Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Choice Mobility and Long-Term Affordability Evaluation

ICR 202101-2528-010


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Supporting Statement B
Supporting Statement A
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Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Choice Mobility and Long-Term Affordability Evaluation
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 04/01/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
1,817 0
1,060 0
0 0

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is proposing the collection of information for the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Choice Mobility and Long-Term Affordability Evaluation. RAD was established under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2012 to preserve affordable housing units over the long term by enabling public housing authorities (PHAs) to apply to HUD to convert at-risk public housing properties to two different forms of project-based Section 8 Housing Assistance Payments contracts—project based voucher (PBV) or project-based rental assistance (PBRA). Doing so gives PHAs more flexibility to access private and public funding sources to meet with short-term capital needs, reduce their reliance on limited appropriations, and stabilize their financial and physical condition. Choice mobility, an additional feature of RAD, allows residents of RAD properties to request a Housing Choice Voucher that they can use to move to a housing unit in the private market. Congress requested an evaluation of RAD to assess the impact of the demonstration on the preservation and improvement of public housing, the amount of private sector leveraging, and the effect on tenants. HUD contracted a two-phase evaluation to address these research areas. The Phase I results were published in 2016 and the Phase II results in 2019. The OMB Approval Number for that evaluation was 2528–0304 and expired on January 31st, 2020.The Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Act provided funds to conduct a follow-up evaluation of the RAD program, including its implementation and outcomes, the choice mobility option, the impact on tenants and related protections, and the long-term preservation of housing affordability.

US Code: 12 USC 1701z-1 Name of Law: Research and Demonstrations

Not associated with rulemaking

  85 FR 35328 06/09/2020
86 FR 12198 03/02/2021

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,817 0 0 1,817 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,060 0 0 1,060 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
New Evaluation

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Teresa Souza 202 402-5540


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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