The Making Moves Program is a voluntary housing mobility program for families with Housing Choice Vouchers in Tompkins County. We help families find stable housing in designated Well-Resourced Areas. 

Families with vouchers from Tompkins Community Action or Ithaca Housing Authority can sign up to be selected for the program. Eligible families must have at least one child under the age of 18 living with them.

In the Making Moves Program, families receive pre- and post-move coaching. They also receive housing search assistance and financial assistance to help cover the security deposit and some other move-related expenses.

Tompkins Community Action and Ithaca Housing Authority have taken steps to ensure the rental ceiling standard for homes in well-resourced areas are affordable for families and competitive for the property owners in the private rental market.

Owners who rent to families receive individualized assistance, ease leasing their units, tenant stability, and financial incentives. Program staff work with families and property owners to facilitate good tenant-owner matches and positive relationships between them.