30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Rent subsidies, Low-Income Housing, Homeownership, Portability, HCV Transfers; Project-Based Vouchers; Tribal HUD-VASH, 42135-42136 [2018-17918]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 161 / Monday, August 20, 2018 / Notices Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Xiaodu Guo, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Review Branch, DEA, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Room 7023, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892–5452, (301) 594–4719, guox@extra.niddk.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.847, Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research; 93.848, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition Research; 93.849, Kidney Diseases, Urology and Hematology Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: August 14, 2018. Melanie J. Pantoja, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2018–17928 Filed 8–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–43] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Rent subsidies, Low-Income Housing, Homeownership, Portability, HCV Transfers; Project-Based Vouchers; Tribal HUD–VASH Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 19, 2018. 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806, Email: OIRASubmission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette.Pollard@hud.gov, or telephone 202–402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Aug 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on May 25, 2018 at 83 FR 24333. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Rent subsidies, Low-Income Housing, Homeownership, Portability, HCV Transfers; Project-Based Vouchers; Tribal HUD–VASH. OMB Approved Number: 2577–0169. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection with changes that include new requirements of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016, inclusion of contract amendments for both the HCV and project-based voucher (PBV) programs, and the Tribal HUD– VA Supportive Housing Program (Tribal HUD–VASH). Form Number: HUD–52515, HUD– 52667, HUD–52580, HUD–52580–A, 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–50164, and Tribal HUD–VASH application materials. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will prepare an application for funding which specifies the number of units requested, as well asthe PHA’s objectives and plans for administering the Housing Choice (HCV) and Project Base Voucher (PBV) programs. The application is reviewed by HUD Headquarters and HUD Field Offices and ranked according to the PHA’s administrative capability, the need for housing assistance, and other factors specified in a notice of funding availability. The PHAs must establish a utility allowance schedule for all utilities and other services. Units must be inspected using HUD-prescribed forms to determine if the units meet the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) of the HCV program. After the family is issued a HCV to search for a unit pursuant to attending a briefing and receiving an information packet, the family must complete and submit to the PHA a Request for Tenancy Approval when it finds a unit which is suitable for its needs. Initial PHAs will use a PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42135 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 housing assistance payments (HAP) contract each providing information on rents, payments, certifications, notifications, and owner agreement in a form acceptable to the PHA. A Tenancy Addendum for the HCV program 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 participating in the PBV program will enter into Agreements with owners for developing projects, HAP contracts with the existing and New Construction/ Rehabilitation owners, a Statement of Family Responsibilities with the family and a lease addendum for execution between the family and the owner. New requirements have been established for independent entities in both the HCV and PBV programs. In addition, new requirements have been established for the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization (HOTMA) rule of 2016. HOTMA made changes to both the definition of PHAowned housing and several changes to the PBV program to conform with HOTMA requirements. As a result of these updates, changes have been made to the following forms: PBV HAP Contracts (both for existing housing (HUD–52530 A and B) and new Construction/Rehab (HUD 52531 A and B); PBV Tenancy Addendum; (HUD 53530c) and HCV HAP Contract (HUD 52641). Other forms that are being updated are: The Funding Application (HUD 52515); the Request for Tenancy Approval (HUD–52517); and Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities and Other Services (HUD 5267). Three new documents each will be added for the Family Unification Program application process and the HUD–VASH Application Process. Additionally, the forms will be updated to remove outdated references (such as those to the Certificate Program). Such updates do not result in an increase in burden hours. This information collection also includes the Tribal HUD–VA Supportive Housing Program (Tribal HUD–VASH) provides rental assistance and supportive services to Native American veterans who are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness living on or E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 42136 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 161 / Monday, August 20, 2018 / Notices near a reservation or other Indian areas. Housing assistance under this program is made available by grants to tribes and TDHEs that are eligible to receive IHBG funding under the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (25 U.S.C. 4212) (NAHASDA). Tribes request Tenant-Based and/or ProjectBased Rental Assistance by the number of bedrooms in a rental unit. Grants and renewal funds are awarded based on the number rental units (Tenant-Based and Project-Based Rental Assistance) approved by HUD. Grants include an additional amount for administrative costs and eligible Homeless veterans receive case management services through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Information collection requirements for this demonstration program are based on the Federal Register Notice, ‘‘Implementation of the Tribal HUD–VA Supportive Housing Program’’ (FR 6091–N–01) and renewal funding criteria established in PIH Notice 2018–10, ‘‘Procedural Guidance for Tribal HUD–VA Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Applications.’’ Respondents (i.e., affected public): State and Local Governments, Tribes and Tribally-Designated Housing Entities, businesses or other non-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,218 PHAs and Tribal HUD–VASH grantees. Estimated Number of Responses: 3,680,527. Frequency of Response: 1,659.39. Average Hours per Response: 0.446507. Total Estimated Burdens Hours: 1,643,381. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:04 Aug 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 6, 2018. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–17918 Filed 8–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–44] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: HUD Multifamily Energy Assessment Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: September 19, 2018. 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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax:202–395–5806, Email: OIRA Submission@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inez C. Downs, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Inez.C.Downs@hud.gov, or telephone 202–402–8046. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Downs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 days was published on April 11, 2018 at 83 FR 15592. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: HUD Multifamily Energy Assessment. OMB Approved Number: 2502–0568. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–9614 and Certification of Compliance. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of this information collection is to assist owners of multifamily housing projects with assessing energy needs in an effort to reduce energy costs and improve energy conservation. Respondents (i.e., affected public): Business and Other for profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 19,079.00. Estimated Number of Responses: 19,079.00. Frequency of Response: 1.00. Average Hours per Response: 5.23407 hours. Total Estimated Burdens: 99,860.82. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 8, 2018. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–17917 Filed 8–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7001-N-43]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Choice 
Voucher (HCV), Rent subsidies, Low-Income Housing, Homeownership, 
Portability, HCV Transfers; Project-Based Vouchers; Tribal HUD-VASH

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement 
described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of 
this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: September 19, 2018.

