Moving to Work Expansion
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, stepped and tiered rents, work requirements and landlord incentives. Once the 100 MTW Expansion agencies are onboarded, there will be 139 MTW PHAs nationwide. Based on the advice of the MTW Research Advisory Committee, HUD determined the four MTW Expansion cohorts are:
- Cohort 1 – MTW Flexibility for Smaller PHAs
- Cohort 2 – Stepped and Tiered Rents
- Cohort 3 – Landlord Incentives
- Cohort 4 – Asset Building
To learn more about the MTW Demonstration program and MTW Expansion, go to the HUD.gov MTW Demonstration web page.