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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program

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Office of Community Planning and Development, 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 60 days of public comment.


Comments Due Date: March 6, 2020.


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 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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Michell M. McBee, Special Needs Assistance Specialist, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs, Community Planning and Development, U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Michell M. McBee at or telephone 202-402-2799. 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. McBee.

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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 Information Collection: Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Program Renewal.

OMB Approval Number: 2506-New.

Type of Request: New.

Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Rent Calculation Worksheet is used at the beginning of the renewal contract term to determine the rent cost and can be in effect until contract rents for units in the project are adjusted. The amounts of the monthly contract rents are in accordance with HUD requirements by using the Operating Cost Allocation Factor (OCAF). The Renewal Contract is a Housing Assistance Payments contract (HAP) between the Public Housing Authority and the owner of the project.

Respondents (i.e., affected public): Homeless individuals, Public Housing Authorities, Property/Project Owners.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 378.

Estimated Number of Responses: 378.

Frequency of Response: Annually.

Average Hours per Response: 2.

Total Estimated Burdens: 756 hrs annually.

Information collectionNumber of respondentsFrequency of responseResponses per annumBurden hour per responseAnnual burden hoursHourly cost per responseAnnual cost
HAP Contract with Rent Calculation addendum378112756$40.1030,315.60

Hourly Rate at a GS-12 Level: $40.10.

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;

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(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: December 18, 2019.

John Bravacos,

General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development.

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[FR Doc. 2019-28523 Filed 1-3-20; 8:45 am]