WASHINGTON – December 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced that the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has been awarded $2.7 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to offer new job training programs for PHA residents.
The federally-funded initiative will support residents of Philadelphia’s Raymond Rosen Apartments through locally-based approaches to job training and skills development. The program will target the 884 work-able residents who reside in PHA’s Raymond Rosen complex. The competitive grant award is part of HUD’s Jobs Plus Pilot Program for Public Housing Agencies.
“This is a huge win for Philadelphia and for the Philadelphia Housing Authority. I am a proud partner in our community’s continued efforts to find innovative ways to ensure that those in Philadelphia who are seeking work have the training and skills necessary to find and compete for high wage jobs,”Congressman Fattah said. “This grant will enable hundreds of Philadelphians to successfully enter the workforce and find a path to sustained financial independence.”
Community partners involved in the Jobs Plus Pilot program will include the Joseph J Peters Institute, Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment & Opportunity, Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, Boys & Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, Center for Social Policy & Community Development, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Opening Opportunities for All, and Manpower.
For additional information on the Jobs Plus Pilot Program visit http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/jppp.