Moving to Work

DCHA is one of 70 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 70 MTW housing authorities.



The District of Columbia Housing Authority is providing notice of a Public Hearing and Comment Period to solicit comments on the agency’s proposed 2022 Moving to Work Plan. DCHA’s MTW plan provides a roadmap of the agency’s activities for the upcoming fiscal year. For additional information about the MTW planning process and the FY2022 annual plan in particular, please download the one-pager by clicking the PDF file below. To participate in the FY2022 MTW Plan process, please note the following:

  • The Public Hearing will take place online on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on DCHA’s Facebook page at To watch the June 8, 2021 public presentation, click here. No questions were received during the public hearing. To submit comments, please see the instructions below.
  • Written comments will be accepted thru Monday, June 28, 2021 via email at
  • Alternatively, you can mail comments to: Hanna Koerner c/o DCHA; 1133 North Capitol Street, N.E., Suite 200; Washington, D.C. 20002.
  • To request a copy of the plan, please call (202) 845-8660; send an email to; or download the draft plan by clicking the PDF file below.

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