Moving to Work (MTW)

New: SHA's 2023 Annual Report has been submitted to HUD. The full text of the Report can be found below. A summary of the Report is forthcoming.

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 examples of how SHA uses MTW to respond to local need, you can download SHA's Moving to Work Innovation Flyer. SHA frequently collaborates with our colleagues in the region and across the country. For ways that SHA, King County Housing Authority and Tacoma Housing Authority use our MTW abilities in the Puget Sound region, please see KCHA, SHA and THA's joint Moving to Work flyer.

For more information, contact or 206.239.1528. You may also request access to MTW Plans and Reports from 1999-2012, or for materials in alternative languages or formats.