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DCHA Moving to Work (MTW)


The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) is providing notice of a Public Hearing and Comment Period to solicit comments on the agency’s proposed 2025 Moving to Work (MTW) Plan.

MTW is a HUD program that allows select public housing authorities to design and implement innovative programs and policies with the intent to: 1) reduce costs and improve efficiencies; 2) encourage residents to obtain employment and become economically self-sufficient; and 3) increase housing choices for low-income families. The MTW Plan outlines operating plans for the fiscal year and requests and provides updates regarding MTW flexibilities.

To request a copy of the MTW plan, please call 771-240-4377, send an email to, or download from the DCHA website at

The Public Hearing will take place online at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2024. To join the live event, please visit, and when prompted enter meeting access code 2300 780 5217 and meeting password MTW2025. This event will also be live streamed at  Email to sign up in advance to testify at the public hearing.


Written comments regarding the MTW Plan will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, July 7, 2024. Email your comments to Alternatively, you can mail comments to:

District of Columbia Housing Authority Office of the General Counsel
Attn: General Counsel
300 7th Street, SW 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20024

Requesting a Reasonable Accommodation

DCHA strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. It is the policy of DCHA that all agency-sponsored public meetings and events are accessible to people with disabilities. DCHA is committed to providing equal access to events for all participants & residents with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, or assistance in participating in a meeting or event due to a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact our ADA/504 Program Office at 202-535-1000 or at with your complete request. Every reasonable effort will be made to meet your request. If you need a sign language interpreter or foreign language interpretation or translation, please contact our Office of Customer Engagement at 202-535-1000 or go to Please allow at least 5 business days to make the necessary arrangements.

Moving to Work (MTW) 

DCHA has participated in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Work (MTW) Program since 2003. As an MTW agency, DCHA has regulatory and funding flexibility to develop locally driven strategies to encourage resident self-sufficiency; achieve efficiencies and cost savings in programs and operations; and increase housing options for low-income residents. The MTW program provides DCHA with the flexibility to combine funding and adapt policies to best serve our community’s unique needs. 

DCHA signed its original MTW Agreement with HUD in 2003 and is one of the 39 Initial MTW Agencies across the country. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, DCHA’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028. More information about DCHA’s participation in the MTW program can be found on HUD’s website, including links to past annual Plans, Reports and Agreements.  

Annual Plans 

Each year DCHA adopts a plan that describes activities planned for the following fiscal year. The MTW Annual Plan requires a public comment process and is due to HUD 75 days prior to the start of the upcoming fiscal year. The annual plan includes required information on planned operations and activities for the fiscal year, including proposed new MTW activities that require HUD approval for the upcoming fiscal year.  

Annual Reports 

Each year DCHA prepares a report describing the work accomplished during the past fiscal year. The MTW Annual Report is due to HUD 90 days after the start of the next fiscal year. The annual report includes information on actual activities during the fiscal year, including operations and activities that require the use of MTW flexibilities. The report is submitted to HUD and made publicly available after HUD approves the report.   

Archive of Past MTW Plans and Reports  

Annual Plans 

Annual Reports 

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