PHAs to Get $24M to Help Residents Get Higher Paying Jobs

HUD recently announced announced that $24 million is being made available to certain qualified Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) through the Jobs-Plus Pilot Program to help residents increase their earned income and move toward self-sufficiency.  

HUD’s Jobs-Plus Pilot Program is designed to support work readiness and job placement efforts as well as connecting public housing residents with local employers. It capitalizes on a successful demonstration program that combines traditional employment, training, and job placement services with a rent incentive and a place-based investment in building “community support for work.” 

The program model, which requires PHAs to partner with Department of Labor American Jobs Centers, promotes initiatives to improve employment and earnings outcomes, a critical element of self-sufficiency for all families. Targeting an entire site helps residents support each other through the process.