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USDA/RHS RIN: 0575-AC86 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Implementation of the Multi-Family Housing U.S. Citizenship Requirements 

The Rural Housing Service published a proposed rule (68 FR 32872) on June 2, 2003, to streamline and consolidate 14 regulations into 7 CFR 3560, which sets forth requirements, policies, and procedures for originating, processing, and servicing Rural Development's Multi-Family Housing (MFH) direct loans and grants. The programs covered by this part are authorized by title V of the Housing Act of 1949. The Center for Immigration Studies and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated in 2009 that the illegal population was 10.96 percent of the total population. The economic impact of implementation of this rule is a possible reduction of over $118 million in RA. An interim rule was published on November 26, 2004 (69 FR 69032-69176); to implement those changes with an effective date of February 24, 2005. The Agency published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2005 (70 FR 8503), to indefinitely delay the effective date of specific words in quotes in the following specific sections: sections 3560.152(a)(1) "Be a United States citizen or qualified alien, and"; 3560.154(a)(7) ". . . and a certification that the applicant is a U.S. citizen or a qualified alien as defined in section 3560.11 . . ."; 3560.156(c)(12) ". . . their citizenship status, . . ."; and 3560.254(c)(3) "Whose head of the household is a U.S. citizen or a legal alien as defined in section 3560.11." The interim final rule contained requirements regarding citizenship eligibility about which the Agency received several comments. The comments suggested that Agency procedures unnecessarily imposed more requirements than those required under the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) procedures for similar programs. RHS plans to publish a proposed rule to implement the citizenship requirements and to harmonize RHS's requirements with those currently established by HUD.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Fully or Partially Exempt 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 3560-D    7 CFR 3560-F     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1436(a)    42 U.S.C. 1471    Pub. L. 108-447   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0575-AC13 
Agency Contact:
Joanna Rogers
Department of Agriculture
Rural Housing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-1609