Department of Housing and Urban Development May 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Housing Counseling Certification Examination Availability and Change To Certification Examination Cost
Document Number: 2017-11213
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-31
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice follows publication of the ``Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements'' final rule, issued on December 14, 2016, which requires that HUD announce the availability of the Housing Counselor Examination and start the 36-month time-period for individuals and Housing Counseling Agencies to come into compliance with the final rule's certification requirements. The final rule also noted that HUD would provide notice of any changes to the cost of the Housing Counselor Examination. Through this notice, HUD is announcing that the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Examination will be available starting on August 1, 2017, and that as of August 1, 2020, housing counseling required by or provided in connection with HUD programs may only be provided by HUD certified housing counselors working for participating agencies approved to provide such housing counseling by HUD's Office of Housing Counseling. This notice also announces a reduction to the cost of the Housing Counselor Examination.
Inflation Catch-Up Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts Final Rule and Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts for 2017
Document Number: 2017-11056
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule makes final the interim final rule, published on June 15, 2016, to amend HUD's civil monetary penalty (CMP) regulations. The interim final rule applied a new methodology to calculate civil money penalties as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, starting with a ``catch up'' adjustment to correct previous inaccuracies; removed three obsolete civil monetary penalty provisions; and made a technical change to the existing codified regulation implementing the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act. The changes from the interim final rule made final by this final rule continue to be effective as of August 16, 2016. In addition, this rule provides for 2017 inflation adjustments of civil monetary penalty amounts required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, and makes three technical amendments and a conforming statutory change.
Proposed Changes to the Methodology Used for Estimating Fair Market Rents
Document Number: 2017-10907
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-26
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 requires the Secretary to publish FMRs periodically, but not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. The primary uses of FMRs are to determine payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, to determine initial renewal rents for some expiring project-based Section 8 contracts, to determine initial rents for housing assistance payment contracts in the Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program, and to serve as rent ceilings for rental units in both the HOME Investment Partnerships program and the Emergency Solutions Grants program. HUD also uses FMRs in the calculation of maximum award amounts for Continuum of Care grantees and in the calculation of flat rents for Public Housing units. In furtherance of that effort, HUD proposes several methodological changes in this notice and seeks public comment on the proposed changes.
Annual Indexing of Basic Statutory Mortgage; Limits for Multifamily Housing Programs
Document Number: 2017-10558
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-24
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 2016.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase 2
Document Number: 2017-10362
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD 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 Listing of Transactional Documents for Mortgagors, Mortgagees and Contractors; Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Healthcare Facility Documents: Proposed Revisions and Updates of Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-10229
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
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: Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement
Document Number: 2017-10228
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
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.
10-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Certificate of Housing Counseling: Homeownership and Certificate of Housing Counseling: Home Retention
Document Number: 2017-10224
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
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 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD-Owned Real Estate-Good Neighbor Next Door Program
Document Number: 2017-10223
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
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: Technical Suitability of Products Program Section 521 of the National Housing Act
Document Number: 2017-10222
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Record of Employee Interview
Document Number: 2017-10221
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval for the proposed information collection requirement described below, and will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2017-09867
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comments 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: Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Program Evaluation
Document Number: 2017-09866
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-16
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comments from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Reducing Regulatory Burden; Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda Under Executive Order 13777
Document Number: 2017-09730
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review,'' HUD is reviewing its existing regulations to assess their compliance costs and reduce regulatory burden. As required by Executive Order 13777, HUD is in the process of establishing a Regulatory Task Force charged with identifying agency regulations that should be repealed, replaced, or modified. As part of this review, HUD invites public comments to assist in identifying existing regulations that may be outdated, ineffective, or excessively burdensome. HUD's goal in conducting the review is to make the Department's regulations more effective and less burdensome in achieving HUD's mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities, and quality affordable homes for all.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 8 Renewal Policy Guide
Document Number: 2017-09507
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
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.
Revision of Freedom of Information Act Regulation; Correction
Document Number: 2017-09465
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-05-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On January 12, 2017, HUD issued a final rule amending HUD's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulation to implement the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, which enacted a range of procedural changes, including a change to the procedures for withholding information and an amendment to one of the nine FOIA exemptions that authorizes an agency to withhold various records from disclosure. After publication, HUD discovered that a portion of the regulation was not published as intended. Specifically, the published rule deleted several of the nine statutory FOIA disclosure exemptions and duplicated another. HUD also noticed minor technical changes required elsewhere in its regulations. This document corrects HUD's January 12, 2017, final rule and makes the minor technical changes.
Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving To Work Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment; Waiver Revision and Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2017-09139
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice revises the parameters of three waiver provisions and reopens the comment period for HUD's January 23, 2017 Federal Register notice entitled ``Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving To Work Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment.''
Federal Housing Administration (FHA): Indefinite Deferral of Implementation of the Small Building Risk Sharing Initiative
Document Number: 2017-08721
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises the public that HUD is deferring implementation of the Small Building Risk Sharing Program authorized by Section 542(b) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, to facilitate the financing of small multifamily properties.