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Moving To Work

KH is one of about thirty-nine (39) housing authorities across the country participating in the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program developed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Keene Housing and the MTW program

This year marks the fifteenth year of KH’s participation in the MTW program. The regulatory and budgetary flexibility of MTW has helped KH make great strides in increasing and improving the quality of affordable housing in the Monadnock region, and to support low-income households in their journey to financial security. MTW offers PHAs like KH the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally sensitive initiatives. Such flexibility allows us to take a more holistic approach to helping low- and moderate-income households. Each KH developed MTW activity is designed to accomplish the three statutory objectives of the MTW demonstration program as designated by Congress in 1996:

  • Reduce cost and achieve greater cost effectiveness in Federal expenditures;
  • Give incentives to households 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 households.

Each year, KH prepares MTW plans and reports. The plans describe activities planned for the following fiscal year, while the reports cover the agency’s accomplishments in the previous year.