Opportunity occupations: The ripple effect of higher-paying jobs


Fed Communities Staff


Coleena Ali, vice president of resident services, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

So we start talking about individuals obtaining high paying job. There is a ripple effect. There’s a ripple effect for their immediate family, of course. They’re able to buy school uniforms and school supplies and the shoes and groceries and cars and all that. They also, oftentimes, become a resource to their extended family. They’re able to help them out. They’re also able to guide them. So that’s one ripple effect. And of course, they add to the economy itself. So the ripple effect is both… it can be very intimate, individualized and kind of extends out to family and friends and to the greater good of the community.

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