Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Program, 78293-78294 [2011-32331]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices needs. Initial PHAs will use a standardized form to submit portability information to the receiving PHA who will also use the form for monthly portability billing. PHAs and owners will enter into HAP Contracts each providing information on rents, payments, certifications, notifications, and owner agreement in a form acceptable to the PHA. A tenancy addendum is included in the HAP contract as well as incorporated in the lease between the owner and the family. Families that participate in the Homeownership option will execute a statement regarding their responsibilities and execute contracts of sale including an additional contract of sale for new construction units. PHAs that wish to voluntarily transfer their HCV programs will notify HUD for approval and, once approved, all affected families and owners of the divested PHA will be notified. PHAs participating in the project-based voucher (PBV) program will enter into Agreements with developing owners, HAP contracts with the existing and New Construction/Rehabilitation owners, Statement of Family Responsibility with the family and a lease addendum will be provided for execution between the family and the owner. Agency form numbers: HUD–52515, HUD–52667, HUD–52580, HUD–52580– A, HUD–52681, HUD–52681–B, HUD– 52672, HUD–52663, HUD–52517, HUD– 52646, HUD–52665, HUD–52641, HUD– 52641–A, HUD 52642, HUD 52649, HUD 52531A and B, HUD 52530A, HUD 52530B, HUD 52530C, HUD 52578B, HUD–52663. Members of the Affected Public: State and Local Governments, businesses or other for-profits. Estimation of the Total Number of Hours Needed to Prepare the Information Collection including the Number of Respondents, Frequency of response, and hours of response: The Number of respondents (2450 PHAs + 245,000 families + 245,000 tenant-based owners) = 492,450 total respondents. Hours per response varies for each form varies from annually, quarterly and onoccasion. Total annual burden hours 1,239,192. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection due to the addition of PBV documents and the reinstatement of financial form, HUD– 52663. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 Dated: December 8, 2011. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director for Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2011–32334 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5487–N–21] Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for the Resident Opportunities and SelfSufficiency Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2012. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 402–3400, (this is not a toll free number) or email Ms. Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for information on the data collected. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line and TTY numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette A. Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 2206, Washington, DC 20024, telephone (202) 402–4109, (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Arlette.A.Mussington@hud.gov. SUMMARY: The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78293 Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed 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 submissions of responses. This Notice also lists the following information: Title of Proposal: Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Program. OMB Control Number: 2577–0229. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: Section 538 of the Public Housing Reform Act (Pub. L. 105–276, 112 Stat. 2461, approved October 21, 1998) added a new section 34 to the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 which provides a mandate to link supportive services to help public housing residents achieve economic self-sufficiency. The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS–SC) Program responds to this requirement by providing funding to Public Housing Authorities, Tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), resident organizations, and qualified nonprofit organizations to link residents of public housing to supportive services. For fiscal year 2012, Congress appropriated approximately $50 million for the ROSS–SC Program. Of this funding, HUD reserves $15 million for the Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency program. Section 23 of the 1937 Housing Act established the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program in HUD’s rental voucher and public housing programs. HUD operates two FSS programs, one for the voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher, or HCV FSS) and one for public housing. The purpose of both FSS programs is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of public housing assistance with public and private resources, to enable families eligible to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. OMB asked HUD to E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 78294 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices more closely align the two programs, which includes the application process. HUD has modified the public housing program to more closely reflect the characteristics of the HCV FSS program. In so doing, HUD is proposing to replace the ROSS–FSS form (HUD–52767) with the HCV FSS form (HUD–52651). This form, two other program specific forms, and several standard forms outlined below, will be used to determine eligibility and evaluate capacity of prospective applicants for the PH FSS program. The information provided to HUD by the eligible applicants will be reviewed and evaluated by HUD. Using a comprehensive, merit-based selection process, HUD will determine which organizations should receive awards under the ROSS–SC and PH FSS programs. This notice lists all forms associated with both the ROSS–SC program and the PH FSS program. However, HUD is asking for public comment specifically on the replacement of the ROSS–FSS form with the HCV FSS form. Agency Form Numbers ROSS–SC Forms • HUD–52752, Certification with Indian Housing Plan, (OMB Approval #: 2577–0229). • HUD–52754, List of Resident Associations Supporting Nonprofit Applicants, (OMB Approval #: 2577– 0229). • HUD–52755, Sample Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement, (OMB Approval #: 2577–0229). • HUD–52768, ROSS Service Coordinator Application Form, (OMB Approval #: 2577–0229). • HUD–52769—ROSS Needs/Partners Form, (OMB Approval #: 2577–0229). jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Housing FSS Forms • HUD–52752, Certification with Indian Housing Plan, (OMB Approval #: 2577–0229). • HUD–52755, Sample Contract Administrator Partnership Agreement, (OMB Approval #: 2577–0229). • HUD–52651, HCV FSS Funding Request Form (OMB Approval #: 2577–0178). * Additional Forms Used To Evaluate Both ROSS and PH FSS Applicants • SF–424 Application for Federal Assistance. • SF–424 Supplement, Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for Applicants. • HUD–2880—Applicant Disclosure/ Update Report (2510–0011). • HUD–2991—Certification of Consistency with Consolidated Plan. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 • SF–LLL–Disclosure of Lobbying Activities. • HUD 96010—Logic Model (2535– 0114). Members of the Affected Public: Public Housing Agencies, Tribes/ TDHEs, nonprofits, and Resident Associations. Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents: HUD anticipates that there will be 400 applicants to the ROSS–SC program. For the ROSS SC program, the burden would be between 5 and 6 hours per application (depending on type of applicant), the average is 5.5, times 400 applications for a total of 2200 hours. Fewer forms are required for the FSS program than for the ROSS–SC program, the burden hours for this program would be .75 hours per application, times 300 applications for a total of 225 hours. The sum total average burden hours for both program applications is 2425. There will be no additional costs to the respondents as application preparation and submission are part of the regular operation of Housing Authorities, Tribes, nonprofits, and resident organizations. * Burden hours for forms showing zero burden hours in this collection are reflected in the OMB approval number cited or do not have a reportable burden. The burden hours for this collection is 2425. Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Revision of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 8, 2011. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director for Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2011–32331 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5477–N–50] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities to Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for use to assist the homeless. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita Perry, 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 property is described as for ‘‘off-site use only’’ recipients of the property will be required to relocate the building to their own site at their own expense. Homeless assistance providers interested in any such property should send a written expression of interest to HHS, addressed to Theresa Ritta, Division of Property Management, Program Support Center, HHS, room 5B–17, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443–2265. (This is not a toll-free number.) HHS will mail to the interested provider an application packet, which will include instructions for completing the application. In order to maximize the opportunity to utilize a E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5487-N-21]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment for 
the Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Program

