HUD Issues Waiver Shortening the Public Comment Period for FY 2017 HTF Action Plans
On May 10, 2017, HUD issued a waiver shortening the public comment period for consolidated plans and annual action plans for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. This waiver was necessitated by the late enactment of HUD's FY 2017 appropriations. The waiver listed the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and Housing for Persons with AIDS programs as covered programs, but inadvertently omitted the Housing Trust Fund (HTF). Consequently, the revised procedures permitting an abbreviated comment period for all programs to provide relief from the 30-day minimum public comment standard in 24 CFR 91.115(b)(4) and 24 CFR 91.105(b)(4) was not made applicable to HTF allocations. This memorandum extends the May 10, 2017, waiver permitting a 14-calendar day comment period to HTF.