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“I needed employment assistance.
I was able to enroll in Workforce Development training at the People Incorporated Wytheville One-Stop Campus. Thanks to their assistance,
I will be able to recertify as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA), and will have a good job I can grow with.”
—Melissa Smith, Workforce Development participant
Developing sustainable income and assets
PERSON: Selina Steele PROGRAM: Homeownership Program
PARTNERS: USDA Rural Development Fahe
Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA)
RESULT: Permanent housing for Selina and her six grandchildren
Even the best can-do attitude can waver when finances are shaken or jobs disappear. People Incorporated helps clients prepare for work that will provide the income needed for independence — and teaches the skills required to manage that income, acquire personal assets, and plan for the future.
People Incorporated not only helps individuals and families
avoid homelessness, but also has a Homeownership Program through which eligible recipients can receive one-on-one homeowner education and housing counseling and access low-interest
home loans.
Selina Steele (left) was living in a two-bedroom apartment
when life circumstances resulted in her gaining custody of her
six grandchildren. She immediately realized that larger living accommodations would be needed and sought help from People Incorporated. After Steele received Homeownership Program counseling, she was able to qualify for a home loan of $92,897. She located a house near her own workplace and close to her grandchildren’s school. “I don’t believe it would have been possible had it not been for People Incorporated,” Steele maintains.
Clients increase their household income and assets:
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484 formerly unemployed clients obtained a job
832 people participated in 2016 VITA with over $1.2M in refunds. The funds help clients obtain financial flexibility and return resources into the community.
42 consumer loans
20 microloans of less than $50,000 each 17 homebuyers
13 business expansions
People Incorporated Annual Report 2016

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