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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB: Public Housing Homeownership Program

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




The proposed information collection requirement described below has been 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.

Application and progress reporting for the Public Housing HomeOwnership Program: PHAs make public housing units and other housing projects available for purchase by low-income families for use as principal residences.


Comments Due Date: October 9, 2003.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval number (2577-0233) and should be sent to: Lauren Wittenberg, OMB Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; Fax number (202) 395-6974; e-mail

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Copies of the relevant documentation are available from Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, Southwest, Washington, DC 20410; e-mail; telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Documentation is also available on HUD's Information Collection Budget Tracking System Web site at​po/​i/​icbts/​.

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The Department has submitted the proposal for the collection of information, as described below, to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). The Notice lists the following information: (1) The title of the information collection proposal; (2) the office of the agency to collect the information; (3) the OMB approval number, if applicable; (4) the description of the need for the information and its proposed use; (5) the agency form number, if applicable; (6) what members of the public will be affected by the proposal; (7) how frequently information submissions will be required; (8) an estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information submission including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response; (9) whether the proposal is new, an extension, reinstatement, or revision of an information collection requirement; and (10) the name and telephone number of an agency official familiar with the proposal and of the OMB Desk Officer for the Department.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Public Housing Homeownership Program.

OMB Approval Number: 2502-0447.

Form Numbers: None.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) make available public housing units; public housing projects, and other housing units or developments owned, assisted, or operated, or otherwise acquired for purchase by low-income families for use as principal residences by such families. Families who are interested in purchasing a unit must submit applications to the PHA or purchase and resale entities (PREs). A PRE must prepare and submit to the PHA and HUD a homeownership program before the PRE may purchase any public housing units or projects. The PRE must demonstrate legal and practical capability to carry out the program, provide a written agreement that specifies the respective rights and obligations of the PRE and the PRE, the PHA must develop a homeownership program and obtain HUD approval before it can be implemented, provide supporting documentation and Start Printed Page 53193additional supporting documentation for acquisition or non-public housing for homeownership. PHA applications can be submitted electronically via the Internet. PHAs will be required to maintain records and report annually on the public housing homeownership program.

Respondents: State or local government.

Frequency of Submission: On occasion, Quarterly, Semi-annually, Annually.

Reporting Burden: 1,000 respondents, annual submission, 9.7 hours per response.

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 9,720.

Status: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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

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Dated: August 29, 2003.

Wayne Eddins,

Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-22838 Filed 9-8-03; 8:45 am]