Housing and Employment Navigator: An Innovative Cross-System Model

Published: 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. For the full evaluation report by Marc Bolan Consulting, see “Housing and Employment Navigator Program Evaluation,” June 2017, Department of Labor Workforce Innovation Fund Grant Contract #IF-23252-12-60-A-53. (Updated from original posting in September 2016)

How the Model Works
Project Evaluation Findings

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