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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Units

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, PIH, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

HUD is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the information collection described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, HUD is requesting comment from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: September 29, 2015.

ADDRESSES:

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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone 202-402-3400 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., (L'Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-4109, (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Proposal: Public/Private Partnerships for the Mixed-Finance Development of Public Housing Unit.

OMB Control Number: 2577-0275.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 195-276, approved October 21, 1998), also known as the Public Housing Reform Act, created Section 35 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. 1437. Section 35 allows PHAs to own, operate, assist or otherwise participate in the development and operation of mixed-finance projects. Mixed-finance development refers to the development or rehabilitation of public housing, where the public housing units are owned in whole or in part by an entity other than a PHA. Prior to this, all public housing had to be developed and owned by a Public Housing Authority (PHA). However, Section 35 allowed PHAs to provide Section 9 capital and operating assistance to mixed-finance projects, which are also financially assisted by private and other resources. Private and other resources include tax credit equity, private mortgages and other federal, state or local funds. Section 35 also allows non-PHA owner entities to own and operate mixed-finance projects that contain both public housing and non-public housing units, or only public housing units. Along with public housing unit development, mixed-finance real estate development or rehabilitation transactions are used to extend public housing appropriations in housing development and to develop mixed-income housing, where public housing residents are anonymously mixed in with affordable and market rate housing residents.

In order to approve the development of mixed-finance projects, HUD collects certain information from each PHA/Ownership Entity. Under current regulations, HUD collects and reviews the essential documents included in this ICR in order to determine whether or not approval should be given. After approval is given and the documents are recorded by the associated county, HUD collects the recorded versions of the documents in this ICR, along with all financing and legal agreements that the PHA/owner entity has with HUD and with third-parties in connection with that mixed-finance project. This includes unique legal documents along with standardized forms and “Certifications and Assurances,” which are not exempted under PRA. Regulations for the processing of mixed-finance public housing projects are at 24 CFR part 905 subpart F (§ 905). § 905 has replaced 24 CFR part 941 Subpart F, which was cited in the supporting statement for the previous OMB approval of this information collection. This information is collected to ensure that the mixed-finance development effort has sufficient funds to reach completion, remain financially viable, and follow HUD legal and programmatic guidelines for housing project development or rehabilitation, ownership and use restrictions, as well as preserving HUD's rights to the project.

PHAs must provide information to HUD before a proposal can be approved for mixed-finance development. Information on HUD-prescribed forms and in HUD-prescribed contracts and agreements provides HUD with sufficient information to enable a determination that funds should or should not be reserved or a contractual commitment made. Regulations at 24 CFR part 905.606, “Development Proposal” states that a Mixed-finance Development Proposal (Proposal) must be submitted to HUD in order to facilitate approval of the development of public housing. The subpart also lists the information that is required in the Proposal. The documentation required is submitted using the collection documents (ICs) in this ICR.

Agency form numbers: HUD-50156, HUD-50157, HUD-50158, HUD-50159, HUD-50160 and HUD-50161.

Members of affected public: Public Housing Agencies, Developers.Start Printed Page 45677

Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response:

Form/documentNumber of respondentsFrequencyTotal responsesHours per responseTotal hoursCost per hourTotal cost
1HUD-50157—Mixed-Finance Development Proposal6016016960$50$48,000
2Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Amendment to the Annual Contributions Contract60160241,4405072,000
3Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Declaration of Restrictive Covenants601600.25152253,375
4Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Final Title Policy6016016960225216,000
5Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Legal Opinion6016016022513,500
6Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Documents. Mixed-Finance Evidentiaries601601166,9602251,566,000
7Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Regulatory and Operating Agreement601608480225108,000
8Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Transition Plan601608480225108,000
9HUD-50161—Mixed-Finance Certifications and Assurances601600.251550750
10Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Site Acquisition Proposal110111088805044,000
11Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Development Proposal50150804,00050200,000
12HUD-50156—Mixed-Finance Development Proposal Calculator60160160503,000
13HUD-50059—Mixed-Finance Homeownership Term Sheet.20120163205016,000
14Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Homeownership Addendum201201632022572,000
15HUD-50158—Mixed-Finance Homeownership Certifications and Assurances201200.25550250
16HUD-50160—Mixed-Finance and Homeownership Pre-Funding Certifications and Assurances801800.2520501,000
17Supplementary Document: Unique Legal Document. Mixed-Finance Homeownership Declaration of Restrictive Covenants201200.25550250
Totals13092016,9802,472,125

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following:

(1) 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) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;

(3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

(4) Ways to 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.

HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions.

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

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Dated: July 23, 2015.

Merrie Nichols-Dixon,

Deputy Director Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. 2015-18824 Filed 7-30-15; 8:45 am]

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