On Friday, July 22, 2022, the Housing Authority of Covington celebrated the closing of the Jobs Plus Grant program. The grant was awarded to the Housing Authority by HUD in July 2018 to benefit the City Heights community, with education, job training, employment, and family support services.

Four years later, residents, staff and community partners came together to enjoy a luncheon at the Kentucky Career Center/Covington and reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of the past four years. 12 residents, 9 community partners, and 5 staff dedicated to the City Futures program were honored. Each were spotlighted for their contributions and/or achievements.

The theme of the celebration was “You Make a Difference.” Each honoree contributed to the advancement of their family and/or their community through the supports provided by the Jobs Plus/City Futures program.

A special thanks goes out to Chris Bradburn, Deputy Director of the Housing Authority of Covington, and Initiator of the Jobs Plus Grant for City Heights. Without her insight, leadership and continued support, Jobs Plus/City Futures would not have been the success that it was.

The honorees were:

City Heights Residents

  • Asia Thompson
  • Mikasha Stone
  • Cathy McCants
  • Pam King
  • Josiah King
  • Ebony Friday
  • Lisa Freeman
  • Latasha Alford
  • Latoya Singley
  • Melinda Bolden
  • Tenika Walker
  • Teayha Webb

Community Partners

  • Brighton Center
  • KY Career Ctr./Covington
  • Gateway Community & Technical College
  • The Plug
  • NKU / NACU
  • St. Augustine Parish Outreach Center
  • Ida Spence Mission of NKY

Jobs Plus / City Futures Program Staff

  • Talia Frye, Brighton Center
  • Jenny Wiley, Brighton Center
  • Brendan Goth, Brighton Center
  • Kionte Earley, Brighton Center
  • Danielle Watson, Housing Authority of Cov

CONGRATULATIONS to all the honorees for a job well done!

Though the Jobs Plus/City Futures program is coming to an end, there is still support for City Heights residents. The City Heights NACU Health Clinic, Ida Spence Mission, St. Augustine Parish Mission, and Brighton Center’s Stable Families program will remain on-site and are committed to serving the City Heights community. Special thanks to these community partners!