Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Demonstration, 27466-27467 [2016-10642]

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AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 May 05, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: July 5, 2016. 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colette Pollard, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, U.S. 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 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 by Ms. Pollard. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice also lists the following information: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title of Proposal: Family SelfSufficiency (FSS) Program 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 and M. Davis and Company, Inc.). The project is an evaluation of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program operated at Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across the United States. The study will use random-assignment methods to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. FSS has operated since 1992 and serves voucher holders and residents of public housing. The FSS model is essentially a five-year program, and includes case management plus an escrow account. FSS case managers create a plan with families to achieve goals and connect with services that will enhance their employment opportunities. Families accrue money in their escrow accounts as they increase their earnings. To date, HUD has funded two other studies of the FSS program, but neither can indicate how well families would have done in the absence of the program. A random assignment model is needed because participant self-selection into Family Self Sufficiency program limits the ability to know whether program features rather than the characteristics of the participating families caused tenant income gains. Random assignment will limit the extent to which selection bias is driving observed results. The demonstration will document the progress of a group of FSS participants from initial enrollment to program completion (or exit). The intent is to gain a deeper understanding of the program and illustrate strategies that assist participants to obtain greater economic independence. While the main objective of FSS is stable, suitable employment, there are many interim outcomes of interest, including: Getting a first job; getting a higher paying job; self-employment/small business ownership; no longer needing benefits provided under one or more welfare programs; obtaining additional education, whether in the form of a high school diploma, higher education degree, or vocational training; buying a home; buying a car; setting up savings accounts; or accomplishing similar goals that lead to economic independence. Data collection will include the families that are part of the treatment and control groups. Data will be gathered through surveys. Members of the affected public: E:\FR\FM\06MYN1.SGM 06MYN1 27467 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 88 / Friday, May 6, 2016 / Notices Families receiving subsidized housing and enrolled in the FSS program (treatment group) ..................................................................... Families receiving subsidized housing and not enrolled in the FSS program (control group) ................................................................... Estimation of the total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: Number of respondents Instrument 1,281 1,270 Number responses per respondent Average burden/response (in hours) Total burden hours 36-Month Survey ............................................. 2,551 1 45 minutes (.75) ............................................. 1,913 Total ......................................................... ........................ ........................ ......................................................................... 1,913 Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB approval. The Council meeting will occur on June 22, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Council will consider U.S. Standard grant proposals. 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[FR Doc No: 2016-10642]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5915-N-03]


 Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment on 
the Family Self-Sufficiency Program Demonstration

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice of proposed information collection.

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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: July 5, 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: 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, U.S. 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 by Ms. Pollard.

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: Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program 
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 and M. Davis and Company, Inc.). The 
project is an evaluation of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program 
operated at Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across the United States. 
The study will use random-assignment methods to evaluate the 
effectiveness of the program. FSS has operated since 1992 and serves 
voucher holders and residents of public housing. The FSS model is 
essentially a five-year program, and includes case management plus an 
escrow account. FSS case managers create a plan with families to 
achieve goals and connect with services that will enhance their 
employment opportunities. Families accrue money in their escrow 
accounts as they increase their earnings. To date, HUD has funded two 
other studies of the FSS program, but neither can indicate how well 
families would have done in the absence of the program. A random 
assignment model is needed because participant self-selection into 
Family Self Sufficiency program limits the ability to know whether 
program features rather than the characteristics of the participating 
families caused tenant income gains. Random assignment will limit the 
extent to which selection bias is driving observed results. The 
demonstration will document the progress of a group of FSS participants 
from initial enrollment to program completion (or exit). The intent is 
to gain a deeper understanding of the program and illustrate strategies 
that assist participants to obtain greater economic independence. While 
the main objective of FSS is stable, suitable employment, there are 
many interim outcomes of interest, including: Getting a first job; 
getting a higher paying job; self-employment/small business ownership; 
no longer needing benefits provided under one or more welfare programs; 
obtaining additional education, whether in the form of a high school 
diploma, higher education degree, or vocational training; buying a 
home; buying a car; setting up savings accounts; or accomplishing 
similar goals that lead to economic independence.
    Data collection will include the families that are part of the 
treatment and control groups. Data will be gathered through surveys.
    Members of the affected public:

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Families receiving subsidized housing and enrolled in the FSS      1,281
 program (treatment group)...................................
Families receiving subsidized housing and not enrolled in the      1,270
 FSS program (control 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
              Instrument                  Number of     responses per   Average burden/response    Total burden
                                         respondents     respondent           (in hours)              hours
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36-Month Survey......................           2,551               1  45 minutes (.75)........           1,913
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    Total............................  ..............  ..............  ........................           1,913
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    Status of the proposed information collection: Pending OMB 
approval.

    Authority:  Title 13 U.S.C. 9(a), and title 12, U.S.C., section 
1701z-1 et seq.

    Dated: April 21, 2016.
Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-10642 Filed 5-5-16; 8:45 am]
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