HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 06- 005
Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685
For Release
January 24, 2006

Thousands of students to produce nearly 2,000 affordable homes

WASHINGTON - Thousands of low-income young people will return to school and begin new careers in the homebuilding trades because of $58 million in grants announced today by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. The grants are part of HUD's Youthbuild Program to offer job training and leadership skills to an estimated 4,300 young people while putting them back on a path toward graduation. These grants will also help train them for a future in the construction trades while producing nearly 2,000 homes for lower income families, many facing homelessness.

"These grants will help young people to earn their high school diplomas and open the door to their economic futures," said Jackson. "This is a win-win program since these young people learn high-demand job skills while producing affordable homes in their own communities."

Young people who enroll in local Youthbuild programs (see attached list) lack high school diplomas and the job skills necessary to find meaningful employment. The funding announced today will help young men and women, ages 16-to-24, to receive their high school equivalency diplomas and provide them training in homebuilding skills that will qualify them for careers in the building industry.

Program participants will receive on-the-job training in the building trades and help build and renovate homes that are then sold at affordable prices to low- and very low-income persons as well as to homeless individuals and families. In addition, these grants are anticipated to generate millions of additional dollars from other public and private sources.

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and


NOTE: A detailed local summary of the grants announced today is available on HUD's website.

State Recipient City Amount
Arizona PPEP Youthbuild Somerton-San Luis Tucson 400,000
  Town of Guadalupe Guadalupe 400,000
Total $800,000
California Able-Disable Advocacy, Inc. San Diego 400,000
  City of Richmond Youthbuild Richmond 400,000
  Community Action Partnership-Sonoma Co. Santa Rosa 400,000
  Los Angeles Conservation Corps Los Angeles 700,000
  San Joaquin County Office of Education Stockton 400,000
  The Valley, Inc.-LA CAUSA Los Angeles 700,000
  Youth Employment Partnership, Inc. Oakland 700,000
  Yuba County Office of Education Marysville 400,000
Total $4,100,000
Colorado Year One, (doing business as Mile High Youth Corps Denver 434,000
Total $434,000
Connecticut Co-Opportunity, Inc. Hartford 700,000
Total $700,000
District of Columbia ARCH Training Center Washington 700,000
  Latin American Youth Center Washington 536,039
Total $1,236,039
Florida Centro Campesino Farmworker Center, Inc . Florida City 400,000
  City of Sanford, Florida Sanford 400,000
  Consolidated City of Jacksonville Jacksonville 700,000
Total $1,500,000
Georgia Community Housing Resource Center Atlanta 400,000
  Prevention Plus Inc.. Forest Parkway 400,000
  SW GA United Empowerment Zone, Inc. Vienna 400,000
Total $1,200,000
Illinois Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. Rockford 699,839
  Emerson Park Development Corp. East Saint Louis 700,000
  United Methodist Children's Home Mount Vernon 400,000
  Youthbuild Lake County North Chicago 700,000
  Youthbuild McLean County Bloomington 699,976
Total $3,199,815
Kansas United Way of Wyandotte County, Inc. Wyandotte 700,000
Total $700,000
Kentucky Cumberland Valley Area Dev. District London 400,000
Total $400,000
Louisiana Hope Center, Inc. Gretna 400,000
  Louisiana Technical College- Tallulah Tallulah 400,000
  Workforce Investment Board LWIA #40 Opelousas 400,000
Total $1,200,000
Massachusetts Community Teamwork, Inc. Lowell 700,000
  Just-A-Start Corporation Cambridge 700,000
  Old Colony-Fall River Brockton 700,000
  Old Colony-Brockton Brockton 700,000
  Training Resources of America Inc. Worcester 700,000
  Youthbuild Boston, Inc. Roxbury 700,000
Total $4,200,000
Maine Portland West, Inc. Portland 700,000
Total $700,000
Michigan Career Alliance, Inc. Flint 393,687
