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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice of Fiscal Year 2017 Funding Awards.

SUMMARY:

The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) established the Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to be administered by HUD. Pursuant to the Federal Housing Enterprises Financial Security and Soundness Act of 1992 (the Act), as amended by HERA, Division A, eligible HTF grantees are the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. In accordance with Section 1338(c)(4)(A) of the Act, this notice announces the formula allocation amount for each eligible HTF grantee.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Virginia Sardone, Director, Office of Affordable Housing Programs, Room 7164, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone (202) 708-2684. (This is not a toll-free number.) A telecommunications device for hearing- and speech-impaired persons (TTY) is available at 800-877-8339 (Federal Relay Service).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 1131 of HERA Division A amended the Act to add a new section 1337 entitled “Affordable Housing Allocations” and a new section 1338 entitled “Housing Trust Fund.” HUD's implementing regulations are codified at 24 CFR part 93. Congress authorized the HTF with the stated purpose of: (1) Increasing and preserving the supply of rental housing for extremely low-income families with incomes between 0 and 30 percent of area median income and very low-income families with incomes between 30 and 50 percent of area median income, including homeless families, and (2) increasing homeownership for extremely low-income and very low-income families. Section 1337 of the Act provides for the HTF (and other programs) to be funded with an affordable housing set-aside by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The total set-aside amount is equal to 4.2 basis points (.042 percent) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's new mortgage purchases, a portion of which is for the HTF. Section 1338 of the Act directs HUD to establish, through regulation, the formula for distribution of amounts made available for the HTF. The statute specifies the factors to be used for the formula and priority for certain factors. The factors and methodology HUD uses to allocate HTF funds among eligible grantees are established in the HTF regulation. The funding announced for Fiscal Year 2017 through this notice is $219,168,373.94. This amount includes $12,702,747 of unobligated Fiscal Year 2016 HTF funds that will be reallocated by formula, which are comprised of $37,298 from American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, three Insular Areas that declined their Fiscal Year 2016 allocations and $12,665,449 of Sequestered Fiscal Year 2016 funds. HUD may add any amounts that may become available to these FY 2017 HTF allocation amounts. Appendix A to this notice provides the names of the grantees and the amounts of the awards.

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Dated: June 20, 2017.

Clifford Taffet,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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Appendix A:

FY 2017 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Amounts

GranteeFY 2017 Allocation
Alabama$3,000,000
Alaska3,000,000
Arizona3,317,255
Arkansas3,000,000
California23,228,114.94
Colorado3,154,331
Connecticut3,000,000
Delaware3,000,000
District of Columbia3,000,000
Florida7,658,948
Georgia4,427,950
Hawaii3,000,000
Idaho3,000,000
Illinois7,163,487
Indiana3,367,317
Iowa3,000,000
Kansas3,000,000
Kentucky3,000,000
Louisiana3,000,000
Maine3,000,000
Maryland3,071,109
Massachusetts4,604,660
Michigan4,851,072
Minnesota3,118,428
Mississippi3,000,000
Missouri3,357,775
Montana3,000,000
Nebraska3,000,000
Nevada3,000,000
New Hampshire3,000,000
New Jersey5,599,220
New Mexico3,000,000
New York14,790,240
North Carolina4,433,361
North Dakota3,000,000
Ohio5,511,230
Oklahoma3,000,000
Oregon3,143,231
Pennsylvania5,863,425
Rhode Island3,000,000
South Carolina3,000,000-
South Dakota3,000,000
Tennessee3,160,279
Texas8,858,738
Utah3,000,000
Vermont3,000,000
Virginia3,821,341
Washington4,129,304
West Virginia3,000,000
Wisconsin3,481,414
Wyoming3,000,000
American Samoa7,771
Guam62,855
N. Mariana Islands34,603
Puerto Rico883,160
Virgin Islands67,755
Total219,168,373.94
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[FR Doc. 2017-13180 Filed 6-22-17; 8:45 am]

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