[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 249 (Friday, December 28, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 76506]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31198]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5609-N-15]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 
Statutorily-Mandated Collection of Information for Tenants in LIHTC 
Properties

AGENCY: Office of the Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The proposed information collection requirement described 
below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department 
is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.

DATES: Comments Due Date: February 26, 2013.

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: Reports Liaison Officer, Office 
of Policy Development & Research, Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8226, Washington, DC 20410-5000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael K. Hollar, (202) 402-5878, for 
copies of the proposed forms and other available documents. (This is 
not a toll-free number.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department will submit the proposed 
information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended). This Notice 
is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies 
concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 
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) Evaluate the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) 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). This Notice also lists the following information:
    Title of Proposal: Statutorily-Mandated Collection of Information 
for Tenants in LIHTC Properties.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: 
Section 2835(d) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act, or HERA, 
(Pub. L. 110-289, approved July 30, 2008) amends Title I of the U.S. 
Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) (1937 Act) to add a new 
section 36 (to be codified as 42 U.S.C. 1437z-8) that requires each 
state agency administering tax credits under section 42 of the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 (low-income housing tax credits or LIHTC) to 
furnish HUD, not less than annually, information concerning the race, 
ethnicity, family composition, age, income, use of rental assistance 
under section 8(o) of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 or other similar 
assistance, disability status, and monthly rental payments of 
households residing in each property receiving such credits through 
such agency.
    New section 36 requires HUD to establish standards and definitions 
for the information to be collected by state agencies and to provide 
states with technical assistance in establishing systems to compile and 
submit such information and, in coordination with other federal 
agencies administering housing programs, establish procedures to 
minimize duplicative reporting requirements for properties assisted 
under multiple housing programs. In 2010, OMB approved the first 
collection instrument used for the collection of LIHTC household 
information (OMB Approval No. 2528-0165, expiration date 05/31/2013). 
HUD used the previously approved form to collect data on LIHTC tenants 
in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Renewal of this form is required for HUD to 
remain in compliance with the statute.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0165.
    Agency form numbers: None.
    Members of Affected Public: There are sixty state and local housing 
finance agencies which allocate low-income housing tax credits and 
conduct program compliance. HERA directs these agencies to submit the 
requested data to HUD.
    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response: This data collection includes two 
forms, one requesting data on properties placed in service in a single 
calendar year and a second requesting data on all tenants in LIHTC-
subsidized units, and will be conducted annually. HUD expects 
completion of the properties placed in service form to average 
approximately eight person-hours per respondent. HUD expects completion 
of the tenant form to average approximately forty person-hours per 
respondent. In combination, the overall response burden totals 48 
person-hours per respondent. The total estimated annual burden across 
all respondents for this data collection is 2,880 hours (60 respondents 
x 48 hours per respondent).
    Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB 
approval.

    Authority:  Section 2835(d) of the Housing and Economic Recovery 
Act, Public Law 110-289, Title I of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937 (42 
U.S.C. 1437 et seq.)

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Erika C. Poethig,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
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