CHA’s Dearborn Homes Receives Grant that Supports Work Readiness

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The Chicago Housing Authority received a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday for the JobsPlus program that supports job readiness and connect public housing residents at Dearborn Homes with employment, education and financial empowerment services. CHA is one of nine Public Housing Authorities (PHA’s) that received a total of $20 million in JobsPlus grants from HUD to help public housing families increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. HUD’s investment will leverage an additional $4,355,700 working alongside key partners such as the City Colleges of Chicago, Chicago Department of Family & Support Services, Chicago Park District, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Centers for New Horizons, FamilyWorks and East Lake Management.

Photo caption: (left to right): CHA Commissioner Francine Washington, Dearborn LAC Vice President Etta Davis, HUD Regional Administrator Joseph P. Galvan, CEO for Centers for New Horizons Christa Hamilton, JobsPlus participant Sirmon Neal, CHA Acting CEO James L. Bebley, CEO of Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership Karin Norington Reaves and CHA Commissioner Debra Parker

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