Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Housing Choice Voucher Program (Voucher Management System Enhancements and Reporting Requirements), 14610-14612 [2010-6737]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 14610 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 58 / Friday, March 26, 2010 / Notices collection of information; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In addition, section 1512 of the Recovery Act requires that not later than 10 days after the end of each calendar quarter, each recipient that received recovery funds from a federal agency shall submit a report to that agency that contains: (1) The total amount of recovery funds received from the agency; (2) the amount of recovery funds received that were expended or obligated, to projects or activities; and (3) a detailed list of all projects or activities for which recovery funds were expended or obligated, including the name of the project or activity; a description of the project or activity, an evaluation of the completion status of the project or activity; an estimate of the number of jobs created and the number of jobs retained by the project or activity; and for infrastructure investments made by State and local governments, the purpose, total cost, and rationale of the agency for funding the infrastructure investment with funds made available under the Recovery Act and name of the person to contact at the agency if there are concerns with the infrastructure investment. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: HUD Core Activities related to the Recovery Act. Description of Information Collection: Public Housing Capital Fund, Assisted Housing Stability and Energy and Green Retrofit Investments Program, Community Development Block Grants, Indian Community Development Block Grant Program, Native American Housing Block Grants, Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grants, Tax Credit Assistance Program, Lead Hazard Control Grant Program; must provide information to HUD for the reporting requirements of HUD ARRA Section 1512. (‘‘Recovery Act’’) grants. Section 1512 of the Recovery Act details the reporting requirements for the recipients of recovery Act funding. Recipients are to report on the obligation and expenditure of Recovery Act funds, the projects on which those funds have been obligated and expended, an evaluation of the completion status of projects and the number of jobs created and jobs retained by the project. OMB Control Number: 2577–0264. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Mar 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 Agency Form Numbers: N/A, the data will be collected utilizing a web-based application. Members of Affected Public: State, Local Government and Non-profit organization. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of responses: The estimated number of respondents is 5,500 and the number of responses is 4. There will be in total, approximately 22,000 total responses. The total reporting burden is 90,200 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: Revision of previously approved collection on Recovery Act projects. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 22, 2010. Leroy McKinney Jr., Departmental PRA Compliance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–6736 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5376–N–20] Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Emergency Comment Request; Housing Choice Voucher Program (Voucher Management System Enhancements and Reporting Requirements) AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal, to assure better understanding of the reporting requirements and consistency in the submission of data. DATES: April 2, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments must be received within seven (7) days from the date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB approval number and should be sent to: Mr. Ross A. Rutledge, HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: RossA.Rutledge@omb.eop.gov; fax: (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410– 5000; telephone 202–402–8048, (this is not a toll-free number) or email Mr. McKinney at Leroy.McKinneyJr@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms, or other available information. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. McKinney. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice informs the public that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, for emergency processing, a proposed information collection that requires the addition of four new input fields within the Voucher Management System (VMS). The VMS is currently used by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to report their monthly leasing and expense information in connection with the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The VMS collects data on monthly leasing activities and costs for the HCV program via mandatory PHA reporting. It is a critical data system that is used for a variety of major functions, including budget formulation, utilization analysis, and funding allocations. As such, accuracy of the data is extremely important. The system is periodically enhanced to provide new flexibilities or features for improved ease and accuracy of reporting and use of the data. Accordingly, the new VMS reporting fields are designed to provide greater effectiveness in monitoring the PHAs’ financial data and to provide a more complete picture of the PHAs’ funding and resources. The reporting enhancements are expected to assist HUD’s goal of achieving improved financial accountability by the PHAs and greater recognition of potential shortfalls that may impede the PHAs’ ability to assist as many families and individuals as possible while staying within their budget. Title of Proposed Notice: Housing Choice Voucher Program (Voucher Management System Enhancements and Reporting Requirements.) Description of Information Collection: This is a revision of a previously approved information collection. