Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the Moving to Work Research Advisory Committee, 51180-51181 [2021-19765]

Download as PDF 51180 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / Notices and on October 28, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva Fontheim, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Room 4126, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–3461 (this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877– 8339 (this is a toll-free number) or can email: MTWAdvisoryCommittee@ C. Authority hud.gov. Section 3507 of the Paperwork SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. this meeting is provided in accordance Chapter 35. with the Federal Advisory Committee The General Deputy Assistant Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). The Secretary for Policy Development and Committee was established on May 2, Research, Todd M. Richardson, having 2016, to advise HUD on specific policy reviewed and approved this document, proposals and methods of research and is delegating the authority to evaluation related to the expansion of electronically sign this document to the MTW demonstration to an submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the additional 100 Public Housing Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for Authorities (PHAs). See 81 FR 24630. purposes of publication in the Federal The Committee met several times since Register. 2016 to discuss areas of policy focus for study within the MTW expansion. Nacheshia Foxx, Federal Liaison for the Department of Housing Using the advice of the Committee, the one hundred Expansion MTW PHAs and Urban Development. will be added in four to five cohorts. 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Discussion of other big idea program reforms HUD may want to test vi. Other ideas from Committee VI. Open Discussion VII. BREAK VIII. Continued Open Discussion IX. Public Input X. Committee Debrief XI. Prioritize and Rank XII. Summary of Discussion XIII. Discuss Next Steps and Adjourn October 28, From 2:00–5:00 p.m. EDT I. Welcome and Introductions II. Revisit Guiding Principles III. Review of October 14, 2021 Meeting IV. Goal for this Meeting—Discuss and provide recommendations for two new cohort studies (including research design and specific policies). V. Discussion: Policy Topics Selected at October 14, 2021 Meeting a. Key research questions b. Considerations for structuring the Cohort c. Considerations for evaluating the Cohort V. BREAK VI. Public Input VII. Committee Debrief VIII. Summary of Discussion IX. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

[Docket No.FR-6287-N-01]


Agenda and Notice of Public Meetings of the Moving to Work 
Research Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 
and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and 
Research, Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

ACTION: Notice of two federal advisory committee meetings.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for 
two meetings of the Moving to Work (MTW) Research Advisory Committee 
(Committee). The Committee meetings will be held via a virtual web-
based platform and an option for a call-in number on Thursday, October 
14, 2021, and Thursday, October 28, 2021. The meetings are open to the 
public and are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

DATES: The virtual meetings will be held on October 14, 2021, from 1:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and on October 28, 2021, 
from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eva Fontheim, Office of Public and 
Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th 
Street SW, Room 4126, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402-3461 
(this is not a toll-free number). Persons who have difficulty hearing 
or speaking may access this number via TTY by calling the Federal Relay 
Service at (800) 877-8339 (this is a toll-free number) or can email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is provided in 
accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 
10(a)(2). The Committee was established on May 2, 2016, to advise HUD 
on specific policy proposals and methods of research and evaluation 
related to the expansion of the MTW demonstration to an additional 100 
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). See 81 FR 24630. The Committee met 
several times since 2016 to discuss areas of policy focus for study 
within the MTW expansion. Using the advice of the Committee, the one 
hundred Expansion MTW PHAs will be added in four to five cohorts. To 
date, 31 PHAs have been selected to participate in the MTW Flexibility 
for Smaller PHAs Cohort, all consist of high-performing PHAs that 
administer 1,000 or fewer Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) and public 
housing units combined. An additional 10 PHAs have been selected to 
participate in the Stepped and Tiered Rent Cohort, consisting of PHAs 
with 1,001 or more public housing and HCV units. In order to ensure 
adequate sample size in the Stepped and Tiered Rent Cohort, the 
selected PHAs were required to have 1,000 or more existing non-elderly, 
non-disabled public housing and/or HCV households. This cohort will 
study different rent models that may or may not be income-based, to 
include tiered rents, and/or stepped-up rents. The Landlord Incentives 
Cohort, application deadline is October 15, 2021, will study landlord 
incentives in the housing choice voucher program.
    HUD is committed to implementing the MTW Expansion in a way that is 
responsive to the economic realities and current needs of low-income 
families; therefore, the Work Requirements Cohort has been rescinded. 
For this reason, HUD is reconvening the Committee to explore 
alternative policies to study through the MTW Expansion to ensure that 
there are 100 designated MTW PHAs. The minutes of all previous meetings 
are available on the HUD website at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/mtw/expansion/rac.
    HUD will convene two virtual meetings to explore which policies to 
study in future MTW cohorts.
    The agenda for the meetings are as follows:

