60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase 2, 62167-62168 [2016-21663]

Download as PDF 62167 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices 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. Guido. This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information collection Number of respondents The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on June 20, 2016 at 81 FR 24628. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Application for Community Compass TA and Capacity Building Program NOFA. OMB Approval Number: 2506–0198. Type of Request: Revision. Form Number: None. Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Application information is needed to determine competition winners, i.e., the technical assistance providers best able to develop efficient and effective programs and projects that increase the supply of affordable housing units, prevent and reduce homelessness, improve data collection and reporting, and use coordinated neighborhood and community development strategies to revitalize and strengthen their communities. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost Targeted Needs Assessment .................. 120 1 120 52 $6,240.00 $64.16 $400,358.40 Total ...................... 120 ........................ ........................ 52 6,240.00 64.16 400,358.40 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 31, 2016. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–21498 Filed 9–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5915–N–09] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase 2 Office of Policy Development and Research, 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 7, 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone (202) 402–5534 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at Anna.P.Guido@ hud.gov or telephone 202–402–5535. 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. Guido. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental Assistance Demonstration, Phase 2. OMB Approval Number: Pending. Type of Request: New. Form Number: No forms. 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, reducing their reliance on limited appropriations. The RAD authorizing statute requires HUD to E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 62168 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 174 / Thursday, September 8, 2016 / Notices assess the impact of the program on: (1) The preservation and improvement of former public housing units, in particular their physical and financial condition, (2) the amount of external capital leveraged as a result of such conversions, and (3) the residents living in properties at the time of conversion. To comply with this statutory requirement and examine whether the program’s objectives are being achieved, HUD will be collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary sources related to the following: (1) The physical and financial condition 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 external funding leveraged; and (3) the experience with, and effect on, residents. Information collection Number of respondents Survey of RAD tenants Interviews with PHA staff. Total ...................... 400 100 Frequency of response mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Jkt 238001 Burden hour per response This information will inform HUD, Congress, and other interested parties about how PHAs and residents are experiencing RAD now that projects have been converted, and whether or not it is achieving its intended objectives. Respondents (i.e. affected public): This information collection will affect approximately 400 households that have been enrolled in the RAD tenant study (enrollment was approved under OMB control number 2528–0304) and approximately 100 PHA staff, including Executive Directors and other high-level staff at PHAs participating in RAD. The tenant survey is expected to take 1 hour and will be conducted once for each household. The PHA interviews are expected to take 1 hour and will be conducted one time. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 1 1 1 1 400 100 $7.25 40 $2,900 4,000 ........................ 500 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. 19:34 Sep 07, 2016 Responses per annum One time ........ One time ........ B. Solicitation of Public Comment VerDate Sep<11>2014 The first phase of the evaluation has been completed, and relied on information collected in accordance with OMB control number 2528–0304. Under Phase 1, HUD surveyed PHAs about their experiences with RAD and began enrolling public housing residents to track them for Phase 2 of the study. That information collection effort occurred early in the RAD implementation process; while it provided useful information about how PHAs were approaching RAD, further information collection is necessary to understand the results of RAD. The second phase of the evaluation is now under way to answer questions about effects of RAD three to four years after its launch. This notice announces HUD’s intent to collect the following additional information: 1) a survey of residents of RAD properties and 2) follow-up interviews with PHA staff. ........................ 500 ........................ 6,900 Dated: August 31, 2016. Katherine M. O’Regan, Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2016–21663 Filed 9–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5909–N–65] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Mortgage Insurance Termination; Application for Premium Refund or Distributive Share Payment 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: October 11, 2016. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, QMAC, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for 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 21, 2016 at 81 FR 40340. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Mortgage Insurance Termination; E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 174 (Thursday, September 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62167-62168]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-21663]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-5915-N-09]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of 
the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program, Phase 2

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 7, 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: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street, SW., Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410-5000; telephone (202) 402-
5534 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Anna.P.Guido@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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 
877-8339.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna P. Guido, Reports Management 
Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Anna P. Guido at 
Anna.P.Guido@hud.gov or telephone 202-402-5535. 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. Guido.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is 
seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Rental 
Assistance Demonstration, Phase 2.
    OMB Approval Number: Pending.
    Type of Request: New.
    Form Number: No forms.
    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, reducing their reliance on limited 
appropriations. The RAD authorizing statute requires HUD to

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assess the impact of the program on: (1) The preservation and 
improvement of former public housing units, in particular their 
physical and financial condition, (2) the amount of external capital 
leveraged as a result of such conversions, and (3) the residents living 
in properties at the time of conversion.
    To comply with this statutory requirement and examine whether the 
program's objectives are being achieved, HUD will be collecting and 
analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from primary and secondary 
sources related to the following: (1) The physical and financial 
condition 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 external funding 
leveraged; and (3) the experience with, and effect on, residents.
    The first phase of the evaluation has been completed, and relied on 
information collected in accordance with OMB control number 2528-0304. 
Under Phase 1, HUD surveyed PHAs about their experiences with RAD and 
began enrolling public housing residents to track them for Phase 2 of 
the study. That information collection effort occurred early in the RAD 
implementation process; while it provided useful information about how 
PHAs were approaching RAD, further information collection is necessary 
to understand the results of RAD. The second phase of the evaluation is 
now under way to answer questions about effects of RAD three to four 
years after its launch. This notice announces HUD's intent to collect 
the following additional information: 1) a survey of residents of RAD 
properties and 2) follow-up interviews with PHA staff. This information 
will inform HUD, Congress, and other interested parties about how PHAs 
and residents are experiencing RAD now that projects have been 
converted, and whether or not it is achieving its intended objectives.
    Respondents (i.e. affected public): This information collection 
will affect approximately 400 households that have been enrolled in the 
RAD tenant study (enrollment was approved under OMB control number 
2528-0304) and approximately 100 PHA staff, including Executive 
Directors and other high-level staff at PHAs participating in RAD. The 
tenant survey is expected to take 1 hour and will be conducted once for 
each household. The PHA interviews are expected to take 1 hour and will 
be conducted one time.

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                                     Number of                             Responses per    Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
     Information collection         respondents   Frequency of  response       annum       per response        hours       per response     Annual cost
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Survey of RAD tenants...........             400  One time..............               1               1             400           $7.25          $2,900
Interviews with PHA staff.......             100  One time..............               1               1             100              40           4,000
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    Total.......................             500                          ..............  ..............             500  ..............           6,900
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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: August 31, 2016.
Katherine M. O'Regan,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2016-21663 Filed 9-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4210-67-P