HUD Publishes Housing Mobility Toolkit

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently published a Housing Mobility Toolkit. The toolkit provides “examples and sample materials for Public Housing [Agencies] and their partners to adapt and implement a Housing Mobility Program in their community.” Mobility programs allow voucher program participants greater ability to move into areas of opportunity, if they choose. Research shows that moving to areas of opportunity can have positive impacts on physical health, mental health, and the lifetime earnings for children under the age of 13.

The Housing Mobility Toolkit includes a variety of documents:

  • Program Manual – this document describes best practices and emerging practices on how mobility services should be delivered;
  • Program Manual Attachments – these documents are referenced in the Program Manual; they are provided for PHAs and their partners to adapt and use;
  • Program Setup – this document helps PHA set up their mobility programs;
  • Program Setup Attachments – these documents are there to help PHAs set up their programs;
  • Housing Search Workshop Materials – sample materials for PHAs to create a Housing Search Workshop for participants in a mobility program;
  • Renter’s Workshop Materials – sample materials for creating a renter’s workshop for program participants who may have limited knowledge of being a renter;
  • Money Management Workshop Materials – these documents help PHAs set up a money management workshop for program participants who may have had trouble managing their finances in the past.

Webinar on the Toolkit

The Department will be hosting a webinar on the toolkit on April 26 at 1 pm ET. You can register for the webinar here. The webinar will be recorded and will eventually be posted here.

The full toolkit can be found here.

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