Jose, 30, was on parole and residing in a halfway home at risk of homelessness when he was referred to the LA:RISE program. As he had some experience in construction work, his goal was to have permanent employment with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). The County and Southeast LA AJCC (America’s Job Center of California) helped him apply for “transitional subsidized employment,” including giving him a one-on-one interview prep session. Caltrans hired Jose in April 2022 and he is now performing traffic construction maintenance, earning $26.79 per hour. He has moved out of the halfway home and is now living in his own apartment.