What is Housing Works?
Housing Works is a new career training and placement program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor offered only to participants of rental assistance programs offered by the Department of Housing Services. The program offers:
- Vocational coaching
- Skills development
- Career training
- Possible paid internships or on-the-job training
- Support services
- Job placement services
These services are all offered at no cost to eligible housing residents. The goal of the Housing Works program is to provide qualified Housing residents with intensive career training and placement opportunities to help them find and keep living wage jobs and rewarding new careers in high-demand occupations.
Benefits of Housing Works
The Housing Works program provides a dedicated vocational case manager to help participants navigate through the often challenging process of skills building, career training, and job search with a positive result. This case manager also supports participants with coaching and encouragement while assisting them by connecting them to other community resources and working with them to remove barriers to their success.
The Housing Works program is a short-term grant, and qualified candidates must demonstrate that they are both able to work and willing to work. Lack of skills or experience, problems with background, and financial barriers to participate are not things that would exclude you from participating in this program. What is required is your determination to succeed. To qualify, candidates must be:
- 18 years of age or older
- Legally able to work in the United States
- Be a current resident in a Department of Housing Services rental assistance program (Voucher, Public Housing)
Enrollment in Housing Works
Anyone interested in enrolling in this exciting new program can complete the Housing Works Interest Form and forward it to our HW representative. This special program is only available for a short time. We encourage you not to miss out on this great opportunity!
Interested in Learning More?
To learn more about Housing Works, contact Peter Ladley at (503) 846-4728 or by e-mail.