OHA’s Employment Program connects
OHA residents to employment and training opportunities
with our contracting businesses as well as other local businesses. In addition, the
OHA Job Training program works to connect residents to employment
training opportunities throughout the region.
The Family and Community
Partnerships department has partnered with several agencies to provide support
with interviewing, wardrobe attire, resume building, construction training,
budgeting and financial literacy, leadership, healthcare, continuing education,
Expectations of Interested Residents
- Be motivated to put in the hard work
required to acquire and keep a job.
- Be an OHA Public Housing Resident or
a Section 8 Participant on the lease.
- Register with FCP.
- Have a current, up-to-date
professional resume and cover letter. If you don’t have a resume or cover
letter, we can help you prepare one.
What Can Be Expected of FCP
- We will work with you to identify
and accomplish employment/ personal goals.
- Maintain regular contact with you
and provide additional support.
- Send you job leads or update you
- When an opportunity comes up, we
will search our database for qualified candidates based on their skills,
experience and interests.
- If your qualifications match an
opportunity, we will refer you directly to the hiring manager or contact you
for the next steps.
Section 3 is a law that encourages contractors working on HUD funded
projects to offer employment and training opportunities to housing
residents. If you are a skilled laborer or wish to become one or to learn more about career opportunities with the businesses contracted by OHA, please contact FCP at (510) 587-5115.
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) is an employment development component that helps participating residents establish savings accounts that can be used for any purpose. As your income increases throughout the duration of the program, a portion of your rent is redirected into a savings account that you can access upon graduation from the program. Previous FSS graduates have used their savings accounts to launch new businesses, fund college education, down payments for home purchases, to pay off debt and more.