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking emergency review of the Paperwork Reduction Act E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 58 / Friday, March 26, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES requirements associated with the Office of Public Housing and Voucher Program’s Voucher Management System. The four additional reporting fields will be crucial to the identification of actual or incipient financial problems that will ultimately affect funding for program participants. Through submission of these monthly reports, HUD is able to ensure that PHAs do not over or under utilize their baseline unit months or annual budget authority, thereby maximizing the number of qualified families that can participate in the Housing Choice Voucher programs. The reporting fields and their definitions are described as follows: (1) Net Restricted Assets (NRA) as of the Last Day of the Month For Reference: NRA is the amount reported on the income statement at line 1118—Restricted Net Assets. The NRA reported in VMS must be updated through the end of the reporting month. Definition: NRA is the amount of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Equity for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. It is equal to total HAP revenue minus total HAP expense for eligible unit months leased on a calendar year basis. Total HAP expense should include expenses for regular vouchers as well as expenses for certain HCV special purpose vouchers including Non-Elderly Disabled (NED), Family Unification Program (FUP), HOPE VI, One Year Mainstream (MS1), Litigation, Tenant Protection (TP), and Homeownership. Total HAP revenue is defined as total funding eligibility for calendar years 2005 and later (including pro-rated renewal eligibility plus funding for incremental vouchers) minus any offsets for 2008 and 2009, and should equal the amount actually disbursed to the PHA. The amount reported must include all interest earned, fraud recovery, and Family SelfSufficiency (FSS) forfeitures. Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) NRA is not reported in this field. Those funds are tracked separately and the balance is reported in Line 1118— Restricted Net Assets. The balance of this account will be carried forward on a monthly basis beginning January 1, 2005, through the end of the current month. Note: Negative amounts must be reported; however, if the PHA has a negative balance at the end of the calendar year the negative amount must not be carried forward to January of the following year. The PHA must start with a zero balance at the beginning of January for purposes of reporting in this field. PHAs are advised that although the negative VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Mar 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 amount is not carried forward to the following year the deficit incurred by the PHA is not forgiven nor will additional funds be provided to cover the shortage. The PHA is responsible for operating their program within the amount of funding provided. Negative amounts reported may result in a HUD review and corrective action may be warranted if it is determined the PHA expended any portion of their HAP funding on non-HAP eligible expenses. Moving to Work (MTW) PHAs should report their financial information as required in their MTW Agreement. (2) Unrestricted Net Assets (UNA) as of the Last Day of the Month For reference: UNA is the amount reported on the income statement at line 1117—Administrative Fee Equity. The UNA reported in VMS must be updated through the end of the reporting month. Definition: UNA is equal to total Administrative Fee (AF) revenue minus total HCV administrative expenses and any AF used for housing assistance payments (HAP) or other activities for Section 8 Tenant Based related purposes. UNA (referred to Administrative Fee Reserve in the HCV voucher program regulations) is the amount by which program administrative fees paid by HUD for a PHA fiscal year exceeded the PHA program administrative expenses for the fiscal year plus any interest earned on the administrative fee reserve (see 24 CFR 982.155(a)). This means that the total administrative fee revenue used to calculate the UNA reported in this Field does not include administrative fees received during the current PHA fiscal year, because excess AF received does not accumulate to the UNA until the end of the PHA’s fiscal year. The excess fees received during the PHA’s current fiscal year will not be reported in the UNA field until after PHA’s fiscal year in which they were received has ended. The monthly amount reported is the current UNA balance (including any interest earned and fraud recovery allocated to the UNA account for the month being reported). PHAs must also include in this field their pre-2005 AF balance, formerly referred to as their operating reserve (also known as their administrative fee reserve). MTW PHAs should report their financial information as required in their MTW Agreement. (3) Cash/Investments as of the Last Day of the Month For Reference: These are the amounts reported on the balance sheet at lines 111—Cash—Unrestricted; 113—Cash— other restricted; 131—Investments— PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14611 Unrestricted; and 132—Investments— restricted. The Cash/Investments reported in VMS must be updated through the end of the reporting month. Definition: Cash/Investments as of the last day of the month is the total amount of housing assistance payments (HAP) and administrative fee (AF) cash and investments for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. This amount must include only those HAP and AF funds (including any interest or revenue derived) received for the HCV program, including interest earned, fraud recovery and Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) forfeitures. Funds received for FSS Coordinator and not expensed must not be included. Cash and investments for FSS escrows must not be included. MTW PHAs should report their financial information as required in their MTW Agreement. (4) Number of Vouchers Issued But Not Under Active Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Contract as of the Last Day of the Month Definition: This figure represents the total number of new vouchers issued and not yet under a HAP contract as of the last day of the reporting period. This figure excludes vouchers issued to participants who are currently under HAP contract in one unit but have been issued a voucher to search for another unit to which they intend to move with continued voucher assistance. Example: A PHA has 125 vouchers issued and ‘‘on the street,’’ as follows: (a) 105 families are applicants from the PHA’s waiting list that were selected and issued vouchers; (b) 10 families are participants whose HQS inspection resulted in abatement, and their contracts were terminated; (c) 5 families are Port-ins that the PHA is absorbing; and (d) 5 families are transferring from other units for which they are currently being assisted. In this example, the first 120 families from categories a, b and c will be reported in the VMS field described in (4), above. The remaining 5 families in (d) would not be reported in this field. Public comment is invited from interested parties specifically with regard to whether clarification is needed to better understand the definitions provided herein for the four new VMS reporting fields. Commenters are requested to explain in detail the basis for all comments submitted. OMB Control Number: 2577–0169. Agency Form Numbers: Automated form HUD 52681–B (VMS) will be used to collect data. Members Of Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, State, Local Government. Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 14612 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 58 / Friday, March 26, 2010 / Notices collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and hours of responses: The estimated number of respondents is 2,450; the frequency of response is once per month; and the total reporting burden will change from the current total reporting time of 44,100 hours to 58,800 hours. The requested information is currently maintained by the PHAs as part of their monthly balance sheets, income statements, and on-site voucher tracking for purposes of annual reporting; however the four new fields will require the PHAs to report the information monthly. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: March 22, 2010. Leroy McKinney, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–6737 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5374–N–09] Buy American Exceptions Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–05, approved February 17, 2009) (Recovery Act), and implementing guidance of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this notice advises that certain exceptions to the Buy American requirement of the Recovery Act have been determined applicable for work using Capital Fund Recovery Formula and Competition (CFRFC) grant funds. Specifically, an exception was granted to the Oshkosh Housing Authority, in Oshkosh, WI, for the purchase and installation of a City Multi R2 ductless, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) split system for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) renovations at the Mainview Apartments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dominique G. Blom, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Housing Investments, Office of Public Housing Investments, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4210, Washington, DC 20410–4000, telephone number 202– VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:23 Mar 25, 2010 Jkt 220001 402–8500 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing- or speech-impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Section 1605(a) of the Recovery Act provides that none of the funds appropriated or made available by the Recovery Act may be used for a project for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. Section 1605(b) provides that the Buy American requirement shall not apply in any case or category in which the head of a Federal department or agency finds that: (1) Applying the Buy American requirement would be inconsistent with the public interest; (2) iron, steel, and the relevant manufactured goods are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality, or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. Section 1605(c) provides that if the head of a Federal department or agency makes a determination pursuant to section 1605(b), the head of the department or agency shall publish a detailed written justification in the Federal Register. In accordance with section 1605(c) of the Recovery Act and OMB’s implementing guidance published on April 23, 2009 (74 FR 18449), this notice advises the public that, on, March 10, 2010, upon request of the Oshkosh Housing Authority, HUD granted an exception to the applicability of the Buy American requirements with respect to work, using CFRFC grant funds, based on the fact that the relevant manufactured goods (ductless VRF split system) are not produced in the U.S. in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or of satisfactory quality. AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: March 19, 2010. Sandra B. Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2010–6729 Filed 3–25–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FR–5375–N–11] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 7266, Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speechimpaired (202) 708–2565 (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 800–927–7588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 24 CFR part 581 and section 501 of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11411), as amended, HUD is publishing this Notice to identify Federal buildings and other real property that HUD has reviewed for suitability for use to assist the homeless. The properties were reviewed using information provided to HUD by Federal landholding agencies regarding unutilized and underutilized buildings and real property controlled by such agencies or by GSA regarding its inventory of excess or surplus Federal property. This Notice is also published in order to comply with the December 12, 1988 Court Order in National Coalition for the Homeless v. Veterans Administration, No. 88–2503– OG (D.D.C.). Properties reviewed are listed in this Notice according to the following categories: Suitable/available, suitable/ unavailable, suitable/to be excess, and unsuitable. The properties listed in the three suitable categories have been reviewed by the landholding agencies, and each agency has transmitted to HUD: (1) Its intention to make the property available for use to assist the homeless, (2) its intention to declare the property excess to the agency’s needs, or (3) a statement of the reasons that the property cannot be declared excess or made available for use as facilities to assist the homeless. Properties listed as suitable/available will be available exclusively for homeless use for a period of 60 days from the date of this Notice. Where E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5376-N-20]


Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; 
Emergency Comment Request; Housing Choice Voucher Program (Voucher 
Management System Enhancements and Reporting Requirements)

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for emergency review and approval, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the 
subject proposal, to assure better understanding of the reporting 
requirements and consistency in the submission of data.

DATES: April 2, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments must be received within seven (7) days from the 
date of this Notice. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or 
OMB approval number and should be sent to: Mr. Ross A. Rutledge, HUD 
Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office 
Building, Washington, DC 20503; e-mail: RossA.Rutledge@omb.eop.gov; 
fax: (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental 
Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410-5000; 
telephone 202-402-8048, (this is not a toll-free number) or email Mr. 
McKinney at Leroy.McKinneyJr@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms, 
or other available information. Copies of available documents submitted 
to OMB may be obtained from Mr. McKinney.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Notice informs the public that the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has submitted to OMB, 
for emergency processing, a proposed information collection that 
requires the addition of four new input fields within the Voucher 
Management System (VMS).
    The VMS is currently used by Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to 
report their monthly leasing and expense information in connection with 
the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The VMS collects data on 
monthly leasing activities and costs for the HCV program via mandatory 
PHA reporting. It is a critical data system that is used for a variety 
of major functions, including budget formulation, utilization analysis, 
and funding allocations. As such, accuracy of the data is extremely 
important.
    The system is periodically enhanced to provide new flexibilities or 
features for improved ease and accuracy of reporting and use of the 
data. Accordingly, the new VMS reporting fields are designed to provide 
greater effectiveness in monitoring the PHAs' financial data and to 
provide a more complete picture of the PHAs' funding and resources. The 
reporting enhancements are expected to assist HUD's goal of achieving 
improved financial accountability by the PHAs and greater recognition 
of potential shortfalls that may impede the PHAs' ability to assist as 
many families and individuals as possible while staying within their 
budget.
    Title of Proposed Notice: Housing Choice Voucher Program (Voucher 
Management System Enhancements and Reporting Requirements.)
    Description of Information Collection: This is a revision of a 
previously approved information collection. The Department of Housing 
and Urban Development is seeking emergency review of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act

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requirements associated with the Office of Public Housing and Voucher 
Program's Voucher Management System. The four additional reporting 
fields will be crucial to the identification of actual or incipient 
financial problems that will ultimately affect funding for program 
participants. Through submission of these monthly reports, HUD is able 
to ensure that PHAs do not over or under utilize their baseline unit 
months or annual budget authority, thereby maximizing the number of 
qualified families that can participate in the Housing Choice Voucher 
programs.
    The reporting fields and their definitions are described as 
follows:

(1) Net Restricted Assets (NRA) as of the Last Day of the Month

    For Reference: NRA is the amount reported on the income statement 
at line 1118--Restricted Net Assets. The NRA reported in VMS must be 
updated through the end of the reporting month.
    Definition: NRA is the amount of Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) 
Equity for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. It is equal to 
total HAP revenue minus total HAP expense for eligible unit months 
leased on a calendar year basis. Total HAP expense should include 
expenses for regular vouchers as well as expenses for certain HCV 
special purpose vouchers including Non-Elderly Disabled (NED), Family 
Unification Program (FUP), HOPE VI, One Year Mainstream (MS1), 
Litigation, Tenant Protection (TP), and Homeownership. Total HAP 
revenue is defined as total funding eligibility for calendar years 2005 
and later (including pro-rated renewal eligibility plus funding for 
incremental vouchers) minus any offsets for 2008 and 2009, and should 
equal the amount actually disbursed to the PHA. The amount reported 
must include all interest earned, fraud recovery, and Family Self-
Sufficiency (FSS) forfeitures. Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing 
(VASH) NRA is not reported in this field. Those funds are tracked 
separately and the balance is reported in Line 1118--Restricted Net 
Assets.
    The balance of this account will be carried forward on a monthly 
basis beginning January 1, 2005, through the end of the current month. 
Note: Negative amounts must be reported; however, if the PHA has a 
negative balance at the end of the calendar year the negative amount 
must not be carried forward to January of the following year. The PHA 
must start with a zero balance at the beginning of January for purposes 
of reporting in this field. PHAs are advised that although the negative 
amount is not carried forward to the following year the deficit 
incurred by the PHA is not forgiven nor will additional funds be 
provided to cover the shortage. The PHA is responsible for operating 
their program within the amount of funding provided. Negative amounts 
reported may result in a HUD review and corrective action may be 
warranted if it is determined the PHA expended any portion of their HAP 
funding on non-HAP eligible expenses.
    Moving to Work (MTW) PHAs should report their financial information 
as required in their MTW Agreement.

