60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: OMB Collection 2502-0574; Office of Housing Counseling-Agency Performance Review, 81945-81946 [2020-27744]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices 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. Comments Due Date: February 16, 2021. 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, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street C. Authority SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Section 3507 of the Paperwork Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@ Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Chapter 35. Assistant Secretary for This is not a toll-free number. Persons Housing—Federal Housing with hearing or speech impairments Commissioner, Dana T. Wade, having may access this number through TTY by reviewed and approved this document, calling the Federal Relay Service at is delegating the authority to (800) 877–8339. This is a toll-free electronically sign this document to number. Copies of available documents submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the submitted to OMB may be obtained Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for from Ms. Pollard. purposes of publication in the Federal SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Register. notice informs the public that HUD is Nacheshia Foxx, seeking approval from OMB for the Federal Liaison for the Department of Housing information collection described in and Urban Development. Section A. [FR Doc. 2020–27742 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] A. Overview of Information Collection BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7027–N–25] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: OMB Collection 2502–0574; Office of Housing Counseling—Agency Performance Review Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Dec 16, 2020 Jkt 253001 DATES: Title of Information Collection: Office of Housing Counseling—Agency Performance Review. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0574. OMB Expiration Date: March 31, 2021. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–9910, Office of Housing Counseling—Performance Review Of a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency or Participating Agency. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The information is used to assist HUD in evaluating the managerial and financial capacity of organizations to sustain operations sufficient to implement HUD approved housing counseling programs. The collection of information assists HUD to reduce its own risk from fraudulent activities or supporting inefficient or ineffective housing counseling programs. Since HUD publishes a web list of HUD-approved PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 81945 Housing Counseling Agencies and maintains a toll-free housing counseling hotline, performance reviews help HUD ensure that individuals seeking assistance from these approved agencies can have confidence in the quality of services that they will receive. HUD uses performance reviews to ascertain the professional and management capacity of HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies to provide adequate housing counseling services that are necessary to comply with the requirements of the Housing and Urban Development Act and to ensure that grant funded organizations comply with HUD and OMB administrative and financial regulations. If this information is not collected, HUD would be unable to effectively monitor the Housing Counseling Program to guard against waste, fraud, abuse, or inappropriate program practices. This collection provides the means to meet that obligation. Respondents (i.e., affected public): Not-for profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Respondents: 353 annually. Estimated Number of Responses: 353 annually. Frequency of Response: 1 per agency performance review. Average Hours per Response: 1 hour annually. Total Estimated Burden: 353 hours. 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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507. E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 81946 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 243 / Thursday, December 17, 2020 / Notices Assistant Secretary for Housing— Federal Housing Commissioner, Dana T. Wade, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. 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, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–3400 Nacheshia Foxx, (this is not a toll-free number) or email Federal Liaison for the Department of Housing at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of and Urban Development. the proposed forms or other available [FR Doc. 2020–27744 Filed 12–16–20; 8:45 am] information. Persons with hearing or BILLING CODE 4210–67–P speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND 8339. URBAN DEVELOPMENT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherri Boyd, Senior Program Specialist, [Docket No. FR–7025–N–09] Office of Special Needs Assistance 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Programs, Department of Housing and Collection: Continuum of Care (CoC) Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Program Registration; OMB Control Washington, DC 20410; email Sherri No: 2506–0182 Boyd at Sherri.L.Boyd@hud.gov, 202– 402–6070. This is not a toll-free number. AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Persons with hearing or speech Secretary for Community Planning and impairments may access this number Development, HUD. through TTY by calling the toll-free ACTION: Notice. Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from submitted to OMB may be obtained the Office of Management and Budget from Ms. Boyd. (OMB) for the information collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This described below. In accordance with the notice informs the public that HUD is Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the requesting comment from all interested information collection described in parties on the proposed collection of Section A. information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public A. Overview of Information Collection comment. Title of Information Collection: Continuum of Care (CoC) Program DATES: Comments Due Date: February Registration. 16, 2021. Information collection Number of respondents CoC Registration— Basic ......................... CoC Registration—UFA designation request * CoC Registration—HPC designation request * Grant Inventory Worksheet ......................... Total ...................... ADDRESSES: Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response OMB Approval Number: 2506–0182. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This submission is to request an extension of an existing collection in use without an OMB Control Number for the Recordkeeping for HUD’s Continuum of Care Program. Continuum of Care program recipients will be expected to implement and retain the information collection for the recordkeeping requirements. The statutory provisions and implementing interim regulations govern the Continuum of Care Program recordkeeping requirements for recipient and subrecipients and the standard operating procedures for ensuring that Continuum of Care Program funds are used in accordance with the program requirements. To see the regulations for the new CoC program and applicable supplementary documents, visit HUD’s Homeless Resource Exchange at https:// www.onecpd.info/resource/2033/hearthcoc-program-interim-rule/. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Nonprofit organizations, states, local governments, and instrumentalities of state and local governments. Includes Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), as such term is defined in 24 CFR 5.100. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Number of Responses: 400. Frequency of Response: Annually. Average Hours per Response: See chart. Total Estimated Burdens: See chart. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 400 1 400 1 400 $41.37 $16,548 20 1 20 15 300 41.37 12,411 5 1 5 10 50 41.37 2,068.50 400 1 400 8 3,200 41.37 132,384 400 1 400 ........................ ........................ ........................ 163,411.50 * Responses to UFA and HPC designations are subsets of the total 400 basic registration numbers as the basic CoC Registration is completed by all Collaborative Applicants to register the CoCs. On average there are 20 requests for UFA designation and to date no requests for HPC designation. B. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7027-N-25]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: OMB Collection 
2502-0574; Office of Housing Counseling--Agency Performance Review

