Federal Register: December 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 235)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-30991
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Housing and Urban Development Department
Docket ID: [Docket No. FR-4562-N-09]
ACTION: Agency information collection activities:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: 2001 American Housing Survey--National Sample
DATES: Comments Due Date: February 5, 2001.
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 of 1995. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Proposed collection; comment request,
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: 2001 American Housing SurveyNational Sample.
OMB Control Number: 25280017.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 2001 American Housing SurveyNational Sample (AHSN) provides a periodic measure of the size and composition of the housing inventory in our country. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z1, 1701Z 2(g), and 1701Z10a mandate the collection of this information.
The 2001 survey is similar to previous AHSN surveys and collects data on subjects such as the amount and types of housing in the inventory, the physical condition of the inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing by race and ethnicity, and the number and characteristics of vacancies.
Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective communities.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) needs the AHS data for two important uses.
1. With these data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among housing
needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as firsttime home buyers and the elderly.
2. With these data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
Agency Form Numbers: Computerized Versions of AHS22 and AHS23.
Members of affected public: Households.
Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response:
Number of respondents: 55,000.
Estimate Responses per Respondent: 1 every two years. Time per respondent: 34 minutes.
Total hours to respond: 31,167.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval.
Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 9(a), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z1 et seq.
Dated: November 17, 2000.
Lawrence L. Thompson,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 0030991 Filed 12500; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 421062M
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Contact Ronald J. Sepanik at (202)- 7081060, Ext. 5887 (this is not a tollfree number), or Jane M. Kneessi, Bureau of the Census, HHES Division, Washington, DC 20233, (301)4573235 (this is not a tollfree number).