Fifteen individuals were selected to serve as members of the new Moving to Work (MTW) demonstration Advisory Committee. The “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016” requires HUD to establish a research advisory committee to give HUD advice regarding specific policy proposals and research methods as 100 additional public housing agencies (PHAs) are added to the MTW demonstration over the next seven years (see Memo, 5/9).
The committee members announced on June 21 include five PHA staff, two former and one current public housing resident, three university-based researchers, two researchers from consulting firms, and two HUD researchers. HUD anticipates the committee will begin work later this summer. In the fall, HUD will publish a notice inviting PHAs to apply for MTW status in the first expansion group. Selection of the initial group is expected to take place in the spring or summer of 2017.
The members of the MTW Advisory Committee are listed in a HUD media release at http://1.usa.gov/28Nkpny