To apply for Moving to Work (MtW) designation, HRHA conducted initial outreach and engagement processes with residents, participants, and community agencies in Fall 2020. We presented a number of changes we were hoping to make to improve efficiencies, reduce burden on residents, participants, and staff, increase family self-sufficiency, and expand housing choice and stock. HRHA submitted our request and initial plan to HUD December 2020 and we received notice of acceptance January 2021. HRHA is one of the few housing authorities in the country to receive this designation and be granted the flexibilities that MtW allows.
As we work to refine our proposals, we continue gathering feedback from residents, participants, and community partners. There are many opportunities in the coming weeks and months to learn more about our changes and offer your insight and perspective. An entire calendar can be found on our MtW page and includes opportunities to join online focus groups, submit comments via a feedback form, or schedule a call with a member of our team. We hope you contribute your insight as we implement these major agency changes.
MtW designation is a huge opportunity for our agency to better serve our residents and participants through expanding housing opportunities, collaborating on self-sufficiency initiatives, reducing administrative burden, bringing in new landlords, supporting first time home buyers, and much more. We hope you join us in crafting programs and policy that best serve our community. Thank you!