Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion – Cohort #1


The first cohort of the MTW Expansion will evaluate the overall effects of MTW flexibility on a public housing agency (PHA) and the residents it serves. It will target PHAs with 1,000 or fewer aggregate units of public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) units.

PIH Notice 2018-17 lays out the two-step application process by which PHAs will be selected for the first cohort of the MTW Expansion. In the first step, interested PHAs that meet the eligibility criteria in Section 4(B) of PIH Notice 2018-17 will submit a Letter of Interest package to HUD by January 11, 2019. HUD will then conduct an eligibility review of these interested PHAs. Regional lotteries will then be held to determine which of the eligible, interested PHAs will be invited to apply under this Notice, which will be placed on a waitlist, and which will not receive MTW designation under this Notice or continue to the next step of the application process.

In the second step, the regional lottery selectees will be invited to submit a full MTW Plan and application requesting MTW designation. A waitlisted PHA may be invited to apply to replace a selected PHA that withdraws or does not successfully complete its application. Upon sufficient completion of the application requirements, regional lottery selectees will then be offered MTW designation in the first cohort of the MTW Expansion.


Links for First Step of Application Process

Links for Second Step of Application Process


Updated on 10/24/2018