute at least 10 days before they may take effect.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-05762
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-13
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: Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan & Annual Performance Report
Document Number: 2015-05464
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
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.
Applicability of Davis-Bacon Labor Requirements to Projects Selected as Existing Housing Under the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program-Guidance
Document Number: 2015-05462
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On June 25, 2014, HUD published a final rule amending the regulations for HUD's Section 8 Project-Based Voucher program. This notice supplements that final rule by providing further guidance on when Davis-Bacon wage requirements may apply to existing housing.
Privacy Act; Notice of Amended System of Records-Single Family Housing Enterprise Data Warehouse
Document Number: 2015-05278
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is proposing to revise information published in the Federal Register about one of its system of records, the Single Family Housing Enterprise Data Warehouse (SFHEDW). The revision implemented under this republication, reflects current corrective and administrative changes to the system of records purpose, location, authority, and records retention captions. This update refines previously published details in a clear and cohesive format. This republication does not meet the threshold criteria established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a modified system of records report. A more detailed description of the present systems status is republished under this notice. This notice deletes and supersedes prior notice published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 66950 on October 28, 2011. The scope and functional purpose in place for this system remain unchanged.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Inspector Candidate Assessment Questionnaire
Document Number: 2015-05284
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Re-entry Assistance Program
Document Number: 2015-05283
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application for Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant Forms
Document Number: 2015-05272
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection; Production of Material or Provision of Testimony by HUD in Response to Demands in Legal Proceedings Among Private Litigants
Document Number: 2015-05106
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-05062
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-06
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.
Announcement of Availability of Notice on Required Actions for Multifamily Housing Projects Receiving Failing Scores From HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC)
Document Number: 2015-04261
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-03-02
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 230 of HUD's Fiscal Year 2014 Appropriations Act and Section 226 of HUD's Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Act require HUD to take certain actions if a multifamily housing project with a section 8 contract or with a contract with similar project-based project assistance receives a failing score by REAC. This notice announces the availability on HUD's Web site of the notice specifying the required actions that HUD must take for multifamily projects receiving failing REAC scores. The notice is Housing Notice is H 2015-2, which can be found at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=15- 02hsgn.pdf.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-04031
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-27
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.
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)-Alternative Requirements or Waivers: Waiving and Specifying Alternative Requirements for the 20 Percent Portfolio Cap on Project-Basing and Certain Tenant Protection and Participation Provisions for the San Francisco Housing Authority's RAD Projects
Document Number: 2015-03780
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The RAD statute gives HUD authority to establish waivers and alternative requirements. Pursuant to this authority, HUD has waived, to date, the statutory 20 percent cap on project-basing of a PHA's tenant-based voucher funding for RAD-converted units. This notice advises that HUD is waiving for the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA), to a limited extent and subject to certain conditions, the 20 percent cap on project-basing and certain other provisions governing project-based assistance with respect to an identified portfolio that includes RAD funding. These waivers are in response to plans submitted by SFHA to address capital needs of the portfolio and preserve available affordable housing for the SFHA's jurisdiction. Without this waiver, SFHA states that its plan for improving its affordable housing portfolio with RAD would not be workable, and the conversion of units under RAD would not be effective for its purpose.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 3 Business Self-Certification Application
Document Number: 2015-03593
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Standardizing Method of Payment for FHA Insurance Claims
Document Number: 2015-03457
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2015-02-20
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule is a cost-savings measure to update HUD's regulations regarding the payment of FHA insurance claims in debentures. Section 520(a) of the National Housing Act affords the Secretary discretion to pay insurance claims in cash or debentures. Although HUD has given mortgagees the option to elect payment of FHA insurance claims in debentures in some sections of HUD's regulations, HUD has not paid an FHA insurance claim under these regulations using debentures in approximately 5 years. This proposed rule would amend applicable FHA regulations to bring consistency in determining the method of payment for FHA insurance claims.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-03365
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-20
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.
