60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Housing Discrimination Claim Form HUD-903.1, HUD-903.1A, HUD-903.1B, HUD-903.1C, HUD-903.1F, HUD-903.1CAM, HUD-903.1KOR, HUD-903.1RUS, HUD-903-1_Somali; OMB Control No.: 2529-0011

CourtHousing And Urban Development Department
Published date25 June 2021
Record Number2021-13553
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[FR Doc. 2021–13527 Filed 6–24–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4140–01–P
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
[Docket No. FR–7037–N–02]
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information
Collection: Comment Request;
Housing Discrimination Claim Form
HUD–903.1, HUD–903.1A, HUD–903.1B,
HUD–903.1C, HUD–903.1F, HUD–
903.1CAM, HUD–903.1KOR, HUD–
903.1RUS, HUD–903–1_Somali; OMB
Control No.: 2529–0011
AGENCY
: Office of the Assistant
Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal
Opportunity, HUD.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The proposed reinstatement,
with revised title and minor text
revisions, of an expired, previously
approved information collection for
HUD Form Series HUD–903.1, HUD–
903.1A, HUD–903.1B, HUD–903.1C,
HUD–903.1F, HUD–903.1CAM, HUD–
903.1KOR, HUD–903.1RUS, and HUD–
903–1_Somali will be submitted to the
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) for review, in accordance with
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
HUD is soliciting comments from all
interested parties on the proposed
reinstatement of this information
collection.
DATES
: Comment Due Date: August 24,
2021.
ADDRESSES
: Interested persons are
invited to submit comments regarding
the proposed reinstatement of this
information collection. Comments
should refer to the proposal by name
and/or OMB Control Number, and
should be sent to Colette Pollard,
Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act
Officer, QMAC, U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development, 451
7th Street SW, Room 4186, Washington,
DC 20410–2000; telephone number
(202) 402–3400 (this is not a toll-free
number), or email at Colette.Pollard@
hud.gov for a copy of the proposed
forms or other available information.
Hearing or speech impaired individuals
may access this number via TTY by
calling the toll-free Federal Relay
Service at: 1–(800) 877–8339.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Erik
A. Heins, Director, Enforcement Support
Division, Office of Enforcement, U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban
Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room
5214, Washington, DC 20410–2000;
telephone number (202) 402–5887 (this
is not a toll-free number), or email at
ERIK.A.HEINS@hud.gov. Hearing or
speech impaired individuals may access
this number via TTY by calling the toll-
free Federal Relay Service at: 1–(800)
877–8339.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: HUD is
submitting this proposed reinstatement,
with revised title and minor text
revisions, of an expired, previously
approved information collection to the
OMB for review, as required by the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 [44
U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended].
HUD has revised the previous title of
the HUD Form Series HUD–903.1
information collection from ‘‘Housing
Discrimination Information Form’’ to
‘‘Housing Discrimination Claim Form
(‘‘Form’’).’’ This revised title
emphasizes that submitting a Housing
Discrimination Claim Form to HUD is
not equivalent to filing a jurisdictional
housing discrimination complaint with
HUD. The proposed minor text revisions
comply with the procedures described
in HUD’s Fair Housing Act regulation at
24 CFR part 103, subpart B, Subsections
103.10, 103.15, 103.20, 103.25, 103.30,
103.35, and 103.40. The revised Form
also provides a complete list of mailing
addresses, email addresses, and fax
numbers for HUD’s ten (10) Regional
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
(FHEO) Offices.
The proposed minor text revisions to
HUD Form Series HUD–903.1 will not
increase the information collection
burden for aggrieved persons. Both the
previous and revised Forms ask an
aggrieved person to provide their full
name; address; phone and/or email
contact information; and alternative
contact information. Both Forms also
ask the aggrieved person to answer five
(5) preliminary questions that may
establish HUD’s authority (jurisdiction)
to file and investigate a Fair Housing
Act complaint.
The proposed minor text revisions to
HUD Form Series HUD–903.1 will not
increase the total annual burden hours
for aggrieved persons who submit the
Form to HUD via the internet.
Therefore, HUD does not believe that
the time for completing the online
version of the Form will exceed the
current 45-minute time limit for internet
submissions.
This Notice is soliciting comments
from members of the public and affected
agencies concerning the proposed
reinstatement, with revised title and
minor text revisions, of an expired,
previously approved collection of
information concerning alleged
discriminatory housing practices under
the Fair Housing Act [42 U.S.C. 3601 et
seq.]. The Fair Housing Act prohibits
discrimination in the sale, rental,
occupancy, advertising, and insuring of
residential dwellings; and in residential
real estate-related transactions; and in
the provision of brokerage services,
based on race, color, religion, sex,
handicap [disability], familial status, or
national origin. The Fair Housing Act
also makes it unlawful to coerce,
intimidate, threaten, or interfere with
any person who has (1) exercised their
fair housing rights; or (2) aided or
encouraged another person to exercise
their fair housing rights.
Any person who claims to have been
injured by a discriminatory housing
practice, or any person who believes
that they will be injured by a
discriminatory housing practice that is
about to occur, may file a complaint
with HUD not later than one year after
the alleged discriminatory housing
practice occurred or terminated. HUD
has designed Housing Discrimination
Claim Form HUD–903.1 to promote
consistency in the documents that, by
statute, must be provided to persons
against whom complaints are filed
[‘‘respondents’’], and for the
convenience of the general public.
