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DCHA’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Care Program  encourages public housing residents to become economically self-sufficient. The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act (QHWRA) requires all non-exempted adult residents of public housing to perform eight hours per month of community service for a total of 96 hours per year. Residents can choose to replace the public service requirement by  participating in job readiness training or placement programs. The objective of this requirement is to facilitate residents to achieve economic self-sufficiency and provide an opportunity for them to contribute to their neighbors and community. For certain residents, participation is mandatory unless they have a certification of exemption. Based on our statistics this means that about 1000 zero-income public housing residents will be required to participate in the program.

Last modified: 8/20/2010 8:54:18 AM