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12/30/2018

LMHA Awarded HUD Jobs Plus Grant

JOBS PLUS FY2018 JOBS PLUS INITIATIVE AWARD INFORMATION:

Click here to view/download the FY2018 Jobs Plus Initiative Award Information as listed below.

 

Housing Authority County of San Joaquin - Stockton, CA
Jobs Plus Grant Amount: $2,300,000
Leveraged Amount: $1,333,826
PH Development: Conway Homes

Key Partners:
San Joaquin County Worknet, Human Services Agency City of Stockton, Office of the Mayor Creative Child Care, Inc., F&M Bank, Family Resource & Referral, San Joaquin County Public Library, Reinvent South Stockton Coalition, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton Police Department, STAND, Habitat for Humanity, Stockton Unified School District, San Joaquin County Office of Education, J&L Staffing

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Jobs Plus Program is to develop locally based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.

Project Summary:
The Conway Homes neighborhood consists of 428 units and is in an area which has been recognized in the media as "Ground Zero" for negative economic impacts stemming from the collapse in the housing market. The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin will use the Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) to address the fifty-eight percent (58%) unemployment of the work-able adults residing in the community. Conway residents are ready to strive for self-improvement but face a challenging lack of resources. The Jobs Plus program will provide resources for education and training allowing Conway residents to become sustainably independent.


Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority - Toledo, OH
Jobs Plus Grant Amount: $2,300,000
Leveraged Amount: $1,442,004
PH Developments: Ravine Park Village, Birmingham Terrace

Key Partners:
NetWORK Division of Zepf Center: Northwest Ohio, Ohio Means Jobs Lucas County, Pathway, YMCA, GLG Construction Services, LISC, LMHA, Goodwill Industries, Lucas County WIO, City of Toledo

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Jobs Plus Program is to develop locally based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.

Project Summary:
Ravine Park Village and Birmingham Terrace will combine to implement the Jobs Plus Initiative. Currently, there are 274 apartments and 356 work-able adults. Currently seventy-six percent (76%) of working-age adults are unemployed. To support job retention and advancement in the Jobs Plus program, participants will receive employment readiness training and barrier removal from Pathway, supportive services and barrier assistance from Zepf Center, financial literacy from LISC, and youth employment opportunities from the YMCA.


Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA
Jobs Plus Grant Amount: $3,700,000
Leveraged Amount: $1,379,366
PH Development: Nickerson Gardens

Key Partners:
Career Expansion (at Coastline Community College), Technical College, North East Trees, Managed Career Solutions, South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Cerritos College

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Jobs Plus Program is to develop locally based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.

Project Summary:
Nickerson Gardens, the largest development west of the Mississippi, it has 1,055 units with a total of 3,185 residents. The area is experiencing a boom with new sports arenas and influx of multi-level incomes influencing the adjacent built environment. Currently forty-four percent (44%) of working-age are unemployed. The site's Employment Technology Center will serve as a satellite office for the benefit of resident and neighboring families to provide Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) participants with JPI participants with employment and training services, especially in the high-demand sectors of healthcare and construction, particularly to train and employ program participants during the multi-phase redevelopment of the Jordan Downs development, a recent recipient of a $35 Million award from California Strategic Growth Council.


Gainesville Housing Authority - Gainesville, FL
Jobs Plus Grant Amount: $2,300,000
Leveraged Amount: $1,131,740
PH Development: AMP 3 Public Housing Development

Key Partners:
CareerSource North Central Florida, Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County, Warrenton College of Business, Santa Fe Community College, Innovative Dads, Caring and Sharing Learning School, Empowerment Consultant and Associates LLC, Florida Department of Health in Alachua County, Common Thread International Inc

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Jobs Plus Program is to develop locally based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing. The place-based Jobs Plus Program addresses poverty among public housing residents by incentivizing and enabling employment through income disregards for working families, and a set of services designed to support work including employer linkages, job placement and counseling, educational advancement and financial counseling. Ideally, these incentives will saturate the target developments, building a culture of work and making working families the norm.

Project Summary:
The Gainesville Housing Authority's (GHA) Jobs Plus grant will focus its efforts on the 214 families living in the AMP 3 Public Housing Development. Currently fifty-two percent (52%) of the residents are unemployed. GHA has partnered with the Gainesville Career Center and the CareerSource of North Central Florida and the Santa Fe Community College in order to form a leadership team to administer the Jobs Plus program. The team will work closely together to manage ongoing employment-related training, supportive services, financial literacy, extensive job coaching and rapid re-employment assistance to ensure residents are able to obtain and sustain opportunities providing living wages; thereby providing hope, self-sufficiency, and improved quality of life.