30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1), 52350-52351 [2014-20948]

Download as PDF 52350 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 250 1 (annual) 1 80 23,760 $40.00 $950,400 Total ...................... 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. Chapter 35. Dated: August 27, 2014. Michelle Miller, Director, Programs Division for Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. [FR Doc. 2014–20988 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT A. Overview of Information Collection [Docket No. FR–5756–N–33] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Budget-Based Rent Increases Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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: November 3, 2014. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 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. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Multifamily Asset Management, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Harry Messner at harry.messner@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–2626. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. ADDRESSES: Title of Information Collection: Budget Based Rent Increases. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0324. Type of Request: Extension. Form Number: HUD–92457–a. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Budget Worksheet will be used by HUD Field staff, along with other information submitted by owners, as a tool for determining the reasonableness of rent increases. The purposes of the worksheet and the collection of budgetary information are to allow owners to plan for expected increases in expenditures. Respondents: Owners and project managers of HUD subsidized properties. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,134. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,134. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Response: Annually. Average Hours per Response: 5 hours 20 minutes. Total Estimated Burdens: 11,374. 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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 27, 2014. Laura M. Marin, Associate General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Associate Deputy Federal Housing Commissioner. [FR Doc. 2014–20941 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–71] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1) 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for an additional 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 3, 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 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 tollfree 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 March 13, 2014. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Rent Reform Demonstration (Task Order 1). OMB Approval Number: 2528–New. Type of Request: New collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Department is conducting this study under contract with MDRC and its subcontractors (Branch Associates, The Bronner Group, Quadel Consulting Corporation, and the Urban Institute). The project is a random assignment trial of an alternative rent system. Families will be randomly assigned to either participate in the new/alternative rent system or to continue in the current system. For voucher holders, outcomes of the alternative system are hypothesized to be increases in earnings, employment and job retention, among others. Random assignment will limit the extent to which selection bias drives observed results. The demonstration will document the progress of a group of housing voucher holders, who will be drawn from current residents. The intent is to gain VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Sep 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 the demonstration. Data collection will include the families that are part of the treatment and control groups, as well as PHA staff. Data for this evaluation 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 the baseline survey. Work funded by subsequent task orders will be covered under a separate information collection request. 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. Chapter 35. Dated: August 27, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20948 Filed 9–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P [Docket No. FR–5756–N–31] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Congregate Housing Services Program Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing—Federal Housing Commissioner, HUD. AGENCY: Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Notice. 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. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: November 3, 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: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 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. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For copies of the proposed forms and other available information contact Carissa Janis, Office of Housing Assistance and Grants Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410 by email Carissa.l.janis@hud.gov, telephone at 202–402–2487. (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. DATES: A. Overview of Information Collection DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT PO 00000 ACTION: 52351 Sfmt 4703 Title of Information Collection: Congregate Housing Services Program. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0485. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–90003, HUD– 90006, HUD–90198, HUD–91180–A, SF–269, 91178–A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Completion of the Annual Report by grantees provides HUD with essential E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 3, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20948]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5752-N-71]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Rent Reform 
Demonstration (Task Order 1)

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

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the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 
an additional 30 days of public comment.

DATES: Comments Due Date: October 3, 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: OIRASubmission@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 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 March 
13, 2014.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Rent Reform Demonstration (Task 
Order 1).
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-New.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Department is conducting this study under contract with MDRC and its 
subcontractors (Branch Associates, The Bronner Group, Quadel Consulting 
Corporation, and the Urban Institute). The project is a random 
assignment trial of an alternative rent system. Families will be 
randomly assigned to either participate in the new/alternative rent 
system or to continue in the current system. For voucher holders, 
outcomes of the alternative system are hypothesized to be increases in 
earnings, employment and job retention, among others. Random assignment 
will limit the extent to which selection bias drives observed results. 
The demonstration will document the progress of a group of housing 
voucher holders, who will be drawn from current residents. 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 the 
demonstration. Data collection will include the families that are part 
of the treatment and control groups, as well as PHA staff. Data for 
this evaluation 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 the baseline survey. Work funded by subsequent task orders will 
be covered under a separate information collection request.

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. Chapter 35.

    Dated: August 27, 2014.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20948 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]
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