MTW Landlord Incentives Cohort Announced

HUD announced the Landlord Incentives Cohort of the expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration on January 27. NAHRO congratulates all the new MTW agencies entering the Demonstration through this cohort! This cohort will include a research and evaluation component that studies the impact of incentives aimed at encouraging landlords to participate in the Section 8 program. Agencies selected for the Landlord Incentives Cohort will also be able to utilize other flexibilities included within the MTW Demonstration.

Twenty-nine PHAs were selected for this cohort. Since January 2021, HUD has added a total of 70 PHAs to the MTW Demonstration. MTW PHAs are now in 38 states and D.C.

Congratulations to the new MTW Agencies!

  • Housing Authority of the City of Dothan (AL)
  • Berkeley Housing Authority (CA)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (CA)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara (CA)
  • Vacaville Housing Authority (CA)
  • Housing Catalyst (CO)
  • Jefferson County Housing Authority (CO)
  • Norwalk Housing Authority (CT)
  • Middletown Housing Authority (CT)
  • Northwest Georgia Housing Authority (GA)
  • Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HI)
  • Rockford Housing Authority (IL)
  • Housing Authority of Joliet (IL)
  • Lake County Housing Authority (IL)
  • Winnebago County Housing Authority (IL)
  • Brockton Housing Authority (MA)
  • Lewiston Housing Authority (ME)
  • Ann Arbor Housing Commission (MI)
  • Housing Authority of Bergen County (NJ)
  • Homes for Good (Lane County Housing Agency) (OR)
  • Harrisburg Housing Authority (PA)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Spartanburg (SC)
  • Greenville Housing Authority (SC)
  • Housing Authority of Florence (SC)
  • Knoxville Community Development Corporation (TN)
  • Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Burlington Housing Authority (VT)
  • Yakima Housing Authority (WA)
  • Spokane Housing Authority (WA)

$4 Million for Radon Testing NOFA

On Jan. 26, in a press release, HUD announced $4 million to be available for radon testing through the new Radon Testing and Mitigation Demonstration program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFA). Radon is an odorless, clear radioactive gas that is found in every part of the United States. It can move from soil into buildings through small openings in a building’s foundation. When inhaled, radon can increase the risk of developing lung cancer.

Housing agencies will be able to use this funding to test public housing properties for radon. When needed, they will also be able to apply mitigation measures in their communities. The grants will be allocated in the early summer. The NOFA’s estimated application deadline in March 28. 2022.

HUD’s press release can be found here.

The full NOFA can be found here.