The San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC) is one of only 39 original Moving to Work (MTW) agencies out of approximately 3,200 public housing authorities in the nation. In 2021, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the addition of 41 public housing authorities as MTW agencies.
MTW status gives SDHC the flexibility to implement a variety of innovative, cost-effective approaches to provide housing assistance in the City of San Diego.
SDHC’s MTW initiatives provide opportunities for federal rental assistance recipients and public housing residents to become more financially self-reliant; funding toward the creation and preservation of affordable housing for homeless San Diegans; and rental housing vouchers to address homelessness.
SDHC’s MTW initiatives fulfill the federal program’s statutory objectives:
- Use federal dollars more efficiently
- Help residents on their path to economic independence
- Improve housing choices for low-income families
MTW Annual Plans & Reports
As an MTW agency, SDHC is required to develop an MTW Annual Plan that outlines and identifies policies SDHC plans to change and programs that may be implemented during the next fiscal year.
Each year, SDHC holds a public meeting to present the proposed MTW Annual Plan. Members of the public may provide comments about the plan verbally or in writing.
SDHC’s proposed MTW Annual Plan is then presented as an informational workshop to the SDHC Board of Commissioners.
A month later, SDHC staff recommend that the SDHC Board approve the plan. If approved by the SDHC Board, the plan is submitted to HUD for approval.