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

30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Environmental Review Online System (HEROS); OMB Control No. 2506-0202
Document Number: 2020-27767
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-30
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.
Notice of a Federal Advisory Committee Meeting Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee
Document Number: 2020-28597
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a special meeting of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee, to be held via teleconference and webinar. 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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders; OMB Control No.: 2502-0600: Correction
Document Number: 2020-28197
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On December 17, 2020, HUD published a 30-day information collection notice for OMB Control No. 2502-0600. This notice is to correct the Average Hours per Response.
Section 542(c) Housing Finance Agency Risk Sharing Program
Document Number: 2020-27914
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-22
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
Through the Section 542(c) Housing Finance Agency (HFA) Risk Sharing program, HUD enters into risk-sharing agreements with qualified state and local HFAs so they can provide FHA (Federal Housing Administration) mortgage insurance and credit enhancement for new loans on multifamily affordable housing properties. This final rule amends the program's existing regulations, to better align with the policies of other HUD programs, reflect current industry and HUD practices, and conform to statutory amendments. Additionally, this rule provides HUD with greater flexibility to operate the Section 542(c) HFA Risk Sharing program more efficiently and provides HFAs which accept a greater share of the risk of loss on mortgages insured under the program with expanded program delegation. This rule also updates outdated references and terminology and clarifies other provisions.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Strategies for Removing the Regulatory Impediments to the Financing and Siting of Factory-Built Housing in American Communities OMB Control No. 2528-NEW
Document Number: 2020-27924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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: The Rent Reform Demonstration
Document Number: 2020-27891
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection:
Document Number: 2020-27884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-18
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: Quality Control Requirements for Direct Endorsement Lenders; OMB Control No.: 2502-0600
Document Number: 2020-27771
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Emergency Waivers Reporting; OMB Control No.: 2577-0292
Document Number: 2020-27770
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Registration; OMB Control No: 2506-0182
Document Number: 2020-27764
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Relocation & Real Property Acquisition Recordkeeping Requirements; OMB Control No.: 2506-0121
Document Number: 2020-27763
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: OMB Collection 2502-0574; Office of Housing Counseling-Agency Performance Review
Document Number: 2020-27744
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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: Mortgagee's Application for Partial Settlement (Multifamily Mortgage); OMB Control No.: 2502-0427
Document Number: 2020-27742
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
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.
Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments Program-Annual Adjustment Factors, Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2020-27708
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
The United States Housing Act of 1937 requires that certain 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 2021 AAFs for adjustment of contract rents on the anniversary of those assistance contracts. A separate Federal Register notice, to be published following the finalization of the FY 2021 Federal appropriations, will be used in the calculation of the calendar year (CY) 2021 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) renewal funding for public housing agencies (PHAs).
Equal Participation of Faith-Based Organizations in the Federal Agencies' Programs and Activities
Document Number: 2020-27084
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Agency for International Development, Agencies and Commissions, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This rule amends the regulations of the agencies listed above (``the Agencies'') to implement Executive Order 13831 of May 3, 2018 (Establishment of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative). This rule provides clarity about the rights and obligations of faith-based organizations participating in the Agencies' Federal financial assistance programs and activities. This rulemaking is intended to ensure that the Agencies' Federal financial assistance programs and activities are implemented in a manner consistent with the requirements of Federal law, including the First Amendment to the Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Enterprise Regulatory Capital Framework
Document Number: 2020-25814
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-17
Agency: Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA or the Agency) is adopting a final rule (final rule) that establishes risk-based and leverage capital requirements for the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and with Fannie Mae, each an Enterprise). The final rule also makes conforming amendments to definitions in FHFA's regulations governing assessments and minimum capital and removes the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's (OFHEO) regulation on capital for the Enterprises.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) Long-Term Follow-Up Survey; OMB Control No. 2528-NEW
Document Number: 2020-27432
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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: Evaluation of Cohort 1 of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Expansion; OMB Control No. 2528-New
Document Number: 2020-27429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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: 2021 American Housing Survey; OMB Control No. 2528-0017
Document Number: 2020-27427
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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: Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Homeless Assistance Grant Application OMB Control No: 2506-0112
Document Number: 2020-27410
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-14
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 Counseling Program: Revision of the Certification Timeline; Correction
Document Number: 2020-27145
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-14
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD published the Housing Counseling Program final rule on December 4, 2020, following a previous interim rule published on August 5, 2020. HUD publishes in the Federal Register a HUD docket number for each of its rules. This docket number does not get published in the Code of Federal Regulations, but is a number internal to HUD and provides a sequence number and a letter indicating whether the item is a proposed (P), interim final (I), or final (F) rule, notice (N) or correction (C). HUD is correcting two errors in the final rule published on December 4, 2020the docket number for the December 4, 2020 final rule and a date referenced in the section of the December 4, 2020 rule that discusses the public comment that HUD received on the interim rule. These corrections do not affect the substance of the rule.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEMs) OMB Control No.: 2502-0651
Document Number: 2020-27297
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 811 Project Rental Assistance for Persons With Disabilities; OMB Control No.: 2502-0608
Document Number: 2020-27286
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public Housing Agency (PHA) 5-Year and Annual Plan; OMB Control No.: 2577-0226
Document Number: 2020-27276
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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: State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program OMB Control No.: 2506-0085
Document Number: 2020-27273
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: COVID19 HUD Contingency Plan for HUD Multifamily Rental Project Closing Documents; OMB Control No.: 2502-0618
Document Number: 2020-27272
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-11
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.
Fair Housing Act Design and Construction Requirements; Adoption of Additional Safe Harbors
Document Number: 2020-26376
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This rule amends HUD's Fair Housing Act design and construction regulations by incorporating by reference the 2009 edition of the International Code Council (ICC) Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (ICC A117.1-2009) standard, as a safe harbor. The Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities standard is a technical standard for the design of facilities that are accessible to persons with disabilities. This rule also designates the 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 editions of the International Building Code (IBC) as safe harbors under the Fair Housing Act. The IBC is a model building code and not law, but it was adopted as law by various states and localities. The IBC provides minimum standards for public safety, health, and welfare as they are affected by building construction.
Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Re-Opening Public Comment Period on Subject of Over Income Families
Document Number: 2020-26197
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-12-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
On September 17, 2019, HUD published a proposed rule implementing sections 102, 103 and 104 of the Housing Opportunity through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016. The comment period for the proposed rule closed on November 18, 2019. Among other things, Sec. 960.507 of the rule proposed adding a section addressing the treatment of families in public housing whose family income exceeds the new limit in HOTMA. Before finalizing the rule, HUD seeks additional public comment on the implementation of the public housing income limit, specifically public housing agencies' (PHAs') discretion in addressing over-income families. This notice therefore re-opens the public comment period on the HOTMA proposed rule for an additional 30 days solely to seek comment on these specific issues. HUD is not soliciting comment on any other issues related to HUD's September 17, 2019, proposed rule.
Housing Counseling Program: Revision of the Certification Timeline
Document Number: 2020-26194
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-04
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development
This final rule follows HUD's interim final rule (the interim rule) published on August 5, 2020. The interim rule extended the deadline by which participating agencies and counselors must comply with certification requirements in HUD's Housing Counseling Program from August 1, 2020 to August 1, 2021. The reason for the extension is that due to the COVID-19 national emergency, a large number of housing counselors would have been unable to get certified by the end of the grace period, resulting in a loss of Federal funding for some HUD- approved housing counseling agencies and loss of the ability to provide counseling that is required or provided in numerous HUD programs. HUD considered public comment on the interim rule. This rule makes the interim rule a final rule, without change.