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended). The Department is soliciting public 
comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB 
Control number and should be sent to: Colette Pollard, Departmental 
Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410-5000; 
telephone (202) 402-3400, (this is not a toll free number) or email Ms. 
Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for information on the data 
collected. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this 
number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339. (Other than the HUD USER information line 
and TTY numbers, telephone numbers are not toll-free.)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arlette A. Mussington, Office of 
Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, 470 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Suite 2206, 
Washington, DC 20024, telephone (202) 402-4109, (this is not a toll-
free number) or email at Arlette.A.Mussington@hud.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended).
    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: 
(1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed 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 submissions of responses.
    This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency 
Program.
    OMB Control Number: 2577-0229.
    Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: 
Section 538 of the Public Housing Reform Act (Pub. L. 105-276, 112 
Stat. 2461, approved October 21, 1998) added a new section 34 to the 
U.S. Housing Act of 1937 which provides a mandate to link supportive 
services to help public housing residents achieve economic self-
sufficiency. The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Service 
Coordinator (ROSS-SC) Program responds to this requirement by providing 
funding to Public Housing Authorities, Tribes/Tribally Designated 
Housing Entities (TDHEs), resident organizations, and qualified 
nonprofit organizations to link residents of public housing to 
supportive services. For fiscal year 2012, Congress appropriated 
approximately $50 million for the ROSS-SC Program. Of this funding, HUD 
reserves $15 million for the Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency 
program.
    Section 23 of the 1937 Housing Act established the Family Self-
Sufficiency (FSS) program in HUD's rental voucher and public housing 
programs. HUD operates two FSS programs, one for the voucher program 
(Housing Choice Voucher, or HCV FSS) and one for public housing. The 
purpose of both FSS programs is to promote the development of local 
strategies to coordinate the use of public housing assistance with 
public and private resources, to enable families eligible to achieve 
economic independence and self-sufficiency. OMB asked HUD to

