This Annual Plan provides information on activities planned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) under the Moving To Work Demonstration Program (MTW) for PHA Fiscal Year 2023, i.e. the period from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023.
PHA has been an MTW agency since April 2001, operating under an MTW Agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The MTW Agreement, as amended, describes the authority and flexibility granted to PHA under the MTW program along with the requirements for participation. PHA’s MTW Agreement with HUD extends through 2028.
MTW is a demonstration program authorized by Congress, through which PHA and other participating agencies have the flexibility to waive certain statutes and HUD regulations to design and test approaches for providing housing assistance that address one or more of the following statutory objectives:
- Reduce cost and achieve greater cost effectiveness in Federal expenditures;
- Give incentives to families with children whose heads of household are either working, seeking work, or are participating in job training, educational or other programs that assist in obtaining employment and becoming economically self-sufficient; and
- Increase housing choices for low-income families.