PHA Resident Service Coordinators help residents access the services they need. To contact your Resident Services Coordinator, find the appropriate Resident Service Coordinator based on your location, and click the email link.
PHA Resident Service Coordinators and Support Specialists help residents access the services they need. To contact your Resident Service Coordinator, find the appropriate coordinator based on your location and click the email link.
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If you are looking new to starting a career or getting back in school, our Employment Case Managers can help you set goals and find the resources you need to succeed. We have year-round paid work experience opportunities for youth between 16-24 years old.
For more information on our employment services, please contact our Employment Case Managers, Arlene Fermin, at (401) 709-2206 or Kathy Morel, at (401) 709-2210. Hablan Español
Once a year, the PHA hosts a Community Job Fair to bring together job seekers, training partners, and employers. If you are a local employer that is looking to recruit please contact or Workforce Development Coordinator, Jennifer Perez at (401) 709-6402 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The PHA partners with local service providers to offer a variety of job training opportunities throughout the year. For information on current or upcoming training opportunities, call 401-709-6402.
Melissa DeRosa, VOCA Community Safety Coordinator at (401) 709-2820, Eu falo português
Julia Silva, VOCA Community Safety Coordinator at (401) 401-270-7254 Habla Español, Português, ASL
Shirley Aurajo, Community Health Worker at (401)-709-2210
ONE-ON-ONE FINANCIAL COACHING
Based on the completion of When a comprehensive Combined Financial Assessment is completed, our Financial Coach works with residents to develop an action plan to guide them in planning for their financial future and in resolving financial issues (i.e. establishing or repairing/improving credit scores; reducing credit card debt, etc.) and building assets (saving money or purchasing a home). The Coach also educates clients around budgeting, debt consolidation, bankruptcy and basic banking practices.
As a certified HUD Housing Counseling Agency, the PHA offers homeownership counseling services.
The PHA also assists both Public Housing and Section 8 participants with Homeownership which allows qualifying Section 8 residents to use their voucher as a form of mortgage payment assistance.
For more information contact our bilingual certified HUD Homeownership Counselor Reinaldo Gonzalez at (401) 709-6413. (Insert Reinaldo’s picture)
The PHA, in partnership with other local agencies, offers the following Program.:
• GED Preparation (English & Spanish)
• National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
• GED Testing
• English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
• Digital Literacy
• Employment Skills Training (EST)
As part of a consortium with the PHA, the Genesis Center offers classes to residents and participants of PHA programming.
For more information or to enroll in a class call Arlene Fermin, at (401) 709-2206 or Kathy Morel, at (401) 709-2210. Hablan Español
English Classes for Speakers of Other Languages
Clases de inglés para hablantes de otros idiomas