U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Chino Hills) questioned Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lourdes Castro Ramirez of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing on an extension of the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino’s Moving to Work (MTW) program at today’s Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing entitled “The Future of Housing in America: Oversight of HUD’s Public and Indian Housing Programs.”
“Your predecessor in your position made a public commitment at a February 2014 Moving To Work Summit in support of extending for 10 years all MTW contracts for public housing authorities with rental assistance utilization rates of 90% or higher. Specifically, last March, she wrote the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, and I’ll quote from here letter – ‘I am willing to extend your MTW agreement to your fiscal year ending in 2028, provided your HCV utilization level is at or above 90%.’ She continued in that letter, ‘An amendment to the MTW agreement is being drafted for those agencies that are already demonstrating a high utilization level, and will be provided as soon as possible,'” stated Rep. Royce.
“This amendment hasn’t materialized. In fact, rather than …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce