Due to the lapse in Congressional Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is closed. This website is supported by a cooperative agreement funded under a prior appropriation. Current functions will remain operational but no new functions will be added during the lapse in appropriations. For more information, see HUD Contingency Plan for Possible Lapse in Appropriations.

Employment and Homelessness

Education and sustainable employment can make an enormous difference in people’s ability to pay for housing. Most people who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness want to work. In fact, many are employed but earn too little to meet their basic needs. Unfortunately, it is not always clear how best to help people experiencing homelessness to improve their incomes. One of the most effective strategies to support individuals to move out of homelessness and into permanent housing is increasing access to meaningful and sustainable job-training and employment. This page provides research, tools, and guidance for homeless service providers looking to connect individuals to employment with sustainable wages and permanent housing.