HUD Outlines Family Self-Sufficiency Performance Measurement System
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published a November 15 notice that describes and responds to comments on a performance measurement system that it plans to implement for Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) that receive HUD Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program coordinator grants.
HUD published a notice in the December 12, 2017 Federal Register
(https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/12/2017-26696/family-self-sufficiency-performance-measurement-system-composite-score) that described and requested comment on a performance measurement system that HUD plans to implement for public housing agencies (PHAs) that receive HUD Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program coordinator grants.
Through the November 15, 2018 notice (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-15/pdf/2018-24949.pdf) , HUD is implementing the FSS performance measurement system as proposed in the 2017 notice.
In response to its call for public comments in 2017, HUD has revised the methodology it uses to compute FSS Performance Scores under the new system
Beginning with Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriations, HUD intends to use the performance measurement system in the determination of FSS funding awards. The complete, updated methodology can be found on HUD's website at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/hcv/fss.
PHA's FSS performance score will be calculated based on three measures, weighted as follows:
A. Earnings Performance Measure (50 percent);
B. FSS Graduation Rate (30 percent);
C. Participation Rate (20 percent).
HUD has selected these measures because they are important indicators of program performance and are verifiable using the data HUD collects through the PIC data system. No outside or additional reporting will be required, which ensures that the system will not increase the reporting burden of PHAs. No new Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) Information Collection will be required for the scoring, as proposed.