On July 26, the Little Rock Workforce Center (LRWFC) Business Advisory Team hosted a Section 3 jobs and services fair in partnership with the Metropolitan Housing Alliance (MHA). Other partners included the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Local Field Office and the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services. Over 55 clients attended this event.
The event focused on positioning low income housing residents to attain sustainable life styles that promote greater health outcomes and financial readiness. The event also enabled MHA to promote the Section 3 program: a provision of the HUD Act of 1968 that helps foster local economic development, neighborhood economic improvement, and individual self-sufficiency.
The job fair served as a targeted catalyst to attract supportive service providers and contractors to Section 3 businesses and targeted residents living in the Little Rock area. As Jada Johnson, MHA Capital Fund Procurement Coordinator, explained: “Our goal is to continue setting a standard that will better prepare our residents and the community to meet the construction industry needs under the Metropolitan Housing Alliances Redevelopment in the Rock Initiative.”