The JB Brown Fund

Creating opportunities to fulfill dreams.

Learn a skilled trade and become a craft professional

A craft professional is a person who studies a specific trade, then makes it their profession. Because we provide housing, and we have a focus on helping people age in place, we focus on careers in the Construction and Healthcare trades.

This page contains more information about Construction trades, including details about the labor shortage, and why a career in Construction may be right for you.

The construction industry needs you

According to a recent study by the Associated Builders and Contractors, the Construction Industry faces a workforce shortage of 650,000 people in 2022. This is on top of meeting normal turnover as people retire or leave the industry. In other words, careers in construction are available– for those with the right skills.

We can help you gain the skills you need

If you are interested in a career in the Construction industry, please reach out to us for additional information. While we are not an employment agency, we offer trade school scholarships to help finance your education, and we can help you find resources to help you in your journey.

Additional Resources

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North State Building Industry Foundation

If you live in the Sacramento area, the North State Building Industry Foundation has information that can help you, including details about internships, educational programs, and job fairs.

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Build Your Future

For more videos, information about specific career options, salary ranges, and more, visit the Build Your Future website.

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Associated Builders and Contractors

The Associated Builders and Contractors organization offer educational opportunities, information about apprenticeships, and more. They have chapters in Nevada, and throughout California. Locate a chapter near you to start your journey.

In honor of Robert Clark

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Robert Clark joined USA Properties Fund in 1993, and held numerous construction-related positions before being promoted to Vice President of Construction, Field Operations, in 2018. His can-do, get-the-job-done approach has greatly contributed to USA Properties Fund’s growth and success.

On August 24, 2020, Rob tragically passed away. In memory of our colleague and friend, and to continue his legacy, USA Properties has established the Robert Clark Trade School Scholarship.

The scholarship honors Rob’s unwavering passion for the construction industry, his belief in supporting and teaching those starting out, and the sense of family that he fostered. It creates an opportunity for residents at USA Properties Fund’s affordable apartment communities to improve life for themselves and their families by attending an accredited trade school.