60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The National Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Demonstration, 16649-16650 [2020-06162]

Download as PDF 16649 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / Notices information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comments in response to these questions. C. Authority Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: March 12, 2020. Peter Ashley, Director for Policy and Standards Division, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes. [FR Doc. 2020–06185 Filed 3–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7029–N–03] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The National Family SelfSufficiency (FSS) Demonstration Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. 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: May 26, 2020. SUMMARY: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to ADDRESSES: Number of respondents Information collection Total ............................. I 1,300 A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: The National Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Demonstration. OMB Approval Number: N/A. Type of Request (i.e. new, revision or extension of currently approved collection): New collection. Form Number: N/A. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In 2012, HUD commissioned the national Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Study. MDRC Frequency of response I 1 B. Solicitation of Public Comment lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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 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 tollfree 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. Responses per annum I 1 Burden hour per response I 0.25 was selected to lead this evaluation. As part of the longer-term follow-up, which HUD authorized in 2018—and extends through 2021, MDRC will conduct a long-term follow-up survey with a sample of individuals who enrolled in the study and were randomly assigned to a program group (offered the opportunity to enroll in FSS and receive services) or a control group. The survey will allow us to understand the FSS program’s long-term effects on indicators of economic self-sufficiency (employment and income, for example) and well-being (health, financial, material, housing, for example). The survey will also provide an opportunity to understand the program participation experiences of FSS participants in the study who continue to be enrolled in FSS and those who exited for a variety of reasons, including graduation from FSS. No other comprehensive data source exists to provide the type of information that will be collected by this follow-up survey. Respondents: Participants enrolled in the HUD Family Self-Sufficiency Evaluation. Estimated Number of Respondents: The survey will be fielded to 1,300 sample members, one half coming from the program group and the other half from the control group. We expect between 60 to 70 percent of the respondents will complete the survey. Estimated Time per Response: 15minute survey interview. Frequency of Response: 1 interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 325 hours.1 Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,276. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: The survey is conducted under Title 12, United States Code, Section 1701z and Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44, U.S.C., 35, as amended. Annual burden hours I 325 Hourly cost per response I 2 $10.08 Cost I 3 $3,276 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; 1 The estimated total annual burden hours estimate if all 1,300 study participants respond to the survey is 325. However, we expect that between 60 to 70 percent of the respondents will complete the survey. In that case, the actual total annual burden hours would be between 195 to 228 hours. 2 To compute the hourly cost per response, MDRC used the average state minimum wage of the 18 study sites, as of July 1, 2020. In cases where the site’s county had a higher minimum wage than the site’s state, the county minimum wage was used for the calculations. Across the 18 sites in 7 states (California, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas), the minimum wages ranged from $7.25 to $15 per hour. 3 To compute the total estimated annual cost, the total estimated annual burden hours were multiplied by the hourly cost per response. The calculation assumes 325 total annual burden hours if all 1,300 study participants respond to the survey. However, we expect that between 60 to 70 percent of the respondents will complete the survey. In that case, the actual total annual burden hours may be between 195 and 228 hours, and the actual total annual cost would be between $1,965.60 and $2,298.24. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 16650 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 57 / Tuesday, March 24, 2020 / Notices (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: March 6, 2020. Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research. [FR Doc. 2020–06162 Filed 3–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–7025–N–04] 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Data Collection and Reporting for HUD’s Homeless Assistance Programs—Annual Performance Report and System Performance Report Office of Community Planning and Development, 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. SUMMARY: DATES: Comments Due Date: May 26, 2020. Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding ADDRESSES: this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: William Snow, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4176, Washington, DC 20410–5000; telephone 202–402–4541 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at William.Snow@ 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: William Snow, Office of Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410; email Colette Pollard at William.Snow@hud.gov or telephone 202–402–4541. 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 Mr. Snow. 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: Data Collection and Reporting for HUD’s Continuum of Care Program—Annual Performance Report and System Performance Report. OMB Approval Number: Pending. Type of Request: New. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This request is for clearance of data collection and reporting to enable the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to continue to manage and assess the effectiveness of its homeless assistance projects on an annual basis. Per 24 CFR 578.103(e), HUD requires recipients and subrecipients that receive funding through the CoC Program (authorized by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act) to prepare and submit annual project-level reports on performance and spending. This request will also enable the HUD CPD Office to initiate a process to assess the effectiveness of local coordinated systems of homeless assistance. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended, now requires communities to measure their performance as a coordinated system, in addition to analyzing performance by specific projects or project types. Section 427 of the Act established a set of selection criteria for HUD to use in awarding CoC Program funding. These selection criteria require CoCs to report to HUD their system-level performance. The intent of these selection criteria are to encourage CoCs, in coordination with Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program recipients and all other homeless assistance stakeholders in the community, to regularly measure their progress in meeting the needs of people experiencing homelessness in their community and to report this progress to HUD. This request is for HUD to collect system-level performance measure data from CoCs on an annual basis, as described in Appendix B of this document. The project APR and system-level performance measures both rely on a primary data source in each CoC—a local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). An HMIS is an electronic data collection system that stores person-level information about homeless persons who access a community’s homeless service system. Over the past decade, HUD has supported the development of local HMIS by funding their development and implementation, by providing technical assistance, and by developing national data standards that enable the collection of standardized information on the characteristics, service patterns and service needs of homeless persons within a jurisdiction and across jurisdictions. These standards are described in HUD’s HMIS Data Standards. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES ANNUAL PERFORMANCE REPORT Number of respondents Information collection Annual Performance Report (CoC Program)—Non-profit Recipients ............... Annual Performance Report (YHDP)— Non-profit Recipients ............................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Mar 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frequency of response Burden hour per response Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 4,000 1 4 16,000 $39.89 $638,240.00 200 5 5 5,000 39.89 199,450.00 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 57 (Tuesday, March 24, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No. FR-7029-N-03]


