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Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits

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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: September 26, 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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Laurie Maggiano, Acting Director, Office of Single Family Asset Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708-1672 (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: Single Family Application for Insurance Benefits.

OMB Control Number, if applicable: 2502-0429.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Mortgages are required to provide information in order to claim their insurance benefits on defaulted single family mortgages. This information collection is used to provide HUD the information needed to process and pay claims on defaulted FHA-insured home mortgage loans. Lenders must also request HUD to subordinate HUD-held mortgages on property that qualifies for the State of Mississippi grant program for homeowners who suffered flood damage from Hurricane Katrina to a primary residence that was not located in a FEMA designated special flood hazard area as of August 29, 2005.

Agency form numbers, if applicable: HUD-27011, Parts A, B, C, D, & E.

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 estimated total number of burden hours needed to process the information collection is 176,275; the number of respondents is 275 generating approximately 235,025 annual responses; the frequency of response varies from one to 5,000 depending upon the mortgagee's portfolio; and the estimated time needed to prepare the response varies from 45 minutes to one hour.

Status of the proposed information collection: Extension 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: July 21, 2006.

Frank L. Davis,

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

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[FR Doc. 06-6515 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]