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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 Jobs Plus Pilot Program. CURS joins lead organization MDRC and partner organization National Initiative for Mixed-Income Communities at Case Western Reserve University to assess Job Plus as it is implemented in nine cities.

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“Job application with pen and glasses” by is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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” (Jobs Plus Pilot Program, HUD).

CURS brings a wealth of experience in evaluating the efficacy of public housing programs, including assessments for the Charlotte Housing Authority on its Moving to Work and HOPE VI programs, as well as a national report on The Moving to Work Demonstration. Learn more about our work.

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