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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Application and Recertification Packages for Approval of Nonprofit Organizations in FHA Activities

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: October 7, 2016.


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: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email:

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Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at or telephone 202-402-3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard.

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

The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on June 21, 2016 at 81 FR 40340.Start Printed Page 61709

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Application and Recertification Packages for Approval of Nonprofit Organizations in FHA Activities.

OMB Approval Number: 2502-0540.

Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection.

Form Number: None.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In order for nonprofit organizations to participate in FHA Nonprofit and Government Entity Programs they must submit an application and be approved by FHA. The FHA Nonprofit programs include: HUD Homes where a nonprofit may be able to buy a FHA REO property at the discount; FHA Mortgagor where a nonprofit can qualify for an FHA insured loan; and Secondary Financing where a nonprofit can provide financial assistance to low to-moderate- income family in the purchase of a home. Once a Nonprofit submits and application that is approved, the Nonprofit is placed on the FHA Nonprofit Organization Roster. The Nonprofit must recertify every two years and maintain documentation for reporting purposes and to permit FHA to monitor their activities to ensure compliance with program requirements.

Respondents: Nonprofit Organizations.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 395.

Estimated Number of Responses: 731.

Frequency of Response: 1 to 4.

Average Hours per Response: 24.25.

Total Estimated Burdens: 8692.

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.

C. Authority

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

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Dated: September 1, 2016.

Colette Pollard,

Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2016-21482 Filed 9-6-16; 8:45 am]