Boulder HousingMOVING TO WORK Partners FactSheet: Overview WHAT IS “MOVING TO WORK”? In March 2011, Boulder Housing Partners (BHP) was selected as one of 35 agencies nationwide to participate in the Moving to Work (MtW) Demonstration Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). BHP is honored and excited to be a part of this elite program. The three primary goals of the program are to: 1. Use federal dollars more effectively 2. Create incentives for families to work, seek work or prepare for work 3. Increase housing choices for low-income households WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR BHP? BHP has been given the authority and flexibility to develop policies and procedures outside the limitations of certain HUD regulations. As an MtW agency, BHP will be able to transform the way we provide housing and assistance to better meet the needs of our families and our community. Examples of what BHP can do include: • Creating more affordable housing units through construction or acquisition; and • Preserving and renovating our current public housing communities; and • Providing more services for our residents and participants; and • Piloting a rent policy that will encourage resident selfsufficiency, reduce fraud, and keep rents affordable. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR you AS A... Resident? BHP will offer new and existing housing participants and residents a more streamlined process to receive housing assistance, an increase in housing choices, and additional services to assist them in becoming more self-sufficient. BHP will be undertaking extensive renovation of our public housing assets, which will mean residents will experience some disruption from construction, as well as the benefits of fully renovated sites. Landlord participating in the Section 8 program? BHP will be able to ease some of the rules and regulations that burden our landlords while still working to provide high-quality living standards for our residents. Community partner? BHP will be able to use new resources to strengthen our current partnerships and create new partnerships to provide services and programs for our residents and community. Questions? Additional information about MtW and the changes at BHP can be found on our website at: www.boulderhousingpartners.org or if you have questions about BHP’s Moving to Work program, please contact: Karen Kreutzberg 720-564-4631, Kreutzbergk@ boulderhousingpartners.org Boulder Housing Partners Providing Homes, Creating Community, Changing Lives OUR MISSION Our primary mission is to provide quality, affordable housing, developed and managed with respect for the dignity of all involved. We also seek to create a sense of community strength and spirit that supports resident efforts to realize success in their lives.