TO: All Section 8 Tenants
FROM: Ripley County Public Housing Agency (RCPHA)
DATE: October 8, 2020
SUBJECT: Notification of Intent to Participate in the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program
Please be advised that the Ripley County Public Housing Agency intends to submit a Moving to Work plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on December 4, 2020. The RCPHA was selected to participate in Cohort #1 of the MTW Demonstration, a program of HUD. The MTW Demonstration will allow the RCPHA to design and test innovative, locally designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies for low-income families by utilizing the Section 8 assistance more flexibly.
The MTW Demonstration Program was first established under the 1996 MTW Statute to provide statutory and regulatory flexibility to participating Public Housing Agencies under three statutory objectives. Those three statutory objectives are:
· Reduce cost and achieve greater cost effectiveness in federal expenditures;
· Give incentives to families with children where the head of household is working; is seeking work; or is preparing for work by participating in job training, educational programs, or programs that assist people to obtain employment and become economically self-sufficient; and
· Increase housing choices for eligible low-income families.
Two resident meetings will be held to give Section 8 tenants the opportunity to learn more about the MTW Demonstration. The first meeting will be held Wednesday, October 14th at 12:00 pm (noon) at the Ripley County Public Housing Agency office located at 3019 Fair Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901. The second meeting will be held Thursday, October 15th at 9:00 am also at the Ripley County Public Housing Agency office located at 3019 Fair Street, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901. Virtual meeting options and a call-in option will be available. Contact the RCPHA at 573-785-6402 for call in and virtual meeting information.
For questions or more information, please contact Crystal Jones, Executive Director, at 573-785-6402.