Moving to Work Expansion

 

Background

The MTW Demonstration was established to give Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and HUD flexibility to design and test various approaches for providing and administering housing assistance that:

  • Reduces cost and achieve greater cost effectiveness in federal expenditures;
  • Gives incentives to families with children where the head of household is working, seeking work, or is preparing for work by participating in job training, educational programs, or programs that assist people to obtain employment and become economically self-sufficient; and
  • Increases housing choices for low-income families.

The 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act (the Act), authorizes HUD to expand the MTW Demonstration (see Section 239). The 2016 legislation also directed HUD to and form a MTW Research Advisory Committee which recommended that HUD study the following policies through the MTW Expansion: MTW flexibility, rent reform, work requirements and landlord incentives. Currently, there are 39 MTW PHAs nationwide and HUD plans to expand the program to an additional 100 PHAs by 2022.

Based on the advice of the MTW Research Advisory Committee, HUD determined the five MTW Expansion cohorts are:

To learn more about the MTW Demonstration program and MTW Expansion, go to the HUD.gov MTW Demonstration web page.


MTW Expansion Timeline

HUD’s anticipated timeline for the expansion is shown the table below.

 

 

Cohort #1 –
MTW Flexibility on Small PHA

Cohort #2 –
Rent Reform

Cohort #3 –
Work Requirements

Cohort #4 –
Landlord Incentives

Cohort #5 –
MTW Flexibility on
PHAs <27,000

2020

 

Jul-Sep

Invite 33 PHAs to Apply

Publish Selection Notice

 

 

 

Oct-Dec

Applications Due (Dec)

 

 

 

 

2021

Jan-Mar

Announce Selectees (Jan)

Applications Due (Jan)
Announce Selectees (March)

Publish Selection Notice

Publish Selection Notice

 

Apr-Jun

 

 

 

 

 

Jul-Sept

 

 

Applications Due

Applications Due

 

Oct-Dec

 

 

Announce Selectees

Announce Selectees

Publish Selection Notice

2022

Jan-Mar

 

 

 

 

Applications Due

Apr-Jun

 

 

 

 

Announce Selectees

* The above timeline assumes timely internal/external review of documents. 

The following are not reflected in this timeline:  MTW Amendment to the ACC; MTW Supplement to PHA Plan; Migration to PIC-NG for MTW Expansion PHAs; Training Field Offices and New MTW PHAs; Onboarding New MTW PHAs; Implementation of Regionalization Provision; Oversight of Existing 39 MTW PHAs