Moving to Work

Holyoke Housing Authority FY 2021 Moving to Work Annual Plan Available for Public Comment

The Holyoke Housing Authority (HHA) is a participant in HUD’s Moving to Work Demonstration Program (MTW). The draft FY 2021 Moving to Work Annual Plan will be available for review from September 1st to September 30th, 2020 at the Authority’s Administrative Office, 475 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA 01040 or on the Authority’s Website by clicking here; Copies of the draft FY 2021 Moving to Work Annual Plan may also be obtained by contacting the Authority at 413-539-2229. The Authority’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Written comments on the draft FY 2021 Moving to Work Annual Plan must be addressed to FY 2021 Moving to Work Annual Plan Comments at the Authority’s Administrative Office address above and must be received by close of business (4:30 pm) on September 30th. A Public Hearing to receive comments on the Plan will be held on Wednesday, September 16th @ 1:00 PM via Zoom. The meeting can be accessed at this link: Click here or via telephone at +1-929-436-2866, Meeting ID: 811 9199 7681, Passcode: 440660. Persons with disabilities requiring assistance or alternative formats, or wishing to submit comments in alternative formats, can contact the HHA MTW Coordinator at 413-539-2229; TDD 1-800-545-1833, extension 510. The Holyoke Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Agency. Theresa Cooper-Gordon, Chair.

pdf icon    pdf Click here to view the Authority’s DRAFT FY 2021 Annual Plan (604 KB)

Moving To Work (MTW) is a demonstration program created by Congress in 1996 which permits HHA and other participating PHAs to combine Public Housing Operating Fund, Capital Fund and Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) funding into a single, agency-wide block grant and to design and test flexible, locally-tailored approaches to administering its low-income housing programs. Subject to HUD approval, MTW agencies are allowed to and encouraged to promote one or more of the following MTW statutory objectives:

  • To reduce cost and achieve greater effectiveness in administering federally funded housing assistance programs;
  • To provide incentives to families with children to obtain employment and become economically self-sufficient; and,
  • To increase housing choices for eligible low-income families.

HHA is one of only 39 agencies across the country that is fortunate enough to participate in the MTW Program.  This flexibility allows us the opportunity to develop and implement innovative programming as a unique response to the needs of the Holyoke community.  We have successfully implemented several different internal processes here at HHA which have allowed us to streamline and reduce operation costs, resulting in overall agency cost savings.

 

pdf iconClick here to view the Authority’s Approved FY 2018 Annual Plan.

 

pdf iconClick here to view the Authority's approved FY 2019 Annual Plan

 

 pdf icon pdf Click Here to view the Authority’s Approved FY 2020 Annual Plan (1.99 MB)