3: Continue to Assist Substantially the Same Total Number of Eligible Low-Income Households
MTW agencies must continue to assist Substantially the Same (STS) total number of eligible low-income households as they would have housed without the MTW designation.
The STS methodology for the MTW Expansion:
- Ensures substantially the same number of families are housed
- Allows MTW agencies to track compliance with the requirements
- Allows for local flexibility
- Is straightforward to understand
- Is responsive to changing budgetary climates
- Is calculated each calendar year
- Has publicly available results
The STS methodology for the MTW Expansion looks at the HCV and public housing programs as follows.
|For Public Housing||Housing Choice Voucher and Local, Non-Traditional Housing Programs Combined|
If the MTW agency’s public housing occupancy rate falls below 96%, HUD may require that the MTW agency enter into an Occupancy Action Plan that includes, at a minimum:
If the MTW agency does not meet the meet the 90% of voucher utilization:
|Enforcement||For either program, if the MTW agency fails to adhere to the required remedies, HUD may apply the enforcement processes detailed in the MTW Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) Amendment.|