Moving to Work
The Housing Authority of the City of Reno (RHA) is one of 39 housing authorities across the country participating in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Moving to Work (MTW) program. MTW allows agencies to propose and test innovative, locally designed approaches to administering housing programs and self-sufficiency strategies. Using MTW flexibility, RHA proposes and implements alternatives to certain federal regulations, which are spelled out in an agreement between HUD and the agency.
The MTW program has three primary objectives:
- Reduce costs and achieve greater cost-effectiveness in federal expenditures
- Give incentives to families to become economically self-sufficient
- Increase housing choices for low-income families
Each year, as part of its MTW agreement, RHA proposes activities planned for the following year and implements them after receiving HUD’s approval.
At the end of the fiscal year, RHA is required to submit an annual report to HUD. The report details RHA’s accomplishments in the areas of housing choice, self-sufficiency and cost effectiveness, and follows the required outline and format established in Attachment B of RHA’s executed MTW agreement with HUD.