New program moves residents out of public housing

YES! Weekly

September 19, 2012

Housing Authority CEO Larry Woods pledged last week that, through the Path program, families committed to moving beyond dependence on public support would receive assistance in education, job training, employment placement and home-mortgage financing — classic pathways in the complicated and challenging journey from poverty to middle-class stability.

This program is now available to all public-housing residents in Winston-Salem. Employment will be required for all participants over the age of 25. Those currently unemployed will be offered access to one-stop career counseling through the Forsyth County JobLink Center, and training and job placement from Forsyth Tech — all free of charge.

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