Section 103.25 of HUD’s Fair Housing
Act regulation describes the information
that must be included in each complaint
filed with HUD. For purposes of
meeting the Act’s one-year time
limitation for filing complaints with
HUD, complaints need not be initially
submitted on the Form that HUD
provides. Housing Discrimination Claim
Form HUD–903.1 (English language),
HUD–903.1A (Spanish language), HUD–
903.1B (Chinese language), HUD–903.1C
(Arabic language), HUD–903.1F
(Vietnamese language), HUD–903.1CAM
(Cambodian language), HUD–903.1KOR
(Korean language), HUD–903.1RUS
(Russian language), and HUD–903–
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1_(Somali language) may be submitted
to HUD by mail, in person, by facsimile,
by email, or via the internet to HUD’s
Office of Fair Housing and Equal
Opportunity (FHEO). FHEO staff uses
the information provided on the Form to
verify HUD’s authority to investigate the
aggrieved person’s allegations under the
Fair Housing Act.
A. Overview of Information Collection
Proposed Revised Title of Information
Collection: Housing Discrimination
Claim Form.
OMB Control Number: 2529–0011.
Type of Request: Proposed
reinstatement, with revised title and
minor text revisions, of an expired,
previously approved information
collection.
Form Number: HUD–903.1.
Description of the need for the
information and proposed use: HUD
uses the Housing Discrimination Claim
Form HUD–903.1 (Form) to collect
pertinent information from persons
wishing to file housing discrimination
complaints with HUD under the Fair
Housing Act. The Fair Housing Act
makes it unlawful to discriminate in the
sale, rental, occupancy, advertising, or
insuring of residential dwellings; or to
discriminate in residential real estate-
related transactions; or in the provision
of brokerage services, based on race,
color, religion, sex, handicap
[disability], familial status, or national
origin. The Fair Housing Act also makes
it unlawful to coerce, intimidate,
threaten, or interfere with any person
who has (1) exercised their fair housing
rights; or (2) aided or encouraged
another person to exercise their fair
housing rights.
Any person who claims to have been
injured by a discriminatory housing
practice, or any person who believes
that they will be injured by a
discriminatory housing practice that is
about to occur, may file a complaint
with HUD not later than one year after
the alleged discriminatory housing
practice occurs or terminates. The Form
promotes consistency in the collection
of information necessary to contact
persons who file housing discrimination
complaints with HUD. It also aids in the
collection of information necessary for
initial assessments of HUD’s authority
to investigate alleged discriminatory
housing practices under the Fair
Housing Act. This information may
subsequently be provided to persons
against whom complaints are filed
[‘‘respondents’’], as required under
section 810(a)(1)(B)(ii) of the Fair
Housing Act.
Agency form numbers, if applicable:
Form HUD–903.1 (English), Form HUD–
903.1A (Spanish), Form HUD–903.1B
(Chinese), Form HUD–903.1C (Arabic),
Form HUD–903.1F (Vietnamese), Form
HUD–903.1CAM (Cambodian), Form
HUD–903.1KOR (Korean), Form HUD–
903.1RUS (Russian), and Form HUD–
903–1_(Somali).
Members of affected public:
Individuals or households; businesses
or other for-profit, not-for-profit
institutions; State, Local, or Tribal
Governments.
Estimation of the total number of
hours needed to prepare the information
collection, including the number of
respondents, frequency of response, and
hours of responses: During FY 2020,
HUD staff received approximately
21,846 information submissions from
persons wishing to file housing
discrimination complaints with HUD.
Of this total, HUD received 1,298
complaint submissions by telephone.
The remaining 20,548 complaint
submissions were transmitted to HUD
by mail, in-person, by email, and via the
internet. HUD estimates that an
aggrieved person requires
approximately 45 minutes in which to
complete this Form. The Form is
completed once by each aggrieved
person. Therefore, the total number of
annual burden hours for this Form is
15,411 hours.
20,548 × 1 (frequency) × .45 minutes
(.75 hours) = 15,411 hours.
Annualized cost burden to
complainants: HUD does not provide
postage-paid mailers for this
information collection. Accordingly,
aggrieved persons choosing to submit
this Form to HUD by regular mail must
pay the United States Postal Service’s
(USPS) prevailing First Class Postage
rate. As of the date of this Notice, the
annualized cost burden per person,
based on a one-time submission of this
Form to HUD via the USPS’s First Class
Postage rate, is Fifty-five Cents ($0.55)
per person. During FY 2020, FHEO staff
received approximately 1,533
submissions of potential complaint
information by mail. Based on this
number, HUD estimates that the total
annualized cost burden for aggrieved
persons who submit this Form to HUD
by mail is $843.00. Aggrieved persons
may also submit this Form to HUD in
person, by facsimile, by email, or
electronically via the internet.
Status of the proposed information
collection: Proposed reinstatement, with
revised title and minor text revisions, of
an expired, previously approved
collection of pertinent information from
persons wishing to file Fair Housing Act
complaints with HUD.
B. Solicitation of Public Comments
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 information
collection is necessary for the
performance of the agency’s functions;
(2) Whether the agency’s estimate of
burdens imposed by the information
collection is accurate;
(3) Ways to enhance the quality,
utility, and clarity of the information to
be collected; and
(4) Ways to minimize the burdens of
the information collection on aggrieved
persons, including 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
comments in response to these
questions.
C. Authority
Section 3507 of the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C.
Chapter 35, as amended.
Erik Heins,
Director, Enforcement Support Division,
FHEO.
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BILLING CODE 4210–67–P
DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
[Docket No. FR–7036–N–04]
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information
Collection: HOME Investment
Partnerships Program, OMB Control
No. 2506–0171
AGENCY
: Office of Community Planning
and Development, (HUD).
ACTION
: Notice of proposed information
collection.
SUMMARY
: HUD is revising its existing
HOME Program PRA to reflect
additional funding appropriated for the
HOME program under the American
Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (Pub. L. 117–
2) (ARP). 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.
DATES
: Comments Due Date: August 24,
2021.
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