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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Exigent Health and Safety Deficiency Correction Certification; OMB Control No.: 2577-0241
Document Number: 2020-26243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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: HUD-Owned Good Neighbor Next Door Program; OMB Control No.: (2502-0570)
Document Number: 2020-26234
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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.
Notice of Certain Operating Cost Adjustment Factors for 2021
Document Number: 2020-26192
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice establishes operating cost adjustment factors (OCAFs) for project-based assistance contracts issued under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and renewed under the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (MAHRA) for eligible multifamily housing projects having an anniversary date on or after February 11, 2021. OCAFs are annual factors used to adjust Section 8 rents renewed under section 515 or section 524 of MAHRA.
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers: Implementation of the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration, Extension of Application Due Date
Document Number: 2020-26092
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On July 15, 2020, HUD published a notice (``Notice'') implementing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) mobility demonstration (``demonstration'') authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019. Through this Notice, HUD is making available up to $50,000,000 to participating Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) throughout the country to implement housing mobility programs by offering mobility-related services to increase the number of voucher families with children living in opportunity areas. The Notice established October 13, 2020, as the deadline date for submission of PHA applications and a second Federal Register notice extended the submission deadline to December 14, 2020. Today's Federal Register publication further extends the deadline date for the submission of applications to February 1, 2021.
Notice of FY2020 Allocations, Waivers, and Alternative Requirements for the Pilot Recovery Housing Program
Document Number: 2020-26017
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice describes the program rules, waivers, and alternative requirements that apply to $25,000,000 for activities authorized under the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, entitled Pilot Program to Help Individuals in Recovery From a Substance Use Disorder Become Stably Housed, herein referred to as the Recovery Housing Program, or RHP. This pilot program authorizes assistance to grantees (states and the District of Columbia) to provide stable, temporary housing to individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. The assistance is limited, per individual, to a period of not more than 2 years or until the individual secures permanent housing, whichever is earlier. The funds for fiscal year 2020 allocations described in this notice were made available by the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, which was signed by President Trump on December 20, 2019. The SUPPORT Act requires funds appropriated or made available for the RHP be treated as community development block grant (CDBG) funds under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (HCD Act), unless otherwise provided or modified by waivers and alternative requirements. The SUPPORT Act also authorizes the Secretary to waive or specify alternative requirements to any provision of the HCD Act, except for requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, the environment, and requirements that activities benefit persons of low- and moderate-income. This notice describes applicable waivers and alternative requirements to the CDBG program requirements which have been found to be necessary to expedite or facilitate the use of RHP funds.
Acceptance of Private Flood Insurance for FHA-Insured Mortgages
Document Number: 2020-25105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This proposed rule would amend Federal Housing Administration (FHA) regulations to allow mortgagors the option to purchase private flood insurance on FHA-insured mortgages for properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs), in satisfaction of the mandatory purchase requirement of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (the FDPA). The FDPA, as amended, requires the owner of a property mapped in a SFHA, and located in a community participating in the National Flood Insurance Program, to purchase flood insurance as a condition of receiving a mortgage backed by the GSEs, VA, USDA, or FHA.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Counseling Program-Application for Approval as a Housing Counseling Agency OMB Control No.: 2502-0573
Document Number: 2020-25686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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: Reporting for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements
Document Number: 2020-25594
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
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.
Notice of Regulatory Waiver Requests Granted for the Second Quarter of Calendar Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-25476
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
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 the HUD Reform Act. This notice contains a list of regulatory waivers granted by HUD during the period beginning on April 1, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2020.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Implementation Evaluation of EnVision Centers
Document Number: 2020-25323
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-17
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: FHA-Insured Mortgage Loan Servicing of Delinquent, Default, and Foreclosure With Service Members Act
Document Number: 2020-25047
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-13
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.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016-Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-25119
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On October 8, 2020, HUD published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking entitled ``Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act of 2016: Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes'', proposing comprehensive amendments to the regulations governing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs, largely in response to the enactment of the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act (HOTMA). The proposed rule provided for a 60-day comment period, which would have ended December 7, 2020. HUD has determined that a 30-day extension of the comment period, until January 6, 2021, is appropriate. This additional time will allow interested persons additional time to analyze the proposal and prepare their comments.
