HUD Seeks Comment on LIHTC Tenant Information Collection
HUD recently published a notice accepting public comment on the latest revision of the statutorily mandated collection of information on tenants in LIHTC sites. The information collection is mandated by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008, and requires state and local agencies administering LIHTCs to furnish information on the race, ethnicity, family composition, age, income, Section 8 assistance, disability status, and monthly rental payments of households residing in each site.
In 2010, the Office of Management and Budget approved the first collection instrument used for the collection of LIHTC household information. HUD used the previously approved form to collect data on LIHTC tenants in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The form was approved with minor changes in 2013 with an expiration of June 30, 2016. Renewal of this form is required for HUD to remain in compliance with the statute.
HUD is asking comments on the following:
- 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;
- The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information;
- Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
- 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.
Comments will be accepted until April 8. Comments can be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-5806. Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.