Senate Bill Would Renew Moving-to-Work Agreements for 11 PHAs

Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) recently introduced S. 1530, a bill that would renew the Moving to Work (MTW) agreements for 11 of the 39 MTW public housing agencies (PHAs) for 10 years, and prohibit HUD from making any significant change to the financial terms of the covered agreement.

According to analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, “In 2013, agencies funded through alternative formulas were eligible for $7,900 per public housing unit – 91% more than the average for non-MTW agencies and the 28 MTW agencies without special formulas.” HUD wants to end the alternative operating fund formula in order to more fairly distribute operating funds among all PHAs.