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TENANT OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM
FY 1997 GRANTEES


The Cathedral Tenants, Inc.
Boston, MA
Award Amount: $100,000

Project Highlights

The Cathedral Tenants, Inc., will train, educate, and create job links with public and private industries as well as, small business/entrepreneurialship opportunities.

Mission Main Tenants Task Force
Boston, MA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Mission Main Tenants Task Force will start with a six-week Economic Literacy Training course. At least 75 graduates of that training will continue into other instruction including Homeownership Training.

Fairfax Gardens Tenants Association, Inc.
Taunton, MA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Fairfax Tenants Association, Inc. will provide educational tools and services to residents. Programs will focus on eliminating language barriers, provide job readiness, job training, childcare and transportation.

Commonwealth Tenants Association
Brighton, MA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

This project proposes to implement employment and training programs to match public housing residents with employment resources and training opportunities.

Syracuse Citywide Council Housing Residents, Inc.
Syracuse, NY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to train the resident leadership on the requirements associated with Welfare Reform and to provide them with job seeking skills and to encourage and support entrepreneurialship among Syracuse Housing Authority residents through informational sessions and training.

MaGathan Townhouses Resident Association
Schenectady, NY
Award Amount: $91,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to enable 30 residents to transition from welfare to work through Tenant Opportunities Program training and services.

Robert Taft Housing Tenant Association
New York, NY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to develop programs for residents that will foster and increase their level of self-sufficiency skills. The programs will encompass training, education and career related skill development.

Redfern Houses Resident Council, Inc.
Far Rockaway, NY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Redfern Houses Resident Council, Inc. will focus on pre-employment skills development, job training, resident business development and resident management.

Arverne Houses Resident Council, Inc.
Far Rockaway, NY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

This project proposes to target the special needs of welfare to work residents via life skills development, job training, business development, pre-employment, and resident management.

Boston Secor Resident Council, Inc.
Bronx, NY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Boston Secor Resident Council, Inc. proposes to focus on the special needs of the population through pre-employment and world of work training, life skills development, job training, resident business development and resident management.

Castle Hill Resident Association
Bronx, NY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Castle Hill Resident association promotes transition to sustainable work by addressing specific areas of need such as, literacy, life skills counseling, GED, English and job placement.

Acorn Tenant Union Training and Organizing Project
Brooklyn, NY
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Highlights

This project proposes to provide training and technical assistance for the organization’s leaders and public housing residents. Other training includes developing skills and linkages to promote self sufficiency.

New Jersey Association of Public and
Subsidized Housing Residents, Inc.
Newark, NJ
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Highlights

The Association proposes to implement its comprehensive job training, employment to social service agency referral and site based support programs for welfare recipients.

Woodbridge Garden Apartments Resident Council
Woodbridge, NJ
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Woodbridge Gardens Apartments Resident Council will focus on residents who are effected by welfare reform. Training activities include business entrepreneurialship, counseling, tutoring, pre-employment and social services.

Number of Persons Served: 21

Bright Hope Resident Council
Philadelphia, PA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Bright Hope Resident Council and the Montgomery County Housing Authority have partnered with a resource network to design training through an integrated service of instructional and supportive services for residents.

Pleasant View Tenant Association
Danville, VA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Pleasant View Tenant Association will partner with 15 organizations to provide job readiness, services coordination and job skill training for 68 residents directly effected by welfare reform.

Pecan Acres Resident Organization
Petersburg, VA
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Highlights

The Pecan Acres Resident organizations will provide assistance to move a substantial number of public housing residents from welfare to work.

Waynesboro Resident Organization
Wayneboro, VA
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to improve communication between the residents, the housing authority and the citizens of Waynesboro; to improve living standards of residents by offering appropriate services and programs. In addition, the organization will offer training and supportive services to residents in their transition from welfare to work.

Association of Concerned Tenants of Fox Meadow, Inc.
Lebanon, VA
Award Amount: $25,000
Project Highlights

The Association of Concerned Tenants of Fox Meadow is partnering with Southwest Virginia Community Colleges, Cumberland Plateau Regional Housing Authority, Cumberland Plateau District Commission and others to provide entrepreneurialship training, job placement, childcare, etc.

Dublin Resident Council
Dublin, GA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Dublin Resident Council will continue activities with existing program efforts to include organization development, literacy and GED training, job training, job placement and business development.

Number of People Served: 248

Beacon Homes Resident Council, Inc.
Laurel, MS
Award Amount: $100,000

Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to move residents from welfare to work through a computer-based education and training program.

Number of People Served: 50

Key West Resident Management Corporation, Inc.
Key West, FL
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to move welfare families to work and self sufficiency; to assist them in attaining a living wage—a wage in excess of the poverty level for a family of three using the poverty level set by the federal government.

