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)
  • Mainstream (select Mainstream voucher increments)
  • Project Based Voucher (PBV)
  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), with exceptions – not all MTW flexibilities apply.

Amendment to DRAFT FY2022 MTW Annual Plan Available for Viewing HERE

Amendment to DRAFT FY2022 MTW Annual Plan for Public Viewing July 1, 2021 through July 31, 2021.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 covers the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

SCCHA is seeking an amendment to add an additional MTW Activity (2022-5) provide utility arrears assistance to Section 8 participants.


To view a summary of the FY2022 MTW Annual Plan, select one of the following links:
MTW Annual Plan Summary and Public Notice in ENGLISH, view here
MTW Annual Plan Summary and Public Notice in SPANISH, view here
MTW Annual Plan Summary and Public Notice in VIETNAMESE, view 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