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30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

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Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.




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 30 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: July 19, 2017.


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: OIRA

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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, or telephone 202-402-3400. This is not a toll-free number. Person 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 October 24, 2016 at 81 FR 73131.

A. Overview of Information Collection

Title of Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.

OMB Approval Number: 2577-0178.

Type of Request: Reinstatement without change, of previously approved collection for which approval has expired.

Form Number: HUD-52650, HUD-52651, HUD-52652, HUD-50058, HUD-2880, HUD 52755, SF-424, SF-LLL, HUD-1044.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The FSS program, which was established in the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, promotes the development of local strategies that coordinate the use of public housing assistance and assistance under the Section 8 rental certificate and voucher programs (now known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program) with public and private resources to enable eligible families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. Public Housing Agencies, Indian Tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) consult with local officials to develop an Action Plan, enter into a Contract of Participation with each eligible family that opts to participate in the program, compute an escrow credit for the family, report annually to HUD on implementation of the FSS program, and complete a funding application for the salary of an FSS program coordinator.

Respondents: Public Housing Agencies, Tribes/Tribally Designated Housing Entities, State or Local Governments.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden

Description of information collectionNumber of respondentsResponses per yearTotal annual responsesHours per responseTotal hours
SF424—Application for Federal Assistance80018000.75600
SF LLL—Disclosure of Lobbying Activities401400.177
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HUD 2880—Applicant/Recipient/Disclosure/Update Form (OMB No. 2510-0011)800180000
HUD-52755—Sample Contract Admin. Partnership Agreement401400.177
HUD-52651—FSS Application80018001.51,200
Subtotal (Application)2.81,814
Action Plan1011010100
HUD-52650—Contract of Participation900109,000.252,250
HUD-52652—Escrow Account Credit Worksheet7505037,500.8531,875
HUD-1044—Grant Agreement*7001700N/AN/A
Annual Report (Narrative)70017001700
HUD-50058—Family Report (OMB No. 2577-0083)9005045,00000
Subtotal (Program Reporting/Recordkeeping)12.134,925
* HUD-1044, Award/Amendment is completed by HUD staff, signed by the recipient of the grant, and returned to HUD. This form is a certification and HUD ascribes no burden to its use.

Burden hours for forms showing zero burden hours in this collection are reflected in the OMB approval number cited or do not have a reportable burden.

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: June 13, 2017.

Colette Pollard,

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

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[FR Doc. 2017-12721 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]