Please Join Us, March 12th at 1pm, for The Grand Opening of a New HUD Neighborhood Network Center at Franklin Grove Apartments.

This designated computer center will be Idaho’s newest and largest Neighborhood Network (beating our own Wylie record) with 10 brand new computers with DSL.

In addition to computer learning skills, services through our computer center will offer support both onsite and in our communities to help stabilize our residents' lives and create a transition to financial and living independence.

Our current partners/programs will include:

Idaho Senior Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) - Our learning center will be a certified Medicare site. Certified counselors will provide assistance to our elderly within our Boise, Idaho community with Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Long Term Care Insurance, HMO’s, and the Prescription Drug Coverage and Preventative Screenings Medicare benefits.

The Idaho Division of Veterans Services – Will provide learning and outreach programs to assist veterans.

LINC – Brings learning opportunities onsite to our residents such as Independent Living Skills Training, and Advocacy. In addition debt reduction, nutritional and cooking on a budget classes will be offered.

Idaho Commission for the Blind – Provides technical support and computer setup to appropriately accommodate our blind and visually impaired. Additional learning opportunities will include: Orientation and Mobility, Activities of Daily Living, Braille, Industrial Arts, and Job Readiness.

Idaho Commission for Libraries- The Commission for Libraries is interested in serving our disabled and visually impaired through the Talking Book Service, a free source of audio books and magazines for those unable to read standard print. They will provide brochures about the program and demonstrations of the service to staff and/or residents.

World Relief – Will provide outreach and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes

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Resident Initiatives Focus

The Challenge

Many of our residents may be capable of gaining employment (and many are already working), but they commonly have difficulty securing steady employment or advancing in work, despite other government and state employment assistance that might be available.Some residents face substantial personal and situational barriers to employment, including low education and skill levels, health problems, personal or family problems, as well as, limited knowledge about or skill in finding jobs and/or advancing in their current opportunities.

Neighborhood Networks is part of the Solution
We believe that given access to technology, proper assistance and incentives in our project based housing communities, many more assisted residents could enter work, sustain work, and achieve advancement in the work they currently do now. A sense of a community may also be obtained by connecting the social and economic institutions to residents, allowing them the chance to be productive members of the community.

Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp. believes that only with the strong foundation of safe affordable housing and comprehensive strategies that address the multiple barriers many residents face will we truly and effectively assist our Residents in navigating their way to better opportunities.

Our computer-learning center is a very powerful step in creating this foundation.

Our Plan

Our Neighborhood Networks Centers will offer the following training and programs to our residents and community:

Job-skills training/employment
Job-readiness training
Job-retention services
Job posting, search or placement services
Introduction to/familiarization with computers
Structured Internet access and access to local services
Economic development (microenterprises, small business development)
Telecommuting and remote job access training
Children's education programs (0-12 years)
Youth education programs (13-17 years)
Adult basic education/literacy
English as a Second Language (ESL) programs
GED/high school equivalency certificate programs
Adult continuing education programs
Family education programs
Children's activities (0-12 years)
Youth activities (13-17 years)
Adult activities (18-64)
Senior services (65+)
Personal financial management counseling