Notice and Invitation to Residents and Tenants About HHA's Intent to Participate in the Moving to Work Demonstration Program (10/13/2020)


Notice to All Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants:

Intent to Participate in the Moving to Work Demonstration Program

October 13, 2020 - The Houston Housing Authority (HHA) intends to submit an application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development on January 8, 2021 to participate in the Moving to Work ("MTW") Demonstration Program.  This notice provides important information on opportunities for Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program participants to express their views and learn more about HHA's planned participation in the MTW Program.

 If awarded, the MTW demonstration will allow HHA to pioneer innovative and tailored strategies to best serve Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants. The benefits include:

●        Expanding housing options;

●        Simplifying the rent payment system;

●        Empowering families toward economic self-sufficiency; and

●        Improving cost-efficiency in HHA's administration of programs.

 HHA is planning to hold two separate virtual sessions with our Public Housing residents, Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants, Project-Based Voucher (PBV) participants and program stakeholders to help us develop a proposed income, rent and program flexibility proposal to HUD.  HHA's virtual meetings / calls will take place with:

  • HHA's Resident Council / Leadership on Wednesday, October 21 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Central); and
  • HHA residents / tenants and program stakeholders on Wednesday, October 28 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Central).  To request the conference call and hypertext link for the October 28 virtual meeting please e-mail us at:  RSVP@housingforhouston.com

Whether you can participate in a virtual meeting or not, on an ongoing basis HHA invites its residents, applicants and program stakeholders to provide their comments, recommendations and questions regarding improvements to the way existing Public Housing and Voucher program tenants / residents' rents are designed and calculated and other features of the way these programs are administered.  For comments and/or questions about HHA's EMPOWER Housing proposal, please email us at:  empower@housingforhouston.com

  • A Q&A about the MTW demonstration and HHA's EMPOWER initiative can be accessed by clicking here
  • Additional information regarding the following topics can be accessed in the link below:
    • Why is HHA pursuing this program?
    • Program Flexibilities
    • All Agencies in the Demonstration Must Continue to Comply With Five Statutory Requirements
    • HUD Monitoring and Oversight

Notice to All Public Housing Residents and Housing Choice Voucher Program Participants: Intent to Participate in the Moving to Work Demonstration Program