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William RohePI. In 1998, HUD and Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) launched the Jobs Plus Public Housing Revitalization Initiative (Jobs Plus) to raise and sustain the level of employment and earnings among residents of public housing developments. Implemented properly, and sustained, Jobs-Plus boosted annual earnings by 16%, or $1300 per year, an effect that endured for 7 years without abating. HUD’s Jobs Plus Pilot Initiative is a significant effort to replicate the model and its impacts, and the team led by MDRC in partnership with the Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS) at the University of North Carolina and the National Institute for Mixed-Income Communities (NIMC) at Case-Western Reserve bring together deep expertise with Jobs Plus, with rigorous employment and self-sufficiency evaluations for public housing residents, and deep knowledge of contemporary public housing policy. The partnership will document the start-up of the Jobs Plus Pilot Program, its early outcomes, and its costs through a comprehensive process study. It will also lay the groundwork for a rigorous design that asks not only whether the replication meets or exceeds initial impacts, but also the relative contributions of the mechanisms (in terms of rent incentives, Community Support for Work and employment services) that produce these impacts. This information will help guide future Jobs Plus replication, and inform workforce and self-sufficiency initiatives throughout HUD’s portfolio.