Research Report Moving to Work and Neighborhood Opportunity
A Scan of Mobility Initiatives by Moving to Work Public Housing Authorities
Martha M. Galvez, Jasmine Simington, Mark Treskon
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This report explores how public housing authorities (PHAs) granted Moving to Work (MTW) status by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) use their unique policy and fiscal flexibility to help low-income households move to opportunity-rich neighborhoods. Policy and programs adopted through MTW include changes to the tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program or policies that increase the affordable housing supply in opportunity neighborhoods through the project-based voucher (PBV) program. We draw from an extensive review of publicly available MTW agency plans and reports that document each PHA’s initiatives.

This report was updated in July 2018 to correct the year that Moving to Work launched as referenced in box 1.

Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Housing
Tags Housing vouchers and mobility Federal urban policies Wealth inequality Inequality and mobility Public and assisted housing
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center