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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Mortgagee's Application for Insurance Benefits (Multifamily Mortgage)

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, HUD.




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. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.


Comments Due Date: November 14, 2000.


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: Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW, L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8100, Washington, DC 20410.

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Patricia L. Tarber, Systems Accountant, Office of Financial Services, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-   (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.

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The Department is submitting 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 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 the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.Start Printed Page 55985

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Mortgagee's Application for Insurance Benefits (Multifamily Mortgage).

OMB Control Number, if applicable 2520-0419.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: A lender with an insured multifamily mortgage may pay an annual insurance premium to the Department. When the mortgage goes into default, the lender may elect to file with the Department a claim for insurance benefits. A requirement of the claims filing process is the submission of an application for insurance benefits. Regulation 12 USC 1713(g) and Title II, Section 207(g) of the National Housing Act provides that, “Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, upon receipt, after September 2, 1964, of an application for insurance benefits on a mortgage insured under this chapter, the Secretary may terminate the lender's obligation to pay premium charges on the mortgage.” This provision is further spelled out under 24 CFR Part 207—Subpart B—Contract Rights and Obligations at 207.252(d) and 207.258(c)(6). This information collection satisfied the preceding requirements.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-2747.

Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: The estimated number of respondents is 215, frequency of response is one claim per submission, the total annual burden hours requested are 18.

Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved information collection.

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

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Dated: September 8, 2000.

William C. Apgar,

Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. 00-23720 Filed 9-14-00; 8:45 am]