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 RECENTLY ACCEPTED BY HUD 
FY2014 MTW Report 
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FY2015 MTW REPORT
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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.

DRAFT MTW AGENCY PLAN

SAHA is seeking public review and comments on the proposed FY2017 MTW Agency Plan. The plan includes the following:

  • Moving to Work
  • Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy (ACOP)
  • Housing Choice Voucher Administrative (Admin. Plan)
  • Capital Fund Program 

The public comment period starts on February 14, 2017, and ends March 16, 2017. Comments on the proposed changes may be delivered by electronic mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments may also be physically delivered to the attention of Policy & Planning at SAHA Central Offices at 818 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, 78204.

DRAFT FY2018 MTW AGENCY PLAN
Due to the size of the MTW Plan, links are provided to each section to facilitate downloading and review. Please click on the link to view each section. 

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Posting signed
  4. Public Hearing Agenda
  5. MTW Plan
    1. Section 1 (Introduction and Overview)
    2. Section 2 FY2018 Public Housing Units and Assisted Housing Program Voucher projections)
    3. Section 3 (Proposed MTW Activities)
    4. Section 4 (Past/Current MTW Activities)
    5. Section 5 (Sources and Uses of Funds)
    6. Section 6 (Administrative Forms and Appendices)
  6. 2017-2018 Proposed MTW Submission ACOP Plan
  7. 2018 Admin Plan Revision Summary