Moving to Work

Program Description

In 2008 SCCHA was selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to be part of the Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration program. Created by Congress in 1996, the MTW designation provides SCCHA the flexibility to develop local approaches to meet the specific needs of low-income families in Santa Clara County. The three MTW statutory goals established by Congress are:

  • Decrease administrative costs and increase cost effectiveness in housing program operations,
  • Promote participants’ economic self-sufficiency, and
  • Expand participants’ housing choices.

Information on the activities and outcomes of SCCHA efforts under the MTW program can be found here.

All households assisted through the following programs are administered using MTW program flexibility:

  • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or Section 8

  • Family Unification Program (FUP)

  • Non-Elderly Disabled Voucher (NED)

  • Project Based Voucher (PBV)

  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), with exceptions – not all MTW flexibilities apply.


2020 MTW Draft Annual Plan and Summary Available for Public Viewing

SCCHA has developed its Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan for fiscal year 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020). The draft plan and summary are available for viewing, see links below.

To view the complete draft of the FY2020 MTW Draft Plan, click here

To view a summary of the FY2020 MTW Draft Plan, select one of the following links:

click here for the MTW Annual Plan Summary in English
click here for the MTW Annual Plan Summary in Spanish
click here for the MTW Annual Plan Summary in Vietnamese

2020 MTW Draft Annual Plan Public Hearing 

A public hearing on the draft plan will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.mat the Santa Clara County Housing Authority, 505 West Julian Street, San Jose CA. 

You may view the notice of the public hearing here.

2019 MTW Annual Plan

SCCHA is currently in its eleventh full year as an MTW Agency.  SCHHA’s MTW Annual Plan for fiscal year 2019, that covers the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, is available for public viewing here.

For More Information

To learn more about the MTW program, including a list of all housing authorities currently designated as MTW demonstration sites, please visit the HUD website