MPHA to host public meetings on 2019 ‘Moving To Work’ draft plan

The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA) will be hosting a series of informational meetings on its proposed 2019 “Moving To Work” plan. Two informational sessions were held August 15; a second public hearing will be held on August 22.

According to the MPHA’s website, the Moving To Work program enables designated housing authorities to implement innovative, locally-designed strategies for providing low-income families with affordable housing. A draft MTW annual plan was released July 20 online and in the MPHA offices for public review.

Instead of the standard annual plan and report most public housing authorities file with HUD, MTW agencies like MPHA file an MTW Annual Plan and MTW Annual Report (in a format prescribed by HUD).

Latest MTW Plan & Report Documents
2019 MTW Annual Plan (DRAFT for public review)
Af Somali: 2019 MTW Annual Plan Overview (DRAFT for public review)
2019 MTW Annual Plan Meeting, Hearing, and Comment Notice (English & Somali)
2017 MTW Annual Report (accepted by HUD – June 2018)
2018 MTW Annual Plan (pending final HUD approval)
To leave public comment on the draft MTW Annual Plan, email MTW@MplsPHA.org, or mail to MPHA MTW Comments, Room 204, 1001 Washington Avenue N. Minneapolis, MN 55401. The comment deadline is August 27, 2018.

Key Dates and Events
All dates below are in 2018.

Early July: MPHA distributes and publishes notice of when the plan will be available, upcoming meeting dates, and how to comment.
Aug. 22: Public hearing following MPHA Board of Commissioners regular 1:30 pm monthly meeting at 1001 Washington Avenue North in Minneapolis.
Aug. 27: Deadline for MPHA to receive public comment on the draft MTW Annual Plan.
Sept. 26: Board final review and vote.
Oct. 18: Plan due to HUD.

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