The headquarters organization of the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Multifamily Housing Programs includes the immediate Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary, an Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, an Office of Housing Assistance Contract Administration Oversight, an Office of Multifamily Development, an Office of Asset Management and an Office of Program System Management. The field organization of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing Programs includes: 1) 17 jurisdictional HUBs that function in a coordinated interdisciplinary team approach with outstationed staff in 34 Program Centers; and 2) 2 Property Disposition Centers. The Deputy Assistant Secretary is assisted by two Associate Deputy Assistant Secretaries.
The Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary is responsible for the overall management, development, direction and administration of the Multifamily Housing Programs including:
- The FHA Multifamily Mortgage Insurance programs including the developing and implementing of policies, procedures and guidelines covering preapplication through final endorsement for the Field staff and industry;
- Quality assurance for the underwriting of FHA Insured Mortgages; approves lenders authority to process loans under Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) and Risk Sharing, monitors the lenders' performance, and withdraws approval authority as deemed necessary; refers lenders as appropriate to the Mortgage Review Board for sanctions and the Office of Inspector General for investigations.
- The asset management and disposition of multifamily housing projects and mortgages developed under the Department's Multifamily Mortgage Insurance, Risk Sharing, Direct Loan and Capital Grant programs; assessing portfolio and program performance and coordination with the Assessment Center, Enforcement Center, and Section 8 Financial Processing Center.
- Project-based rental subsidy programs operated in multifamily housing projects that are either insured, noninsured, Direct Loans, or financed with HUD Capital Grants.
- The Risk Sharing Programs for FHA-Insured Multifamily Loans including program compliance of the Housing Finance Agencies and Government Sponsored Enterprises.
- Community based initiatives such as Neighborhood Networks and placed-based neighborhood assistance.
- Preserving properties and affordability by restructuring rents and mortgages under the Mark to Market program; retrofit of multifamily properties with greater energy efficiency and green building measures.
Responsible for strategic planning, new product development, marketing, and industry relations. Recommends legislative proposals for inclusion in the Housing legislative package. Develops policies and program processing instructions. Responsible for implementing Multifamily Housing Programs authorized by the National Housing Act as amended by Congress, subsequent legislation enacted into law, and annual Appropriation Acts. Represents the Assistant Secretary before Congress, OMB, and other Federal agencies, other HUD program areas, state and local governments, the industry, private sector companies, colleges and universities, nonprofit organizations including advocacy groups, and the public in matters dealing with policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Responsible for operational oversight of Multifamily Housing in Headquarters and the Field including administration, budgets, staff and support resources, training, data systems, program performance under the Management Plan and other performance measures under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), procurement, funding control, and audits. Responds to audits, studies and reports by the Inspector General, General-Accounting Office and others. Serves on the Previous Participation Committee (2530) which assesses clients' performance and approves or denies their program participation.
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