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.

On March 14, 2019 the Department extended the deadline to May 13, 2019 for PHAs to submit letters of interest for cohort 1 which will study MTW flexibilities. 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 May 13, 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.

If you should have a question regarding the MTW Expansion Cohort 1, you can the Cohort 1 mailbox at

Applicant Information


Links for First Step of Application Process

Links for Second Step of Application Process

Updated on 05/30/2019