Moving to Work Could Hurt Poorest Families

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  1. MTW has been in place for 15 years and there is no evidence that MTW agencies use their flexibility to harm the families they serve. Quite the opposite is true. I encourage you to talk to advocates and service providers in our community to learn, from people doing the hard work on the ground, how important our MTW status has been to our community’s successes creating new affordable housing, combating homelessness and helping young workers reach economic independence.

    Please know that there are a great many advocates in MTW communities whose experiences are quite different than what the Center describes. In our view, MTW strikes the right balance between federal oversight and local decision making.