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Notice of Submission of Proposed Information Collection to OMB; The Final Impact Evaluation for the Moving to Opportunity Demonstration

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AGENCY:

Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

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 MTO for Fair Housing Demonstration provides a unique opportunity to definitively measure the impacts of an important change in neighborhood opportunity on the employment, income, education achievement, and social well-being of low-income public housing families. Between 1994 and 1998 families living in high poverty public housing in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles were given an opportunity to move to lower poverty neighborhoods with a Housing Choice Voucher. This program was designed with a long-range research goal to measure how this move affected these families over time. This data collection request is for the final evaluation, measuring impacts after 10 years.

DATES:

Comments Due Date: September 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES:

Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB approval Number (2528-NEW) and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202-395-6974.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Lillian Deitzer, Departmental Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; e-mail Lillian_L._Deitzer@HUD.gov or telephone (202) 708-2374. This is not a toll-free number. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Deitzer or from HUD's Web site at http://www5.hud.gov:63001/​po/​i/​icbts/​collectionsearch.cfm.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

This notice informs the public that the Department of Housing and Urban Development has submitted to OMB a request for approval of the information collection described below. This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affecting agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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.

This Notice Also Lists the Following Information

Title of Proposal: The Final Impact Evaluation for the Moving to Opportunity Demonstration.

OMB Approval Number: 2528-NEW.

Form Numbers: None.

Description of the Need for the Information and Its Proposed Use

The MTO for Fair Housing Demonstration provides a unique opportunity to definitively measure the impacts of an important change in neighborhood opportunity on the employment, income, education achievement, and social well-being of low-income public housing families. Between 1994 and 1998 families living in high poverty public housing in Boston, New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and Los Angeles were given an opportunity to move to lower poverty neighborhoods with a Housing Choice Voucher. This program was designed with a long-range research goal to measure how this move affected these families over time. This data collection request is for the final evaluation, measuring impacts after 10 years.

Frequency of Submission: On Occasion, Other One-Time Collection.

Number of respondentsAnnual responses×Hours per response=Burden hours
Reporting burden10,27411.6817,288
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Total Estimated Burden Hours: 17,288.

Status: New Collection.

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Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended.

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Dated: August 21, 2007.

Lillian L. Deitzer,

Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-16927 Filed 8-27-07; 8:45 am]

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