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Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: PHA Plans Standard Template

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 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: May 30, 2006.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/or OMB Control number and should be sent to: Aneita Waites, Reports Liaison Officer, Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4116, Washington, DC 20410-5000.

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Aneita Waites, (202) 708-0713, extension 4114, for copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. (This is not a toll-free number).

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The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB 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 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. The notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan.

OMB Control Number: 2577-0226.

Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: This proposed rules extends the use of the previously OMB approved template for the Public Housing Five-Year and Annual Plan. Public housing Agencies (PHAs) submit an annual plan for each fiscal year for which the PHA received tenant-based assistance and public housing operating subsidy. This plan provides a framework for local accountability and to the extent possible, an easily identifiable source by which public housing residents, participants in the housing choice voucher program, and other members of the public may locate housing and services. The PHA plan is a Web-based application (allowing PHAs to retrieve the applicable templates) that allows PHAs to provide their plans to HUD via the Internet. The system allows HUD to track plans every year with limited reporting and any changes from the previous submission.

Agency Form Number: HUD-50075, HUD-50075 SA, HUD-50075 SF.

Members of the Affected Public: State or local government.

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents:

Standard 5-year plan & annual planStandard annual plan (years 1-4)Stream-lined annual planTroubled agency annual planDeregulated streamlined annual plan (yrs 1-4)Deregulated streamlined 5-year plan & annual plan
PHA Plan Component and burden hours by plan type(1)(2)(2)
PHA Identification Page0.
5-Year plan (24 CFR 903.5)100000
ii. Executive Summary of the Annual PHA Plan000000
Summary of Policy & Program Changes (Small PHA Update)000000
List of Policy and Program Changes (deregulated and streamlined plan)000010
1. Housing Needs444004
2. Financial Resources222202
3. Policies on Eligibility, Selection, and Admissions22222
Site-based waiting lists (only)1
4. Rent Determination Policies11111
5. Operations & Management110100
6. Grievance Procedures110100
7. Capital Improvements Needs1616161688
8. Demolition and Disposition111101
9. Designation of Housing110100
10. Conversions of Public Housing111100
11. Homeownership (all)11001
Section 8(y) only 10.5
12. Community Service and Self-Sufficiency220202
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14. Pets111000
15. Civil Rights Certification0.
16. Audit0.
17. Asset Management220200
18. Other Information: Progress meeting 5-Year goals; Resident membership of Board; RAB recommendations and PHA response; PHA statement of consistency with Consolidated Plan; PHA criteria for substantial deviations and significant amendments; List of supporting documents888808
Use of Project-based vouchers0.
Budget/MOA/plan to improve (troubled PHAs only)000200
BURDEN HOURS Per Response47.3546.3538.35429.530.7
Number of Respondents This Plan Type632132500833,3853,385
Total Burden Hours All Respondents This Plan Type29,9253 6,1183 19,1753 3,4863 32,157103,919.5
Total burden over five years29,92524,47276,70013,944128,628103,920
1 High Performer.
2 Small PHA.
3 Per year.

Status of the Proposed Information Collection: Reinstatement of previously approved collection.

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Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended.

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Dated: March 17, 2006.

Glenda N. Green,

Deputy Director for Policy and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. E6-4412 Filed 3-27-06; 8:45 am]