Moving to Work

HATC has been selected to participate in the Moving-To-Work Demonstration Program by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) 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 promotes self-sufficiency among low-income families and improves the cost-effectiveness of federal housing programs. The program also aims to expand housing choices and provide opportunities for families to move to neighborhoods with access to better jobs, schools, and other resources. Here are the three objectives of the MTW program.


Improve cost-effectiveness

MTW aims to reduce costs and increase cost-effectiveness in Federal expenditures by allowing participating agencies to use innovative approaches to better serve families in need. This includes the ability to combine multiple housing programs to better allocate resources and to test new ideas to improve program outcomes.

Promote Self-Sufficiency

MTW promotes self-sufficiency by providing incentives for families to find employment and increase their earnings. This is achieved through a variety of methods, including rent reforms that allow families to keep more of their income, and support services such as job training, education, and childcare to help families achieve greater economic stability.

Expand Housing Choices

MTW seeks to increase housing choices for low-income families by giving participating agencies more flexibility in how they use their resources. This includes the ability to use vouchers for a wider range of housing options, such as scattered-site units and housing in higher-cost areas. Additionally, the program encourages public-private partnerships to create more affordable housing options for low-income families.


Annual Plans

The PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to public housing agency (PHA) policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts to the PHA Plan: the 5-Year Plan, which outlines long term property improvement, and the Annual Plan, which is prepared yearly by the Housing Authority of Travis County and the Board of Directors.


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