One of the JCHA's primary strategic goals is to promote and support resident self-sufficiency. This goal states that the JCHA will:
"Increase the proportion of working families throughout the JCHA public and assisted housing communities and will do so by promoting and supporting residents efforts to gain, sustain and improve employment, first targeting residents at the Curries Woods revitalization site and new communities and then expanding to the other existing public housing communities."
The JCHA has and will continue creatively leverages its existing resources and aggressively pursues new sources of funding in order to develop employment opportunities for residents.
The following describes some of the programs, opportunities and policies that encourage residents to find and stay with decent, sustaining employment and to advance in their jobs.
In addition to the above described programs and services, the JCHA has and will implement rent and admission policies that support and encourage resident's efforts to move from "welfare to work" and from underemployment to sustaining employment.