MTW Expansion Training

4: Continue to Assist a Comparable Mix of Households by Family Size

Requirement

MTW agencies must continue to assist a mix of households (by family size) that is comparable to the mix they would have housed had public housing capital and operating funding and voucher funding not been combined as MTW Funding.

Assessment

The baseline for measuring whether the MTW agency sustains a comparable mix of family sizes over the duration of its participation in MTW will be based on agency-reported data for occupied units and leased vouchers in PIC and VMS. HUD will establish the baseline for each family size as a percentage of total households.

Annually, the percentage of households of each family size is compared with those baseline percentages.

  • The level of variation between baseline and any subsequent year should be no more than 10 percent for any family size.
  • If any family size deviates from baseline by more than 10 percent, the MTW agency must explain why and propose corrective action in the MTW Supplement. (e.g. all 3-bedroom public housing units are currently being renovated and will be available to larger families again by the beginning of the next fiscal year.)

Example

In this example, the percentages change by no more than one percentage point. However, because the baseline percentage is small, that one percentage point change results in a 50 percent deviation – five times the allowable deviation – for 6+ person households. This MTW agency would need to develop a plan to increase the number of 6+ member families to bring the mix back into compliance, or provide a clear explanation of the reason for the deviation.

Because the 1-person family size changed by exactly 10 percent, it is still within the acceptable level of deviation.

Family Size

Baseline

Comparison Year

Deviation

1 person

10%

11%

-10%

2 person

30%

30%

0%

3 person

27%

26%

4%

4 person

28%

29%

-4%

5 person

3%

3%

0%

6+ person

2%

1%

50%

Totals

100%

100%