Public Housing Operating Funds

The Public Housing Operating Fund program provides subsidies necessary for PHAs to operate and maintain nearly 1.1 million deeply affordable public housing units that constitute a critical piece of
the housing market, providing homes for some of the nation’s most vulnerable renters as well as local investment in economies.

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW allows PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their Federal funds.