MTW AGENCIES

The Moving to Work (MTW) program provides public housing authorities (PHAs) exemptions from many traditional public housing and voucher rules and provides flexibility for how they use their federal funds. This allows MTW housing authorities the opportunity to design and test innovative, local strategies to improve outcomes for their residents and local communities. 

 

MTW agencies have the flexibility to find new approaches that accomplish three primary statutory goals:

  • Reducing cost and achieving greater cost effectiveness in federal expenditures;

  • Giving incentives to families with children where the head of household is working, is 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

  • Increasing housing choices for low-income families.

There are currently 80 housing authorities with Moving to Work status. That includes the 39 original MTW agencies, which have had their MTW agreements extended through the end of 2028 and 41 new MTW agencies who have entered into the program under MTW expansion, which Congress authorized in the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act. 

LIST OF CURRENT MTW AGENCIES

Original MTW Agencies

  • Alaska Housing Finance Corporation 

  • Atlanta Housing 

  • Housing Authority of Baltimore City

  • Boulder Housing Partners

  • Cambridge Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of Champaign County

  • Charlotte Housing Authority (INLIVIAN)

  • Chicago Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of Columbus, Georgia

  • Delaware State Housing Authority

  • District of Columbia Housing Authority

  • Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority

  • Holyoke Housing Authority

  • Keene Housing 

  • King County Housing Authority

  • Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority

  • Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

  • Lincoln Housing Authority

  • Louisville Metro Housing Authority

  • Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development

  • Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

  • Elm City Communities (Housing Authority of New Haven)

  • Oakland Housing Authority

  • Orlando Housing Authority

  • Philadelphia Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

  • Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority

  • Home Forward (Housing Authority of Portland)

  • Housing Authority of the City of Reno

  • San Antonio Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino

  • San Diego Housing Commission

  • Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo

  • Santa Clara County Housing Authority/ Housing Authority of the City of San Jose

  • Seattle Housing Authority

  • Tacoma Housing Authority

  • Tulare County Housing Authority

  • Vancouver Housing Authority

Cohort 1 - MTW Expansion (2021)

  • Auburn Housing Authority

  • Brattleboro Housing Authority

  • Brighton Housing Authority

  • Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of Cheraw

  • Dover Housing Authority

  • Fayetteville Housing Authority

  • Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

  • Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Hibbing

  • Kandiyohi County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

  • Maryville Housing Authority

  • McLeod County Housing and Redevelopment Authority

  • Township of Neptune Housing Authority

  • New Smyrna Beach Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of Newnan

  • Ozark Housing Authority

  • Pleasantville Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of Pocatello

  • City of Pomona Housing Authority

  • Randolph County Housing Authority

  • Ripley County Public Housing Agency

  • Robeson County Housing Authority

  • Ruston Housing

  • Sheffield Housing Authority

  • Solano County Housing Authority

  • South Sioux City

  • Housing Authority of Travis County

  • Washington County Community Development Agency

Cohort 2 - MTW Expansion (2021)

  • Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of the City of Asheville

  • Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority

  • Everett Housing Authority

  • Fort Wayne Housing Authority

  • Houston Housing Authority 

  • Housing Authority of the County of Kern

  • Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority

  • Housing Authority of the County of Salt Lake (Housing Connect)

  • Housing Authority of Washington County