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60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program; OMB Control No.: 2577-0178

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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, 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 Start Printed Page 45918requesting 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: September 28, 2020.


Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name/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 202-402-5564 (this is not a toll-free number) or email 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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Dacia Rogers, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202-402-3374. 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. Mussington.

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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: Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.

OMB Control Number: 2577-0178.

Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.

Agency Form Numbers: 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 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. This Revision represents a revision under the current FSS statute. There will be a further revision of this Collection concurrent with the promulgation of new Regulations pursuant to the new FSS statute established as Section 306 of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (Pub. L. 115-174) on May 24, 2018.

Respondents (i.e., affected public): Public Housing Agencies, State or Local Governments.

Estimated Annual Reporting and Recordkeeping Burden:

Description of information collectionNumber of respondentsResponses per yearTotal annual responsesHrs per responseTotal hours
SF424—Application for Federal Assistance800180000
SF LLL—Disclosure of Lobbying Activities4014000
HUD 2880—Applicant/Recipient/Disclosure/Update Form (OMB No. 2510-0011)800180000
HUD-52755—Sample Contract Admin. Partnership Agreement401400.176.8
HUD-52651—FSS Application80018001.51,200
Subtotal (Application)1.671,206.80
Action Plan2012010200
HUD-52650—Contract of Participation900109,000.252,250
HUD-52652—Escrow Account Credit Worksheet74010074,000.8562,900
HUD-1044—Grant Agreement *7001700N/AN/A
Annual Report (Narrative)70017001700
HUD-50058—Family Report (OMB No. 2577-0083)74010074,00000
Subtotal (Program Reporting/Recordkeeping)12.166,050
* 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 pubic 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 burden of the proposed collection of information;

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

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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: July 21, 2020.

Merrie Nichols-Dixon,

Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs, and Legislative Initiatives.

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[FR Doc. 2020-16504 Filed 7-29-20; 8:45 am]