60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2019 American Housing Survey, 45955-45957 [2018-19707]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices 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: Arlette Mussington, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives, PIH, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW (L’Enfant Plaza, Room 2206), Washington, DC 20410; telephone 202– 402–4109 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Mussington. This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Public Housing Reform Act: Changes to Admission and Occupancy Requirements. OMB Approval Number: 2577–0230. Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This collection of information implements changes to the admission and occupancy requirements for the public housing program made by the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility (QHWRA) Act of 1998 (Title V of the FY 1999 HUD appropriations Act, Pub. L. 105–276, 112 Stat. 2518, approved October 21, 1998), and the Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA), section 103, which amends the United States Housing Act of 1937. Both QHWRA and HOTMA made comprehensive changes to HUD’s public housing program. These changes include defining an ‘over-income family’ as one having an annual income 120 percent above the median income for the area for two consecutive years and includes new mandatory annual VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 reporting requirements on the number of over-income families residing in public housing and the total number of families on the public housing waiting lists at the end of each reporting year. The purpose of the admission and occupancy policy requirement is to ensure that public housing agencies have written documentation of their respective admission and occupancy policies for both the public and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Public housing authorities must have on hand and available for inspection, policies related to admission and occupancy, to respond to inquiries from tenants, legal-aid services, HUD, and other interested parties informally or through the Freedom of Information Act of policies relating to eligibility for admission and continued occupancy, local preferences, income limitations, and rent determination. HOTMA now requires PHAs to make a one-time update to their Admission and Occupancy policy to apply local over-income limits, and annually report on the number of overincome families living in their public housing units as well as the number of families on the public housing waiting list. Revisions are made to this collection to reflect adjustments in calculations based on the total number of current, active public housing agencies (PHAs) to date. The number of active public housing agencies has changed from 3,946 to 2,897 since the last approved information collection which inadvertently also included voucher only PHAs. In general, the number of PHAs can fluctuate due to many factors, including but not limited to the merging of two or more PHAs or the termination of the public housing programs due to the Rental Assistance Demonstration. Respondents (i.e., affected public): State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,897. Estimated Number of Responses: 2,897. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 24. Total Estimated Burdens: 69,528. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45955 (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. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 27, 2018. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Director, Office of Policy, Program and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2018–19706 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7007–N–04] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2019 American Housing Survey Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 13, 2018. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 45956 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices 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 SW, Washington, DC 20410–5000; 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 proposed collection of information described in Section A. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: 2019 American Housing Survey. OMB Approval Number: 2528–0017. Type of Request: Revision. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The purpose of the American Housing Survey (AHS) is to supply the public with detailed and timely information about housing quality, housing costs, and neighborhood assets, in support of effective housing policy, programs, and markets. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z–1, 1701Z–2(g), and 1710Z–10a mandates the collection of this information. Like the previous surveys, the 2019 AHS will collect ‘‘core’’ data on subjects, such as the amount and types of changes in the housing inventory, the physical condition of the housing inventory, the characteristics of the occupants, housing costs for owners and renters, the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, remodeling and repair frequency, reasons for moving, the number and characteristics of vacancies, and characteristics of resident’s neighborhood. In addition to the ‘‘core’’ data, HUD plans to collect supplemental data on post-secondary education, modifications made to assist occupants living with disabilities, and information on people’s concerns regarding the availability and affordability of food. The AHS national longitudinal sample consists of approximately 85,200 housing units, and includes oversample from the largest 15 metropolitan areas, and approximately 5,200 HUD-assisted housing units. In addition to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 national longitudinal sample, HUD plans to conduct 10 additional metropolitan area longitudinal samples, each with approximately 3,000 housing units (for a total 30,000 metropolitan area housing units). The 10 additional metropolitan area longitudinal samples were last surveyed in 2015. To help reduce respondent burden on households in the longitudinal sample, the 2019 AHS will make use of dependent interviewing techniques, which will decrease the number of questions asked. Policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff use AHS data to advise executive and legislative branches about housing conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of specific interest and concern to their respective communities. HUD needs the AHS data for two important uses. 1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, such as first-time home buyers and the elderly. 