The Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) has been selected as part of a team of researchers to evaluate the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s . CURS joins lead organization and partner organization at Case Western Reserve University to assess Job Plus as it is implemented in nine cities.
Jobs Plus aims to improve labor market outcomes for public housing residents by developing “locally-based, job-driven approaches to increase earnings and advance employment outcomes through work readiness, employer linkages, job placement, educational advancement technology skills, and financial literacy for residents of public housing” (, HUD).
CURS brings a wealth of experience in evaluating the efficacy of public housing programs, including assessments for the Charlotte Housing Authority on its and programs, as well as a national report on . Learn more about .