DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
[Docket No. FR-5603-N-61]
Notice of Proposed Information Collection for Public Comment: Study of Public Housing Agencies' Engagement with Homeless Households--Follow-up Sample Survey
The Department will submit the proposed information collection to OMB for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35, as amended).
This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected 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 that will reduce burden, (e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses)
This Notice also lists the following information:
Title of Proposal:Study of Public Housing Agencies' Engagement with Homeless Households—Follow-up Sample Survey.
OMB Control Number:2528-pending.
Description of the need for the information and proposed use:This information collection will support research that will explore and document how public housing agencies (PHAs) currently serve and interact with homeless households, to achieve the following: (1) Establish a baseline level of PHAs' current engagement in serving homeless households, (2) document the practices of PHAs that have an explicit preference for homeless households; (3) explore PHA perceptions of barriers to, or concerns about, increasing the number of homeless households served or targeting homeless households for priority housing assistance; and (4) identify mechanisms to address or eliminate barriers to serving homeless households in mainstream housing assistance, with a focus on the housing choice voucher (HCV) program and public housing. Findings of this study will enable the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which funds PHAs, to develop strategies to expand access to mainstream housing opportunities for homeless households that are rooted in evidence and informed by the PHAs themselves. This proposed data collection consists of a telephone survey to be administered to a purposeful sample of 125 public housing agencies.