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing 
Commissioner, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In 
accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment 
from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. 
The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 16, 2021.

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, Reports 
Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 
451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-
402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at 
[email protected] for a copy of the proposed forms or other 
available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may 
access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 
(800) 877-8339 (this is a toll-free number).

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

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Office of Housing Counseling--
Agency Performance Review.
    OMB Approval Number: 2502-0574.
    OMB Expiration Date: March 31, 2021.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: HUD-9910, Office of Housing Counseling--Performance 
Review Of a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency or Participating 
Agency.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
information is used to assist HUD in evaluating the managerial and 
financial capacity of organizations to sustain operations sufficient to 
implement HUD approved housing counseling programs. The collection of 
information assists HUD to reduce its own risk from fraudulent 
activities or supporting inefficient or ineffective housing counseling 
programs. Since HUD publishes a web list of HUD-approved Housing 
Counseling Agencies and maintains a toll-free housing counseling 
hotline, performance reviews help HUD ensure that individuals seeking 
assistance from these approved agencies can have confidence in the 
quality of services that they will receive.
    HUD uses performance reviews to ascertain the professional and 
management capacity of HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies to 
provide adequate housing counseling services that are necessary to 
comply with the requirements of the Housing and Urban Development Act 
and to ensure that grant funded organizations comply with HUD and OMB 
administrative and financial regulations. If this information is not 
collected, HUD would be unable to effectively monitor the Housing 
Counseling Program to guard against waste, fraud, abuse, or 
inappropriate program practices. This collection provides the means to 
meet that obligation.
    Respondents (i.e., affected public): Not-for profit institutions; 
State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 353 annually.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 353 annually.
    Frequency of Response: 1 per agency performance review.
    Average Hours per Response: 1 hour annually.
    Total Estimated Burden: 353 hours.

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.

C. Authority

    Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3507.

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Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner, Dana T. 
Wade, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the 
authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Nacheshia 
Foxx, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of 
publication in the Federal Register.

Nacheshia Foxx,
Federal Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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