2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness. In addition to the core 2019 AHS, HUD plans to collect supplemental data on housing insecurity in a follow-on survey to the AHS. Housing insecurity is defined as a significant lapse for a given household of one or more elements of secure housing. These elements include affordability, stable occupancy, and whether the housing is decent and safe. ‘‘Affordability’’ implies that shelter costs are manageable over the long term without severely burdening or compromising other consumption that normally is essential for health and well-being. The second element, ‘‘stable occupancy’’, implies that the household does not face substantial risk of involuntary displacement for economic or noneconomic reasons. The final element, ‘‘decent and safe’’, implies that a unit has physical attributes that satisfy functional needs for well-being related to health, security, and support for activities of daily living. Such attributes include appropriate facilities for excluding external threats, providing climate control, storing and preparing food, maintaining physical and mental hygiene, and developing human potential. Not included are aspects of PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the neighborhood or environment that one encounters beyond the confines of the structure or property. HUD plans to conduct the Housing Insecurity Follow-On survey concurrently with the 2019 AHS. Respondents who meet certain criteria based on their responses to the 2019 AHS will be recruited at the end of the production questionnaire and offered an incentive of $40 to participate. Of the respondents who agree to participate in the follow-on survey, a total of 4,000 responses will be collected via telephone. Once the follow-on interview has been completed, respondents will receive the incentive for their participation. Data collected from this follow-on survey will be used for research and scale development purposes. HUD needs the AHS Housing Insecurity Follow-On data for two important uses. With the data: 1. HUD can evaluate the feasibility of collecting data on housing insecurity and better define housing insecurity. 2. HUD can measure the quality of the questions asked regarding housing insecurity and develop a composite housing insecurity scale. Members of affected public: Households. Estimated number of respondents: 119,200. Estimated time per response: 38.8 minutes. Frequency of response: One time every two years. Estimated total annual burden hours: 77,800. Estimated total annual cost: The only cost to respondents is that of their time. The total estimated cost is $66,800,000. Respondent’s obligation: Voluntary. Legal authority: This survey is conducted under Title 12, U.S.C., Section 1701z–1 et seq. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice solicits 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 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 45957 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 11, 2018 / Notices 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 30, 2018. Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2018–19707 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7001–N–49] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Assessment of Additional Resource Needs for Smoke-Free Policy Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HUD 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 30 days of public comment. DATES: Comments Due Date: October 11, 2018. 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: SUMMARY: Information collection Number of respondents A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Assessment of Additional Resource Needs for Smoke-Free Policy. OMB Approval Number: 2577—New. Type of Request: New Collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In December of 2016, HUD finalized a rule requiring each and every public housing agency (PHA) to implement a SmokeFree policy by July 30, 2018 (effective date). The Smoke-Free public housing Frequency of response Responses per annum Burden hour per response rule is codified under 24 CFR parts 965.651, 965.653, 965.655, and 966.4. PHAs are required to have amended all resident leases by the effective date, at which point the policy must be enforced in full. Smoking of ‘‘lit tobacco products’’ such as cigarettes and hookahs is banned indoors and in outdoor areas within 25 feet of buildings. PHAs have the option of modifying the policy to expand the scope to e-cigarettes and/or additional areas on the property (e.g., playgrounds). PHAs may also opt to provide designated smoking areas (DSAs) outside the 25-foot boundary to provide shelter for smokers who reside in their public housing units. Residents who smoke are not required to quit, but if they wish to do so, then cessation services may be provided to them. HUD may issue other policies in the future that pertain to health or otherwise affect public housing agency operations. This survey will gather data on policies and programs pertaining to smoke-free policies. The information will be collected via online survey such as Qualtrics or SurveyMonkey, and will consist of approximately 40 questions, including Likert-type survey items and free response boxes. The submissions will be accessed by the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) in order to evaluate the overall implementation effectiveness and identify areas that are experiencing difficulty in their implementation of policies. PIH may develop additional resources and/or target local resources that may be able to assist in their efforts. Respondents (i.e., affected public): PHA leadership and staff. Total burden hours Hourly cost per responses Total annualized cost Completing online questionnaire ............ 870.00 1.00 870.00 0.25 217.50 30.47 $6,627.22 Total ...................... 870.00 1.00 870.00 0.25 217.500 30.47 6,627.22 B. Solicitation of Public Comment daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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@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 January 31, 2018 at 83 FR 4506. 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 18:49 Sep 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 (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. PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 30, 2018. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–19705 Filed 9–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 11, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7007-N-04]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: 2019 American 
Housing Survey

