Ending Homelessness Through Employment

Employment  in quality jobs that pay a living wage is key to preventing and ending homelessness. Although most people experiencing or at-risk of homelessness want to work, many face significant barriers to getting and keeping jobs. Many others are working but not earning enough to make ends meet or keep a stable roof over their heads. Our policy efforts work to increase employment and economic opportunity for homeless job seekers.

Our Related Initiatives & Field Building Work

National Center on Employment and Homelessness (NCEH)
Connections Project

Our Resources

Working to End Homelessness Toolkit
Workforce Investment Act: Homeless System Innovation & Recommendations
Work Matters: Employment as a Tool for Preventing Homelessness and Improving Health
Getting Families on Their Feet: Steps for Integrating Employment Programming into Homeless Services
Systems Working Together to End Homelessness: WIOA and HUD Combined State Planning

From the Blog

Four Ways You Can Be an Employment Champion for Homeless Job Seekers
Through Employment, Larkin Street Helps Youth “Get off the Street for Good”
Five Ways to Integrate Asset Building into Employment Services for Homeless Jobseekers

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