Number of People Served: 57

Lake Mann Resident Association, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association, in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Orlando, will implement a job search retention group to assist residents in obtaining job retention skills in addition to investigating the process under which a credit union can be developed on site. Several area banks have indicated an interest in the formation of this venture.

Number of People Served: 100

Ivey Green Resident Council Association
Riviera Beach, FL
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Council will move 57 welfare families to work and self-sufficiency. The organization will target the hard-to-serve population. In addition, the association will develop a plan to assist the population in attaining a living wage—a wage in excess of the poverty level for a family of three.

Number of People Served: 100

Williamsburg Housing Resident Council
Williamsburg, KY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Council will provide assessment, life skills training, GED, computer skills and medical technician training for residents. Participants will receive job exposure, job placement, counseling and follow-up services upon successful completion of the program.

Number of People Served: 40

Spencer J. McCallie Homes Resident Association
Chattanooga, TN
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will assist residents to complete an individual welfare-to-work plan. Training and education will be accomplished in partnership with area agencies and organizations. Participants have on-the-job-training, and upon completion of training, the trainees names will be provided to regional employers.

Number of People Served: 40

Beecher Terrace Resident Corp., Inc.
Louisville, KY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to train residents in acquisition of GED, driver license, life skills/employment training, entrepreneurial training and computer/Internet training.

Number of People Served: 150

Parkway Place Resident Corp., Inc.
Louisville, KY
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to train residents in acquisition of GED, driver license, life skills/employment training, entrepreneurial training and computer/Internet training.

Number of People Served: 200

Emma Wheeler Homes Resident Association, Inc.
Chattanooga, TN
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to implement a program to provide welfare recipients with life skills necessary for survival in an unsubsidized environment.

Number of People Served: 80

Brisas de Bayamon Resident Council, Inc.
Bayamon, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Council will develop a business endeavor after training 190 residents to offer homecare services in homes or institutions for seniors and to prepare 100 residents to obtain a high school diploma. The overall goals are providing meaningful jobs and increase self-sufficiency for welfare recipients.

Number of People Served: 290

Colinas de Magnolia Resident Council, Inc.
Juncos, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will focus on moving families from welfare, increase the economic self-sufficiency by employment placement of the tenants and start up three resident-owned businesses, The plan will target 28 school drop-outs, 25 single mother households; 153 children will receive childcare and after-school services. Services include work readiness and other economic development.

Number of People Served: 60

Comite de Iniciativa, Villas del Rio, Inc.
Naguabo, PR
Award Amount: $68,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide welfare-to-work assistance to public housing residents through activities such as job/business training and supportive services.

Number of People Served: 50

Dr. Victor Berrios Resident Council, Inc.
Yabucoa, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will focus on moving families from welfare, increase economic self sufficiency by employing 50 tenants, and create two resident-owned businesses. The plan will target 30 school drop-outs, 42 single mother households and 225 children will receive child care and after school services. Services include work readiness and other economic development.

Number of People Served: 70

Jose Gautier Benitez Resident Council, Inc.
Cagua, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide opportunities through various training programs to move a substantial number of residents from welfare to work.

Number of People Served: 75

Puerta del Sol Resident Council, Inc.
Aquadilla, PR
Award Amount: $32,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association provide training, education, and support programs to assist residents to move from welfare to work.

Number of People Served: 50

Reparto San Antonio Resident Council, Inc.
Barranquitas, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide residents of the Reparto San Antonio public housing residents with opportunities to obtain training and assistance to move from welfare to work.

Number of People Served: 45

Urbanizacion Jardines de Cidra RC Inc.
Cidra, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to establish a Family Self Sufficiency center at the community site.

Number of People Served: 95

Pedro M. Descartes Resident Council, Inc.
Santo Isabel, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes socioeconomic rehabilitation through the implementation of comprehensive, educational and employment activities. This plan is oriented to improve the educational, professional, and economic levels of the community residents.

Number of People Served: 65

Luis Munoz Morales Resident Council, Inc.
Cayey, PR
Award Amount: $100,000

Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes socioeconomic rehabilitation through the implementation of comprehensive, educational and employment activities. This plan is oriented to improve the educational, professional, and economic levels of the community residents.

Number of People Served: 50

Enudio Negron Resident Council, Inc.
Villalba, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes socioeconomic rehabilitation through the implementation of comprehensive, educational and employment activities. This plan is oriented to improve the educational, professional, and economic levels of the community residents.

Number of People Served: 75

Aristides Chavier Resident Council, Inc.
Ponce, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to develop self-sufficiency and support activities which enable residents to move from welfare to work.

