MTW Research Advisory Committee

The 2016 Appropriations Act authorizing the MTW expansion required that HUD establish a research advisory committee.  It further required the advisory committee to include representatives from MTW PHAs, HUD program and research experts, and independent subject matter experts in housing policy research. 

On April 26, 2016, HUD published a Federal Register Notice establishing the advisory committee and a draft of the advisory committee Charter: https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-09754.  The Charter was subsequently filed with Congress on May 2, 2016, and an amendment was filed with Congress on May 19, 2016.  The MTW Committee Charter was renewed on May 2, 2018 for another two-year term.  The Committee Charter and Membership Balance Plan can be found here.  Because this committee is named in the statute to provide advice to the government, it invokes the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

As of June 29, 2018, the following are the MTW Research Advisory Committee members:

Committee Member

Organization

Josh Meehan Keene Housing
Austin Simms Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority
Chris Lamberty Lincoln Housing Authority
Maria Razo Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino 
David Nisivoccia San Antonio Housing Authority
Janny Castillo Former Resident of the Oakland Housing Authority
Cindy Lopez Former Resident of the Housing Authority of Tulare County
Asia Coney Resident of the Philadelphia Housing Authority
Larry Orr, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Heather Schwartz, Ph.D. RAND Corporation
Stefanie DeLuca, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University
Jill Khadduri, Ph.D. Abt Associates
Mary Pattillo, Ph.D. Northwestern University
Marianne Nazzaro HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing
Todd Richardson HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Notice to Solicit Recommendations

HUD solicited recommendations for specific policy proposals and methods of research and evaluation to be implemented as part of the expansion of the MTW demonstration. HUD encouraged PHAs, HUD-assisted housing residents, researchers and HUD stakeholders to submit recommendations for specific policy proposals and methods of research and evaluation that will help to inform HUD’s research advisory committee and future federal housing policy. Please refer to the Federal Register notice FR-5932-N-01 published April 4, 2016, for more detailed information about HUD’s solicitation for recommendations. https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-07663Here are the comments that HUD received: Public Feedback on Research and Evaluation of Policies Under the MTW Expansion

Committee Meetings

HUD has held several MTW Research Advisory Committee conference calls to discuss recommendations of the policies to be studied in the expansion and to discuss the evaluation and research methods.  Using the advice of the Committee, the one hundred MTW PHAs will be added in four cohorts.  The first cohort will consist of high-performing PHAs that administer 1,000 or fewer HCVs and public housing units combined, as well as experiment with the MTW flexibilities. The second cohort will consist of PHAs with 1,001 or more public housing and HCV units. Further, in order to ensure adequate sample size, the PHA must have 1,000 or more existing non-elderly, non-disabled public housing and/or HCV households and will study different rent reform models that may or may not be income based, to include tiered rents, and/or stepped-up rents. The third cohort will study work requirements and the fourth cohort will study landlord incentives in the housing choice voucher program.  Details of the meetings are listed below.

Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting Held April 30, 2019

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing a meeting of the MTW Research Advisory Committee.  The meeting date is Tuesday, April 30, 1-4:00 p.m. EDT, and will be held by teleconference at (800) 230-1059 and is open to the public.

The Federal Register Noticehere

Meeting handouts available for this meeting:

Previous Committee Meetings

Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting Held October 10, 2018

On Monday, September 10, 2018, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing a meeting of the MTW Research Advisory Committee. The meeting date is Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1-3:30 p.m. EST, and will be held by teleconference and is open to the public.

The Federal Register Noticehttps://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-09-10/pdf/2018-19646.pdf .

Handout available for this meeting:  Cohort 3 Work Requirements Memo

Meeting Minutes:  Minutes in summary format can be found here

Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting Held January 25, 2018

On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing a meeting of the MTW Research Advisory Committee.  The meeting date is Thursday, January 25, 2018, 1-3:30 p.m. EST, and will be held by teleconference and is open to the public. 

The Federal Register Noticewww.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-26/pdf/2017-27766.pdf.

Meeting handouts available for this meeting:

Meeting Minutes:  Minutes in summary format can be found here.

Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting Held December 13, 2016

On Monday, November 7, 2016, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing a meeting of the MTW Research Advisory Committee.  The meeting date is Tuesday, December 13, 2016, and will be held by teleconference and is open to the public.  Registration to attend the teleconference and/or provide comment is available here: https://www.huduser.gov/portal/event/moving-to-work-expansion-dec2016.html.

The Federal Register Noticehttps://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-07/pdf/2016-26872.pdf

Meeting handout for the meeting:  Publications of Interest: Mobility and Place Based Innovation

Meeting Minutes:  Minutes in summary format can be found here.

Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting Held September 1 - 2, 2016

On Monday, August 15, 2016, a Federal Register notice was posted for public inspection announcing a meeting of the MTW Research Advisory Committee. The two-day meeting convened on Thursday, September 1, 2016 and Friday, September 2, 2016. The meeting was held in-person at the HUD headquarters building in Washington, DC. Both days of the meeting were open to the public, and the public was able to attend in-person or by phone.

The Federal Register Notice: https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-19513

Meeting handouts and background materials available for this meeting:

Minutes of the September in-person meetings can be found here.

Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting Held on July 26 and 28, 2016

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, HUD published a Federal Register notice announcing two meetings of the MTW Research Advisory Committee. The meeting dates were Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and Thursday, July 28, 2016. Both meetings were held by phone and were open to the public.

The Federal Register Notice: https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-16444

Meeting handout for the meeting:  Summary of Public Feedback on Policies to Study Under the Moving to Work Expansion

Meeting Minutes:  Minutes in summary format can be found here.