Alternative Requirements for the Family Unification Program (FUP), 4059 [2016-01374]

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[FR Doc. 2016–01388 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5922–N–01] Alternative Requirements for the Family Unification Program (FUP) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, authorizes the Secretary to carry out a demonstration testing the effectiveness of combining vouchers for homeless youth under Family Unification Program authorized under section 8(x) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (‘‘the Act’’) with assistance under the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program authorized under section 23 of the Act. The Secretary was authorized to establish alternative requirements to those contained in section 8(x) of the Act to facilitate the demonstration. This notice provides an alternative requirement to facilitate the operation of this demonstration. Specifically, this notice extends the 18-month time limit to match the length of the FSS contract, typically five years. Implementation of this demonstration will be through a notice issued by the Office of Public and Indian Housing. DATES: Effective date: January 25, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Jones, Office of Public Housing and Voucher Programs, Office of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410– 7000; telephone number 202–402–2677 (this is not a toll-free number). Hearing and speech-impaired persons may asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:09 Jan 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 access these numbers through TTY by call the Federal Relay Service as 800– 877–8339 (this is a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The comprehensive document titled ‘‘Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness’’ sets the goal of ending homelessness for youth (along with families and children) by the year 2020. FUP is a vital tool in achieving this goal. In a HUD study of the FUP program, a major barrier to greater youth participation was the time limit on the rental subsidy.1 PHAs and public child welfare agencies (PCWAs) suggested the 18-month time limit is too short, noting that landlords generally prefer annual leases with full 12-month renewals. The limited time causes high turnover rates demanding greater staff resources and creating greater administrative costs. The 18-month restriction does not align with a standard academic term for youth enrolled in an education program. Finally, youth simply need more time to become self-sufficient and transition to independent living. Implementation of this demonstration requires will be through a notice issued by the Office of Public and Indian Housing. Participation in the demonstration requires adherence to the requirements outlined in a Public and Indian Housing notice issued in supplement to this Federal Register notice and available at http:// portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/ huddoc?id=16-01pihn.pdf. Applicable Alternative Requirements To facilitate the operation of a FUP demonstration, the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, authorizes the Secretary by Federal Register notice to establish alternative requirements to those contained in Section 8(x) of the 1937 Act. Under this authority, the Secretary hereby authorizes the following alternative requirement, which has the effect of modifying the FUP statute. Waiver allowing the extension of the 18-month time limit for FUP assistance to match the length of the FSS contract for youth participating in the demonstration. Participation in the demonstration requires adherence to the requirements outlined in a Public and Indian Housing notice issued in supplement to this Federal Register notice. 1 The Family Unification Program: A Housing Resources for Youth Aging Our of Foster Care, published May 2014. This study is available at http://www.huduser.gov/portal/youth_foster_ care.html. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4059 Dated: January 15, 2016. ´ Lourdes Castro Ramırez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public and Indian Housing. [FR Doc. 2016–01374 Filed 1–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5913–N–01] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Home Equity Conversion Mortgage Client Session Evaluation 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: March 25, 2016. 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: Brian Siebentist, Office of Policy and Grant Management, Office of Housing Counseling, at Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410. This is not a toll-free number. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the tollfree 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JAN1.SGM 25JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5922-N-01]


Alternative Requirements for the Family Unification Program (FUP)

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
Housing, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 
2015, authorizes the Secretary to carry out a demonstration testing the 
effectiveness of combining vouchers for homeless youth under Family 
Unification Program authorized under section 8(x) of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 (``the Act'') with assistance under the Family 
Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program authorized under section 23 of the Act. 
The Secretary was authorized to establish alternative requirements to 
those contained in section 8(x) of the Act to facilitate the 
demonstration. This notice provides an alternative requirement to 
facilitate the operation of this demonstration. Specifically, this 
notice extends the 18-month time limit to match the length of the FSS 
contract, typically five years. Implementation of this demonstration 
will be through a notice issued by the Office of Public and Indian 
Housing.

DATES: Effective date: January 25, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Jones, Office of Public Housing 
and Voucher Programs, Office of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20410-7000; telephone number 202-402-2677 
(this is not a toll-free number). Hearing and speech-impaired persons 
may access these numbers through TTY by call the Federal Relay Service 
as 800-877-8339 (this is a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The comprehensive document titled ``Opening Doors: Federal 
Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness'' sets the goal of 
ending homelessness for youth (along with families and children) by the 
year 2020. FUP is a vital tool in achieving this goal.
    In a HUD study of the FUP program, a major barrier to greater youth 
participation was the time limit on the rental subsidy.\1\ PHAs and 
public child welfare agencies (PCWAs) suggested the 18-month time limit 
is too short, noting that landlords generally prefer annual leases with 
full 12-month renewals. The limited time causes high turnover rates 
demanding greater staff resources and creating greater administrative 
costs. The 18-month restriction does not align with a standard academic 
term for youth enrolled in an education program. Finally, youth simply 
need more time to become self-sufficient and transition to independent 
living.
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    \1\ The Family Unification Program: A Housing Resources for 
Youth Aging Our of Foster Care, published May 2014. This study is 
available at http://www.huduser.gov/portal/youth_foster_care.html.
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    Implementation of this demonstration requires will be through a 
notice issued by the Office of Public and Indian Housing. Participation 
in the demonstration requires adherence to the requirements outlined in 
a Public and Indian Housing notice issued in supplement to this Federal 
Register notice and available at http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=16-01pihn.pdf.

Applicable Alternative Requirements

    To facilitate the operation of a FUP demonstration, the 
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015, 
authorizes the Secretary by Federal Register notice to establish 
alternative requirements to those contained in Section 8(x) of the 1937 
Act. Under this authority, the Secretary hereby authorizes the 
following alternative requirement, which has the effect of modifying 
the FUP statute.
    Waiver allowing the extension of the 18-month time limit for FUP 
assistance to match the length of the FSS contract for youth 
participating in the demonstration.
    Participation in the demonstration requires adherence to the 
requirements outlined in a Public and Indian Housing notice issued in 
supplement to this Federal Register notice.

    Dated: January 15, 2016.
Lourdes Castro Ram[iacute]rez,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Public and Indian 
Housing.
[FR Doc. 2016-01374 Filed 1-22-16; 8:45 am]
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