Housing and Employment Navigator: An Innovative Cross-System Model

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  • Published on Thursday, July 13 2017

Workforce DSHS Housing Cross-System PartnershipBuilding Changes developed the Housing and Employment Navigator model as a strategy for addressing family homelessness. The model aims to help heads of homeless families find a job, keep a job and secure stable housing by improving collaboration between the workforce, housing and social service systems. Effects of the model have been demonstrated through a research project implemented in three regions of Washington state, supported by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund. Building Changes has produced three documents that highlight project successes: 1) an overview of goals and outcomes, 2) an illustration of how the model works, and 3) a summary of project evaluation findings. (Updated from original posting in September 2016)

How the Model Works
Project Evaluation Findings