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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503; fax: 202-395-5806, Email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management 
Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email [email protected], or 
telephone 202-402-3400. This is not a toll-free number. Person with 
hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by 
calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies 
of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. 
Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.
    The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the 
information collection for a period of 60 days was published on May 25, 
2018 at 83 FR 24333.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Rent 
subsidies, Low-Income Housing, Homeownership, Portability, HCV 
Transfers; Project-Based Vouchers; Tribal HUD-VASH.
    OMB Approved Number: 2577-0169.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection with 
changes that include new requirements of the Housing Opportunities 
Through Modernization Act (HOTMA) of 2016, inclusion of contract 
amendments for both the HCV and project-based voucher (PBV) programs, 
and the Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program (Tribal HUD-VASH).
    Form Number: HUD-52515, HUD-52667, HUD-52580, HUD-52580-A, 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-50164, and Tribal HUD-VASH application materials.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Public Housing Agencies (PHA) will prepare an application for funding 
which specifies the number of units requested, as well asthe PHA's 
objectives and plans for administering the Housing Choice (HCV) and 
Project Base Voucher (PBV) programs. The application is reviewed by HUD 
Headquarters and HUD Field Offices and ranked according to the PHA's 
administrative capability, the need for housing assistance, and other 
factors specified in a notice of funding availability. The PHAs must 
establish a utility allowance schedule for all utilities and other 
services. Units must be inspected using HUD-prescribed forms to 
determine if the units meet the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) of the 
HCV program. After the family is issued a HCV to search for a unit 
pursuant to attending a briefing and receiving an information packet, 
the family must complete and submit to the PHA a Request for Tenancy 
Approval when it finds a unit which is suitable for its 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 housing assistance payments 
(HAP) contract each providing information on rents, payments, 
certifications, notifications, and owner agreement in a form acceptable 
to the PHA. A Tenancy Addendum for the HCV program 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 participating in the PBV program will enter 
into Agreements with owners for developing projects, HAP contracts with 
the existing and New Construction/Rehabilitation owners, a Statement of 
Family Responsibilities with the family and a lease addendum for 
execution between the family and the owner.
    New requirements have been established for independent entities in 
both the HCV and PBV programs. In addition, new requirements have been 
established for the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization (HOTMA) 
rule of 2016. HOTMA made changes to both the definition of PHA-owned 
housing and several changes to the PBV program to conform with HOTMA 
requirements. As a result of these updates, changes have been made to 
the following forms: PBV HAP Contracts (both for existing housing (HUD-
52530 A and B) and new Construction/Rehab (HUD 52531 A and B); PBV 
Tenancy Addendum; (HUD 53530c) and HCV HAP Contract (HUD 52641).
    Other forms that are being updated are: The Funding Application 
(HUD 52515); the Request for Tenancy Approval (HUD-52517); and 
Allowances for Tenant-Furnished Utilities and Other Services (HUD 
5267). Three new documents each will be added for the Family 
Unification Program application process and the HUD-VASH Application 
Process. Additionally, the forms will be updated to remove outdated 
references (such as those to the Certificate Program). Such updates do 
not result in an increase in burden hours.
    This information collection also includes the Tribal HUD-VA 
Supportive Housing Program (Tribal HUD-VASH) provides rental assistance 
and supportive services to Native American veterans who are Homeless or 
At Risk of Homelessness living on or

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near a reservation or other Indian areas. Housing assistance under this 
program is made available by grants to tribes and TDHEs that are 
eligible to receive IHBG funding under the Native American Housing and 
Self-Determination Act (25 U.S.C. 4212) (NAHASDA). Tribes request 
Tenant-Based and/or Project-Based Rental Assistance by the number of 
bedrooms in a rental unit. Grants and renewal funds are awarded based 
on the number rental units (Tenant-Based and Project-Based Rental 
Assistance) approved by HUD. Grants include an additional amount for 
administrative costs and eligible Homeless veterans receive case 
management services through the Department of Veterans Affairs. 
Information collection requirements for this demonstration program are 
based on the Federal Register Notice, ``Implementation of the Tribal 
HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program'' (FR 6091-N-01) and renewal funding 
criteria established in PIH Notice 2018-10, ``Procedural Guidance for 
Tribal HUD-VA Supportive Housing Renewal Grant Applications.''

    Respondents (i.e., affected public): State and Local Governments, 
Tribes and Tribally-Designated Housing Entities, businesses or other 
non-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,218 PHAs and Tribal HUD-VASH 
grantees.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 3,680,527.
    Frequency of Response: 1,659.39.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.446507.
    Total Estimated Burdens Hours: 1,643,381.

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and 
affected parties concerning the collection of information described in 
Section A on the following:
    (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to 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.
    HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to 
these questions.

    Authority:  Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapter 35.

    Dated: August 6, 2018.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-17918 Filed 8-17-18; 8:45 am]
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