October 14, 2021--1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. EDT

I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Update on the MTW Expansion
III. Review of the Agenda
IV. Background and Status Update
    a. Revisit Guiding Principles
    b. Overall status of the Expansion
    c. Small PHA Flexibility Cohort
    d. Tiered and Stepped Rent Cohort
    e. Landlord Incentives Cohort
    f. Other Cohorts Previously Discussed
    g. Questions
V. Goal for this Meeting: Discuss potential topics for remaining 
cohorts
    a. Framing
    b. Overview of options
    i. Asset Building
    ii. Sponsor-Based Housing
    iii. Project-Based Voucher Flexibilities
    iv. MTW Flexibility (small/medium PHAs)
    v. Discussion of other big idea program reforms HUD may want to 
test
    vi. Other ideas from Committee
VI. Open Discussion
VII. BREAK
VIII. Continued Open Discussion
IX. Public Input
X. Committee Debrief
XI. Prioritize and Rank
XII. Summary of Discussion
XIII. Discuss Next Steps and Adjourn

October 28, From 2:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

I. Welcome and Introductions
II. Revisit Guiding Principles
III. Review of October 14, 2021 Meeting
IV. Goal for this Meeting--Discuss and provide recommendations for two 
new cohort studies (including research design and specific policies).
V. Discussion: Policy Topics Selected at October 14, 2021 Meeting
    a. Key research questions
    b. Considerations for structuring the Cohort
    c. Considerations for evaluating the Cohort
V. BREAK
VI. Public Input
VII. Committee Debrief
VIII. Summary of Discussion
IX. Discuss Next Steps and Adjourn
    Members of the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback 
during

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the calls. The total amount of time for such feedback will be limited 
to ensure pertinent Committee business is completed. Further, the 
amount of time allotted to each individual commenter will be limited 
and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis by HUD. If the 
number of commenters exceeds the available time, HUD may ask for the 
submission of comments via email.
    The public is invited to join the October 14th meeting by clicking: 
https://ems8.intellor.com/login/840677. Follow the prompts to connect 
audio by computer or telephone. If you are unable to join the web 
conference, attendees may dial 1-888-251-2949; Access Code: 5190893#.
    The public is invited to join the October 28th meeting by clicking 
https://ems8.intellor.com/login/840685. Follow the prompts to connect 
audio by computer or telephone. If you are unable to join the web 
conference, attendees may dial 1-888-251-2949; Access Code: 1252894#.
    Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the discussion by 
first calling the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 and 
providing the FRS operator with the Conference Call Toll-Free Number: 
1-888-251-2949.
    Records and documents discussed during the meetings, as well as 
other information about the work of this Committee, will be available 
for public viewing as they become available at: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACAPublicPage by clicking on ``Agencies/
Committees'' at the top of the tool bar. These materials will also be 
available on the MTW Demonstration's expansion web page at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/mtw/expansion/rac.
    Records generated from these meetings may also be inspected and 
reproduced at the U.S. Department of Housing Development Headquarters 
in Washington, DC as they are available and when HUD is able to, both 
before and after the meetings.
    Outside of the work of this Committee, information about HUD's 
broader implementation of the MTW expansion, as well as additional 
opportunities for public input, can be found on the MTW Demonstration's 
expansion web page at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/mtw/expansion.

Dominique Blom,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.
Todd Richardson,
General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
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