Department of Housing and Urban Development April 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Standard Grant Application Forms
Document Number: 2019-08750
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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 30 days of public comment.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Flat Rent Exception Request Market Analysis
Document Number: 2019-08749
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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.
Announcement of Tenant Protection Voucher Funding Awards for Fiscal Year 2018 for the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Document Number: 2019-08747
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
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 document notifies the public of Tenant Protection Voucher (TPV) funding awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 to public housing agencies (PHAs) under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). The purpose of this notice is to publish the names and addresses of awardees, and the amount of their non-competitive funding awards for assisting households affected by housing conversion actions, public housing relocations and replacements, moderate rehabilitation replacements, and HOPE VI demolitions.
Housing Notice for Revitalization Area Designation Criteria; Solicitation of Comment
Document Number: 2019-08746
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-30
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Section 204(h) of the National Housing Act authorizes HUD to make HUD-held single family homes and formerly insured mortgages on Single Family properties, referred to as ``eligible assets,'' available for sale in a manner that promotes revitalization, through expanded homeownership opportunities, in ``revitalization areas.'' Section 204(h) also sets forth general statutory criteria that HUD must use to designate such revitalization areas. In this notice, HUD seeks public comment on more detailed criteria for designating revitalization areas, which clarify the general statutory criteria, and which HUD plans to incorporate into a future Housing Notice.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Mortgage Program and Section 30
Document Number: 2019-08461
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
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: Enterprise Income Verification (EIV) Systems-Access Authorization Form and Rules of Behavior and User Agreement
Document Number: 2019-08460
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
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: Race and Ethnic Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-08459
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
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 30 days of public comment.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Multifamily Default Status Report
Document Number: 2019-08456
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
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.
14-Day Notice of Emergency Approval of an Information Collection: The Housing Counseling Program
Document Number: 2019-08371
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Pay for Success Pilot Application Requirements
Document Number: 2019-08366
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-25
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.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Fourth Quarter of Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2019-08170
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-23
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, 2018 and ending on December 31, 2018.
Review of HUD Policy in Opportunity Zones
Document Number: 2019-07682
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Consistent with Executive Order 13853, ``Establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council,'' this document informs the public that HUD intends to maximize the beneficial impact of investment in Opportunity Zones. HUD is reviewing its existing policies, practices, planned actions, regulations, and guidance regarding HUD-administered programs and laws to identify actions HUD can take to encourage beneficial investment, both public and private, in urban and economically distressed communities, including qualified Opportunity Zones. HUD seeks input and recommendations from the public regarding potential agency actions.
SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act; Establishment of Funding Formula
Document Number: 2019-07681
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document establishes the funding formula that would allocate funds ``for assistance to States to provide individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder stable, temporary housing for a period of not more than 2 years or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier'', as enacted by the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act on October 24, 2018. The law requires that the formula be established by the Secretary ``not later than 60 days after the date of enactment''. At this time, no funds have been appropriated for this program.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Fiscal Year 2019 Inflation Factors for Public Housing Agency Renewal Funding
Document Number: 2019-07679
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes Renewal Funding Inflation Factors (RFIFs) to adjust Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 renewal funding for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program of each public housing agency (PHA), as required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. The notice apportions the expected percent change in national Per Unit Cost (PUC) for the HCV program, 4.00 percent, to each PHA based on the change in Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for their operating area to produce the FY 2019 RFIFs. HUD's FY 2019 methodology is the same as that which was used in FY 2018. Applicable Date: April 17, 2019.
HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR)
Document Number: 2019-07320
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-04-15
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule amends various provisions of the HUD Acquisition Regulation (HUDAR). These provisions include incorporation of several clauses and associated additions to the HUDAR matrix, replacement of references to Government Technical Representatives (GTRs) with references to Contracting Officer's Representatives (CORs), codification of deviations approved by HUD's Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and minor corrections to clauses, provisions, and the HUDAR matrix. This final rule follows a proposed rule published on April 9, 2018 and implements the proposed rule without change except to remove obsolete definitions.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records, Validation and Disposition Services (VDS-Best Ex)
Document Number: 2019-07083
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Office of Single Family Asset Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), proposes to create a new system of records (SOR) titled Validation and Disposition Services (VDS-Best Ex). The SOR VDS-Best Ex will allow HUD to mitigate financial risk to the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund (MMIF) by providing property valuation and disposition strategies for: FHA's Single Family Forward Mortgage Insurance portfolio of loans 90 days or more delinquent. FHA's Single Family Secretary-held Real Estate Owned (REO) portfolio. The SOR VDS-Best Ex will perform statistical analysis of individual property address, square footage, age of property, location, and associated property characteristics such as number and type of living units to identify similarly situated comparable properties. This analysis will provide a valuation to compare the value of neighboring properties with similar attributes and provide a point-in-time estimation of the current value of the FHA property. VDS-Best Ex will use a Best Execution Calculator and use Automated Valuation Models (AVMs) to provide FHA/HUD with the best of four strategies for disposing of mortgages that are over 90 days delinquent. VDS-Best Ex will establish a Fair Market List Price and a bid and counteroffer process for HUD's Single Family REO properties, to identify the ideal pricing point and discount rate percentages that FHA should consider when selling a property from its Secretary-held REO portfolio.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; FHA Insured Title I Property Improvement and Manufactured Home Loan Programs
Document Number: 2019-06967
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
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: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Application
Document Number: 2019-06966
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
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.
Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Moving to Work Research Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-06965
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-09
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Moving to Work (MTW) Research Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee meeting will be held via conference call on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The meeting is open to the public and is accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Credit Watch Termination Initiative Termination of Direct Endorsement (DE) Approval
Document Number: 2019-06863
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice advises of the cause and effect of termination of Direct Endorsement (DE) approval taken by HUD's Federal Housing Administration (FHA) against HUD-approved mortgagees through the FHA Credit Watch Termination Initiative. This notice includes a list of mortgagees that have had their DE Approval terminated.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Acceptance of Changes in Approved Drawings and Specifications
Document Number: 2019-06862
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
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: Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) Loan/Application Register
Document Number: 2019-06861
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-08
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: Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards Program
Document Number: 2019-06762
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
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: Data Collection for the HUD Secretary's Awards Including The Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships-Housing and Community Development in Action, The Secretary's Award for Healthy Homes, ACHP/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, American Planning Association-Opportunity and Empowerment, and American Institute of Architects-Housing and Community Design
Document Number: 2019-06761
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting 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.
Removal of Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2019-06757
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-05
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
As part of the Department's continuing effort to implement Executive Orders 13771, ``Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,'' and 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' this notice announces that the Department has completed a comprehensive review of all administrative guidance and that certain guidance documents deemed unnecessary and obsolete will be removed from HUD's program websites. The removal of this unnecessary and obsolete guidance material will reduce compliance burdens, promote regulatory analysis, fair notice and administrative due process. This is the first phase of document removal; HUD anticipates a second phase of removal of obsolete guidance. The removal of this material will make it easier for HUD constituents and members of the public seeking to determine the guidance that currently applies. In some cases, documents may continue to be accessible in an online archive, such as for historical or research purposes. The archived documents will be clearly marked to indicate that such documents are no longer applicable.
Section 3 Benchmarks for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses
Document Number: 2019-06564
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-04
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. Elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register, HUD published a proposed rule that would amend the Section 3 regulations to, among other things, increase the impact of the Section 3 requirements, and streamline and update HUD's reporting and tracking requirements. The proposed rule includes a requirement that HUD set Section 3 benchmarks by publishing a notification, subject to public comment, in the Federal Register. The proposed rule provides that HUD will set benchmarks based on the number of Section 3 workers and a subset of Section 3 workers, defined as Targeted Section 3 workers. If a recipient complies with the statutory priorities regarding effort and meets the outcome benchmarks, HUD would presume the recipient is following Section 3 requirements, absent evidence to the contrary. These proposed outcome benchmarks are being published concurrently with the proposed rule so the public can comment on the proposed benchmarks and methodology for setting the benchmarks prior to adoption of the final rule and benchmarks.
Enhancing and Streamlining the Implementation of “Section 3” Requirements for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses
Document Number: 2019-06495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-04-04
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 receive government assistance for housing. In accordance with statutory authority, HUD is charged with the responsibility to implement and enforce Section 3. HUD's regulations implementing the requirements of Section 3 have not been updated since 1994 and are not as effective as HUD believes they could be. This proposed rule would update HUD's Section 3 regulations to create more effective incentives for employers to retain and invest in their low- and very low-income workers, streamline reporting requirements by aligning them with typical business practices, provide for program-specific oversight, and clarify the obligations of entities that are covered by Section 3. The purpose of these changes is to increase the impact of the Section 3 requirements for low- and very low-income persons, increase compliance with Section 3 requirements, and reduce regulatory burden. HUD is also publishing elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register a proposed notification for comment that would set initial benchmarks for measuring Section 3 compliance with the final rule.