Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Charlotte Thursday. He visited a public housing site called Southside Homes to announce a $2.2 million grant for a program that trains public housing residents for good job opportunities.
It’s called the Jobs Plus Pilot Program. Castro says a five-year pilot testing phase shows the program works.
"In the study that was done, the demonstration project, participants had a 14 percent income gain than folks who didn’t go through the pilot project," says Castro.