Section 3 residents are invited to Seize the Moment, an information session on jobs, training and entrepreneurship opportunities in the Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood. This community event will take place on Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave.
The information session will cover:
Resume preparation services
Workforce development and training opportunities
Upcoming employment opportunities
Entrepreneurs: Taking advantage of tools to get your business off the ground
How to navigate the HUD online portal
This event will help participants prepare for hiring opportunities, including office and administrative positions; painting; plumbing and HVAC; landscaping; and architectural, engineering and construction services.
Many opportunities will be created across all industries as a result of the recent HUD award of $30 million to Newport News for the implementation of the Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood Initiative and the Section 3 program.
Section 3 is a means by which HUD fosters local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency. Section 3 is the legal basis for providing jobs for residents and awarding contracts to businesses in areas receiving certain types of HUD financial assistance.
Not sure if you are a Section 3 resident? Section 3 residents are:
Public housing residents.
Low and very-low income persons who live in the metropolitan area or non-metropolitan county where a HUD-assisted project for housing or community development is located, such as the Marshall-Ridley Choice Neighborhood Initiative.
Childcare is available at this event (see the form below). Lunch is also included. To register, please complete the form below or call 757-247-5105 with any questions.