Public Comment

2019 Draft Moving to Work (MTW) Plan

August 1, 2018

The public comment period ended August 31, 2018

The Tacoma Housing Authority (THA) will open the public comment period for the 2019 Moving to Work (MTW) Plan.

Residents, program participants, landlords, those on the waitlist and members of the public may submit comments on the proposed changes. The 30-day comment period begins on August 1, 2018 (8:00 a.m.) and ends September 1, 2018 (5:00 p.m.); all comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 1, 2018.

Mail, Email or Call-in Comments To:

Tacoma Housing Authority
Ava Pittman
902 S. L Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 274-5581

THA will hold two public comment hearings to receive both oral and written comments on the plan and the proposed new activity. This hearing is not an appointment. It is not mandatory that you attend. The date, time, and location of the hearings are provided below:

Date: August 15, 2018
Time:  2 p.m.
Location: Salishan Family Investment Center
1724 East 44th Street
Tacoma, WA 98404
Date: August 15, 2018
Time:  5 p.m.
Location: Bay Terrace Community Room
2550 South G St.
Tacoma, WA 98404 

Please attend and offer your views on the following item:

2019 MTW Plan: THA proposes to modify its Housing Quality Standards certification for initial inspections. Housing Quality Standards inspections are performed to ensure the safety and quality standards for THA voucher holders. THA proposes to permit landlords to self-certify non-life threatening items that require repair before move-in. This change intends to reduce staff time spent conducting re-inspections; reducing administrative requirements for landlords renting to THA clients; and reducing downtime for unoccupied units allowing a THA voucher holder to move into a new unit faster.

Call Ava Pittman at (253) 274-5581 if you need any reasonable accommodations or interpreters.