Affordable housing in Paso Robles gets financial boost
Nonprofit organization receives grant from Rabobank
—A local nonprofit organization that works to build community through the Paso Robles Housing Authority, Affordable Housing Paso Robles, has recently received a $10,000 grant from Rabobank. The funds will be used to support its YouthWorks youth development program, providing job skills training and work experience for Paso Robles youth.
Currently, the Paso Robles Oak Park Community is in the process of replacing the existing affordable housing units with 300 brand new units. In April 2016, 150 of the 300 new units were completed. When the remaining units are completed, the 300 Oak Park units will replace the original 148 original units built in 1942 that sat along Pine Street between 28th and 34th streets. The original Oak Park was built to provide housing for the troops and families of Camp Roberts during WWII.
Affordable Housing Paso Robles was formed in 2011 to provide development and tenant services to the Oak Park Community, an affordable housing project originally built in 1942. Their signature program YouthWorks serves 400 children aged 4-to-22-years old from Paso Robles and provides mentoring, homework help, work experience, job skills training, character development, and college scholarships. YouthWorks operates six days a week and is free to participants. For more information about YouthWorks inquire at (805) 238-4015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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