Just-A-Start (JAS) is a community development corporation, dedicated to creating opportunity, strengthening community, and improving lives. A multi service agency, JAS focuses on affordable housing, workforce development, and educational programming to help people gain the skills or get the help they need to secure a home, get a good job, and live a successful and productive life.
Housing Services: JAS Housing Services provides help across a wide continuum of services, helping people find emergency shelter, to transitional housing, to affordable housing and even home ownership. These services include working with individuals to find stable housing, assisting families at risk of becoming homeless find a way to keep their home, training and technical/legal assistance for condo owners and associations, helping renters find ways to secure money to pay for rent, helping landlords and tenants resolve issues. JAS provides assistance in managing home improvement projects, and help homeowners, condo associations, and landlords secure financing for housing improvements.
Education & Training: JAS offers a wide array of educational and training opportunities designed to help teens and adults find the right path to success.