Department of Housing and Urban Development September 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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: 2020-19185
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
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 final rule updates 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. These changes will increase Section 3's impact for low- and very low- income persons, increase compliance with Section 3 requirements, and reduce regulatory burden.
Section 3 Benchmarks for Creating Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons and Eligible Businesses
Document Number: 2020-19183
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-29
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 final rule that would amend the Section 3 regulations to, among other things, increase Section 3's impact, and streamline and update HUD's reporting and tracking requirements. The final rule includes a requirement that HUD set Section 3 benchmarks by publishing a notification, subject to public comment, in the Federal Register. If a recipient complies with the statutory priorities regarding effort and meets the outcome benchmarks in this document, HUD will presume the recipient is following Section 3 requirements, absent evidence to the contrary.
Waivers and Alternative Requirements for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Grantees
Document Number: 2020-21359
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice governs Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery (CDBG-DR) funds awarded under several appropriations. Specifically, this notice provides waivers and establishes alternative requirements for certain grantees that have submitted waiver requests for grants provided pursuant to Public Laws. This notice also provides further clarification on the waiver and alternative requirement for use of a FEMA-approved alternative to the CDBG-DR elevation requirement for nonresidential structures. Additionally, this notice revises action plan substantial amendment requirements for CDBG-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grants.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Project Based Vouchers (PBV) Data Collection; OMB Control No.: 2577-NEW Collection
Document Number: 2020-21051
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
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.
Statutorily Mandated Designation of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for 2021
Document Number: 2020-21041
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This document designates ``Difficult Development Areas'' (DDAs) and ``Qualified Census Tracts'' (QCTs) for purposes of the Low- Income Housing Credit (LIHTC) under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 42. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) makes new DDA and QCT designations annually.
HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard
Document Number: 2020-19887
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-24
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD has long interpreted the Fair Housing Act (``the Act'') to create liability for practices with an unjustified discriminatory effect, even if those practices were not motivated by discriminatory intent. This rule amends HUD's 2013 disparate impact standard regulation to better reflect the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. and to provide clarification regarding the application of the standard to State laws governing the business of insurance. This rule revises the burden-shifting test for determining whether a given practice has an unjustified discriminatory effect and adds to illustrations of discriminatory housing practices found in HUD's Fair Housing Act regulations. This Final rule also establishes a uniform standard for determining when a housing policy or practice with a discriminatory effect violates the Fair Housing Act and provides greater clarity of the law for individuals, litigants, regulators, and industry professionals.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Grant Drawdown Payment Request/Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS)/eLOCCS; OMB Control No.: 2577-0166
Document Number: 2020-20999
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Emergency Waivers Reporting
Document Number: 2020-20998
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
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.
Streamlining and Implementation of Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act Changes to Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
Document Number: 2020-18896
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (``the Economic Growth Act'') was signed into law on May 24, 2018, amending HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Section 306 of the Act made multiple amendments to the FSS program, including changes to the size calculation for the FSS program, expanding the definition of eligible family to include tenants of certain privately owned multifamily projects subsidized with Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), updating the FSS Contract of Participation (CoP), reducing burdens on Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and multifamily assisted housing owners, clarifying escrow account requirements, and updating the program coordinator and action plan requirements. This proposed rule also includes additional changes to reduce burden and streamline the program for PHAs, owners, and eligible families.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Loan Sale Bidder Qualification Statement; OMB Control No. 2502-0576
Document Number: 2020-20498
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
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) Insurance Application for the Origination of Reverse Mortgages and Related Documents
Document Number: 2020-20490
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-17
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: Evaluation of Cohort 1 of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Expansion
Document Number: 2020-20062
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-11
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. 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: COVID19 HUD Contingency Plan for HUD Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents; OMB Control No.: 2502-0618
Document Number: 2020-19623
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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: Moving to Work Demonstration; OMB Control No.: 2577-0216
Document Number: 2020-19614
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification; OMB Control No.: 2577-0241
Document Number: 2020-19609
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-04
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: Compliance Inspection Report and Mortgagee's Assurance of Completion; OMB Control Number (2502-0189)
Document Number: 2020-19332
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
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: Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits; OMB Control Number (2502-0429)
Document Number: 2020-19331
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-02
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 Funding Awards
Document Number: 2020-19282
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
In accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department in competitions for funding under the Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) for the following program: Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program, FY2018 HUD Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Program, FY2018 Rural Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants, FY2019 Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4), FY2019 Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), FY2019 Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and Modification Pilot Program, and FY2018/2019 Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) ProgramCompetitive Grants.