60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Evaluation, 41635-41637 [2017-18578]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 169 / Friday, September 1, 2017 / Notices (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 23, 2017. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–18579 Filed 8–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6003–N–08] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Evaluation 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 comments 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: DATES: Comments Due Date: October 31, 2017. 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 Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Aug 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project. OMB Approval Number: Pending. Type of Request: New. Agency Form Numbers: No agency forms will be used. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Evaluation (YHDE), by the Office of Policy Development and Research, at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is to assess the progress and results of the 2017 YHDP grantee communities in developing and executing a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. YHDP grant funds help communities to work with youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community partners to create comprehensive community plans to end youth homelessness; these comprehensive plans are a major focus for the grantees in the first grant year. The grant funding is used for a variety of housing options, including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, and transitional housing, as well as innovative programs. YHDP also will support youth-focused performance measurement and coordinated entry systems. In order to obtain a clear picture of YHDP grant activities, this longitudinal, multi-level evaluation will measure activities and progress of grantees essential to building and sustaining effective community change. Data collection will occur during two evaluation components with each component including data collection activities and analyses. These components include two waves of a web-based survey of Continuums of Care, and site visits with each demonstration community and the three selected comparison sites. Component one, a web-based survey of Continuums of Care (CoCs) in the U.S. will be administered twice, in PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41635 Years 1 and 4 of the evaluation, to all CoC program directors across the country excluding the 10 YHDP grantees and three comparison communities, for a total of 400 survey participants each wave. These data will provide an understanding of system developments occurring across the country and provide a comparative basis for understanding the demonstration communities. The survey will ask questions about the nature and capacity of the prevention and crisis approaches in place, the housing and service solutions, and the strategies for screening and assessing youth. It will focus on understanding the coordination and collaboration between the homeless assistance system and mainstream service systems, as well as whether and how the system prioritizes and coordinates referrals to the different programs. The second data collection component is comprised of site visits which will be conducted with each demonstration community and the three comparison non-grantee CoCs. The site visits will include interviews with key informants, with project technical assistance (TA) providers, and youth, as well as focus groups with different subgroups of youth. The site visit guide will describe data collection procedures to be followed to ensure rigor and consistency across site visit teams. The first site visit will be conducted as soon as OMB approval is received to collect information while grantees are developing their coordinated community plans. The second site visit will be conducted in early 2019 to explore how the plans are being implemented, as well as barriers to or facilitators of change. The third and final site visits will be scheduled after community plans have been in effect for at least one year (mid-2020). Respondents: Continuum of Care Lead Agency contacts, key community partners, TA provider staff and youth with interaction with CoCs. Estimated total number of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, hours of response, and cost of response time: Based on the assumptions and tables below, we calculate the estimated annual burden hours for the study to be 380 hours and the annual cost to be $6,716.90. Across the four years of the study, the total burden hours would be 1,520 and the total cost for the four years to be $26,867.60. The annual cost of information collection from CoC program directors assumes 400 respondents, surveyed on two occasions over the four years of the evaluation, E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 41636 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 169 / Friday, September 1, 2017 / Notices ((400*2)/4=200). It is further assumed that two YHDP Grantee staff per site, and six Program administrators per site will be interviewed. The full calculation assumptions are shown below. Derivations for the column ‘‘Hourly Cost Per Response,’’ are explained below. ESTIMATED HOUR AND COST BURDEN OF INFORMATION COLLECTION Information collection Number of respondents Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost $ CoC Program Directors YHDP Grantee Staff .... Program Administrators Service Providers ......... Government Agency Staff .......................... TA Providers ................ Youth (Interviews) ........ Youth (Focus Groups) 400 26 78 78 2 3 3 3 200 20 59 59 0.2 2.0 1.0 1.0 40 40 59 59 30.54 20.14 30.54 20.14 $1,221.60 805.60 1,801.86 1,188.26 26 10 26 468 3 3 3 3 20 8 20 92 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.5 16 8 20 138 24.56 20.14 7.25 7.25 392.96 161.12 145.00 1,000.50 Total ...................... 1,112 ........................ 478 ........................ 380 ........................ 6,716.90 ESTIMATED HOUR BURDEN OF INFORMATION COLLECTION CALCULATION BASIS Information collection Number of respondents CoC Program Directors ........................................... YHDP Grantee Staff ................................................ Program Administrators ........................................... Service Providers ..................................................... Government Agency Staff ........................................ TA Providers ............................................................ Youth (Interviews) .................................................... Youth (Focus Groups) ............................................. 400 .......................................................................... 2/site, 13 sites = 26 ................................................ 6/site, 13 sites = 78 ................................................ 6/site, 13 sites = 78 ................................................ 2/site, 13 sites = 26 ................................................ 10 ............................................................................ 2/site, 13 sites = 26 ................................................ 36/site, 13 sites = 468 ............................................ 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 (400×2)/4 = 200 (26×3)/4 = 20 (78×3)/4 = 59 (78×3)/4 = 59 (26×3)/4 = 20 (10×3)/4 = 8 (26×3)/4 = 20 (468×3)/4 = 92 Total .................................................................. 1,112 ....................................................................... ........................ 478 As summarized below, we estimated the hourly cost per response using the May 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics median hourly wages for the labor categories, Social and Community Services Manager (11–9151, $30.54) and Social and Community Services Specialist, All Other (21–1099, $20.14). We used the Social and Community Services Manager rate for the CoC Program Directors and Program Administrators. We used the Social and Community Services Specialist, All Other rate for YHDP grantee staff, service providers, and TA providers. For Respondent Occupation and and and and and Community Community Community Community Community Services Services Services Services Services Frequency of response Responses per annum the government workers, we used an average of state and local Social and Community Services Specialist, All Other (21–2099, $24.56). The youth hourly wage is based on the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour. SOC code CoC program directors ............ YHDP grantee staff ................. Program administrators ........... Service providers ..................... Government agency staff ........ Social Social Social Social Social Manager ............................... Specialist, All Others ........... Manager ............................... Specialist, All Others ........... Specialist, All Others ........... 11–9151 21–1099 11–9151 21–1099 21–1099 TA providers ............................ Youth ....................................... Social and Community Services Specialist, All Others ........... Federal minimum wage ............................................................ 21–1099 — Median hourly wage $30.54. $20.14. $30.54. $20.14. Average of state and local, $24.56. $20.14. $7.25. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2015), https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrci.htm. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Aug 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 (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 the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 169 / Friday, September 1, 2017 / Notices Dated: August 23, 2017. Todd M. Richardson, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2017–18578 Filed 8–31–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–6021–N–02] Fair Market Rents for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program, and Other Programs Fiscal Year 2018 and Adoption of Methodology Changes for Estimating Fair Market Rents Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Fair Market Rents (FMRs) and adoption of methodology changes for estimating FMRs. AGENCY: Section 8(c)(1) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (USHA), as amended by the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA), requires the Secretary to publish FMRs not less than annually, adjusted to be effective on October 1 of each year. Section 8(c)(1)(B) of USHA, as amended by HOTMA, requires that HUD publish for comment a notice of proposed material changes in the methodology for estimating FMRs and a notice containing HUD’s final decisions regarding such proposed substantial methodological changes. On May 26, 2017, HUD published a notice proposing changes to the methodology used for estimating FMRs and requested public comment. This notice adopts HUD’s May 26, 2017 proposed material changes to the methodology for estimating FMRs and notifies interested parties that FY 2018 FMRs are available at www.huduser.gov. This notice also describes the methods used to calculate the FY 2018 FMRs and enumerates the procedures for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) and other interested parties to request reevaluations of their FMRs as required by HOTMA. Lastly, this notice responds to public comments HUD received on its May 26, 2017 notice. DATES: Comment Due Date: October 2, 2017. Applicability Date: October 2, 2017 unless HUD receives a request for reevaluation of specific area FMRs as described below. ADDRESSES: HUD invites interested persons to submit comments regarding sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:53 Aug 31, 2017 Jkt 241001 the FMRs and to request reevaluation of the FY 2018 FMRs to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410– 0001. Communications must refer to the above docket number and title and should contain the information specified in the ‘‘Request for Comments/ Request for Reevaluation’’ section. There are two methods for submitting public comments. 1. Submission of Comments by Mail. Comments or requests for reevaluation may be submitted by mail to the Regulations Division, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410– 0500. Due to security measures at all federal agencies, however, submission of comments by mail often results in delayed delivery. To ensure timely receipt of comments or reevaluation requests, HUD recommends that comments or requests submitted by mail be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the deadline. HUD will make all comments or reevaluation requests received by mail available to the public at http://www.regulations.gov. 2. Electronic Submission of Comments. Interested persons may submit comments or reevaluation requests electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. HUD strongly encourages commenters to submit comments or reevaluation requests electronically. Electronic submission of comments or reevaluation requests allows the author maximum time to prepare and submit a comment or reevaluation request, ensures timely receipt by HUD, and enables HUD to make them immediately available to the public. Comments or reevaluation requests submitted electronically through the http://www.regulations.gov Web site can be viewed by other submitters and interested members of the public. Commenters or reevaluation requestors should follow instructions provided on that site to submit comments or reevaluation requests electronically. Note: To receive consideration as public comments or reevaluation requests, comments or requests must be submitted through one of the two methods specified above. Again, all submissions must refer to the docket number and title of the notice. No Facsimile Comments or Reevaluation Requests. Facsimile (FAX) comments or requests for FMR reevaluation are not acceptable. Public Inspection of Public Comments and Reevaluation Requests. All properly PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41637 submitted comments and reevaluation requests and communications regarding this notice submitted to HUD will be available for public inspection and copying between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the above address. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, an advance appointment to review the public comments and reevaluation requests must be scheduled by calling the Regulations Division at 202–708–3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (toll-free number). Copies of all comments and reevaluation requests submitted are available for inspection and downloading at http:// www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information on the methodology used to develop FMRs or a listing of all FMRs, please call the HUD USER information line at 800– 245–2691 or access the information on the HUD USER Web site http:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/ fmr.html. FMRs are listed at the 40th or 50th percentile in Schedule B. For informational purposes, 40th percentile rents for the areas with 50th percentile FMRs will be provided in the HUD FY 2018 FMR documentation system at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/ datasets/fmr.html#2018_query and 50th percentile rents for all FMR areas will be published at http:// www.huduser.gov/portal/datasets/ 50per.html. Questions related to use of FMRs or voucher payment standards should be directed to the respective local HUD program staff. Questions on how to conduct FMR surveys may be addressed to Marie L. Lihn or Peter B. Kahn of the Economic and Market Analysis Division, Office of Economic Affairs, Office of Policy Development and Research at HUD headquarters, 451 7th Street SW., Room 8208, Washington, DC 20410; telephone number 202–402–2409 (this is not a toll-free number), or they may be reached at emad-hq@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access HUD numbers through TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339 (toll-free number). Electronic Data Availability. This Federal Register notice will be available electronically from the HUD User page at https://www.huduser.gov/portal/ datasets/fmr.html. Federal Register notices also are available electronically from https://www.federalregister.gov/ E:\FR\FM\01SEN1.SGM 01SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 169 (Friday, September 1, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-6003-N-08]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Evaluation of 
the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Evaluation