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more closely align the two programs, which includes the application 
process. HUD has modified the public housing program to more closely 
reflect the characteristics of the HCV FSS program. In so doing, HUD is 
proposing to replace the ROSS-FSS form (HUD-52767) with the HCV FSS 
form (HUD-52651). This form, two other program specific forms, and 
several standard forms outlined below, will be used to determine 
eligibility and evaluate capacity of prospective applicants for the PH 
FSS program.
    The information provided to HUD by the eligible applicants will be 
reviewed and evaluated by HUD. Using a comprehensive, merit-based 
selection process, HUD will determine which organizations should 
receive awards under the ROSS-SC and PH FSS programs.
    This notice lists all forms associated with both the ROSS-SC 
program and the PH FSS program. However, HUD is asking for public 
comment specifically on the replacement of the ROSS-FSS form with the 
HCV FSS form.

Agency Form Numbers

ROSS-SC Forms

 HUD-52752, Certification with Indian Housing Plan, (OMB 
Approval : 2577-0229).
 HUD-52754, List of Resident Associations Supporting Nonprofit 
Applicants, (OMB Approval : 2577-0229).
 HUD-52755, Sample Contract Administrator Partnership 
Agreement, (OMB Approval : 2577-0229).
 HUD-52768, ROSS Service Coordinator Application Form, (OMB 
Approval : 2577-0229).
 HUD-52769--ROSS Needs/Partners Form, (OMB Approval : 
2577-0229).

Public Housing FSS Forms

 HUD-52752, Certification with Indian Housing Plan, (OMB 
Approval : 2577-0229).
 HUD-52755, Sample Contract Administrator Partnership 
Agreement, (OMB Approval : 2577-0229).
 HUD-52651, HCV FSS Funding Request Form (OMB Approval 
: 2577-0178).

* Additional Forms Used To Evaluate Both ROSS and PH FSS Applicants

 SF-424 Application for Federal Assistance.
 SF-424 Supplement, Survey on Ensuring Equal Opportunity for 
Applicants.
 HUD-2880--Applicant Disclosure/Update Report (2510-0011).
 HUD-2991--Certification of Consistency with Consolidated Plan.
 SF-LLL-Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.
 HUD 96010--Logic Model (2535-0114).

    Members of the Affected Public: Public Housing Agencies, Tribes/
TDHEs, nonprofits, and Resident Associations.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents: HUD anticipates 
that there will be 400 applicants to the ROSS-SC program. For the ROSS 
SC program, the burden would be between 5 and 6 hours per application 
(depending on type of applicant), the average is 5.5, times 400 
applications for a total of 2200 hours. Fewer forms are required for 
the FSS program than for the ROSS-SC program, the burden hours for this 
program would be .75 hours per application, times 300 applications for 
a total of 225 hours. The sum total average burden hours for both 
program applications is 2425.
    There will be no additional costs to the respondents as application 
preparation and submission are part of the regular operation of Housing 
Authorities, Tribes, nonprofits, and resident organizations.
    * Burden hours for forms showing zero burden hours in this 
collection are reflected in the OMB approval number cited or do not 
have a reportable burden. The burden hours for this collection is 
2425.

    Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Revision of a 
currently approved collection.

    Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended.

    Dated: December 8, 2011.
Merrie Nichols-Dixon,
Deputy Director for Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives.
[FR Doc. 2011-32331 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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