Housing Works is an innovative, bi-state collaboration between 3 Workforce Investment Boards and 4 Public Housing Agencies working together to help 480 public housing residents gain the life and employment skills necessary to attain self-sufficiency. The 3-year project is funded by a $5.5 million grant and Worksystems is serving as the project lead.
Results to Date:
|Performance Indicators||Goal||Progress to Date|
|Participants Enrolled in Training||480||603|
|Number of Participants who Earned an Industry Recognized Credential||210||
|Average Six Month Earnings||$12,000||$9,897|
|Percent still employed 3 quarters after placement||70%||69%|
The grant partners have been working together since 2012 to co-invest resources to train participants for entry into high‐demand industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, office, and construction while providing case managment support during the training period to increase succesful completion. The training provided lead to an industry-recognized credential and a variety of skill building activities and job placement assistance was available to participants. The partner agencies also worked to eliminate program redundancies, to identify and resolve barriers to aligned service delivery, and to build a sustainable model that will last beyond the grant period.