The Experiences of Public Housing Agencies That Established Time Limits Policies Under the MTW Demonstration

Research Report

The Experiences of Public Housing Agencies That Established Time Limits Policies Under the MTW Demonstration

Abstract

Recipients of housing assistance under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs can keep their benefits as long as they remain income eligible and abide by program requirements. Under HUD's MTW demonstration, however, a small number of housing agencies that administer these programs chose to impose time limits on various program benefits, including housing assistance. This report documents their rationale for doing so, companion policy and programmatic changes they made in conjunction with time limits, their design decisions and implementation experiences and, to the extent knowable, effects on recipients and housing agencies.

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