Moving to Work

DCHA is one of 39 public housing authorities selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to participate in the “Moving to Work” (MTW) demonstration program. As an MTW agency, DCHA has greater funding and regulatory flexibility to meet local housing needs. With this flexibility, MTW agencies design and test innovative, locally designed strategies focused on achieving greater cost effectiveness, while helping customers become self-sufficient and increasing housing choices.

DCHA is dedicated to making a meaningful IMPACT, Innovation, Management and Performance All Coming Together, in the lives of low-income families. MTW is one of the tools that allows us to address some of the District of Columbia’s affordable housing needs.

Visit the HUD website to learn more about the MTW demonstration program, including past plans and reports from all 39 MTW housing authorities.



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 2020 Moving to Work (MTW) Plan. DCHA’s MTW plans provide a roadmap for the activities of the agency in the upcoming fiscal year. To participate in the FY2020 MTW Plan process, please note the following:

  • The Public Hearing will take place on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 6:00 PM at 1133 North Capitol Street, NE in the 2nd floor Board Room.
  • Written comments will be accepted thru Tuesday, June 25, 2019 via email at or by mail sent to Kimberley Cole, Director of Planning, DCHA, 1133 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20002.
  • To request a copy of the plan, please call (202) 435-3389; send an email request to; or download the draft plan by clicking here.

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