Thursday, October 27 2011

Jobs and Homelessness: Advice from Experts in the Field

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) devoted a recent newsletter to employment programs, outcomes, and partnerships for people experiencing homelessness. USICH interviewed Mark Putnam, Building Changes' Director of Consulting and Technical Assistance, about the characteristics of successful employment programs for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, and Marléna Sessions, CEO of Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, about the importance of coordinating resources across multiple systems.

They both shared actionable advice for service providers, local government, workforce investment boards, private business, and others interested in helping people experiencing homelessness gain meaningful employment.

How to Build Employment Programs that Prevent and End Homelessness
(An interview with Mark Putnam)

Coordinating Resources to Make Jobs Attainable
(An interview with Marléna Sessions)

Read more of USICH's "Jobs and Homelessness" newsletter here.