Moving to Work
Moving to Work (MTW) is a HUD demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW allows PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their Federal funds.
While MTW does not provide additional funds to PHAs, it does provide a research team to help design, implement, and measure results for the test programs.
DHA has submitted a letter of interest to HUD to participate in the MTW Rent Reform cohort to examine different ways of determining the portion of rent that the tenant is responsible for. If accepted to the program, DHA will provide a test group of 4,000 voucher participants as well as a control group of 4,000 voucher participants.
The purpose of this rent reform program is to understand better ways of determining the portion of rent that the tenant is responsible for. It will not affect the amount ultimately paid to landlords.