Upcoming: Housing + Employment Works Webinar Series
Are you interested in how Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership, CoC Program recipients, and local workforce professionals can more effectively provide employment supports for homeless and at-risk job seekers? Check out the new four-part webinar series titled Housing + Employment Works. This webinar series is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). By viewing the entire series, participants will:
Gain a working knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and its implications for homeless assistance providers.
Understand ways in which Workforce Board programs and CoC programs can partner to improve employment services access and outcomes for people experiencing homelessness.
Know how to better ensure that opportunities and support are available for people needing a living wage who can use employment to prevent and end their episodes of homelessness.
Webinar 1: A Discussion of WIOA, Rapid Rehousing, and Rapid Job Placement
The first webinar will be held Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM EST. It will introduce CoCs to the use of WIOA as a strategy to prevent and end homelessness for participants in rapid rehousing (RRH) projects. Experts John Rio of Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. and Seattle’s Nick Cobb and Mark Putnam will share their expertise and experience with addressing employment barriers for people who are homeless from their combined CoC/RRH perspectives. The webinar will cover:
The importance of employment-focused case management in RRH projects;
How one CoC and service provider incorporated employment supports for participants in an RRH project; and
The successes and challenges they’ve faced.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM EST Register for this webinar. After registration, you will receive instructions on how to access the webinar. This webinar is part of a series of webinars developed by HUD. Here are the dates and description of the remaining webinars in the series:
Webinar 2: Housing + Employment Works: CoC and Workforce Partnerships to Serve WIOA Population Priorities
This webinar will take place on April 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. The audience will hear an overview of WIOA and the importance of collaborating with your local Workforce Investment Board (WIB). You will hear from CoC and WIB leadership who are effectively collaborating to identify homeless job seekers and provide the resources they need to find and retain employment.
Webinar 3: Housing + Employment Works: Employment Assessment in Coordinated Entry Systems
This webinar will take place on June 16, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. The audience will hear from communities who are identifying employment needs when the person first enters the coordinated entry system. You will hear benefits, challenges and successes of addressing the person’s needs as soon as they enter the CoC as well as how some CoCs designed a system with access to employment services
Webinar 4: Housing + Employment Works: Systems Performance Measures around Employment and Income Maximization
This webinar will take place on August 18, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT. The audience will hear the importance of emphasizing employment and measuring income outcomes. In the new day of accountability, recipients need to consider the income of participants as key to housing stability and affordability in the long-term. You will hear how communities are measuring employment outcomes and the benefits to the CoC. Sign up for the HUD Exchange Mailing List to learn about future webinars. If you are not yet subscribed to the HUD Exchange Mailing List, go to the Mailing List Subscription Form, enter the required fields, select the topic(s) they wish to receive information about, and click Subscribe to list.