HHA working with MDRC on enhanced economic mobility initiative

As part of a collaborative effort to increase economic independence and job skills for low-income residents receiving rent subsidies from public housing agencies, the Houston Housing Authority (HHA) is partnering with MDRC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research firm, to test a new employment initiative called "MyGoals for Employment Success."

The program features an innovative workforce coaching model, combined with new financial incentives, to support participants over a three-year period in getting and keeping jobs, acquiring skills that employers need, and moving up career ladders.

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