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Moving to Work (MTW)

Moving to Work (MTW)

The 2024 Proposed MTW Plan was open for public comment from August 31-September 30. A copy of the summary and the full proposed Plan can be found below. SHA's Board of Commissioners will vote on a resolution approving the MTW Plan at the October Board Meeting, following which it will be sent to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval. SHA expects to receive approval of the 2024 Plan in the first quarter of 2024. The agency cannot implement any of the updates in the Plan until it receives HUD approval.

The Seattle Housing Authority is one of a select group of high-performing public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country participating in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Moving to Work program, which allows the agency to test innovative methods to improve housing services and to better meet local needs. SHA became an MTW agency in 1999 as one of the 39 Initial MTW PHAs. As a participant in MTW, Seattle Housing Authority may propose and implement alternatives to federal regulations that increase efficiency and support housing choice and self sufficiency. More information about SHA's participation in the MTW program since 1999 can be found on SHA's page on HUD's website.

Each year the agency adopts a plan that describes activities planned for the following year. At the end of the year, the agency prepares a report describing its accomplishments.

For more information, contact or 206.239.1528. You can also download SHA's Moving to Work Innovation Flyer for examples of how SHA uses MTW to respond to local need.

Contact SHA at for access to MTW Plans and Reports from 1999-2012, or for materials in alternative languages or formats.