Enterprise and HPD Select Grantees…

Enterprise Community Partners and the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) have announced a grant to Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI), The HOPE Program (HOPE), and New York City College of Technology (City Tech) to design a new program through their “Housing Career Pathways” initiative. The workforce development providers, in partnership with a labor market research team from the City University of New York (CUNY) and an advisory board of housing providers and government agencies, will develop a program to train and connect low-income individuals in New York City to high-quality, permanent jobs in affordable housing development, management and preservation.
“New York’s affordable housing industry is a powerful economic engine for the city, and low-income New Yorkers who live in affordable homes should be able to access the jobs it creates,” said Judi Kende, vice president and New York market leader, Enterprise. “We are excited to work with BWI, HOPE, City Tech, and our partners at HPD to create a system for individuals to build careers in the industry and ensure that communities home to affordable housing developments can capitalize on the economic opportunities they bring.”

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