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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Voucher Homeownership Program Implementation Survey

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

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ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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.

This is a request for approval of a one-time survey to obtain a broad, statistically accurate picture of the Voucher Homeownership Program and how it operates nationwide, based on a sample of 230 PHAs that have implemented the program.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: August 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Wayne Eddins, Reports Management Officer, AYO, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Wayne_Eddins@HUD.gov; or Lillian Deitzer at Lillian_L_Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Mr. Eddins or Ms. Deitzer or from HUD's Web site at http://hlannwp031.hud.gov/​po/​i/​icbts/​ collectionsearch.cfm.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. 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 of information 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 through 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: Voucher Homeownership Program Implementation Survey.

OMB Approval Number: 2528—to be assigned.

Form Numbers: None.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use: This request is for the clearance of a survey instrument that would provide a broad, statistically accurate picture of the Voucher Homeownership Program and how it operates nationwide, based on a sample of 230 PHAs that have implemented the program. The purpose of the survey is to: (1) Provide an accurate, but general, picture of the program's implementation nationwide and (2) help the Department identify the operational characteristics that contribute to the success of a voucher homeownership program and use the resulting detailed analysis of those operational characteristics to further improve the program.

Respondents: Public Housing Authorities operating voucher homeownership programs.

Frequency of Submission: One time.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting burden2302300.75172.5

Total Estimated Burden Hours: 173.

Status: New 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: July 7, 2005.

Wayne Eddins,

Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E5-3715 Filed 7-13-05; 8:45 am]

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