Office of Policy Development and Research, HUD.
The 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 comments from all interested parties on the proposed collection of information. Start Printed Page 63903The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment.
Comments Due Date: February 11, 2019.
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 by 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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Anna P. Guido, Reports Management Officer, QDAM, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW, Washington, DC 20410-5000; 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 toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Guido.
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This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the proposed collection of information described in Section A.
A. Overview of Information Collection
Title of Information Collection: HUD EnVision Centers Demonstration Data Collection.
OMB Approval Number: Pending.
Type of Request: New.
Form Number: TBD.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use: HUD seeks to collect data from the EnVision Center Demonstration sites to find out the effectiveness of collaborative efforts by government, industry, and nonprofit organizations to accelerate economic mobility of low-income households in communities that include HUD-assisted housing. The demonstration builds upon existing partnerships and continues collaborative work to improve the lives of residents housed with HUD assistance, by providing a forum by which cross-sector organizations can come together to design and implement local interventions to advance self-sufficiency and economic mobility through a four-pillar approach to opportunity. The four pillars are: (1) Economic Empowerment, (2) Educational Advancement, (3) Health and Wellness, and (4) Character and Leadership. HUD believes that these four pillars can be the foundation for driving collaboration amongst communities, the private sector, and the federal government, intended to improve the quality of life of HUD-assisted and low-income households and to empower them to become self-sufficient.
Located in or near Public Housing Authorities (PHA), EnVision Centers are centralized hubs for supportive services focused on the four pillars listed above. The EnVision Centers demonstration is premised on the notion that financial support alone is insufficient to solve the problem of poverty. Intentional and collective efforts across a diverse set of organizations with an even more diverse set of supportive services expertise are needed to implement a holistic approach to long-lasting self-sufficiency. Envision Centers embody this concept, bringing together a diverse set of organizations and resources under one roof, alleviating barriers commonly faced by residents and other low-income individuals including access and transportation. An example of this includes the IRS offering free tax preparation services to residents in the EnVision Center, while simultaneously having the Department of Education provide coordinators to aide residents in gathering key tax and other pertinent information needed to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Another example includes; CyberPatriots offering computer technical classes through Cybergenerations while the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides “off the shelf” entrepreneurship courses to educate residents, and other low-income individuals interested in launching their own businesses.
In its report released in January 2011, that focused on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Employment Services and Workforce Investment Act Adult employment programs funded by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that efficiencies in offering government services could be achieved by co-locating services and consolidating administrative structures. EnVision Centers aim to help foster efficiencies through co-locating government services and consolidating administrative structures. Data collection is necessary to assess and determine eligibility for EnVision Center designation and identify other activities to be conducted at EnVision Centers.
Potential EnVision Center sites are required to submit letters of commitment and Action Plans that promote and expand economic mobility. These Action Plans will describe the goals of the community's participation in the demonstration and provide, to the extent as possible, objective goals regarding the number of partnerships established with state and local government, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and private and philanthropic organizations. Once designated as an EnVision Center, designees are required to keep records (e.g., Action Plans, etc.) that document how the Demonstration is being implemented, cooperate with the evaluation, and commit to providing quarterly progress reports. The Action plan serves as a vehicle for bringing together stakeholders and providing them with a tangible path for achieving the goals of the EnVision Center. These plans will specify and formalize the participation of community stakeholders, describe gaps in current service delivery models, describe the onsite arrangements for intake processing and referrals to network stakeholders, identify the physical location(s) which can act as a shared services site to house the EnVision Center, and/or outline specific benchmarks and goals for the EnVision Center. These plans could also capture the goals of the community's participation in the demonstration and provide, to the extent possible, objective indicators of success regarding the number of partnerships established with state and local government, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and private and philanthropic organizations. Progress reports will be required on a quarterly basis in order to track EnVision Center implementation, assess and address Technical Assistance (TA) needs, and monitor activities, outputs and outcomes. A Customer Satisfaction survey will be administered within 30-days to individuals who go through the EnVision Center's intake process. This will provide information about how participants are experiencing the supports, referrals, and placement processes.
Envision Center sponsors may include Public Housing Authorities (PHAs), state and local governments, Tribes, Tribally-Designated Housing Agencies, participating jurisdictions, housing counseling agencies, multifamily owners/operators, faith-based and nonprofit organizations, and Continuums of Care (CoC).Start Printed Page 63904
Respondents (i.e., affected public): Executive Sponsor, Center Coordinator, Navigator and Participants.
|Respondent||Occupation||SOC code||Median hourly wage rate|
|EnVision Center Executive Sponsor||Chief Executive||11-1011||$88.11|
|EnVision Center Director||General and Operations Managers||11-1021||48.27|
|EnVision Center Navigator||Social and Human Service Assistant||21-1093||15.92|
|EnVision Center Participant||Federal Minimum Wage Rate||N/A||7.25|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics (May 2017), https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm and Department of Labor, Minimum Wage (2009), https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/wages/minimumwage.
The EnVision Center Executive Sponsor and Envision Center Director at the 200 EnVision Centers will complete the Commitment Letter. The EnVision Center Executive Sponsor, EnVision Center Director and the EnVision Center Navigator will complete the Action Plan and the Quarterly Report while the EnVision Center Participant will complete the Customer Satisfaction Survey.
For the Commitment Letter, it is assumed that the EnVision Center Executive Sponsor and the EnVision Center Director will need 0.25 hours to complete this a year. The total number of respondents would be 200 based on the 200 centers.
For the Action Plan, it is assumed that the EnVision Center Executive Sponsor and EnVision Center Director will need one hour to complete this and the EnVision Center Navigator will need seven hours to complete this for an average of 8 hours total.
For the Quarterly Reports, it is assumed that the EnVision Center Executive Sponsor and EnVision Center Director will need one hour to complete the review and and the EnVision Center Navigator will need five hours to complete this task for an average of 6 hours total.
For the Customer Satisfaction Survey, we anticipate an average 200 Envision Center Participant visits a year from each of the 200 centers. This is a total of 40,000 respondents per year with each survey having a completion time of three minutes.
|Information collection||Number of
respondents||Response frequency||Burden hours per
hours||Hourly cost per
|Commitment Letter (Completed by the EnVision Center Navigator/EnVision Center Executive Sponsor/EnVision Center Director)||200||1||0.25||50.00||$68.19||$3,409.50|
|Action Plan (Completed by the EnVision Center Navigator/EnVision Center Executive Sponsor/EnVision Center Director)||200||1||8.00||1,600.00||22.45||35,920|
|Quarterly Report (Completed by the EnVision Center Navigator/EnVision Center Executive Sponsor/EnVision Center Director)||200||4||6.00||4,800.00||24.63||118,224|
|Customer Satisfaction Survey (Completed by the EnVision Center Participant)||40,000||1||0.05||2,000.00||7.25||14,500.00|
B. Solicitation of Public Comment
This notice solicits 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; (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 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.
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Dated: November 30, 2018.
Todd M. Richardson,
General Deputy Assistant, Secretary for Policy Development and Research.
[FR Doc. 2018-26902 Filed 12-11-18; 8:45 am]
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