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 in the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Acceptance into Cohort #1 will enable us to adopt program changes based on local needs in order to improve quality of life and assist with self sufficiency initiatives.

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.