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

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AGENCY:

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, HUD.

ACTION:

Notice of a federal advisory committee meeting.

SUMMARY:

This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Moving to Work (MTW) Research Advisory Committee (Committee). The Committee meeting will be held via conference call on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. The meeting is open to the public and is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

DATES:

The teleconference meeting will be held on December 13, 2016, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Eva Fontheim, Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 4130, 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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or can email: MTWAdvisoryCommittee@hud.gov.

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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 high-performing Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). See 81 FR 24630. On July 26 and 28, 2016, HUD convened two conference call meetings of the Committee followed by a two-day in-person meeting on September 1 and 2, 2016. The minutes of these meetings are available on the HUD Web site at: http://portal.hud.gov/​hudportal/​HUD?​src=​/​program_​offices/​public_​indian_​housing/​programs/​ph/​mtw/​expansion.

HUD is now convening a 3-hour conference call to continue the discussion from the September meeting. HUD will convene the meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, via teleconference from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (EST). The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 From 1-4 p.m. EST

I. Welcome and Introductions

II. Summary of July and September Meetings

III. Goal for this Meeting

a. Continue discussion and provide Start Printed Page 78178recommendations on whether to study mobility and/or place-based models through a cohort of the 100-agency MTW Expansion

b. Revisit Guiding Principles

IV. Policy Framework and Research Methodology—MTW Statutory Objective #3: Increasing Housing Choice

a. Strategies to Encourage Participant Mobility

V. BREAK

VI. Policy Framework and Research Methodology—MTW Statutory Objective #3: Increasing Housing Choice (continued)

a. Place-Based Strategies as a platform for health and educational outcomes

VII. Public Input

VIII. Summary of Discussion

IX. Discuss Next Steps and Adjourn

The public is invited to call-in to the meeting by using the following Conference Toll-Free Number in the United States: 1-800-230-1074 or the following International number for those outside the United States: (612) 234-9960. Please be advised that the operator will ask callers to provide their names and their organizational affiliations (if any) prior to placing callers into the conference line. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines and for international calls, and HUD will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free phone number. 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: 1-800-230-1074.

With advance registration, members of the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback during the call. 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 registered commenters exceeds the available time, HUD may ask for the submission of comments via email. In order to pre-register to provide comments, please visit the MTW Demonstration's registration page: https://www.huduser.gov/​portal/​event/​moving-to-work-expansion-dec2016.html.

Records and documents discussed during the meeting, as well as other information about the work of this Committee, will be available for public viewing as they become available at: http://www.facadatabase.gov/​committee/​committee.aspx?​t=​c&​cid=​2570&​aid=​77 by clicking on the “Committee Meetings” link.

These materials will also be available on the MTW Demonstration's expansion Web page at: http://portal.hud.gov/​hudportal/​HUD?​src=​/​program_​offices/​public_​indian_​housing/​programs/​ph/​mtw/​expansion. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Headquarters in Washington, DC, as they become available, both before and after the meeting.

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: http://portal.hud.gov/​hudportal/​HUD?​src=​/​program_​offices/​public_​indian_​housing/​programs/​ph/​mtw/​expansion.

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Dated: October 24, 2016.

Lourdes Castro Ramírez,

Principal Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.

Katherine M. O'Regan,

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research.

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