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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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Get a Taste of NYCHA Residents’ Food Businesses at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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 a new opportunity is helping her prepare: In October, Ms.


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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.


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.


Naima Afoatti
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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A New NYCHA-CUNY Scholarship for Brooklyn Residents

Attention Brownsville, East New York, and Ocean Hill Residents!

A revered Brooklyn organization has stepped up its community commitment by establishing a scholarship to help NYCHA residents achieve their goals of college education.


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2017 NYCHA-CUNY Scholars

On September 20, NYCHA and the City University of New York (CUNY) celebrated 23 residents for their academic excellence, leadership, and contributions to their communities at the 12th annual NYCHA-CUNY Resident Scholarship Program awards ceremony, held at Borough of Manhattan Community College.



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