Moving to Work

Moving to Work is a long-term federal pilot program designed to learn whether public housing authorities can serve their communities better with more local discretion over funding allocation, policies, and procedures.

Home Forward is one of only 39 public housing authorities in the country (out of more than 3,000) that have been selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and approved by Congress to participate in this program. We have been operating as a Moving to Work agency since April 1, 1999. Visit HUD's website to learn more about Moving To Work.

Amendment to FY2016 Annual MTW Plan

Home Forward is proposing an amendment to its FY2016 MTW Plan.  A public hearing to inform and seek input on the amendment will be held on May 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214.  The proposed amendment includes plans to pursue subsidy transition for our public housing properties and is available for review below.  Home Forward will be accepting written comments regarding the proposed amendment until Monday, June 8.  Please submit written comments to the following address: Home Forward, Attn: Melissa Sonsalla, 135 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204.  Comments can also be emailed to

Click here to read the proposed amendment.

Annual Plans & Reports

As part of the Moving to Work demonstration project, Home Forward prepares an annual plan.  We use this opportunity to review with the community any policy changes that we are considering over the next 12 months. 

On December 1, 2014, we submitted our Plan for fiscal year 2016, which begins in April 2015.  We received approval on March 12, 2015.

Click here to read our Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Plan. 

You can read previous annual plans and reports by clicking on the links below.