Moving to Work Demonstration Program
The purpose of this demonstration is to give public housing agencies and the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development the flexibility to design and test various approaches for providing and administering housing assistance that: reduce cost and achieve greater cost effectiveness in Federal expenditures; give 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 increase housing choices for low-income families.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
FY 2016 administration budget proposal includes a request to expand the MTW program. FY 2016 administration budget proposal expanded the MTW program for 36 families.Fiscal Year 2017
FY 2017 administration budget proposal includes a request to expand the MTW program for 36 families..Fiscal Year 2018
FY 2017 administration budget proposal includes a request to expand the MTW program to 39 families.Fiscal Year 2019
FY 2017 administration budget proposal includes a request to expand the MTW program to 39 families.
Consolidated Appropriations Act 2017, Public Law 114-113
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Public housing agencies administering the public housing program and/or the section 8 housing assistance payments program may be selected by the Secretary to participate.
Low-income public housing residents.
PHAs must enter into an agreement with the Department that details the terms and conditions of participation in the demonstration.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. PHAs annually submit an MTW Plan to the program office that documents new and ongoing MTW activities. Plans must include criteria for: (A) families to be assisted, which shall require that at least 75 percent of the families assisted by participating demonstration public housing authorities shall be very low-income families, as defined in section 3(b)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937; (B) establishing a reasonable rent policy, which shall be designed to encourage employment and self-sufficiency by participating families, consistent with the purpose of this demonstration, such as by excluding some or all of a family's earned income for purposes of determining rent; (C) continuing to assist substantially the same total number of eligible low-income families as would have been served had the amounts not been combined; (D) maintaining a comparable mix of families (by family size) as would have been provided had the amounts not been used under the demonstration; and (E) assuring that housing assisted under the demonstration program meets housing quality standards established or approved by the Secretary; and (4) may request assistance for training and technical assistance to assist with design of the demonstration and to participate in a detailed evaluation.
The program office reviews and approves the MTW Plan.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days. The program office must notify the PHA within 75 days after the PHA submits the Plan of disapproval. If the PHA is not notified of disapproval within 75 days, the Plan shall be considered approved.
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
Under the demonstration, notwithstanding any provision of the United States Housing Act of 1937 except as provided in section 204(e) of Public Law 104-134, an agency may combine operating assistance provided under section 9 of the United States Housing Act of 1937, and tenant-based assistance provided under section 8 of such Act,to provide housing assistance for low-income families, as defined in section 3(b)(2) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, and services to facilitate the transition to work on such terms and conditions as the agency may propose and the Secretary may approve.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
The MTW program is audited in conjunction with the regular HUD or independent public accountant audit of PHA operations.
The PHA must maintain budgets and cumulative cost records for review by HUD and independent auditors, as applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
MTW agencies must meet the requirements stated in their MTW agreement. Grant agreements are executed and funds are made available through HUD's financial system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Inquiries should be addressed to the Public Housing Director who has jurisdiction over the PHA (See the Catalog, Appendix IV for HUD Program office addresses).
451 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20410 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$5,019,978,847.00; FY 19 est $5,309,630,134.00; FY 20 est $5,118,388,580.00; FY 17$4,286,161,266.00; FY 16$3,703,906,074.00; -
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