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Program Basics - Welfare to Work Vouchers

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 Information by State
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What's New
 -   Update of TANF Reauthorization and Related Housing Bills
 -   Update on Reallocated WtW Vouchers and Annual Budget Authority
 -   WtW Reallocation Awards Announced (Adobe PDF, 3 pages)
 -   Working Toward Independence: The President's Plan to Strengthen Welfare Reform


Below are resources about current welfare reform issues and materials to help WtW voucher program staff run their programs more effectively.

 -   View a list of PIC Coaches for each state
(Adobe PDF, 4 pages).

 -   Read about Helpful Hints regarding the
implementation of WtW Vouchers
(Adobe PDF, 1 page).

 -   Welfare to Work Voucher Program The Basics
Training: Program Rules, Guidelines, Opportunities
and Challenges
. Presented by Quadel Consulting
Corporation, 2000 (Adobe PDF, 15 pages).

 -   Start-Up Tools, Checklists, and Resources for
WtW Programs from the WtW Workshop in
San Francisco, CA
. Contributed by
California-based PHAs and organizations.

 -   Year One Final Report on the WtW Voucher
. This report was prepared by Quadel
Consulting Corporation and outlines the successes
and challenges of the first year of the WtW
Voucher Program. View this page for a report
summary and links to key excerpts from the report.

 -   Making Welfare Reform Work: Tips for Public
Housing Agencies
. Fact Sheet related to the WtW
Housing Voucher Program, distributed also at the
2000 National Conference (Adobe PDF, 5 pages).

 -   Welfare Time Limits. Resources addressing time
limits and the effects of time limits on recipient

 -   CHAC Mobility Program Assessment -- Interim
. This study, conducted by the Urban
Institute, takes an in-depth look at the Chicago
Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher
Program and provides preliminary recommendations
for improving Housing Choice Voucher Programs
(Adobe PDF, 79 pages).

 -   Research states that Housing Assistance is key
for successful WtW Programs. A conference in
April 2002, co-sponsored by the Brookings Institute
and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities,
discussed the effects of housing assistance on
successful WtW programs. View the Brookings
Institute Web site for speaker presentations and
to view the corresponding report, Housing Strategies
to Strengthen Welfare Policy and Support Working

 -   Jobs First: Final Report on Connecticut's Welfare
Reform Initiative
(Adobe PDF, 52 pages). This
document was published by Manpower
Demonstration Research Corporation and is a
study of the Connecticut DSS "Jobs First Program,"
which began in 1996.

 -   Factors Influencing the Success of HUD Section 8
Housing Choice Voucher Families, Evaluation Report
and Graphs (Adobe PDF, 10 pages and 8 pages,
respectively). This study was designed to examine
whether the combination of services provided by the
Housing Authority of Snohomish County and Everett
Housing Authority’s Welfare to Work programs
produce more self-sufficient clients than families
receiving Section 8 vouchers alone. The study
provides this assessment by defining a measure of
self-sufficiency and assessing the role of many
factors that contribute to a family’s success.
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