HOME Waiver Log: 1997

The following summaries provide information on the date that HOME waivers were granted and denied, the State or Local Field Office making the request, the situation which gave rise to the need for a program waiver, and the regulatory citation. To obtain a copy of a specific HOME waiver, contact HUD's Office of Affordable Housing Programs at (202) 708-2470. Hearing impaired users may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

1/27/97PRGranted City permission to use HOME funds as a match contribution in conjunction with other Federal resources provided through the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) to the state and local participating jurisdictions. The FEMA funds are being provided as part of the disaster relief and recovery effort in wake of a hurricane. (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico)92.214(a)(3) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.214.htm) NAHA, section 212(d)(3)
1/28/97WIDenied request to allow Waukesha County's income limits to be based on the County's median, rather than the PMSA median. (County of Waukesha)92.2 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.2.htm) definition of "area" Sec. 3 of the US Housing Act of 1937 & Sec. 567 of the Housing & Comm. Dev. Act of 1987
3/4/97WAGranted request to permit County to use HOME funds to reimburse the original funding sources for property originally acquired for road improvements, so that the property could be sold to non-profits for supportive housing. (Clark County)92.214(a)(8) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.214.htm)
3/4/97COGranted request to permit the State, when providing HOME TBRA for security deposits only, to conduct initial inspections only (annual inspections would not be required); also permits the State to enforce the applicable affordability period for its manufactured housing program through a lien secured against the manufactured home in cases where the HOME-assisted homebuyer is renting the lot. (State of North Dakota)92.209(j) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.209.htm)
92.205(a)(4) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.205.htm)
3/11/97ORDenies the waiver request to reimburse owners for work on flood damaged homes due to lack of specific information, and denies request to consider life estate interests as a form of homeownership due to lack of need. Assistance can be granted to property as rental property. (State of Idaho)92.206 (b) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.206.htm)
92.2 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.2.htm)
3/26/97CTDenied States request to use HOME funds for a demonstration to field test protocols for lead hazard reduction in housing, and to waive HOME Program requirements including: procurement procedures, rent limitations, income targeting, property standards and historic preservation standards. (State of Connecticut)92.206 (a)(2)(ii) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.206.htm)
92.355 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.355.htm)
3/26/97CAGranted request to waive certain program regulations in order to more specifically address damage in a Presidentially declared disaster area. These include written tenant selection procedures, tenant participation for CHDO projects, and maximum per unit subsidy limits. (State of California)92.253(d) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.253.htm)
92.303 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.303.htm)
92.251 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm)
92.250 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.250.htm)
5/28/97MNGranted states request to waive HOME Program and Consolidated Plan requirements to facilitate flood-related disaster relief. (State of Minnesota)Section 290, 212(a)(3), 225(d) and 234(a) of NAHA Sections 92.209 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.209.htm), 92.253 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.253.htm), and 92.303 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.303.htm)
6/9/97ILGranted request to permit the City to provide additional assistance to a HOME-assisted property during the period of affordability but after one year. The waiver allowed the City to use HOME program funds to reimburse the Lakefront SRO Development Corporation for funds expended for the installation of fire safety enhancements in Carlton Apartments due to changing city fire codes. (City of Chicago)92.214 (a)(7) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.214.htm)
6/19/97FLGranted City permission to retain a portion of its HOME Disaster grant, waiving section 218(g) of NAHA which would require HOME Funds to be committed by legally binding written agreements to affordable housing projects within 24 months of obligation by HUD. Extends commitment deadline by 90 days for specific projects. (City of Homestead)NAHA 218(g)
6/30/97NYGranted Consortium additional time to bring the CDBG operating years of each of its members into alignment. (Dutchess County and City of Poughkeepsie)91.402 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr91.402.htm)
7/7/97INGranted waiver that permits a rehabilitation project to be discontinued without completing all of the required rehabilitation work, and after funds had been dispersed, because of the unusual circumstances which forced the project to be cancelled (the owner was abducted and murdered). (Lake County)92.251 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm)
9/30/97ILGranted a waiver to Aurora to separate its program year from the DuPage County Consortium in order to align Aurora�s program year with other major funding bodies and support consolidated and coordinated planning. (Aurora, IL)91.402 (a) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr91.402.htm)
11/5/97MNGranted request to permit a county Consortium to structure its Consortium Agreement for a four-year term rather than a three-year term as specified in the regulations. This would allow it to expire concurrently with the CDBG urban county agreement. It also provides an extension for the deadline to obtain the needed signatures on the consortium agreement. (St. Louis County)92.101 (c) and (e) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.101.htm)
12/2/97ALGranted waiver to permit the use of HOME funds on three previously assisted properties to correct damage caused by floods, and to prevent future damage. (City of Mobile)92.214 (a)(7) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.214.htm) and 92.502(d)(2) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.502.htm)
12/15/97IADenied request to permit the PJ to avoid repayment of HOME funds loaned for a project where the Borrower filed for bankruptcy. Any HOME funds invested in a project that is terminated before completion, either voluntarily or otherwise, must be repaid by the participating jurisdiction. (Iowa State)92.503 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.503.htm)
12/16/97OHGranted waiver to allow the lease-purchase period to be extended to 60 months to permit Historic Tax Credits to be used; purchaser income must be verified at the time the property is transferred if more than six months have passed since last verification. (City of Cincinnati)92.254 (a) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.254.htm)
12/16/97OHDenied waiver request to permit emergency repairs to housing which will not meet local codes and rehabilitation standards upon completion. (City of Youngstown)92.251 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm)
12/16/97WAGranted request, to permit the Consortium to use HOME funds to pay for pre-awarded costs which were incurred for the development of its Consolidated Plan. (Longview/Kelso Consortium)92.212(b) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.212.htm)

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