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Berkeley Housing Authority
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Move To Work Program 

BHA will be submitting an application in for a HUD designation called “Move to Work” Click here for the Draft Move to Work Application

The Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) will apply for HUD’s Moving To Work (MTW) Demonstration Program, Cohort 4 “Landlord Incentives.” On August 10, the draft MTW application will appear on BHA’s website, www.cityofberkeley.info/bha, in order to allow for public review and to receive public comment. For comment submission, please send to bha@cityofberkeley.info, on or before 5 pm on September 8, 2021. Please indicate “MTW Comment” in the Subject Line of your email.  

There will be a Public Hearing via Zoom regarding the MTW application/plan during the September 9, 2021 BHA Board meeting, at 5:30 pm. There will also be a Special Board meeting via Zoom, on Tues. Sept. 28, at 4:00 pm for Board approval of the MTW application/plan. For details on logging into the Public Hearing and Special Board Zoom meeting, please visit BHA’s website, www.cityofberkeley.info/bha.  

MTW: this designation provides flexibilities for housing authorities, to study various aspects of the Section 8 program. BHA will be applying to the MTW focus area of Landlord Incentives—looking at ways to increase the number of landlords in our program, thereby increasing the number of available units for our Program Participants to live in here in the City of Berkeley. HUD requires applicants for MTW designation to reach out to our Program Participants to obtain input on the MTW application before it is submitted.  

There were two BHA Program Participant Hearings on MTW, via Zoom:Tues. May 18, and Tues. June 1, both at 10 am. If you were unable to participate in either of these hearings, feel free to submit comments on the MTW plan to bha@cityofberkeley.info. All proposed plans will be posted on our website. 

Both meetings were held using the following link/call in number (note: you can join by just phone, or video, it is up to you):   


Meeting ID: 304 414 0707 

Passcode: 403702 

888 475 4499 US Toll-free         

877 853 5257 US Toll-free

The Berkeley Housing Authority is a fair housing provider, and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin.

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