RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- U.S. Housing and Urban Development Regional announced today that the Reno Housing Authority has been selected to participate in HUD’s Moving to Work program.
RHA is one of four authorities selected from among a dozen that applied for MTW designation earlier this year. Public housing authorities in Columbus, Ga., Fairfax, Va. and Holyoke, Mass. were also named today. There are 35 other MTW across the U.S. that have flexibility to use their Federal funds to help families “move to work” by providing incentives such as job training and educational programs that lead to employment and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.
RHA has received numerous commendations from the San Francisco HUD Field Office for its programs, including the 2008 PHA of the Year Award; a Special Achievement Award for performance under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the 2011 Low Rent Public Housing Program of the Year Award.
Ultimately, the program aims to make HUD’s largest rental assistance programs more cost effective, while providing families with children more housing choices and incentives to move toward economic self-sufficiency.