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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Neighborhood Networks Management and Tracking Data Collection Instruments

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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.


Comments Due Date: July 24, 2006.


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: Lillian Deitzer, Reports Management Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 8003, Washington, DC 20410 or

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Delores A. Pruden, Director, Neighborhood Networks, Office of Housing Assistance and Grant Administration, Multifamily Housing Programs, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-4135 x2496 (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.

This Notice also lists the following information:

Title of Proposal: Neighborhood Networks Data Collection Management and Tracking Data Collection Instruments.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0553.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Updated business plan data and current Center profiles are necessary to provide quantifiable demographic information as a basis for ongoing technical assistance to Neighborhood Networks Center Directors and HUD Coordinators. Center classification data will ensure effectiveness in creating programs and services that promote self-sufficiency among residents of HUD Multifamily Housing Properties.

The current data collection will be used to update the Neighborhood Networks contact database and HUD's Directory of Neighborhood Networks Centers. The information collection will continue to inform HUD, and support Neighborhood Networks Center Directors and staff in making informed decisions, documenting the outcomes of their Center, and assessing overall Center performance.

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: The number of respondents is 1,200 providing 3,754 responses annually; the frequency of response is annually, quarterly, and on occasion; the total estimated time for data collection is 2,902, and the estimated time to prepare varies from .07 to 6 hours per response.

Status of the proposed information collection: Revision of a currently approved 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: May 18, 2006.

Frank L. Davis,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner.

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[FR Doc. E6-7992 Filed 5-24-06; 8:45 am]