Huntsville, AL eyes work requirements, time limits for public housing residents

Housing Authority officials are applying to be one of four “Moving to Work” demonstration sites that HUD plans to announce later this year. A copy of the application on the agency’s website says time limits, work or education requirements for able-bodied adults, and rent reforms are among the many sweeping changes under consideration. “Moving to Work” agencies — there are none currently in Alabama — operate somewhat outside of the rigid bureaucracy of HUD. And they are encouraged to find creative ways to put public housing residents on a path to home ownership. Michael Lundy, executive director, said moving current tenants “up and out” is the only way the Huntsville Housing Authority can free up space for nearly 1,100 families on a waiting list for public housing.

–  AL.com

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