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Moving to Work

Moving to Work

What is MTW?

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for housing authorities through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  MTW agencies design and test innovative, locally developed strategies to accomplish three objectives: use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. 

There are 39 MTW housing authorities around the country.  Congress has authorized 100 additional housing authorities to be a part of the demonstration.  They will be selected through a competitive application process.  Each of the selected housing authorities will be testing specific types of program changes to see which ones best meet the goals of MTW.

Everett Housing Authority (EHA) is applying to be part of the MTW demonstration.  Participating in MTW would enhance EHA’s ability to accomplish its strategic goals and better serve the Everett community with the flexibilities available to MTW agencies. EHA’s vision for its MTW program is thriving resident households.  All of the activities EHA will implement will further this vision. 

If HUD selects EHA for the MTW demonstration program, the agency will be part of the Rent Reform group, which is testing out a new way of determining rents paid by residents with vouchers. 


Application and Plan

EHA submitted an application to HUD to join the MTW demonstration on January 7, 2021.  A copy of EHA’s application is available here.


Resident Meetings

EHA held three meetings in October and November for residents and program participants to learn more about MTW and EHA’s plans.  Click here to download a copy of the presentation.