PHA Receives Jobs Plus Grant
PHA RECEIVES $2.9 MILLION FROM HUD TO HELP WILSON PARK RESIDENTS SECURE EMPLOYMENT AND HIGHER-PAYING JOBS
Housing Authorities in a dozen communities will receive funding under Jobs Plus
(Philadelphia, PA – April 28, 2021) – The Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has received $2,979,543 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help families increase their earned incomes and improve economic mobility.
Awarded through HUD’s Jobs Plus program, the grant supports work readiness and connects public housing residents with employment, education, and financial empowerment services — part of an evidence-based model proven to help public housing residents find and keep jobs.
The grant is part of HUD’s broader $28 million investment in 12 public housing agencies to support employment opportunities.
“Providing resources so that public housing residents can achieve economic and housing stability is an important part of HUD’s mission,” said HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “HUD is committed to empowering and working with our local partners to help residents reach their goals and uplift their families.”
“Today’s rapidly changing economic landscape makes it essential for workers to be job-ready and have the in-demand skills employers seek,” said Kelvin A. Jeremiah, President and CEO of PHA. “With this new grant, we can prepare residents for entry-level jobs in a number of priority sectors so they remain competitive, along with these vital industries.”