The connection between economic security and the preventing and ending of homelessness is significant. Investing in initiatives that focus on this connection and that support employment services for vulnerable populations is an effective strategy for ending and reducing homelessness. Below are various resources from Funders Together, members, and partners that can act as useful guides as you look to explore or expand your economic security focus. We will be continually updating this page as new resources come about so be sure to check back often!
FTEH Employment Resources
Ending Homelessness Through Employment: Strategies for Funders
Funding programs that support employment services for vulnerable populations is an effective strategy for ending and reducing homelessness.
Connecting Employment and Homelessness Systems
What are the key elements of success and how can philanthropy support these efforts?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act & Philanthropy
Philanthropy has an opportunity to guide the planning and implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in communities around the nation. So how do we get there?
Leveraging Innovative Tactics to Employ Those Experiencing Homelessness
The connection between employment and homelessness is evident: homelessness is a barrier to stable employment. Without the fair opportunity for employment, the ability to find a home and stay housed dramatically decreases putting individuals and families at risk. How, as funders, can we invest in and use our influence to leverage tactics to help employ individuals experiencing homelessness?
Heartland Alliance: Working to End Homelessness Toolkit
The guides included in the Working to End Homelessness toolkit reflect everything Heartland has learned about helping people experiencing homelessness find and keep employment, in order to meet their needs, become and remain stably housed, and fulfill their personal goals.
National Alliance to End Homelessness: Economic Security
For people experiencing homelessness, a stable source of income and opportunities to build assets are necessary for securing and maintaining housing. This page contains resources on economic security, assembled by the National Alliance to End Homelessness.