From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's press release:
District of Columbia Housing Authority Executive Director Tyrone Garrett announced that four resident entrepreneurs received $2,500 micro-grants to support their businesses at the April 14 monthly Board of Commissioners meeting as the first action in the rollout of the agency’s $250,000 investment into its new Human Capital Plan.
The micro-grant initiative is an integral part of a revised Human Capital Program offered to all DCHA customers as part of the agency’s larger Transformation Plan for its portfolio of properties. The suite of self-sufficiency offerings for residents includes a new needs assessment and a comprehensive data collection survey thanks to a partnership with the Urban Institute. Listening sessions starting this spring will offer interested residents more information and an opportunity to weigh in with ideas for further program enhancements.
“Part of DCHA’s mission is to provide safe, clean, and affordable housing. But it also is providing our customers the support and opportunities to achieve their dreams, self-sufficiency, and to improve their families’ quality of life,” Garrett said. “Over the next few weeks, we will be rolling out our Human Capital Plan, a part of the agency’s Transformation Plan, which will impact our residents through community building, family development, wellness, economic solvency, and educational advancement. This is a needed social investment while the agency continues to make capital improvements.”