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Move to Work (MTW) Program

Moving to Work (MTW) is a HUD program that gives housing authorities flexibility around certain federal rules and regulations and allows the agency to implement local solutions. The Selma Housing Authority is applying for MTW status.

The MTW program provides the Selma Housing Authority with a unique opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies for serving low-income families. MTW agencies have greater flexibility to administer their public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs with policies that can address local needs and that allow the housing authority to utilize restricted funds in creative ways.

More information can also be found on HUD’s website at

What are MTW Activities?

The Housing Authority will use our MTW flexibility by creating locally designed MTW activities. These MTW activities are ways the agency will propose to operate differently than standard federal regulation, in an effort to create strategies that best fit our local needs. MTW activities will be shared with the community, with our Housing Advisory Committee, and with our Housing Authority Board of Directors to solicit feedback on changes before plans are submitted to HUD for approval.

The Moving to Work program has three statutory objectives: 

Each MTW activity will be designed to meet one or more of these statutory objectives. Selma Housing Authority Draft Application. Below is the Draft Application for the Selma Housing Authority. This application must be visible to the public for comments and questions.