AGENCY: Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 13, 2018.

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 [email protected] 
for a copy of the proposed forms or other available information. 
Persons with hearing or

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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 20410-5000; email Anna P. Guido at 
[email protected] 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 proposed collection of information 
described in Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: 2019 American Housing Survey.
    OMB Approval Number: 2528-0017.
    Type of Request: Revision.
    Form Number: None.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: The 
purpose of the American Housing Survey (AHS) is to supply the public 
with detailed and timely information about housing quality, housing 
costs, and neighborhood assets, in support of effective housing policy, 
programs, and markets. Title 12, United States Code, Sections 1701Z-1, 
1701Z-2(g), and 1710Z-10a mandates the collection of this information.
    Like the previous surveys, the 2019 AHS will collect ``core'' data 
on subjects, such as the amount and types of changes in the housing 
inventory, the physical condition of the housing inventory, the 
characteristics of the occupants, housing costs for owners and renters, 
the persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, 
remodeling and repair frequency, reasons for moving, the number and 
characteristics of vacancies, and characteristics of resident's 
neighborhood. In addition to the ``core'' data, HUD plans to collect 
supplemental data on post-secondary education, modifications made to 
assist occupants living with disabilities, and information on people's 
concerns regarding the availability and affordability of food.
    The AHS national longitudinal sample consists of approximately 
85,200 housing units, and includes oversample from the largest 15 
metropolitan areas, and approximately 5,200 HUD-assisted housing units. 
In addition to the national longitudinal sample, HUD plans to conduct 
10 additional metropolitan area longitudinal samples, each with 
approximately 3,000 housing units (for a total 30,000 metropolitan area 
housing units). The 10 additional metropolitan area longitudinal 
samples were last surveyed in 2015.
    To help reduce respondent burden on households in the longitudinal 
sample, the 2019 AHS will make use of dependent interviewing 
techniques, which will decrease the number of questions asked. Policy 
analysts, program managers, budget analysts, and Congressional staff 
use AHS data to advise executive and legislative branches about housing 
conditions and the suitability of public policy initiatives. Academic 
researchers and private organizations also use AHS data in efforts of 
specific interest and concern to their respective communities.
    HUD needs the AHS data for two important uses.
    1. With the data, policy analysts can monitor the interaction among 
housing needs, demand and supply, as well as changes in housing 
conditions and costs, to aid in the development of housing policies and 
the design of housing programs appropriate for different target groups, 
such as first-time home buyers and the elderly.
    2. With the data, HUD can evaluate, monitor, and design HUD 
programs to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
    In addition to the core 2019 AHS, HUD plans to collect supplemental 
data on housing insecurity in a follow-on survey to the AHS. Housing 
insecurity is defined as a significant lapse for a given household of 
one or more elements of secure housing. These elements include 
affordability, stable occupancy, and whether the housing is decent and 
safe. ``Affordability'' implies that shelter costs are manageable over 
the long term without severely burdening or compromising other 
consumption that normally is essential for health and well-being. The 
second element, ``stable occupancy'', implies that the household does 
not face substantial risk of involuntary displacement for economic or 
non-economic reasons. The final element, ``decent and safe'', implies 
that a unit has physical attributes that satisfy functional needs for 
well-being related to health, security, and support for activities of 
daily living. Such attributes include appropriate facilities for 
excluding external threats, providing climate control, storing and 
preparing food, maintaining physical and mental hygiene, and developing 
human potential. Not included are aspects of the neighborhood or 
environment that one encounters beyond the confines of the structure or 
property.
    HUD plans to conduct the Housing Insecurity Follow-On survey 
concurrently with the 2019 AHS. Respondents who meet certain criteria 
based on their responses to the 2019 AHS will be recruited at the end 
of the production questionnaire and offered an incentive of $40 to 
participate. Of the respondents who agree to participate in the follow-
on survey, a total of 4,000 responses will be collected via telephone. 
Once the follow-on interview has been completed, respondents will 
receive the incentive for their participation. Data collected from this 
follow-on survey will be used for research and scale development 
purposes.
    HUD needs the AHS Housing Insecurity Follow-On data for two 
important uses. With the data:
    1. HUD can evaluate the feasibility of collecting data on housing 
insecurity and better define housing insecurity.
    2. HUD can measure the quality of the questions asked regarding 
housing insecurity and develop a composite housing insecurity scale.
    Members of affected public: Households.
    Estimated number of respondents: 119,200.
    Estimated time per response: 38.8 minutes.
    Frequency of response: One time every two years.
    Estimated total annual burden hours: 77,800.
    Estimated total annual cost: The only cost to respondents is that 
of their time. The total estimated cost is $66,800,000.
    Respondent's obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal authority: This survey is conducted under Title 12, U.S.C., 
Section 1701z-1 et seq.

B. Solicitation of Public Comment

    This notice solicits 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

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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 30, 2018.
Todd M. Richardson,
General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research.
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