Moving To Work (MTW) is a deregulation demonstration program legislated by Congress in 1996 that provides increased autonomy for selected Public Housing Authorities (PHA) to meet specific local housing needs. The MTW Demonstration Program provides participating PHAs flexibility to test various housing approaches that achieve greater cost effectiveness, provide incentives to residents to obtain employment and become economically self-sufficient and to increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW legislation allows participating housing authorities to combine federal resources from the Operating Budget, Capital Fund and the Housing Choice Voucher Tenant-Based Rental Assistance programs and the flexibility to efficiently utilize these HUD funding sources.
In Novmeber 2010, the Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) submitted a formal application to HUD seeking admittance to the MTW Demonstration Program. HUD announced LHA's selection for program admittance in March 2011 and the Authority formally entered the MTW program on November 10, 2011 with the execution of and MTW Agreement between HUD and the LHA.
FY2012-FY2013 MTW Annual Plan