HOME Waiver Log: 2001

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.

3/26/01 WI Waiver request granted permitting the City of Milwaukee to forego repayment of HOME funds invested in a project that was terminated prior to completion92.205 (e) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.205.htm)
4/4/01 AL Waiver request granted permitting the Alabama Housing Finance Agency to count as match: sweat equity contributions; the value of donated property; and the yield foregone below market interest rate loans purchased from Habitat for Humanity. All match contributions were made to Habitat units that were not assisted with HOME. As a condition of approval the State was required to establish documented methods of applying the HOME requirements to units not assisted with HOME that it wishes to count as match.92.219 (b)(2)(ii) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.219.htm), 92.254 (a)(5) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.254.htm)
6/15/01 TX Request granted to waive the use of eligible pre-award costs for administrative and planning expenses prior to the beginning of the participating jurisdiction�s consolidated plan year. The new PJ, Wharton County, Texas, Consortium, did not have access to funds to cover the administrative costs of preparing its first Consolidated Plan.92.212 (b) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.212.htm)
6/26/01 AL Waiver request denied to the Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) to count as match the contribution of mortgage revenue bond proceeds to multifamily projects that are not assisted with HOME funds. The multifamily housing which AHFA funded with bond proceeds does not meet the statutory affordability requirements applicable to match.92.219 (b)(2)(ii) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.219.htm)
7/13/01CO Waiver approved permitting the state of North Dakota to suspend the HOME property standard requirements for housing assisted within a Presidential Disaster Area.92.251 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm)
7/26/01 OH Waiver approved permitting the city of Warren, OH to expend additional HOME funds to address lingering lead-based paint issues in a unit previously assisted with HOME.92.214 (a)(7) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.214.htm)
8/13/01TXWaiver approved permitting Harris County, TX to suspend a number of HOME regulatory requirements in the provision of housing assistance to residents within a Presidential Disaster Area caused by Tropical Storm Allison.92.218 (a) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.218.htm),
92.219 (a) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.219.htm),
92.220 (a) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.220.htm),
92.221 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.221.htm),
92.222 (b) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.222.htm),
92.250 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.250.htm),
92.254 (a)(iii) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.254.htm),
92.300 (a)(1) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.300.htm),
92.353 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.353.htm)
9/07/01 NC Waiver request denied. The city of Greensboro, NC requested a waiver permitting it to expend additional HOME funds to help assist the city in salvaging an affordable housing project that has been besieged with problems associated with neighborhood crime and vagrancy, as well as poor management.92.214 (a)(7) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.214.htm)
10/01/01 NM Waiver approved permitting the State to substitute a 50-year lease term when assisting homeownership on tribal lands. The HOME definition of homeownership otherwise requires a fee simple title or a 99-year leasehold interest in a one to four unit dwelling or condominium unit.92.2 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.2.htm)
10/05/01 AL Waiver request neither granted nor denied. The State had requested a waiver of the written rehabilitation requirements for units assisted through the State�s Rehab Assistance Program. These units were not assisted with HOME funds, although the State proposed to use contributions to such units as match for its HOME program. The State had not imposed written rehabilitation standards on the units in question. However, HUD is willing to examine the written quality standards of the Home Builders Association of Alabama to see if these might meet the requirements of the HOME program. HUD requested that the State provide copies of these standards for the Department to review. (7/10/02 Removed from web waiver log listing until resolved.)92.251 (a)(1) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm)
11/06/01 PA Waiver approved, although it limits the scope of what was originally requested by Delaware Co., PA. The original request was for HUD to waive the 36-month deadline requirement for the transformation of lease-purchase properties to homeownership units on ten lease-purchase properties. HUD waived the requirement for five of the units whose occupants stand the greatest chance of transitioning to homeowners, giving them twelve additional months to meet the requirement.92.254 (a)(5)(ii)(A)(7) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.254.htm)
11/06/01 WV Waiver approved permitting the State to increase the per-unit subsidy limit for the construction of replacement housing within a Presidentially-Declared Disaster Area. 92.250 (a) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.250.htm)
11/20/01 PR Waiver approved extending the expenditure deadline for the Municipality of Carolina�s 1995 HOME allocation. The lack of a functioning CHDO and project delays caused by unanticipated circumstances affected the PJ�s ability to spend its HOME allocation in a timely manner. Furthermore, the Field Office had worked with the PJ to bring its program accounting records and reconcile these with IDIS. 92.500 (d)(1)(C) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.500.htm)
11/20/01 WI Waiver of property standard and project completion requirements approved. State had invested HOME funds into the rehabilitation of a privately-owned residence, the owner of which would not allow the contractor to access to his property to complete the rehabilitation of his home. 92.251 (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.251.htm), 92.502 (d) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.502.htm)
12/20/01 NJ Waiver of repayment requirement approved. Burlington Co. had invested HOME funds into a CHDO-sponsored acquisition-rehabilitation project that was subsequently terminated before completion. The County�s due diligence in recovering as much of the original HOME investment as possible constitutes the good cause for approval of waiving the repayment requirement for the outstanding balance. 92.503 (b)(2) (http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2004/aprqtr/24cfr92.503.htm)

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