Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1), 4158-4159 [2013-01059]

Download as PDF 4158 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; Email: OIRA Submission @omb.eop.gov, fax: 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette.Pollard@hud.gov; telephone (202) 402–3400,. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. email. 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). I. Abstract The Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements collects data on the characteristics of newly manufactured homes placed for residential use including number, sales price, location, and other selected characteristics. HUD uses the statistics to respond to a Congressional mandate in the Housing and Community Development Act of 1980, 42 U.S.C. 5424 note, which requires HUD to collect and report manufactured home sales and price information for the nation, census regions, states, and selected metropolitan areas and to monitor whether new manufactured homes are being placed on owned rather than rented lots. HUD also used these data to monitor total housing production and its affordability. Furthermore, the Survey of Manufactured (Mobile) Home Placements serves as the basis for HUD’s mandated indexing of loan limits. Section 2145 (b) of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 requires HUD to develop a method of indexing to annually adjust Title I manufactured home loan limits. This index is based on manufactured housing price data collected by this survey. Section 2145 of the HERA of 2008 also amends the maximum loan limits for manufactured home loans insured under Title I. HUD implemented the revised loan limits, as shown below, for all manufactured home loans for which applications are received on or after March 3, 2009. Loan type Purpose Manufactured home improvement loan ... For financing alterations, repairs and improvements upon or in connection with existing manufactured homes. To purchase or refinance a Manufactured Home unit(s) ......... To purchase and develop a lot on which to place a manufactured home unit. To purchase or refinance a manufactured home and lot on which to place the home. Manufactured home unit(s) ...................... Lot loan .................................................... Combination loan for lot and home ......... Old loan limit II. Method of Collection IV. Request for Comments The methodology for collecting information on new manufactured homes involves contacting a monthly sample of new manufactured homes shipped by manufacturers. The units are sampled from lists obtained from the Institute for Building Technology and Safety. Dealers that take shipment of the selected homes are mailed a survey form for recording the status of the manufactured home. Each successive month, the dealer is contacted by telephone and provides updated status information about the home. Contact continues until the selected home is placed. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with III. Data OMB Control Number: 2528–0029. Form Number: C–MH–9A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business firms or other for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000. Estimated Time per Response: 30 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost: $60,810. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 42 U.S.C. 5424 note, Title 13 U.S.C. Section 8(b), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z–1. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Dated: January 15, 2013. Colette Pollard, Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–01061 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 New loan limit $17,500 $25,090 48,600 16,200 69,678 23,226 64,800 92,904 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5689–N–01] Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1) Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: March 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 8230, Washington, DC 20410. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Stoloff, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8120, Washington, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 4159 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices DC 20410; telephone (202) 402–5723, (this is not a toll free number). Copies of the proposed data collection instruments and other available documents may be obtained from Dr. Stoloff. 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 if the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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: Rent Reform Demonstration. Description of the need for information and proposed use: The Department is conducting this study under contract with MDRC and its subcontractors (Branch Associates, The Bronner Group, Decision Information Resources, Quadel Consulting Corporation, and the Urban Institute). The project is a random controlled trial of a new alternative rent system. Families will be randomly assigned to either participate in the new/alternative rent system or to continue in the current system. Outcomes of the alternative system are hypothesized to be increases in earnings, more accurate reporting of earnings, and job retention. Random assignment will limit the extent to which selection bias drives observed results. The demonstration will document the progress of a group of Voucher holders, who will be drawn from both the current residents and new enrollees. The intent is to gain an understanding of the impact of the alternative rent system on the families as well as the administrative burden on Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). PHAs currently participating in the Moving to Work (MtW) Demonstration are being recruited to participate in this demonstration. Data collection will include the families that are part of the treatment and control groups, as well as PHA staff. Data will be gathered through a variety of methods including informational interviews, direct observation, surveys, and analysis of administrative records. The work covered under this information request is for interviews and the baseline survey. Additional work will be undertaken in subsequent task orders and covered under a separate information collection request. Members of the affected public: Approximately 25 (i.e., assuming up to 5 staff at up to 5 PHAs) PHA Staff Families with housing vouchers, remaining in the current rent system (control group): ............................................... Families with housing vouchers, enrolled in the alternative rent system (treatment group): ........................................ Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of Up to 2,000. Up to 2,000. respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Instrument Number of respondents Number responses per respondent Informed Consent Form (ICF) ................... Baseline Information Form (includes completion of the Contact Sheet). Tracking survey sample ............................. 4,000 ........... 4,000 ........... 1 1 Up to 15 minutes (or .25 hours) ................ 30 minutes, on average (or .50 hours) ..... 1,000 hours. 2,000 hours. 4,000 ........... 1 2,000 hours. 25 staff total (5 staff * 5 sites ). 1 Maximum of 30 minutes (or .50 hours), mainly to update contact information. Meetings to be incorporated into technical assistance and monitoring visits, and projected to run 30–60 minutes. Preliminary data collection related to implementation of alternative rent model. Meeting could include: PHA case management staff, PHA data management staff, or other PHA staff involved in rent reform activities. Average burden/response (in hours) DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Section 9(a), and Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z–1 et seq. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Total: 6,500 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. [Docket No. FR–5683–N–05] Dated: January 11, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Direct Endorsement Underwriter/HUD Reviewer—Analysis of Appraisal Report [FR Doc. 2013–01059 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD Commissioner, HUD. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Total burden hours 1,500 hours (or 60 minutes * 25 staff). Notice. 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. The Department requires Direct Endorsement Underwriters to maintain responsibility for the appraisal and the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5689-N-01]


Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request Rent 
Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1)

AGENCY: Office of 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: March 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding 
this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and should 
be sent to: Reports Liaison Officer, Office of Policy Development and 
Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh 
Street SW., Room 8230, Washington, DC 20410.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Stoloff, Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and 
Research, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8120, Washington,

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DC 20410; telephone (202) 402-5723, (this is not a toll free number). 
Copies of the proposed data collection instruments and other available 
documents may be obtained from Dr. Stoloff.

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 if the 
information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of 
the agency's estimate of the burden of 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: Rent Reform Demonstration.
    Description of the need for information and proposed use: The 
Department is conducting this study under contract with MDRC and its 
subcontractors (Branch Associates, The Bronner Group, Decision 
Information Resources, Quadel Consulting Corporation, and the Urban 
Institute). The project is a random controlled trial of a new 
alternative rent system. Families will be randomly assigned to either 
participate in the new/alternative rent system or to continue in the 
current system. Outcomes of the alternative system are hypothesized to 
be increases in earnings, more accurate reporting of earnings, and job 
retention. Random assignment will limit the extent to which selection 
bias drives observed results. The demonstration will document the 
progress of a group of Voucher holders, who will be drawn from both the 
current residents and new enrollees. The intent is to gain an 
understanding of the impact of the alternative rent system on the 
families as well as the administrative burden on Public Housing 
Agencies (PHAs). PHAs currently participating in the Moving to Work 
(MtW) Demonstration are being recruited to participate in this 
demonstration.
    Data collection will include the families that are part of the 
treatment and control groups, as well as PHA staff. Data will be 
gathered through a variety of methods including informational 
interviews, direct observation, surveys, and analysis of administrative 
records. The work covered under this information request is for 
interviews and the baseline survey. Additional work will be undertaken 
in subsequent task orders and covered under a separate information 
collection request.
    Members of the affected public:

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                                    Approximately 25 (i.e.,  assuming up
            PHA Staff                   to 5 staff at  up to 5 PHAs)
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Families with housing vouchers,    Up to 2,000.
 remaining in the current rent
 system (control group):.
Families with housing vouchers,    Up to 2,000.
 enrolled in the alternative rent
 system (treatment group):.
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    Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the 
information collection including number of respondents, frequency of 
response, and hours of response:

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                                                       Number       Average burden/
          Instrument                Number of       responses per    response (in         Total burden hours
                                   respondents       respondent         hours)
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Informed Consent Form (ICF)...  4,000............               1  Up to 15 minutes  1,000 hours.
                                                                    (or .25 hours).
Baseline Information Form       4,000............               1  30 minutes, on    2,000 hours.
 (includes completion of the                                        average (or .50
 Contact Sheet).                                                    hours).
Tracking survey sample........  4,000............               1  Maximum of 30     2,000 hours.
                                                                    minutes (or .50
                                                                    hours), mainly
                                                                    to update
                                                                    contact
                                                                    information.
Preliminary data collection     25 staff total (5               1  Meetings to be    1,500 hours (or 60 minutes
 related to implementation of    staff * 5 sites                    incorporated      * 25 staff).
 alternative rent model.         ).                                 into technical
 Meeting could include: PHA                                         assistance and
 case management staff, PHA                                         monitoring
 data management staff, or                                          visits, and
 other PHA staff involved in                                        projected to
 rent reform activities.                                            run 30-60
                                                                    minutes.
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    Total: 6,500 hours.
    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 1701z-1 et seq.

    Dated: January 11, 2013.
Jean Lin Pao,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2013-01059 Filed 1-17-13; 8:45 am]
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