U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Employment and Training Administration
Washington, D. C. 20210

CLASSIFICATION

WtW

CORRESPONDENCE SYMBOL

TD

ISSUE DATE

February 22, 1999

RESCISSIONS

None

EXPIRATION DATE

Continuing

DIRECTIVE : TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION NOTICE NO. 20-98
 
TO : ALL STATE WELFARE-TO-WORK CONTACTS
ALL STATE JTPA LIAISONS
 
FROM : DAVID HENSON
Director
Office of Regional Management
 
SUBJECT : Department of Housing and Urban Development's Notice of Funding Availability for the Welfare-to-Work Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 1999

 

  1. Purpose. To provide States with general information on the Notice of Funding Availability issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide tenant-based rental assistance that will help eligible families make the transition from welfare to work.

  2. Reference Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999, Title II, October 21, 1998, and Federal Register Notice dated January 28, 1999.

  3. Background The VA/HUD and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 1999 provides $283 million for the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) Tenant-Based Assistance Program. Under the Act, HUD is authorized to solicit competitive applications from local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) seeking funds to establish a WtW Rental Voucher program to help eligible families make the transition from welfare to work. The notice requires that all PHAs submitting applications develop their program in consultation with the State, local, or Tribal entity administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the entity, if any, administering the WtW formula and/or competitive grants administered by the United States Department of Labor.

  4. Highlights of the Act 

  5. Action Required States should:

    1. share this information with their WtW and other appropriate staff; and

    2. cooperate with PHAs that are developing and submitting applications for funding to establish a WtW Rental Voucher program.

  6. Inquiries Inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Office.