Relief From HUD Public Housing and Section 8 Requirements Available During CY 2020 and CY 2021 to Public Housing Agencies To Assist With Recovery and Relief Efforts on Behalf of Families Affected by Presidentially Declared Major Disasters
Document Number: 2020-24955
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notification advises the public that HUD, in order to more effectively and expeditiously respond to Presidentially declared Major Disaster Declarations (MDDs), is establishing for calendar year (CY) 2020 and CY 2021 an expedited process for the review of requests for relief from HUD regulatory and/or administrative requirements (``HUD requirements'') for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) located in counties that are included in MDDs. PHAs located in areas covered by MDDs issued for which a related disaster occurs during CY 2020 and CY 2021 may request waivers of certain HUD Public Housing and Section 8 requirements and receive expedited review of such requests utilizing the flexibilities and expedited waiver process set out by this notification.
Manufactured Housing Program: Minimum Payments to the States; Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Public Comment
Document Number: 2020-24382
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) informs of and seeks public comment on changes that HUD is considering for the minimum payments that HUD distributes to states that participate in the Manufactured Housing Program as State Administrative Agencies (SAAs). HUD is considering two changes intended to achieve more equitable payments that more appropriately reflect state responsibilities and to incentivize continued and new state partnerships: First, HUD is considering payment to each SAA for its participation as partners in each of the various program elements, including SAA roles, participation in joint monitoring, and for administering installation and dispute resolution programs. Second, HUD is considering a change in annual funding from minimum end of Fiscal Year lump sum payments to payments for each operational element at the end of each Fiscal Year, and a sunset provision for states to strategize and plan for this change. HUD is seeking public comment on questions related to these changes and will consider the comments in developing a proposed rule to further streamline and enhance the minimum payment formula. This ANPR will also be shared with the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) and the relevant MHCC subcommittee and all state partners for feedback and comments prior to moving forward in the rulemaking process. A Proposed Rule developed in consideration of this ANPR will also be shared with the MHCC prior to moving forward in the rulemaking process in accordance with statutory requirements.
Manufactured Housing Program: Minimum Payments to the States
Document Number: 2020-24380
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule revises the minimum payments that HUD distributes to states that participate in the Manufactured Housing Program as State Administrative Agencies (SAAs) in order to provide for a more equitable guarantee of minimum funding and to reduce administrative burden. This rule changes the minimum payments to SAAs so that payments are based on SAAs' participation in the production or siting of new manufactured homes, regardless of whether the state was fully or conditionally approved to participate in the program as of December 27, 2000. This rule also changes the formula for minimum payments to SAAs by increasing the amount paid to SAAs for each transportable section of new manufactured housing that is produced in that state, and by ensuring that each state participating in the program will receive an annual payment no less than the amount of cumulative payments resulting from production and shipments due to that State for the Fiscal Year 2014 period.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2020-24940
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for the Technical System Subcommittee teleconference meeting of the MHCC. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda for the meeting provides an opportunity for citizens to comment on the business before the MHCC Subcommittee.
Implementing Executive Order 13891; Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-23982
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-10
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This interim rule implements Executive Order (E.O.) 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.'' This E.O. requires Federal agencies to publish regulations that establish processes and procedures for issuing guidance documents. The interim rule would create a new part 11 in title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that outlines HUD policy on guidance documents and how HUD designates guidance documents. The interim rule would also establish a procedure by which the public may petition HUD for the withdrawal or modification of guidance documents, and the process for the public to make comments on certain significant guidance documents.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program; OMB Control No.: 2577-0178
Document Number: 2020-24640
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
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: Public Housing Agency (PHA) Lease and Grievance Requirements; OMB Control Number (2577-0006)
Document Number: 2020-24257
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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: HUD Conditional Commitment/Direct Endorsement Statement of Appraised Value; OMB Control Number: 2502-0494
Document Number: 2020-24253
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
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.
Removal and Archiving of Additional Obsolete and Superseded Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-23986
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-03
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice announces that the Department has completed a second review of administrative guidance and identified guidance documents that should no longer be in effect or are deemed unnecessary and obsolete as part of the Department's implementation of Executive Order 13891, ``Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents.'' HUD is removing and archiving these documents on HUD's program websites to reduce compliance burdens, promote regulatory analysis, provide fair notice, and reduce administrative due process. The removal and archiving of these materials will make it easier for HUD constituents and members of the public to determine HUD guidance that currently applies. In some cases, documents may continue to be accessible in an online archive, such as for historical or research purposes. Guidance documents posted in an online archive shall no longer have effect and shall not be cited except to establish historical fact.