Moving to Work

Moving to Work

 Moving to Work 

The Yakima Housing Authority is pleased to be part of HUD's Move to Work Program. Our mission is "building stronger communities through our commitment to safe and affordable housing." We believe that our participation in the MTW program will help us further our mission. We have a vision where YHA is able to maximize the number of households served through the voucher program and making changes to the voucher program to make it more efficient to operate, more likely to increase the self-sufficiency, and housing choice as well as the required activities related to landlord incentives.  

Moving to Work Demonstration Program

Public Hearing & Comment: Moving to Work Plan

Public Hearing Meeting:

A public hearing for the proposed Moving to Work (MTW) Draft Plan for the Yakima Housing Authority (YHA) will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. (PST).

This meeting will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. For more information about how to attend the public hearing on the proposed Moving To Work (MTW) Draft Plan, please contact or call 509-453-3106. If translation and/or interpreter services are needed, please contact the Yakima Housing Authority at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. You can find a copy of the proposed plan by clicking the link below. The plan was prepared in accordance with HUD PIH Notice 2021-03.

Moving to Work (MTW) Draft Plan

Public Comment Period:

YHA is requested public comment on the proposed Moving to Work Plan (Landlord Incentives Cohort 4). If you are unable to attend the public hearing and want to submit comments on the plan, please submit them to You may provide comments, recommendations, and questions regarding ideas to increase landlord participation. Public comment on the plan will be accepted from September 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021.

Notification to all YHA Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Participants

YHA is planning to hold two separate virtual sessions with our Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants, Project Based Voucher (PBV) and program stakeholders to help us develop proposed landlord incentives, rent and program flexibility proposal to HUD. YHA hosted virtual MTW resident/participant meeting on Monday, August 23, 2021.

For additional information about HUD's Moving To Work program, please visit the following websites;

Moving to Work Demonstration Program

Moving to Work (MTW) Expansion - Landlord Incentive Cohort


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