Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Bristol Redevelopment & Housing Authority

BRHA Selected for MtW Cohort 1 (HUD)

The Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority has been selected for admission to Cohort #1: Overall Impact of Moving to Work Flexibility of the MTW Demonstration Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Acceptance into Cohort #1 showcases the excellence of the work we have already been doing in addition to our desire to be even more effective in supporting and uniquely responding to the low-income households in our Bristol community.

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them 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 allows PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their Federal funds. PHAs in the MTW demonstration have pioneered a number of innovative policy interventions that have been proven to be successful at the local level, and subsequently rolled out to the rest of the country’s PHAs. Currently, there are 39 MTW PHAs nationwide and HUD plans to expand the program to addition 100 PHAs by 2022.