30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families-36-Month Follow-Up Data Collection, 79475-79476 [2013-31251]

Download as PDF 79475 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5683–N–107] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families—36-Month Follow-Up Data Collection Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: January 29, 2014. 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: 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. 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 at Colette. Pollard@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free SUMMARY: Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on September 16, 2013. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families— 36-month Follow-up Data Collection. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0259. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 36-Month Head of Household Follow-up Survey Instrument and the 36-Month Child Data Collection Instruments will support the collection of data from families enrolled in the Family Options Study. The Family Options Study, formerly referred to as The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families, was launched by HUD in 2008 in response to Senate Report 109–109 for the FY 2006 Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which directed HUD to ‘‘undertake research to ascertain the impact of various service and housing interventions in ending homelessness for families.’’ The Family Options Study is comparing several combinations of housing assistance and services in a rigorous, multi-site experiment to determine which interventions work best to promote housing stability, family preservation, child well-being, adult well-being, and self-sufficiency. Between 2010 and 2012, over 2,300 families in twelve communities enrolled in the study. Prior rounds of data collection from the adult head of household have been conducted at the point of study enrollment/random assignment, and eighteen (18) months following the date of study enrollment/random assignment. Extensive data collection from a sample of children within study families has also been conducted by the research team with funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). This next phase of data collection in the Family Options Study will support the continued collection of data from study families 36 months following the date of study enrollment/random assignment. Given the length of time which families are eligible to remain in the interventions being tested (one of the four interventions being studied can serve families for up to 18 months, and a second can serve families for up to 24 months), this final wave of data is critical to understanding how families fare after an intervention ends, and whether the same interventions that are effective in the short-term (18 months), are also effective in the longer-term (36 months). Respondents (i.e. affected public): Study households. Average time to complete (minimum, maximum) in minutes Number of respondents Total burden (hours) Form Respondent sample 36-Month Head of Household Follow-up Survey Instrument. 36-Month Child Data Collection ........ All enrolled study families (N=2,307) 2,307 65 (55–75 1 2,500 Up to two children per family ........... 2,800 60 (50–70) 1 2,800 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 5,300 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Solicitation of Public Comment 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 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapters 35. E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 79476 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 250 / Monday, December 30, 2013 / Notices Dated: December 24, 2013. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2013–31251 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5689–N–14] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Applications for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection. 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: Comment Due Date: February 28, 2014. 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: 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. SUMMARY: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at Colette.Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–3400. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Pollard. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: HUD will submit the proposed extension of 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 information collection on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is Respondents (applicants) seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Proposal: Applications for HUD Research, Evaluation, and Demonstration Cooperative Agreements. OMB Control Number: Pending. Description of the Need for the Information and Proposed Use: PD&R intends to establish cooperative agreements with qualified for-profit and nonprofit research organizations and universities to conduct research, demonstrations, and data analysis. PD&R will issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) describing the cooperative research program. To assess qualified organizations for cooperative research, PD&R must collect information about the qualifications and capacity of organizations that apply under the NOFA. Agency Form Numbers: Members of the Affected Public: Forprofit and nonprofit organizations that apply to participate under the cooperative research agreements NOFA. HUD anticipates that approximately 18 organizations will apply. Estimate of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: HUD anticipates that 18 organizations will apply, and it will take each organization an average of 66.5 hours to prepare an application, including the narrative and the mandatory forms. The total estimated burden for application by all participants is 1,197 hours. Responses per respondent Hours per response Total hours Application narrative ........................................................................................ Application forms ............................................................................................. 18 18 1 1 60.0 6.5 1,080 117 Paperwork burden .................................................................................... n/a n/a 66.5 1,197 maindgalligan on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES B. Solicitation of Public Comment 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 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:15 Dec 27, 2013 Jkt 232001 (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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. PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: December 20, 2013. Jean Lin Pao, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2013–31259 Filed 12–27–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5683-N-107]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The Impact of 
Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families--36-Month 
Follow-Up Data Collection

AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HUD has submitted the proposed information collection 
requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public 
comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: January 29, 2014.

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: 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.

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 at Colette. 
Pollard@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-3400. Persons with hearing or 
speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the 
toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. This is not a toll-
free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be 
obtained from Ms. Pollard.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD has 
submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection 
described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited 
public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days 
was published on September 16, 2013.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: The Impact of Housing and Services 
Interventions on Homeless Families--36-month Follow-up Data Collection.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0259.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use:
    The 36-Month Head of Household Follow-up Survey Instrument and the 
36-Month Child Data Collection Instruments will support the collection 
of data from families enrolled in the Family Options Study. The Family 
Options Study, formerly referred to as The Impact of Housing and 
Services Interventions on Homeless Families, was launched by HUD in 
2008 in response to Senate Report 109-109 for the FY 2006 
Transportation, Treasury, the Judiciary, Housing and Urban Development 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill, which directed HUD to 
``undertake research to ascertain the impact of various service and 
housing interventions in ending homelessness for families.'' The Family 
Options Study is comparing several combinations of housing assistance 
and services in a rigorous, multi-site experiment to determine which 
interventions work best to promote housing stability, family 
preservation, child well-being, adult well-being, and self-sufficiency. 
Between 2010 and 2012, over 2,300 families in twelve communities 
enrolled in the study. Prior rounds of data collection from the adult 
head of household have been conducted at the point of study enrollment/
random assignment, and eighteen (18) months following the date of study 
enrollment/random assignment. Extensive data collection from a sample 
of children within study families has also been conducted by the 
research team with funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National 
Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). This next 
phase of data collection in the Family Options Study will support the 
continued collection of data from study families 36 months following 
the date of study enrollment/random assignment. Given the length of 
time which families are eligible to remain in the interventions being 
tested (one of the four interventions being studied can serve families 
for up to 18 months, and a second can serve families for up to 24 
months), this final wave of data is critical to understanding how 
families fare after an intervention ends, and whether the same 
interventions that are effective in the short-term (18 months), are 
also effective in the longer-term (36 months).
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): Study households.

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                                                                   Average time
                                                                    to complete
             Form                  Respondent        Number of       (minimum,       Frequency     Total burden
                                     sample         respondents     maximum) in                       (hours)
                                                                      minutes
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36-Month Head of Household      All enrolled               2,307       65 (55-75               1           2,500
 Follow-up Survey Instrument.    study families
                                 (N=2,307).
36-Month Child Data Collection  Up to two                  2,800      60 (50-70)               1           2,800
                                 children per
                                 family.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           5,300
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B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    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 collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) 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. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in 
response to these questions.

    Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
44 U.S.C. Chapters 35.


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    Dated: December 24, 2013.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-31251 Filed 12-27-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P