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HUD - 2570 - Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameMoving to Work Research Federal Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
Fiscal Year2023Committee Number2570
Original Establishment Date5/2/2016Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date5/31/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*MTW Coordinator
Date Of Renewal Charter5/31/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Eva
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameC
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fontheim
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*§239 of the FY2016 Appropriations Act, Public Law 114-113 (“the Act”).Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 402-3461
Effective Date Of Authority*12/18/2015Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*During in-person and teleconference or web-based meetings, Committee members discuss a variety of policies that are of interest to the assisted housing industry and that could be studied by new MTW PHAs. For each policy idea, the committee discusses how the policy could be structured and potential research methods, ultimately recommending whether such policies should be considered by HUD for study. The Committee has used written public comments, research studies, HUD program information, and verbal public comment from meeting attendees to help inform its dialogue.
How is membership balanced?*HUD created a Membership Balance Plan to ensure a balanced membership for this committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee will meet in-person approximately one (1) time per fiscal year and by conference call or web-based platform up to three times as needed to render advice to HUD.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee was established by Congress in statute, thus Congress determined there was a need for external industry and research expertise to inform the policies studied under the MTW Expansion.
Why close or partially close meetings?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksThe committee did not formally designate a chair or co-chairs, instead the Committee operates through consensus.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*5Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were two Committee convenings in FY22. HUD decided to reconvene the Committee because one recommendation was rescinded, and a new recommendation was needed to be discussed.
The Committee convened twice in October, 2021, to discuss which policy to replace work requirements policy cohort with. The meeting resulted in recommending that an asset building policy should be studied. The recommendations are as follows: the first cohort policy to study is the general effect of MTW flexibility for PHAs with fewer than 1,000 combined units. The second policy to study is tiered rent and stepped rent. The third policy study is to study landlord incentive program in the HCV program. Under this cohort, MTW Agencies would agree to utilize MTW flexibilities that might increase landlord participation. Agencies could propose some combination of payment standard flexibility, financial incentives to landlords, and less frequent inspections.
The new recommendation is to see if asset building can help residents with their credit ratings and expand their opportunities to build credit, there are other asset building activities that will be studied as well.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*In FY22, the agency's feedback was provided during the committee convenings which can be found in the committee summary posted on the MTW website, as well, the agency provides feedback through the MTW Committee email address, Description*In FY22, HUD convened the MTW Research Advisory Committee to explore possible policies to study under the MTW expansion to bring on 100 additional Public Housing Authorities into the MTW Demonstration Program. The Committee helps to inform HUD by providing recommendations which will help HUD make decisions on which policies to study. The committee convened on 10/14/21 and 10/28/21 to discuss a new policy study to replace the third cohort policy study of work requirements. HUD decided that work requirements study would not support families during these difficult economic times plus covid and therefore convened the committee to discuss a policy that would be more supportive to low-income families in FY22.
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified3/16/2023 9:19 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Housing and Urban
Housing and Urban Development
Research and Development


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-041097Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2022
 COM-039021Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2021
 COM-036989Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035815Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034141Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001940Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002637Moving to Work Research Federal Advisory Committee2016