SAHA is pleased to be one of 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the Moving to Work designation, which provides agencies with the flexibility to design and test innovative approaches to enhance the agency’s programs. The MTW designation also seeks to decrease federal spending with additional funding flexibility through a combination of public housing operating subsidy, capital fund program (CFP) grants, and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program subsidy – all under a single fund block grant.

The program’s flexibility is designed to achieve MTW’s three statutory goals:

  1. Increase self-sufficiency opportunities for families through job training, educational and employment programs
  2. Reduce expenses and achieve cost effectiveness by improving overall agency efficiencies
  3. Increase housing choices for low-income families


MTW Fact Sheet


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Notice of 30-day Public Comment Period and Public Hearing + 

The San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA) will open the public comment period for the 2018-2019 MTW Agency Plan. The 30-day comment period begins on February 16, 2018 and ends on March 18, 2018. All comments must be received by 5:00 pm on March 18, 2018.

Comments on the proposed changes may be delivered by electronic mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Comments may also be physically delivered to the attention of Policy & Planning at SAHA Central Offices at 818 S. Flores Street, 78204.

SAHA will hold one public hearing to receive both oral and written comments. This hearing is not an appointment. It is not mandatory that you attend. The date, time, and location of the hearing are below:

Date: March 15, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: The Park at Sutton Oaks, 1010 Locke St. San Antonio, TX 78208

Documents are available for viewing below as well as in-person at SAHA Central Offices: 818 S. Flores Street, San Antonio, 78204.

Proposed 2018-2019 MTW Agency Plan

MTW Plan
Section 1: Introduction +
Section 2: Housing Stock Information +
Section 3: Proposed New MTW Activities +
Section 4: Approved MTW Activities Section +
Section 5: Sources & Uses Section +
Section 6: Administrative + 

Summary Changes:
Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP) +

Summary Changes:
Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan (Admin. Plan) +

Dated: February 16, 2018


Draft FY2016 MTW Report
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Moving to Work Federal Research Advisory Committee

In 2016, David Nisivoccia, SAHA Interim President and CEO tasked Ed Hinojosa, Chief Financial Officer, to represent SAHA on the Moving to Work (MTW) federal Research Advisory Committee.

The 15-person committee, formed in June, is charged with offering independent advice to HUD on how to approach specific aspects of the seven-year expansion of the Department’s MTW Demonstration. Last year, through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, Congress directed HUD to expand MTW to include an additional 100 high-performing public housing authorities over the next seven years. In addition, Congress called upon HUD to establish a federal research advisory committee.

SAHA is one of only 39 public housing authorities throughout the nation with the MTW designation from HUD. This designation provides agencies with administrative and programmatic flexibilities to test innovative, locally-designed housing and self-sufficiency strategies. MTW gives housing agencies exemptions from many existing requirements associated with their public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs, as well as more flexibility with how they use their federal funds.