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New PAHRC Report Analyzes Moving to Work Program

6 February 2018
Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC)

Recently, the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC), the independent, non-profit research center of the HAI Group, released a new research publication, “Testing Performance Measures for the Moving to Work Program.” The report analyzes the performance of the Moving to Work Demonstration Program (MTW).  

The Moving to Work Demonstration program was enacted by Congress in 1996 to promote housing choice for low-income families, encourage economic self-sufficiency for publically-assisted housing residents, and improve the cost-effectiveness of federal housing programs. The MTW program allowed select public housing authorities various flexibilities and regulatory exemptions to achieve these goals. 

Among its findings, the report finds when comparing MTW agencies and comparison public housing authorities, MTW agencies outperform comparison agencies on most indicators, particularly self-sufficiency and housing choice. 

Click here to read the full report.