REES

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What Is Rees?

Did you know NYCHA’s Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) Department assists public housing residents in six key areas?

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Home-Based Business Checklist

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you dream of starting your own home-based business?

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Child Care - The Best Compensation Possible

The first of 10 children, NYCHA resident Kayereathea Boyd, 36, learned early in life how to feed, change, and burp toddlers. Those life skills proved useful when she participated in the 15-week NYCHA Childcare Business Pathways program (CBP), which helps residents establish licensed, home-based childcare businesses.

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In Pursuit of a Career in Technology

Vanessa Mack’s path to a technology career is a great example of the phrase “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” She is currently a software developer at Barclays Investment Bank, a leading international financial services company, and to get there she had to overcome rejection with p

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Catering Business Pathways Info Sessions

NYCHA caterers: Take your catering business to the next level! Catering Business Pathways is an immersive business education program that will:

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Luquana McGriff: NYCHA Resident & Food Entrepreneur

Red Hook Houses West resident Luquana McGriff dreams of one day opening a baked goods storefront for her business, A Cake Baked in Brooklyn, and in October 2018 she had an opportunity to help her prepare when she became the first

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Partnering to Change Lives

The Family Self-Sufficiency program is a HUD-funded initiative that supports Section 8 voucher holders in achieving economic independence. Participants sign a five-year contract and set personal goals to achieve by the end of the contract period; these usually include more education or job training, obtaining employment, and becoming free of cash public assistance benefits. 

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Building Their Careers: NRTA Graduates

Twenty-seven NYCHA residents took their first steps toward careers in construction: They successfully graduated from the NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) Construction track.

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Free Tax Prep for NYCHA Residents & Section 8 Voucher Holders

Virtual VITA tax services are fast and easy.

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Congrats to 35 New NYCHApreneurs!

Thirty-five residents recently successfully completed the Food Business Pathways (FBP) program. They are now prepared to launch or scale their food businesses, and join the program’s 167 previous participants as resident business owners creating delicious food for New Yorkers to enjoy.

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