Moving to Work (MTW)

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MTW is a demonstration program for housing authorities that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW allows housing authorities exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their Federal funds. Housing authorities in the MTW program have pioneered a number of innovative policy interventions that have been proven to be successful at the local level, and subsequently rolled out to the rest of the country.

AMHA became an MTW housing authority on September 1, 2021.  AMHA was selected to participate in the second cohort of the Moving to Work (MTW) Program Expansion with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which will evaluate different ways of calculating participants’ rent portions.

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