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Moving To Work (MTW)

In 2022, the WPBHA was designated a Moving-to-Work Agency by HUD. MTW Agencies are industry leaders in designing and testing innovative housing programs at a local level. The WPBHA's designation is a testament to the dedication of our staff and our commitment to finding local, responsive, and creative approaches to ensuring safe, decent, and affordable housing within our community.

The Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program allows public housing authorities, with the approval of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families.

MTW gives housing authorities exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules while providing more flexibility with how Federal funds are used.

MTW agencies are expected to use the opportunities presented by MTW to inform HUD about ways to better address local community needs.

As an MTW agency, West Palm Beach Housing Authority is allowed to modify certain requirements to achieve the MTW objectives:

  • Reduce cost and achieve greater cost-effectiveness in Federal expenditures;
  • Give incentives to families with children where the head of household is working, is seeking work, or is preparing for work by participating in job training, educational programs, or programs that assist people to obtain employment and become economically self-sufficient; and
  • Increase housing choices for low-income families.

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