The Moving To Work (MTW) program, authorized by section 204 of the Omnibus Consolidated Rescissions and Appropriations Act of 1996, offers a limited number of housing authorities the opportunity to design and test innovative strategies for addressing the needs of their tenants and their communities.
MTW Overview Handout and Briefing Presentations Cambridge Housing Authority's Overview of Programs
San Diego Housing Commission's MTW Fact Sheet
Tacoma Housing Authority's Combined Strategic Directives and Education Project Summary
MTW Goals and Flexibilities
MTW agencies have the flexibility to find new approaches that accomplish three primary statutory goals:
Some of the flexibilities available include:
As of December 2012, there are 39 housing authorities with MTW status. Each has an agency-specific MTW agreement with HUD, detailing the flexibilities granted in order to meet program goals. All agencies have had their agreements
extended through the end of FY2018 at the earliest. Each year, the housing authority completes an annual plan,
to be approved by HUD, and an annual report on the outcomes achieved. View the full list of participating housing authorities.