Moving-to-Work (MTW) is a demonstration program that allows housing authorities to design and test innovative approaches in assisted housing. The MTW program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As of 2010, there were only 33 housing authorities, out of over 4000 housing authorities nationwide that participate in the MTW program.

FY2018 Moving-To-Work Annual Plan

Notice of Public Hearing

The Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) will hold a Public Hearing to receive public comment regarding the proposed amendment to the FY2018 Moving-To-Work (MTW) Annual Plan:

Date & Time:             

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 10:30 AM


Department of Housing

264 Harbor Blvd, Building A

Belmont, CA 94002

Public Review Period

The proposed MTW Annual Plan is available for review online at beginning November 13, 2017. HACSM will be accepting written comments regarding the proposed MTW Annual Plan from November 13 - November 21, 2017. Please send your comments to:

By mail:                      

Attn: Jennifer Rainwater, Planning & Program Innovation Manager

Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM)

264 Harbor Blvd, Building A

Belmont, CA 94002

By email:             

As an MTW agency, HACSM is pleased to be one of 39 agencies nationwide granted the permission, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to design and test innovative program initiatives that more closely address the needs of families in San Mateo County.

In May 2000, HACSM started participation as a small MTW demonstration program. In July 2008, the MTW demonstration program was expanded to all Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. HACSM has developed many activities to increase housing choice for low income families, streamlined administrative processes resulting in increased efficiencies and cost savings, and created a program that is more transparent, easy to understand, and more equitable for all assisted families. HACSM is not proposing any new activities for FY2018.

Following is a brief list of some of the other activities which HACSM has implemented since July 2000:

  • Triennial Recertification Schedule for Elderly/Disabled households
  • Tiered Subsidy Schedule
  • Affordable Housing Fund
  • Standard pro-ration for Mixed Families
  • Local PBV Inspection Process
  • Biennial HQS Inspections

The proposed amendment addresses the highly successful "Leasing Success Program" activity.  The proposal would provide HACSM with the ability to further support this important activity with incentives to private market property owners to rent their units to program participants, bonuses for property owners who continue to rent to program participants, and the on-going contract with Abode Services that helps to link program participants with rental property owners.