Workforce Development

HUD Re-Opens FY 2023 Jobs Plus NOFO – Act Now!

2.14.24

HUD has officially re-opened the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Jobs Plus Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to accommodate the anticipated FY24 Jobs Plus appropriations funding. This re-opening allows HUD to invite additional applications, enabling the allocation of more Jobs Plus Grants for the current fiscal year. CLPHA urges our members to take advantage of this funding opportunity.

Cambridge HA Work Force program helps high school students in public housing learn key life skills

1.30.24

From WBZ News Cambridge:

The Cambridge Housing Authority has a unique program for teens in Cambridge Public Housing where they address specific educational issues.

"Being the first in their family to graduate high school, to go to college. So we started saying, 'How can we get them through high school?'" said Deputy Director of Resident Services at Cambridge Housing Authority Kambiz Maali.

Report Examines Long-Term Effects from the Original Jobs Plus Demonstration

6.29.23

HUD’s Office of Policy Development & Research has recently published a report detailing the Long-Term Effects from the Original Jobs Plus Demonstration. The Jobs Plus demonstration aimed to increase economic empowerment and mobility for public housing residents through on-site employment services, rent-based work incentives, and supportive work activities.

How These Budding Entrepreneurs Won $20,000 for Their Start-Ups (New York City Housing Authority)

5.17.23

From the New York Times:

Sarah Adams, a teacher, started a side business selling her Jamaican grandmother’s rum cake in 2015 with $5,000 from her husband’s retirement savings. Soon, she was handing out samples at markets and street festivals, building her company, Ms. Macs, one tin at a time.

Entrepreneur Innovation Center opens in Chester at the Booker T. Washington Community Center (Chester Housing Authority)

5.17.23

From the DelCo Times:

Leaning on the wisdom of Madam C.J. Walker, the Entrepreneur Innovation Center opened for business Thursday at the Booker T. Washington Community Center.

In spearheading the concept for the center, Marrea Walker-Smith was motivated by the famous Walker quote: “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

Public housing residents hope to paint a new career path (Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority)

11.7.22

From Spectrum News 1 Cincinnati:

Armed with half a dozen paintbrushes, a handful of rollers and a few buckets of paint, a dozen residents with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority hoped to brighten up their community space and employment outlook with a little hands-on training. 

Cambridge Housing Authority Workforce Program gets a $100,000 boost from Cummings as it works to broaden support

7.6.22

From Cambridge Day:

The Cambridge Housing Authority’s Workforce Program that helps youths living in public housing prepare for college or a career has received a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant, to be distributed over two years, will support the program while government aid has dwindled.

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