30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase I, 61648-61649 [2014-24433]

Download as PDF 61648 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Notices (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: October 7, 2014. Michelle Trout, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–24381 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5752–N–85] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase I 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: November 13, 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: 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 June 28, 2014. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase I. OMB Approval Number: 2528—New. Type of Request: New collection. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD) was established in 2012 to stem the loss of public housing units and other subsidized housing arising from a backlog of capital needs. The program helps to convert at-risk public housing properties to two different forms of project-based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts—either project-based voucher (PBV) or project-based rental assistance (PBRA)—giving public housing authorities (PHAs) more flexibility to access private and public funding sources, easing their reliance on unpredictable appropriations. The RAD Number of respondents Form Respondent sample Physical and Financial Conditions Survey. PHAs (n = 72 PHAs; 24 PHAs implementing RAD, 48 PHAs not implementing RAD. PHAs, stakeholder, implementation consultants, project managers (n = 100). Tenants of RAD PHAs (n = 400) ..... ........................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Implementation Survey ..................... Resident Intake Study Correspondence and Intake Form. Total Burden Hours ................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 authorizing statute requires HUD to assess the impact of the program on: (1) The preservation and improvement of former public housing units, (2) the amount of private capital leveraged as a result of such conversions, and (3) the effect of conversion on residents. The evaluation is designed to examine the resources available to improve the physical conditions of a public housing property, what new opportunities RAD creates for PHAs to improve public housing physical conditions, and how it helps PHAs preserve those units over the long term. To examine whether the stated HUD and PHA objectives are achieved, HUD will be collecting quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources and analyzing data related to the following: (1) The physical and financial conditions of 24 RAD properties selected for the study and 48 non-RAD properties selected for comparison; (2) the implementation of the program, including the capital needs and amount of private funding leveraged; and (3) the experience with, and effect on, residents. At this time, funding is available to fund only the first two components of the evaluation, thus, this request for OMB clearance only covers the ‘‘first phase’’ of the evaluation—(1) an assessment of the baseline conditions of RAD properties chosen for study and the baseline conditions of the comparison non-RAD properties, and (2) an assessment of the initial RAD financing, and the implementation phase of the RAD program. The request also includes a tracking form for the resident study that will be completed as a second phase of the evaluation, should funding be made available. Respondents: PHAs and PHA tenants. Average time to complete (minimum, maximum) in minutes Total burden (hours) Frequency 72 60 (50–70) 1 72 100 60 (50–70) 1 100 400 10 (8–12) 1 67 ........................ ........................ ........................ 239 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 198 / Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / 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; (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: October 7, 2014. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–24433 Filed 10–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P [Docket No. FR–5820–FA–01] Announcement of Funding Awards Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Grants Fiscal Year 2014 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Announcement of funding awards. AGENCY: In accordance with Section 102(a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989, this announcement notifies the public of funding decisions made by the Department. The public was notified of the availability of the Emergency Safety and Security funds with PIH Notice 2014–09 (Notice), which was issued May 12, 2014. Additionally, Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) were notified of funds availability via electronic mail and a posting to the HUD Web site. PHAs were funded in accordance with the terms of the Notice. This announcement contains the consolidated names and addresses of this year’s award recipients under the Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security grant program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning the Emergency Safety and Security awards, contact Jeffrey Riddel, Director, Office of Capital Improvements, Office of Public Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4130, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 708–1640. Hearing or speech-impaired individuals may access this number via TTY by calling the tollfree Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Housing Authority of the City of Decatur, 100 Wilson Street NE., Decatur, AL 35602. Housing Authority of Evergreen, 203 Rabb Drive, Evergreen, AL 36401–3342 East Hartford Housing Authority, 546 Burnside Avenue, East Hartford, CT 06108–3511. Housing Authority of the City of Miami Beach, 200 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139–6742. LaGrange Housing Authority, 201 Chatham Street, LaGrange, GA 30240– 5313. Fort Wayne Housing Authority, 7315 South Hanna St., P.O. Box 13489, Fort Wayne, IN 46869–3489. Housing Authority of Flemingsburg, 142 Circle Drive, Flemingsburg, KY 41041–1442. Housing Authority of Floyd County, 402 John M. Stumbo Drive, Langley, KY 41645. Yazoo City Housing Authority, 121 Lindsey Dawn Dr., Yazoo City, MS 39194–2912. Greensboro Housing Authority, 450 North Church St, Greensboro, NC 27401–2001. 16:59 Oct 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Dated: September 30, 2014. Jemine A. Bryon, Acting Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing. Appendix A Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security Program FY 2014 Awards Amount funded Name/address of applicant VerDate Sep<11>2014 The Capital Fund Emergency Safety and Security program provides grants to PHAs for physical safety and security measures necessary to address crime and drug-related emergencies. More specifically, in accordance with Section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437g) (1937 Act), and Public Law 113–76 (Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2014) (FY 2014 appropriations), Congress appropriated funding to provide assistance to ‘‘public housing agencies for emergency capital needs including safety and security measures necessary to address crime and drug-related activity as well as needs resulting from unforeseen or unpreventable emergencies and natural disasters excluding Presidentially declared disasters occurring in fiscal year [2014].’’ The FY 2014 awards in this Announcement were evaluated for funding based on the criteria in the Notice. These awards are funded from the set-aside in the FY 2014 appropriations. In accordance with Section 102 (a)(4)(C) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989 (103 Stat.1987, 42 U.S.C. 3545), the Department is publishing the names, addresses, and amounts of the 13 awards made under the set aside in Appendix A to this document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SUMMARY: Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 $250,000 61649 Project description Security Cameras and Lighting. 250,000 250,000 Security Cameras, Lighting, and Fencing. Security Cameras and Lighting. 250,000 Security Cameras, Lighting, and Fencing. 187,000 Security Cameras. 248,718 Security Cameras and Access Control Systems. 175,519 Security Cameras and Security Window Screens. 241,573 250,000 Security Cameras, Fencing, and Security Entry Doors. Security Cameras and Fencing. 247,874 Security Cameras and Lighting. E:\FR\FM\14OCN1.SGM 14OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 198 (Tuesday, October 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61648-61649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-24433]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5752-N-85]