Number of People Served: 75

La Alhambra Resident Council, Inc.
Bayamon, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to provide training to increase capacity of leaders. It also plans to contract training to provide computer skills that will lead directly to employment opportunities for 90 residents.

Number of People Served: 115

Villa Valle Verde Resident Council, Inc.
Adjuntas, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to provide organizational training to strengthen the resident organization and also to contract training to develop skills and techniques in craftsmanship to bridge 70 participants for job and business opportunities.

Number of People Served: 164

Brisas del Mar, Inc.
Salinas, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes socioeconomic rehabilitation through the implementation of comprehensive, educational and employment activities. This plan is oriented to improve the educational, professional, and economic levels of the community’s residents.

Number of People Served: 100

Thomas Sorolla Resident Council, Inc.
Morovis, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will focus on moving families from welfare, increase the economic self sufficiency by employing 30 tenants and create three resident-owned businesses. The plan will target ten school dropouts, 25 single mother households and 123 children will receive child care and after-school services.

Number of People Served: 45

Jardines de Santa Elena Resident Council, Inc.
Yabucoa, PR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to establish a Family Self-Sufficiency Center in partnership with the Puerto Rico Public Housing Authority, Martinal Properly and the Humacao Entrepreneurialship Center. The center will focus on welfare reform.

Number of People Served: 50

Cabrini Rowhouse Tenant Management Council, Inc.
Chicago, IL
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will focus on the positive development of the individual and the community. The grant will also emphasize financial independence versus government dependency.

Number of People Served: 100

Martin Luther King Resident Management Corporation
Chicago, IL
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide job training, job placement assistance, and mentorship to residents for transitioning from welfare to work. In addition, the resident management corporation will receive additional training towards property management for the Chicago Housing Authority.

Number of People Served: 100

Lakeside Terrace Resident Council, Inc.
Urbana, IL
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to move a substantial number of welfare recipients from welfare to work.

Number of People Served: 20

Desoto Bass Courts Resident Council, Inc.
Dayton, OH
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to implement a comprehensive job training and supportive services program to move residents from welfare to work. Residents will receive job training, homeownership preparation classes, and other supportive services to aid their transition.

Number of People Served: 75
Harriet Tubman Resident Council
Detroit, MI
Award Amount: $100,000

Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide assistance to elderly and disabled residents whose eligibility for food stamps and medical care is affected by welfare reform. The residents can become self-sufficient and live more independently through training and technical assistance oriented towards health and job development.

Number of People Served: 30

Community Impact Res. Council for Leadership/Ed
Ann Arbor, MI
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide assistance to move a substantial number of public housing residents from welfare to work.

Number of People Served: 10

Beechwood Resident Council
Indianapolis, IN
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide job training and literacy training to assist residents to become self-sufficiency .

Number of Persons Served: 50

Laurelwood Resident Management Corporation
Indianapolis, IN
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will enable the Laurelwood Resident Management Council to organize residents and to develop resident owned and operated small business.

Number of People Served: 80

Arlington Court Resident Organization
Milwaukee, WI
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide on-site social support services, case management, reference, advocacy, basic medical assistance, educational programming and community building activities to its elderly and disabled residents.

Number of People Served: 50

Highland Park Resident Organization
Milwaukee, WI
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide vocational assessment, job training and employment, employment maintenance to families; and facilitate leadership training to assist residents to maintain a safe, drug-free environment and build community living skills.

Number of People Served: 145

Vista del Cerro Family Resident Council
Truth-or-Consequences, NM
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will work with the Housing Television Network and bring essential education and training programs on-site to participants through an interactive distance learning satellite program.

Number of People Served: 75

Wautonomah Resident Council, Inc.
Tucumcari, NM
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will partner with the City of Tucumcari Housing Authority which will provide services and education needed by the residents of the community. Training such as life skills and effective communications will be provided to the residents.

Number of People Served: 45

Windemere Hills/Silver City Courts Resident Council
North Little Rock, AR
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will develop the "Resident Empowerment Accessing Life Skills Initiatives Through Involvement" program. It’s designed to help residents move from welfare to work by providing training and technical assistance opportunities to learn new life-skills, employability skills and individual and family self-sufficiency skills.

Number of People Served: 32

Imperial Drive Resident Council
New Orleans, LA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will assist residents in acquiring skills necessary to learn how to obtain and maintain employment. Training activities will involve recruitment outreach, marketing skills and information technology.

Number of People Served: 50

United Residents of Taylor Center, Inc.
Las Cruces, NM
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will provide training and education to foster economic development and personal growth opportunities to assist residents in their efforts to become self-sufficient.

