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Populations Experiencing Homelessness: Diverse Barriers to Employment and How to Address Them

by Nathan Dunlap

Jan 1, 2012
People experience homelessness for many reasons including financial insecurity, a lack of affordable housing, and difficulty accessing services such as medical care. Effective employment programs take special care when serving individuals facing these barriers. This best practice brief outlines the common employment barriers for these populations and provides considerations for tailoring employment services and prioritizing supportive services to best meet their needs.