LMHA Starts Jobs Plus Program
Sojourner’s Truth Staff
The Lucas Metropolitan
Housing Authority has received a $2.3 million grant for
their Jobs Plus program that will help low-income public
housing residents of Birmingham Terrace and Ravine Park
secure higher-paying jobs. LMHA staff and residents
celebrated the kick-off of the program with back to school
event at Ravine Park on Friday, August 16.
Jobs Plus will assist
public housing agencies in developing locally-based,
job-driven approaches to increase resident earning and
advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer
connections, job placement and educational opportunities.
One of the benefits of the
Jobs Plus program is that successful completion by a
resident and entry into a job will keep the LMHA rent
stabilized for an extended period of time.
The Jobs Plus team will
help identify underlying issues residents have such as fear
of failure, childcare options and assistance and will also
work on transportation solutions.
education services, supportive services and youth services
are all part of the Jobs Plus program