The Moving to Work Annual Report provides information on activities undertaken by the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) under the Moving to Work Demonstration Program (MTW) during Fiscal Year 2020, i.e., the period from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The format and required content of the Report are defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the current version of HUD Form 50900.
PHA has been an MTW agency since April 2001. The MTW Agreement as amended, which has a term that extends through 2028, describes the authorities granted to PHA under MTW and the requirements for participation. MTW is a demonstration program authorized by Congress, through which PHA and other participating agencies are given the flexibility to waive certain statutes and HUD regulations in order to design and test approaches for providing housing assistance that address one or more of the following MTW 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.