MOVING TO WORK

SAHA is pleased to be one of 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the Moving to Work designation, which provides agencies with the flexibility to design and test innovative approaches to enhance the agency’s programs. The MTW designation also seeks to decrease federal spending with additional funding flexibility through a combination of public housing operating subsidy, capital fund program (CFP) grants, and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program subsidy – all under a single fund block grant.

The program’s flexibility is designed to achieve MTW’s three statutory goals:

  1. Increase self-sufficiency opportunities for families through job training, educational and employment programs
  2. Reduce expenses and achieve cost effectiveness by improving overall agency efficiencies
  3. Increase housing choices for low-income families

MTW FACT SHEET
MTW Fact Sheet

MTW AGREEMENTS, PLANS,  AND REPORTS
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REPORTS SUBMITTED AND UNDER REVIEW BY HUD

Draft FY2016 MTW Report
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Moving to Work Federal Research Advisory Committee
In 2016, David Nisivoccia, SAHA Interim President and CEO tasked Ed Hinojosa, Chief Financial Officer, to represent SAHA on the Moving to Work (MTW) federal Research Advisory Committee.
The 15-person committee, formed in June, is charged with offering independent advice to HUD on how to approach specific aspects of the seven-year expansion of the Department’s MTW Demonstration. Last year, through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Congress directed HUD to expand MTW to include an additional 100 high-performing public housing authorities over the next seven years. In addition, Congress called upon HUD to establish a federal research advisory committee.
SAHA is one of only 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the MTW designation from HUD. This designation provides agencies with administrative and programmatic flexibilities to test innovative, locally-designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies. MTW gives housing agencies exemptions from many existing requirements associated with their public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs, as well as more flexibility with how they use their federal funds.