Greater Macon Area

Warner Robbins Housing Authority claims HUD Grant to Help Secure Higher Paying Jobs

The Warner Robbins Housing Authority is the recipient of the latest round of federal grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant is directed to help public housing agencies help families ‘increase their earned income and improve their economic mobility.’

Awarded through HUD’s Jobs Plus program, these grants support “work readiness and connect 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 Warner Robbins housing Authority landed a $2.3 million grant.

“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.”

More from the news release:

The Jobs Plus program expands on a successful demonstration program model that combines traditional employment, training, and job placement services with a rent incentive and a place-based investment in building community support for work. The program requires PHAs to partner locally with Department of Labor Workforce Development Boards and American Jobs Centers. Additionally, Jobs Plus grantees are required to demonstrate a 25 percent match from community partners, providing wrap-around supportive services to improve employment and earnings outcomes. Cross-agency partnerships are essential to changing the economic prospects of public housing residents. Jobs Plus’s place-based model helps residents support each other through the process, cultivating a culture of work and enhancing economic resiliency.

The following public housing authorities are receiving funding:

StateLegal Name of GranteeCityGrant Award Amount
FloridaPalm Beach County Housing AuthorityWest Palm Beach$2,300,000
GeorgiaWarner Robins Housing AuthorityWarner Robins$2,300,000
IllinoisRockford Housing AuthorityRockford$2,300,000
MichiganDetroit Housing CommissionDetroit$2,300,000
North CarolinaHousing Authority of the City of GoldsboroGoldsboro$2,300,000
Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington, North CarolinaWilmington$2,300,000
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Housing AuthorityPhiladelphia$2,979,543
South CarolinaRock Hill Housing AuthorityRock Hill$2,300,000
TexasSan Antonio Housing AuthoritySan Antonio$2,300,000
Houston Housing AuthorityHouston$2,300,000
VirginiaChesapeake Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityChesapeake$2,300,000
City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing AuthorityRoanoke$2,300,000
Total Funding$28,279,543

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