Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, 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.
May 24, 2002.
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 8001, Washington, DC 20410.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vance T. Morris, Director, Office of Single Family Program Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-2121 (this is not a toll free number) for copies of the proposed forms and other available information.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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.
This Notice also lists the following information:
Title of Proposal: Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM): Consumer Protection Measures Against Excessive Fees.
OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0534.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Events in the marketplace have given rise to vendors who prey on the elderly to use the HECM program as a vehicle for earning excessive fees for services which are of little or no value, or which can be obtained free of charge (or at minimal cost) from other sources—including HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies. The information is needed to assure that the homeowner is not obtaining a HECM mortgage under an obligation to pay excessive fees for services.
Agency form numbers, if applicable: None.
Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: An estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection is 6,800, the number of respondents is 8,000 generating 32,000 responses annually, the frequency of response is once per mortgagor, and the hours per response is .25 hours.
Status of the proposed information collection: Extension of a currently approved collection.Start Signature
Dated: March 17, 2002.
Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner.
[FR Doc. 02-7126 Filed 3-22-02; 8:45 am]
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