HUD's Qualified Mortgage Rule: Annual Threshold Adjustments to the Points and Fees Limit
Document Number: 2015-03139
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule entitled ``Truth in Lending (Regulation Z) Annual Threshold Adjustments (CARD ACT, HOEPA and ATR/QM)'' on August 15, 2014. The final rule re-calculated the annual dollar amounts for the points and fees limit in CFPB's ``qualified mortgage'' definition to reflect the annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index in effect on June 1, 2014. HUD's ``qualified mortgage'' definition incorporates CFPB's qualified mortgage points and fees limit and the requirement that the points and fees limit be adjusted annually. This document clarifies that all annual adjustments to the qualified mortgage points and fees limit issued by the CFPB to reflect the Consumer Price Index apply to HUD's points and fees limit provision, including CFPB's most recent final rule.
Removal of Obsolete Section 8 Rental Assistance Certificate Program Regulations
Document Number: 2015-03037
Type: Rule
Date: 2015-02-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule removes from regulations obsolete references to the Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Certificate program (Certificate Program). In accordance with Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' HUD reviewed its regulations to identify regulations that are ``outmoded, ineffective, insufficient or excessively burdensome.'' Following its review, HUD determined that the Certificate Program regulations are obsolete and unnecessary because they govern a program that has been consolidated into another program, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. This rule also makes minor editorial corrections to the regulations.
Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless
Document Number: 2015-02688
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-13
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.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2015
Document Number: 2015-02622
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that assistance contracts signed by owners participating in the Department's Section 8 housing assistance payment programs provide annual adjustments to monthly rentals for units covered by the contracts. This notice announces FY 2015 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on assistance contract anniversaries. The factors are based on a formula using residential rent and utility cost changes from the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index (CPI) survey. Beginning with the FY 2014 AAFs and continuing with these FY 2015 AAFs, the Puerto Rico CPI is used in place of the South Region CPI for all areas in Puerto Rico. These factors are applied at Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contract anniversaries for those calendar months commencing after the effective date of this notice. A separate Federal Register Notice will be published at a later date that will identify the inflation factors that will be used to adjust tenant-based rental assistance funding for FY 2015.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; CDBG Urban County Qualification/Requalification Processes
Document Number: 2015-02617
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
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: Comment Request; Community Development Block Grant Entitlement Program
Document Number: 2015-02613
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-09
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: New Construction Subterranean Termite Protection for New Homes
Document Number: 2015-02478
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988-Computer Matching Program Between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Document Number: 2015-02469
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Pursuant to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act (CMPPA) of 1988, as amended, and in accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended, HUD OIG is providing notice of its intent to execute a new computer matching agreement with OPM for a matching program initiated by HUD's OIG involving comparisons of income data provided by participants in HUD's various rental housing assistance programs with independent income sources available in OPM systems of records. This computer match is similar to matches that were previously published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2004 (69 FR 11033) and January 27, 2005 (70 FR 3939).
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution
Document Number: 2015-02464
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Unification Program
Document Number: 2015-02455
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Program: Mortgagee Optional Election Assignment for Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) With FHA Case Numbers Assigned Prior to August 4, 2014-Solicitation of Comment
Document Number: 2015-02452
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 29, 2015, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) issued Mortgagee Letter 2015-03, setting out an alternative path to claim paymentthe Mortgagee Optional Election Assignmentfor certain HECMs. FHA issued this Mortgagee Letter pursuant to the authority granted to it in the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013 and Section 230 of the National Housing Act. This alternative path to claim payment is necessary in order to ensure the financial viability of the HECM program and the FHA insurance funds. The mortgagee letter was issued for immediate effect and only applies to HECMs assigned an FHA Case Number prior to August 4, 2014, where there is a Non-Borrowing Spouse. This notice solicits comment for a period of 30 days on the alternative option for claim payment announced in Mortgagee Letter 2015-03.