1: Ensure 75% of Newly-Assisted Households Have Very Low Incomes
At least 75 percent of households admitted by the MTW agency during each fiscal year—in the public housing, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and local, non-traditional programs—must be very low-income.
Compliance with this requirement will be assessed based on the number of new very low-income families housed during the MTW agency’s most recently completed fiscal year. HUD’s calculation will consider a weighted average of the percentage of very low-income households in the MTW agency’s public housing, HCV, and any local, non-traditional programs.
- Annually, determine the total number of new admissions in each housing program type (public housing; HCV; local, non-traditional) and the number in each program type that are very low-income.
- For the public housing and HCV programs, use initial household certification data recorded in the PIH Information Center (PIC).
- For local, non-traditional households, HUD will direct how the initial household certification data for families housed should be collected.
- For all program types combined, calculate the ratio of very low-income new admissions versus the total number of new admissions. This will provide a weighted average of very low-income households for the MTW agency’s portfolio as a whole.