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Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities: A compilation of MPC forums and publications

To explore the many ingredients necessary to promote successful mixed-income communities, MPC and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation co-hosted over a dozen forums, in collaboration with the CHA, showcasing national best practices, local innovation and opportunities to explore how housing developers, policymakers, community-based organizations and other stakeholders  could promote the success of the Plan for Transformation.   Frequently, these forums also provided an opportunity to release relevant publications and data..

 

CHA connects residents to employers, education and training programs
More than 8,000 job placements since Plan began
Service Connector agencies offer view of working with housing choice voucher holders
Heartland Human Care Services and Centers for New Horizons describe challenges and successes of working with relocating CHA families.
Service Connector program adds new contracts and expands focus on workforce development
Service Connector agencies help CHA residents through job training and placement programs.
MidSouth Directory catalogs services available to relocating CHA residents
Chapin Hall project examines availability of services in Chicago’s MidSouth community
National and local experts discuss job placement, training and workforce development strategies within the framework of the CHA Plan for Transformation
A forum attended by more than 200 people offered national and local perspectives on how to assist low-income families reach self-sufficiency through jobs
MPC releases CHA Plan for Transformation Update focused on the status of resident services
A new publication explores the array of social services available to relocating families, households served by the Service Connector program, and residents living in mixed-income communities.
Forum on community building and mixed-income housing draws more than 200 attendees
On Feb. 2, a panel of one national and four local experts discussed how to coordinate property management, social services and resident engagement to create healthy mixed-income communities.
Commercial development and job opportunities, key elements for the success of the mixed-income communities created by the CHA Plan for Transformation
The success of the mixed-income communities created through the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) Plan for Transformation will hinge in part on the retail choices and job opportunities available to all residents. In this second forum of the series "Building Successful Mixed-Income Communities," national and local experts and policymakers discussed how workforce training, job creation, and commercial development are key elements of building attractive, desirable neighborhoods.
New Service Connector program serves 11,000 public housing households
Ten agencies with offices in every community area and CHA family development in Chicago are charged with providing an array of social services to residents affected by the CHA Plan for Transformation.

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