Making Things Work (MTW)

Making Things Work (MTW)

Public Comment Period: February 9-March 27, 2023

To review the draft Annual Plan and MTW Supplement and provide comments and feedback, please click here

View a recording of our MTW Waivers meeting from February 7, 2023 on YouTube.

Instructions on Accessing the Public Hearing on EHA’s Draft 2023-2024 Annual Plan, MTW Supplement, and Capital Fund Plan

The public hearing on these documents will be held remotely via Zoom as part of the Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday, March 27 at noon.  Please use the following information to access:

By computer - to login using your computer’s audio, please click on this link:

By phone - If you prefer to call into the meeting, please dial: (253) 215-8782.  Then use meeting code 673-982-739 and password 514202. There are no participant IDs so please press # to enter the meeting.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of remote work/meetings, there could be a chance that the phone number is busy. Please be patient and call again after a few seconds.

Since many people will be on this remote meeting, we’d like everyone to follow two guidelines:

  1. Put your phone or microphone on mute if you are not talking.
  2. When you speak, please introduce yourself every time.

Requests for assistance or accommodations can be arranged by contacting Chris Neblett at (425) 303-1186, or by no later than 5 P.M. Tuesday, March 21. 

Making Things Work

In 2021, Everett Housing Authority (EHA) joined a select group of housing authorities around the country who are part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) MTW program. While the official acronym stands for “Moving to Work,” “Making Things Work” better encompasses what we can do in this program.

MTW is a demonstration program for housing authorities. MTW agencies design and test innovative, locally developed strategies to better meet local needs. 

As a participant in the MTW demonstration, EHA can propose and implement alternatives to federal regulations that use Federal funding more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. 

Each year, EHA adopts an MTW Supplement that describes our activities planned for the following year and reports on the past year.  The Draft Annual Plan and MTW Supplement for the plan year that begins July 1, 2022 is available for review below. Public review and feedback was solicited between January 14-February 27, 2022. A public hearing on the Plan and Supplement was held February 28, 2022.

Tiered Rent Study

EHA was admitted to MTW as part of a group of housing authorities that are studying a tiered rent policy for non-elderly, non-disabled participants. Starting January 2023, enrollment will begin for EHA non-elderly, non-disabled households.

Learn more about the Tiered Rent Study here.

Key Documents

MTW Frequently Asked Questions

MTW Activities Guide

MTW Supplement

EHA MTW Waivers Meeting Recording January 2022

EHA Moving to Work Application January 2021

EHA Resident Presentation October 2020

Contact Us

Questions or feedback? Email or call 425-339-1006.