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 comments 
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: October 31, 2017.

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 HUD Youth 
Homelessness Demonstration Project.
    OMB Approval Number: Pending.
    Type of Request: New.
    Agency Form Numbers: No agency forms will be used.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
purpose of the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Project Evaluation 
(YHDE), by the Office of Policy Development and Research, at the U.S. 
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is to assess the 
progress and results of the 2017 YHDP grantee communities in developing 
and executing a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending 
youth homelessness. YHDP grant funds help communities to work with 
youth advisory boards, child welfare agencies, and other community 
partners to create comprehensive community plans to end youth 
homelessness; these comprehensive plans are a major focus for the 
grantees in the first grant year. The grant funding is used for a 
variety of housing options, including rapid re-housing, permanent 
supportive housing, and transitional housing, as well as innovative 
programs. YHDP also will support youth-focused performance measurement 
and coordinated entry systems. In order to obtain a clear picture of 
YHDP grant activities, this longitudinal, multi-level evaluation will 
measure activities and progress of grantees essential to building and 
sustaining effective community change.
    Data collection will occur during two evaluation components with 
each component including data collection activities and analyses. These 
components include two waves of a web-based survey of Continuums of 
Care, and site visits with each demonstration community and the three 
selected comparison sites.
    Component one, a web-based survey of Continuums of Care (CoCs) in 
the U.S. will be administered twice, in Years 1 and 4 of the 
evaluation, to all CoC program directors across the country excluding 
the 10 YHDP grantees and three comparison communities, for a total of 
400 survey participants each wave. These data will provide an 
understanding of system developments occurring across the country and 
provide a comparative basis for understanding the demonstration 
communities. The survey will ask questions about the nature and 
capacity of the prevention and crisis approaches in place, the housing 
and service solutions, and the strategies for screening and assessing 
youth. It will focus on understanding the coordination and 
collaboration between the homeless assistance system and mainstream 
service systems, as well as whether and how the system prioritizes and 
coordinates referrals to the different programs.
    The second data collection component is comprised of site visits 
which will be conducted with each demonstration community and the three 
comparison non-grantee CoCs. The site visits will include interviews 
with key informants, with project technical assistance (TA) providers, 
and youth, as well as focus groups with different subgroups of youth. 
The site visit guide will describe data collection procedures to be 
followed to ensure rigor and consistency across site visit teams. The 
first site visit will be conducted as soon as OMB approval is received 
to collect information while grantees are developing their coordinated 
community plans. The second site visit will be conducted in early 2019 
to explore how the plans are being implemented, as well as barriers to 
or facilitators of change. The third and final site visits will be 
scheduled after community plans have been in effect for at least one 
year (mid-2020).
    Respondents: Continuum of Care Lead Agency contacts, key community 
partners, TA provider staff and youth with interaction with CoCs.
    Estimated total number of hours needed to prepare the information 
collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, 
hours of response, and cost of response time: Based on the assumptions 
and tables below, we calculate the estimated annual burden hours for 
the study to be 380 hours and the annual cost to be $6,716.90. Across 
the four years of the study, the total burden hours would be 1,520 and 
the total cost for the four years to be $26,867.60. The annual cost of 
information collection from CoC program directors assumes 400 
respondents, surveyed on two occasions over the four years of the 
evaluation,

