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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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Karen Callender
From Caretaker to Supervisor

Karen Callender never pictured herself in a career involving manual labor—but when she saw information about the NYCHA Resident Training Academy (NRTA) in The NYCHA Journal soon after her corporate office position of 14 years had been eliminated, she wanted to try something new.

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A Taste of West Africa in Harlem

Johnson Houses resident Naima Afoatti is the proud owner of NINI, a company that shares a taste of her home through the traditional drinks of Togo, West Africa. Thanks to what she learned in NYCHA’s Food Business Pathways (FBP) program, Ms. Afoatti is growing her business online and sees herself closer to one day opening a West African café.

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When Your Business is Child’s Play

NYCHA Supports Childcare Center Entrepreneurs

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New Jobs Plus Center Builds Futures for Penn-Wortman Residents

The new center is the first Jobs Plus site funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in New York City. A nationally recognized program that helps increase employment and earnings among public housing residents, Jobs Plus boosts residents’ earnings by an average of 16 percent.

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