Salem Housing Authority is ‘Moving to Work’

Posted on October 5, 2022

City of Salem – 10/04/22 5:30 PM

Salem is one of only two Oregon cities selected for the nationwide program.

Salem, Ore. – Moving to Work is a federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program that gives housing authorities flexibility around certain federal rules and regulations to implement local solutions.

The Salem Housing Authority and the Housing Authority of Clackamas County were two of only 18 selected nationwide in late September 2022 for this special status.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Salem Housing Authority and Housing Authority of Clackamas County to the asset-building cohort,” said Northwest Regional Administrator Margaret Salazar. “Through this program, they will have increased flexibility with HUD resources to meet the needs of the community they serve. This will increase the self-sufficiency of their residents and strengthen the community overall.”

According to HUD, the Move to Work program “is a demonstration program for public housing authorities that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families.”

Additional information regarding the Salem Housing Authority and HUD’s Moving to Work Program is available online.

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