Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; Evaluation of the Rapid Re-Housing for Homeless Families Demonstration Program
The proposed information collection requirement described below has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. The FY 2008 budget for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.R. 2764) included a $25 million set-aside to implement a Rapid Re-housing for Families Demonstration (RRHD) Program ``expressly for the purposes of providing housing and services to homeless families.'' Also included in the legislation was a requirement that there be an evaluation of the demonstration program ``in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the rapid re-housing approach in addressing the needs of homeless families.'' The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) states that ``the Rapid Re-housing Demonstration program will include an evaluation phase, which will focus on determining the efficacy of the assessment process and the housing/ service intervention related to how successfully households are able to independently sustain housing after receiving short-term leasing assistance.'' The Participation Agreement (for the collection of informed consent and contact information), the 6-month Tracking Letter, and the Participant Follow-up Survey Instruments are all necessary to conduct the Congressionally-mandated evaluation of the Rapid Re-Housing for Families Demonstration Program.
Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Floodplain Management and Protection of Wetlands
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Office of Inspector General; Privacy Act of 1974; Notification of the Office of Inspector General Intent To Consolidate, Update, Delete, and Implement Privacy Act Systems of Records
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), notice is hereby given that HUD's Office of Inspector General (OIG) proposes to consolidate, update and delete Systems of Records (SORs) within its existing repository of SORs, and establish a new SORs to be maintained by the 13 Regional Special Agents in Charge nationwide and the Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations in Washington, D.C. The OIG, pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, currently maintains six SORs: (1) Investigative Files of the Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG-1); (2) Hotline Complaint Files of the Office of Inspector General (HUD/ OIG-2); (3) Name Indices System of the Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG-3); (4) Independent Auditor Monitoring Files of the Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG-4); (5) Auto Audit of the Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG-5); and (6) Auto Investigation of the Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG-6). The notice for these SORs was last published on May 22, 2000 (65 FR 33242). The OIG also proposes to create a seventh system of records, OIG Giglio Information File (HUD/ OIG-7). Accordingly, the notice, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), of the establishment of a new system of records follows: HUD OIG is updating its Giglio Policy and is thereby creating a new system of records for which no public notice consistent with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. section 552(e)(4) and (11) has been published, OIG Giglio Information File, HUD/OIG-7. The file is being created to ensure that, upon the request of a Requesting Official within the Department of Justice, OIG Giglio Officials are able to provide the information necessary to allow the prosecuting attorneys to meet their constitutional obligations under the United States Supreme Court case of Giglio v. United States, 405 U.S. 150 (1972), and the case law following that decision. A new routine use was established for prior 6 SORs effective October 15, 2007, as noticed in the Federal Register on September 14, 2007 (72 FR 52572). The new routine use permits disclosure of records to respond to breach of personally identifiable information. This consolidation refers to that routine uses for all 7 OIG SORs. This consolidation and update amends routine use 3 for HUD/ OIG-1, HUD/OIG-2, HUD/OIG-3, HUD/OIG-4, HUD/OIG-5, and HUD/OIG-6 to allow release of records to assist housing authorities who take personnel actions based on an OIG audit or investigation. An eleventh routine use is added to HUD/OIG-1, HUD/OIG-2, HUD/OIG- 3, HUD/OIG/5, and HUD/OIG-6 to allow release of information to licensing authorities regulating professional services, when the records reveal conduct related to activities associated with a HUD program that is appropriate for possible administrative or disciplinary sanctions, such as license revocation. The OIG has also changed the name of HUD/OIG-6, Autoinvestigation of the Office of Inspector General to HUD/OIG-6 Autoinvestigation and the Case Management Information SubSystem (CMISS), while maintaining the same routine uses and attributes of HUD/OIG-6. CMISS is an updated data system of the investigative case files, formerly maintained in Auto Investigation, which will continue to maintain its information and data. This consolidation also updates routine use 9 due to legislation (IG Reform Act of 2008) enacted in 2008 changing the name of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency (PCIE) to the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) and corrects the disposition schedule. The OIG also deletes two obsolete SORs from its inventory, the Investigation Files (HUD/DEPT 24) and Audit Planning and Operations systems (HUD/DEPT-77). This notice serves to update the OIG repository of SORs and reflects the current posture of each SOR. Additionally, this notice deletes and supersedes all prior notifications for the SORs referenced in this publication.
Notification of a New Privacy Act System of Records, Effort to Outcomes-Case Management System for the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP-IKE)
HUD proposes to create a new Privacy Act System of Records as required under the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. The new records system is the Efforts to Outcomes (ETO) system, which contains the data on families transferred to HUD by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for participation in HUD's DHAP-Ike . Pursuant to FEMA these families are deemed eligible to receive rental housing assistance and on-going case management services, due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricanes Gustav or Ike . The purpose of the ETO application is to capture and monitor pertinent data relating to family self-sufficiency, permanent housing status, service needs, and to facilitate on-going tracking and management of these services, leading to greater self-sufficiency for participants when the DHAP-Ike ends.