Employment & Economic Self-Sufficiency

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HACM Employment Fair

Embedded within HACM’s mission is the desire to support residents in their efforts to achieve self-sufficiency. We link residents to programs that can increase their educational levels, boost their job skills and marketability, and assist them in developing a better sense of how to spend and save money.

Resident Employment Case Management

HACM employs case managers to assist residents in identifying their skill sets, developing and implementing plans for educational improvement, and obtaining employment.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

FSS is a HUD program that allows Housing Choice Voucher participants and public housing residents to build financial assets as the household increases income from wages. Participation generally lasts five years, during which participants identify educational, professional and personal goals.

Summer Youth Worker Programs

During the summer months, HACM's Summer Youth Worker Program gives its 14 and 15 year-old residents opportunities to work in HACM's developments and learn skills that will help them with future employment. HACM also participates in Mayor Tom Barrett's Earn & Learn Program to provide older youth with opportunities to earn a paycheck while learning skills for success in employment.

Section 3 Job and Contracting Opportunities

HACM's Section 3 Program helps link public housing residents, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8 Rent Assistance) participants, and other low-income individuals in the Milwaukee area to employment and training opportunities on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Transitional Jobs

HACM is working with the city of Milwaukee's Compete Milwaukee initiative to place individuals into transitional jobs within the organization.


A U.S. Department of Labor-funded non-residential, community-based alternative education program, HACM is partnering with Employ Milwaukee to provide job training and educational opportunities for at-risk youth ages 16-24.