60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: The National 
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Demonstration

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, HUD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. 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: May 26, 2020.

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 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 
[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 information collection described in 
Section A.

A. Overview of Information Collection

    Title of Information Collection: The National Family Self-
Sufficiency (FSS) Demonstration.
    OMB Approval Number: N/A.
    Type of Request (i.e. new, revision or extension of currently 
approved collection): New collection.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Description of the need for the information and proposed use: In 
2012, HUD commissioned the national Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) 
Study. MDRC was selected to lead this evaluation. As part of the 
longer-term follow-up, which HUD authorized in 2018--and extends 
through 2021, MDRC will conduct a long-term follow-up survey with a 
sample of individuals who enrolled in the study and were randomly 
assigned to a program group (offered the opportunity to enroll in FSS 
and receive services) or a control group. The survey will allow us to 
understand the FSS program's long-term effects on indicators of 
economic self-sufficiency (employment and income, for example) and 
well-being (health, financial, material, housing, for example). The 
survey will also provide an opportunity to understand the program 
participation experiences of FSS participants in the study who continue 
to be enrolled in FSS and those who exited for a variety of reasons, 
including graduation from FSS. No other comprehensive data source 
exists to provide the type of information that will be collected by 
this follow-up survey.
    Respondents: Participants enrolled in the HUD Family Self-
Sufficiency Evaluation.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The survey will be fielded to 
1,300 sample members, one half coming from the program group and the 
other half from the control group. We expect between 60 to 70 percent 
of the respondents will complete the survey.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15-minute survey interview.
    Frequency of Response: 1 interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 325 hours.\1\
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    \1\ The estimated total annual burden hours estimate if all 
1,300 study participants respond to the survey is 325. However, we 
expect that between 60 to 70 percent of the respondents will 
complete the survey. In that case, the actual total annual burden 
hours would be between 195 to 228 hours.
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    Estimated Total Annual Cost: $3,276.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: The survey is conducted under Title 12, United 
States Code, Section 1701z and Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 44, U.S.C., 35, as amended.

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                                      Number of       Frequency of    Responses per   Burden hour per   Annual burden   Hourly cost per
      Information collection         respondents        response          annum           response          hours           response           Cost
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Total............................           1,300                1                1             0.25              325       \2\ $10.08       \3\ $3,276
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B. Solicitation of Public Comment
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    \2\ To compute the hourly cost per response, MDRC used the 
average state minimum wage of the 18 study sites, as of July 1, 
2020. In cases where the site's county had a higher minimum wage 
than the site's state, the county minimum wage was used for the 
calculations. Across the 18 sites in 7 states (California, Florida, 
Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas), the minimum wages 
ranged from $7.25 to $15 per hour.
    \3\ To compute the total estimated annual cost, the total 
estimated annual burden hours were multiplied by the hourly cost per 
response. The calculation assumes 325 total annual burden hours if 
all 1,300 study participants respond to the survey. However, we 
expect that between 60 to 70 percent of the respondents will 
complete the survey. In that case, the actual total annual burden 
hours may be between 195 and 228 hours, and the actual total annual 
cost would be between $1,965.60 and $2,298.24.
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    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;

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    (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: March 6, 2020.
Todd M. Richardson,
General Deputy, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research.
[FR Doc. 2020-06162 Filed 3-23-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4210-67-P