• NY

About Us

Jobs-Plus is a proven, place-based employment program designed to increase the earnings and employment of working-age residents in designated public housing developments or a cluster of developments. Where implemented well, Jobs-Plus resulted in a 16 percent increase in average annual earnings for working-age public housing residents.

Jobs-Plus Approach

The Jobs-Plus program uses a three-pronged approach, which includes:

  1. Employment-Related Services
  2. * Client enrollment, assessment, orientation
  3. * Job readiness, job search assistance and training
  4. * Job development, placement and retention/advancement support
  5. * Referrals for social supports
  6. Financial Incentives that “Make Work Pay”
  7. * Increasing awareness and enrollment in the Earned Income Disallowance (EID) program
  8. * Receipt of income supports
  9. * Increasing child support services
  10. * Provision of one-on-one financial counseling services
  11. Community Support for Work
  12. * The strengthening of social ties among residents and community stakeholders to support residents’ job preparation and work efforts