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 is providing notice of a Public Hearing and Comment Period to solicit comments on the agency’s proposed 2021 Moving to Work Plan. DCHA’s MTW plan provides a roadmap of the agency’s activities for the upcoming fiscal year. To participate in the FY2021 MTW Plan process, please note the following:

  • The Public Hearing took place online on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The recorded Public Hearing is now available on DCHA’s Facebook page at
  • Written comments will be accepted thru Thursday, June 18, 2020 via email at
  • Alternatively, you can mail comments to: Hanna Koerner, Policy Analyst; DCHA; 1133 North Capitol Street, N.E., Suite 200; Washington, D.C. 20002.
  • To request a copy of the plan, please call (202) 918-1965; send an email to; or download the draft plan by clicking the PDF file below.

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Last Modified: 06/10/2020 9:32 am