  Young Detroit Builders Detroit 700,000
Total $1,093,687
Minnesota Bi-Co. Community Action Programs, Inc. Bemidji 400,000
  Tree Trust Saint Paul 400,000
Total $800,000
Missouri Housing Authority of St. Louis County Saint Louis 700,000.00
  Job Point Columbia 400,000.00
  Job Point Columbia 700,000.00
  SWOPE Community Builders Kansas City 700,000.00
  Youth Education and Health in Soulard Saint Louis 700,000.00
Total $3,200,000
Mississippi Jefferson Co. Board of Supervisors Economic Development Fayette 399,632
Total $399,632
North Carolina Serve Management Group Murphy 400,000
  Telamon Corporation- South Carolina Raleigh 400,000
Total $800,000
Nebraska High Plains Community Dev. Corp., Inc. Chadron 400,000
Total $400,000
New Jersey Episcopal Community Dev., Inc. Newark 700,000
  Housing Authority of the City of Camden Camden 700,000
  Isles, Inc. Trenton 700,000
  New Jersey Community Development Corp. Paterson 700,000
Total $2,800,000
New Mexico Taos County Taos 400,000
  Youth Building Better Lives, Inc. Albuquerque 694,883
Total $1,094,883
New York Abyssinian Development Corporation New York 400,000
  Northeast Parent & Child Society Schenectady 390,011
  South Bronx Overall Econ. Dev. Bronx 700,000
Total $1,490,011
Ohio Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Columbus 700,000
  Community Action Cmmssn.-Fayette Co. WA Court House 400,000
  Cuyahoga Metro. Housing Authority Cleveland 400,000
  Future Community Builders Columbus 400,000
  ISUS Inc. Dayton 700,000
  Pickaway Co.Community Action Org., Inc. Circleville 400,000
  Project REBUILD, Inc. Canton 700,000
  The Way Station Inc. Columbiana 400,000
  Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority Warren 362,450
  Youngstown Metropolitan H.A. Youngstown 700,000
  Youth Over Us, Inc. Columbus 700,000
Total $5,862,450
Oklahoma Eagle Ridge Institute Oklahoma City 700,000
Total $700,000
Oregon Community Services Consortium Corvallis 400,000
  Portland Youthbuilders Portland 685,000
Total $1,085,000
Pennsylvania ACTION - Housing, Inc. Pittsburgh 700,000
  Bayfront NATO, Inc. Erie 400,000
  Crispus Attucks Association, Inc. York 700,000
  Philadelphia Youth for Change Philadelphia 700,000
  Resources for Human Development, Inc. Philadelphia 700,000
  Spanish American Civic Association Lancaster 397,437
Total   $3,597,437
Puerto Rico San German City/Workforce Invstmnt Brd. San German 700,000
  Total   $700,000
Rhode Island The Providence Plan Providence 700,000
  Total   $700,000
South Carolina Allendale County ALIVE Youthbuild Allendale 400,000
  Clemson University Youthbuild Upstate Clemson 400,000
  Total $800,000
Tennessee Alliance for Business and Training Elizabethton 399,309
Total $399,309
Texas Alameda Heights Outreach Foundation Dallas 400,000
  American YouthWorks Austin 700,000
  George Gervin Youth Center, Inc. San Antonio 700,000
  Walker Montgomery Community Dev. Corp. New Waverly 400,000
Total $2,200,000
Virginia Bristol Redevelopment H. A. Bristol 400,000.00
  Lonesome Pine Office on Youth Big Stone Gap 400,000.00
  Petersburg Urban Ministries Petersburg 700,000.00
  Total Action Against Poverty Roanoke 700,000.00
  Waynesboro Redevelopment & HA Waynesboro 492,669.00
Total $2,692,669
Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Housing Authority St. Thomas 700,000
Total $700,000
Vermont ReCycle North YouthBuild Burlington 500,000
  Total $500,000
Washington King County Seattle 700,000
  Tacoma Goodwill Industries Tacoma 400,000
Total $1,100,000
Wisconsin ADVOCAP, Inc. Fond Du Lac 400,000
  CAP Services, Inc. Stevens Point 400,000
  Community Action, Inc. Janesville 400,000
  Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. Ladysmith 308,486
  Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. Ladysmith 308,486
  Milwaukee Christian Center Milwaukee 519,621
  Operation Fresh Start, Inc Madison 256,842
  PIC of Milwaukee Co., Inc. Milwaukee 400,000
  Renewal Unlimited, Inc. Portage 359,171
Total $3,352,606
West Virginia Human Resource Dev & Employment, Inc. Morgantown 400,000
  Randolph County Housing Authority Elkins 400,000
  Southern Appalachian Labor School Kincaid 400,000
Total $1,200,000
GRAND TOTAL $58,037,538


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