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((400*2)/4=200). It is further assumed that two YHDP Grantee staff per 
site, and six Program administrators per site will be interviewed. The 
full calculation assumptions are shown below. Derivations for the 
column ``Hourly Cost Per Response,'' are explained below.

                                                Estimated Hour and Cost Burden of Information Collection
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                                             Number of     Frequency of    Responses per    Burden hour    Annual burden    Hourly cost
         Information collection             respondents      response          annum       per response        hours       per response    Annual cost $
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CoC Program Directors...................             400               2             200             0.2              40           30.54       $1,221.60
YHDP Grantee Staff......................              26               3              20             2.0              40           20.14          805.60
Program Administrators..................              78               3              59             1.0              59           30.54        1,801.86
Service Providers.......................              78               3              59             1.0              59           20.14        1,188.26
Government Agency Staff.................              26               3              20             0.8              16           24.56          392.96
TA Providers............................              10               3               8             1.0               8           20.14          161.12
Youth (Interviews)......................              26               3              20             1.0              20            7.25          145.00
Youth (Focus Groups)....................             468               3              92             1.5             138            7.25        1,000.50
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    Total...............................           1,112  ..............             478  ..............             380  ..............        6,716.90
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                        Estimated Hour Burden of Information Collection Calculation Basis
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                                                                              Frequency of
           Information collection                 Number of respondents         response     Responses per annum
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CoC Program Directors......................  400...........................               2      (400x2)/4 = 200
YHDP Grantee Staff.........................  2/site, 13 sites = 26.........               3        (26x3)/4 = 20
Program Administrators.....................  6/site, 13 sites = 78.........               3        (78x3)/4 = 59
Service Providers..........................  6/site, 13 sites = 78.........               3        (78x3)/4 = 59
Government Agency Staff....................  2/site, 13 sites = 26.........               3        (26x3)/4 = 20
TA Providers...............................  10............................               3         (10x3)/4 = 8
Youth (Interviews).........................  2/site, 13 sites = 26.........               3        (26x3)/4 = 20
Youth (Focus Groups).......................  36/site, 13 sites = 468.......               3       (468x3)/4 = 92
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    Total..................................  1,112.........................  ..............                  478
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    As summarized below, we estimated the hourly cost per response 
using the May 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment 
Statistics median hourly wages for the labor categories, Social and 
Community Services Manager (11-9151, $30.54) and Social and Community 
Services Specialist, All Other (21-1099, $20.14). We used the Social 
and Community Services Manager rate for the CoC Program Directors and 
Program Administrators. We used the Social and Community Services 
Specialist, All Other rate for YHDP grantee staff, service providers, 
and TA providers. For the government workers, we used an average of 
state and local Social and Community Services Specialist, All Other 
(21-2099, $24.56). The youth hourly wage is based on the federal 
minimum wage of $7.25/hour.

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              Respondent                          Occupation               SOC code        Median hourly wage
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CoC program directors.................  Social and Community Services          11-9151  $30.54.
                                         Manager.
YHDP grantee staff....................  Social and Community Services          21-1099  $20.14.
                                         Specialist, All Others.
Program administrators................  Social and Community Services          11-9151  $30.54.
                                         Manager.
Service providers.....................  Social and Community Services          21-1099  $20.14.
                                         Specialist, All Others.
Government agency staff...............  Social and Community Services          21-1099  Average of state and
                                         Specialist, All Others.                         local, $24.56.
TA providers..........................  Social and Community Services          21-1099  $20.14.
                                         Specialist, All Others.
Youth.................................  Federal minimum wage..........              --  $7.25.
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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2015), https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oessrci.htm.

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 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.


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    Dated: August 23, 2017.
Todd M. Richardson,
Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research.
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