(2) Unrestricted Net Assets (UNA) as of the Last Day of the Month

    For reference: UNA is the amount reported on the income statement 
at line 1117--Administrative Fee Equity. The UNA reported in VMS must 
be updated through the end of the reporting month.
    Definition: UNA is equal to total Administrative Fee (AF) revenue 
minus total HCV administrative expenses and any AF used for housing 
assistance payments (HAP) or other activities for Section 8 Tenant 
Based related purposes. UNA (referred to Administrative Fee Reserve in 
the HCV voucher program regulations) is the amount by which program 
administrative fees paid by HUD for a PHA fiscal year exceeded the PHA 
program administrative expenses for the fiscal year plus any interest 
earned on the administrative fee reserve (see 24 CFR 982.155(a)). This 
means that the total administrative fee revenue used to calculate the 
UNA reported in this Field does not include administrative fees 
received during the current PHA fiscal year, because excess AF received 
does not accumulate to the UNA until the end of the PHA's fiscal year. 
The excess fees received during the PHA's current fiscal year will not 
be reported in the UNA field until after PHA's fiscal year in which 
they were received has ended. The monthly amount reported is the 
current UNA balance (including any interest earned and fraud recovery 
allocated to the UNA account for the month being reported). PHAs must 
also include in this field their pre-2005 AF balance, formerly referred 
to as their operating reserve (also known as their administrative fee 
reserve). MTW PHAs should report their financial information as 
required in their MTW Agreement.

(3) Cash/Investments as of the Last Day of the Month

    For Reference: These are the amounts reported on the balance sheet 
at lines 111--Cash--Unrestricted; 113--Cash--other restricted; 131--
Investments--Unrestricted; and 132--Investments--restricted. The Cash/
Investments reported in VMS must be updated through the end of the 
reporting month.
    Definition: Cash/Investments as of the last day of the month is the 
total amount of housing assistance payments (HAP) and administrative 
fee (AF) cash and investments for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) 
program. This amount must include only those HAP and AF funds 
(including any interest or revenue derived) received for the HCV 
program, including interest earned, fraud recovery and Family Self-
Sufficiency (FSS) forfeitures. Funds received for FSS Coordinator and 
not expensed must not be included. Cash and investments for FSS escrows 
must not be included. MTW PHAs should report their financial 
information as required in their MTW Agreement.

(4) Number of Vouchers Issued But Not Under Active Housing Assistance 
Payment (HAP) Contract as of the Last Day of the Month

    Definition: This figure represents the total number of new vouchers 
issued and not yet under a HAP contract as of the last day of the 
reporting period.
    This figure excludes vouchers issued to participants who are 
currently under HAP contract in one unit but have been issued a voucher 
to search for another unit to which they intend to move with continued 
voucher assistance.

    Example: A PHA has 125 vouchers issued and ``on the street,'' as 
follows: (a) 105 families are applicants from the PHA's waiting list 
that were selected and issued vouchers; (b) 10 families are 
participants whose HQS inspection resulted in abatement, and their 
contracts were terminated; (c) 5 families are Port-ins that the PHA 
is absorbing; and (d) 5 families are transferring from other units 
for which they are currently being assisted. In this example, the 
first 120 families from categories a, b and c will be reported in 
the VMS field described in (4), above. The remaining 5 families in 
(d) would not be reported in this field.

    Public comment is invited from interested parties specifically with 
regard to whether clarification is needed to better understand the 
definitions provided herein for the four new VMS reporting fields. 
Commenters are requested to explain in detail the basis for all 
comments submitted.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0169.
    Agency Form Numbers: Automated form HUD 52681-B (VMS) will be used 
to collect data.
    Members Of Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, State, 
Local Government.
    Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the 
information

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collection including number of respondents, frequency of responses, and 
hours of responses: The estimated number of respondents is 2,450; the 
frequency of response is once per month; and the total reporting burden 
will change from the current total reporting time of 44,100 hours to 
58,800 hours. The requested information is currently maintained by the 
PHAs as part of their monthly balance sheets, income statements, and 
on-site voucher tracking for purposes of annual reporting; however the 
four new fields will require the PHAs to report the information 
monthly.

    Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: March 22, 2010.
Leroy McKinney,
Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-6737 Filed 3-25-10; 8:45 am]
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