The neighborhood, as is the case in many of the neighborhoods of The City, has been losing manufacturing jobs.The firms that provided these positions in the past have and continue to move to other parts of the country and abroad.The neighborhood has a tremendous need for additional assisted housing with little vacant land and few appropriate sites.The CBO and the LNO have identified an appropriate site and will rehabilite a 40-unit building with 36 units of housing and 4 commercial units as a component of this program.The neighborhood is an ethnic blend with a predominance of Minorities, a large Polish population in north and a significant Chinese population in the south, and the rest of the mix is Hispanic, other Asians and Pacific Islanders and Black.The population has been in continual decline throughout the 200X's until the last decade.We have the enthusiastic cooperation of the State, City, the Housing Authority, the District Leaders as well as community groups and other private organizations.2.Economic Distress Information Recruitment Area: The neighborhood is a diverse collection of many communities which includes mixed use residential, retail and small manufacturing firms located in the northern area of the neighborhood.
This proposal requests 0,000.00 from the Department of Neighborhood Preservation for the Non-Housing and Administrative components of our Community Housing and Training program.
Social and other necessary services will be provided for them on site.
The Housing component will be financed through the State Housing Fund, Federal low-income tax credits and Section A subsidy, State Housing Trust Fund, City funds, conventional lending, and public and private matching funds.
Much of this can be traced to the lack of available employable skills, or a mismatch between the skills of the residents and those required by regional industries.
Most of the members of the local community who are employed work in low wage jobs such as machine operators, clerical support, service work, sales and general labor.