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Moving to Work (MTW)
Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally-designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW gives PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and more flexibility with how they use their Federal funds. MTW PHAs are expected to use the opportunities presented by MTW to inform HUD about ways to better address local community needs.

The Office of Public Housing Investments (OPHI), within the Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) at HUD headquarters, oversees the MTW Demonstration.

The Links to the right provide additional information about the MTW Demonstration and participating public housing authorities.


What's New with MTW?

Public Feedback on Draft MTW Expansion Operations Notice

September 8, 2017

Federal Register Public Comments: HUD appreciates all the time and consideration that the public gave in responding to the Federal Register Notices FR-5994-N-01 and FR-5994-N-02, on the Operations for the Expansion of the MTW Demonstration. HUD will consider all comments and the public will have another opportunity to provide input before the Notice is finalized. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the Expansion at this website.

The Federal Register public comments can be found here: https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=50&so=DESC&sb=postedDate&po=0&dct=PS&D=HUD-2017-0013 and a summary of the feedback received at the listening sessions can be found here.


MTW Listening Session Recording and PowerPoint

May 30, 2017

During the months of April and May, the MTW Office held four in-person listening sessions for PHAs and stakeholders interested in the MTW Expansion Operations Notice. As part of our commitment to making the listening sessions accessible to all interested parties, portions of the Washington, DC listening session were videotaped. The video includes members of the MTW Team providing an overview of select sections of the Operations Notice and can be accessed here along with the PowerPoint from the listening sessions. As a reminder, the comment period for Federal Register Notice: FR-5994-N-02, Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment; Waiver Revision and Reopening of Comment Period closes on June 5, 2017. All interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments.


HUD Reopens Comment Period for MTW Expansion Operations Notice Soliciting Feedback

May 4, 2017

On May 4, 2017, HUD published Federal Register Notice: FR-5994-N-02, Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment; Waiver Revision and Reopening of Comment Period. This Notice revises the parameters of three waiver provisions and reopens the comment period for HUD's January 23, 2017, Federal Register notice entitled Operations Notice for the Expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment (Operations Notice). The comment period is reopened for 32 days, until June 5, 2017, to allow interested participants and stakeholders additional time to review the Operations Notice and provide feedback to HUD.
 


HUD Publishes MTW Expansion Operations Notice Soliciting Feedback

April 7, 2017

On January 23, 2017, HUD published Federal Register Notice FR-5994-N-01, Operations Notice for the Expansion of  the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program Solicitation of Comment (Operations Notice). The Operations Notice requests public comment on the implementation and operations of the MTW Expansion, as authorized by the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Appropriations Act). HUD will reopen the comment period for the Operations Notice in the coming days in order to allow interested participants and stakeholders additional time to review the Operations Notice and provide feedback to HUD. HUD encourages the public to provide feedback to the Operations Notice. Public comments will inform HUD on the implementation and continued operations of the MTW agencies selected pursuant to the 2016 Appropriations Act.

In-person Listening Sessions: As part of our continuing efforts to foster dialogue with our partners, the MTW Office will hold four listening sessions for PHAs that are interested in applying to MTW and other industry partners. These sessions will be held in Denver, Ft. Worth, Newark, NJ and Washington, DC. Through these listening sessions, we hope to hear feedback on the entire Operations Notice, focusing on the following sections: evaluation and performance assessment; calculation of funding; statutory and regulatory waivers; and regionalization. More information on the listening sessions, including how to register, can be found here.


Summary of Public Feedback on Policies to Study Under MTW Expansion

July 22, 2016

For each cohort of agencies brought on by the MTW Expansion, as authorized by the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act, one specific policy change will be implemented. HUD published notices to solicit public comments in two issues of the Federal Register in order to gather public feedback about the policies to be studied. HUD requested comments on: 1) specific policy proposal recommendations to be implemented during the expansion; 2) research and evaluation proposal recommendations; and 3) comments on what policies should be considered as having already been proven successful.

HUD received 40 responses to the solicitation for comments over a period of 45 days. Click here for the summary of comments related to the policies to study that will inform the MTW Research Federal Advisory Committee meetings on July 26, 2016 and July 28, 2016.


HUD Appoints the 15 Members of the Federal Advisory Committee

June 21, 2016

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