Employment Development

OHA’s Employment Program connects OHA residents to employment and training opportunities with our contracting businesses as well as other local businesses. In addition, OHA’s Employment Program works to connect residents to emplo​yment training opportunities throughout the region. 

The Family and Community Partnerships department has partnered with several agencies to provide support with interviewing, wardrobe attire, resume building, construction training, budgeting and financial literacy, leadership, healthcare, continuing education, and more!

Expectations of Interested Residents

  • Be motivated to put in the hard work required to acquire and keep a job.
  • Be an OHA Public Housing Resident or a Section 8 Participant on the lease.
  • Register with FCP.
  • Have a current, up-to-date professional resume and cover letter. If you don’t have a resume or cover letter, we can help you prepare one.

What Can Be Expected of FCP

  • We will work with you to identify and accomplish employment/ personal goals.
  • Maintain regular contact with you and provide additional support.
  • Send you job leads or update you about opportunities.
  • When an opportunity comes up, we will search our database for qualified candidates based on their skills, experience and interests.
  • If your qualifications match an opportunity, we will refer you directly to the hiring manager or contact you for the next steps. 
  • We can assist you in obtaining industry certifications, such as Security Guard Card, CPR First Aid.

​Section 3 is a law that encourages contractors working on HUD funded projects to offer employment and training opportunities to housing residents. If you are a skilled laborer or wish to become one or to learn more about career opportunities with the businesses contracted by OHA, please contact FCP at (510) 587-5115.