Number of People Served: 75

Mount Airy Resident Council, Inc.
St. Paul, MN
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will partner with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul and other providers. Boys and Girls Club, through its Job Search and Broader Horizons programs, will provide work readiness, career vocational training, leadership training, tutoring, mentoring, and job placement for 125 youth age 12 to 18.

Number of People Served: 125

Dunedin Resident Council
St. Paul, MN
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will partner with Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul and other local providers. Training activities includes work readiness, career and vocational planning and job placement. The STEP project will provide case management, supportive services, and job placement for 50 adults over age 18.

Number of People Served: 125

McDonough Resident Council
St. Paul, MN
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will partner with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Paul and other providers to provide work readiness, career and vocational training, leadership training, tutoring, mentoring, and job placement for 125 youth ages 12 to 18.

Number of People Served: 125

Roosevelt Resident Council
St. Paul, MN
Award Amount: $75,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will partner with Boys and Girls Club of Saint Paul and other service providers to provide work readiness, career and vocational planning, leadership training, tutoring, mentoring and job placement for 125 youth ages 12-18.

Number of People Served: 125

Bogalusa Housing Authority Citywide Residents, Inc.
Bogalusa, LA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to develop community-wide programs to provide a cohesive relationship between residents and the local community, and to build a partnership with the Public Housing Authority. The organization also proposes to begin participation in training activities for leadership within the public housing communities.

Number of People Served: 125

C. J. Peete Residents Council, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will be linked to job readiness training, job search and job placement activities currently being provided to the residents of C.J. Peete by the Tulane-Xavier campus affiliates program. Case management and employment follow-up will also be provided to the residents.

Number of People Served: 152

Clarence Resident Council
Campti, LA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will assist residents in job training necessary for employment. The implementation plan will leverage many community resources that will enhance resident initiatives.

Number of Persons Served: 28

Pecan Grove Resident Council, Inc.
Campti, LA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to assist residents to receive employment, to prepare for welfare reform and to increase self-sufficiency.

Number of People Served: 20

St. John the Baptist Resident Council, Inc.
Garyville, LA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to expand their social service performances. The plan is designed to establish partnerships with other resident councils, local housing authority, and the communities that would provide training, education, economic development and services to all residents.

Number of People Served: 30

Northern Ponca Housing Resident Association, Inc.
Norfolk, NE
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to establish a resident association and expand to job training and the creation of businesses.

Number of People Served: 29

Romona Gardens Resident Advisory Council, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to transition adults from welfare to work by placing residents in entry level jobs, provide loans, at-home child care, transportation, and related stipends.

Number of People Served: 175

Scotts Bluff Public Housing Resident Council, Inc.
Gering, NE
Award Amount: $88,470
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will partner with the Housing Authority to provide job readiness, welfare-to-work initiatives, pre-employment skills, work ethics and other activities deigned for the residents’ values and family styles

Number of People Served: 60

Residential Management Corporation, Inc.
Helena, MT
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association will respond to the needs of the residents of the community by providing residents income opportunities, self-sufficiency, case management and job training. The organization will bring eligible activities to residents directly affected by state and federal welfare reform initiatives.

Number of People Served: 20

Aliso Village Resident Advisory Council, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to transition adults from welfare to work by placing residents in entry level jobs, provide loans, provide at-home childcare, transportation, and related stipends.

Number of People Served: 175

Coffelt Tenant Council, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to provide training opportunities to residents of the Coffelt development. The training will focus on developing programs leading to economic development and self-sufficiency.

Number of People Served: 20

Bayo Vista Resident Council, Inc.
Rodeo, CA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to provide training to residents to become self-sufficient. Training will also be provided for Resident Council Board Members in leadership/organization development, financial and procurement systems.

Number of People Served: 140

Navajo Nation Regional Resident Organization, Inc.
Many Farm, AZ
Award Amount: $250,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to assist residents to transition from welfare to work by providing education, economic development, and job placement in coordination with local partners.

Number of People Served: 41

Holly Park Community Council
Seattle, WA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to develop a homeownership program to enable 100 public housing residents to purchase homes at Holly Park.

Number of People Served: 100

Auburn Resident Council
Auburn, WA
Award Amount: $60,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to offer a welfare-to-work program, providing intensive English as a second language, intensive literacy for workplace, training for job support and development.

Number of People Served: 50

Rainier Vista Leadership Team, Inc.
Seattle, WA
Award Amount: $100,000
Project Highlights

The Resident Association proposes to establish a sustainable resident staffed Jobs Resource Center as a single access point to economic development and supportive services. The program is designed to maximize welfare recipients access to the vast pre-employment, employment and retention services of the Seattle Jobs Initiative and Work First programs.

Number of People Served: 120

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