Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award a total of $700,000 in Youthbuild implementation grants to two San Francisco organizations. "These grants will enable high-school drop-outs to begin new careers as construction workers while building and renovating much-needed low-income housing," Pelosi said.
The San Francisco Conservation Corps will receive $400,000 to teach 20 participants and seven alternates on-site construction skills in the course of rehabilitating four units in the Hunter View Housing Development. The program will improve the academic, leadership, and vocations skills of trainees. Cash and in-kind leveraging funds total $86,370, and key participants include the Excelsior Education Center, Local #22 Carpenters Union, Local #8 Painters Union, Local #261 Laborers Union, Department of Public Health, and San Francisco City College.
Asian Neighborhood Design, Inc., will receive $300,000 to teach construction skills to 15 participants while building two housing units in a low-income neighborhood. This program is also designed to increase the academic, leadership, and vocational skills of the trainees. Cash and in-kind leveraging resources supporting the program total $4,000 and the key participant is the Omega Boys Club.
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