30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of 
the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase I

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: November 13, 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 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 June 
28, 2014.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental 
Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase I.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528--New.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
Rental Assistance Demonstration program (RAD) was established in 2012 
to stem the loss of public housing units and other subsidized housing 
arising from a backlog of capital needs. The program helps to convert 
at-risk public housing properties to two different forms of project-
based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts--either 
project-based voucher (PBV) or project-based rental assistance (PBRA)--
giving public housing authorities (PHAs) more flexibility to access 
private and public funding sources, easing their reliance on 
unpredictable appropriations. The RAD authorizing statute requires HUD 
to assess the impact of the program on: (1) The preservation and 
improvement of former public housing units, (2) the amount of private 
capital leveraged as a result of such conversions, and (3) the effect 
of conversion on residents.
    The evaluation is designed to examine the resources available to 
improve the physical conditions of a public housing property, what new 
opportunities RAD creates for PHAs to improve public housing physical 
conditions, and how it helps PHAs preserve those units over the long 
term. To examine whether the stated HUD and PHA objectives are 
achieved, HUD will be collecting quantitative and qualitative data from 
primary and secondary sources and analyzing data related to the 
following: (1) The physical and financial conditions of 24 RAD 
properties selected for the study and 48 non-RAD properties selected 
for comparison; (2) the implementation of the program, including the 
capital needs and amount of private funding leveraged; and (3) the 
experience with, and effect on, residents.
    At this time, funding is available to fund only the first two 
components of the evaluation, thus, this request for OMB clearance only 
covers the ``first phase'' of the evaluation--(1) an assessment of the 
baseline conditions of RAD properties chosen for study and the baseline 
conditions of the comparison non-RAD properties, and (2) an assessment 
of the initial RAD financing, and the implementation phase of the RAD 
program. The request also includes a tracking form for the resident 
study that will be completed as a second phase of the evaluation, 
should funding be made available.
    Respondents: PHAs and PHA tenants.

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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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Physical and Financial          PHAs (n = 72                  72      60 (50-70)               1              72
 Conditions Survey.              PHAs; 24 PHAs
                                 implementing
                                 RAD, 48 PHAs
                                 not
                                 implementing
                                 RAD.
Implementation Survey.........  PHAs,                        100      60 (50-70)               1             100
                                 stakeholder,
                                 implementation
                                 consultants,
                                 project
                                 managers (n =
                                 100).
Resident Intake Study           Tenants of RAD               400       10 (8-12)               1              67
 Correspondence and Intake       PHAs (n = 400).
 Form.
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Burden Hours........  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             239
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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. Chapter 35.

    Dated: October 7, 2014.
Colette Pollard,
Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-24433 Filed 10-10-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P