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Subsidized Jobs Program Spotlight: Growing Home

October 7, 2021

Growing Home is an urban farm that has run a subsidized jobs program in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood since 2005. The program serves individuals who face structural barriers to employment and engages them in immediate, wage-paid employment on the farm. This program spotlight discusses Growing Home's subsidized jobs model and its impact and calls for federal investments in subsidized jobs to support jobseekers facing structural barriers to employment. Growing Home is located in the 1st Congressional district of Illinois. The representative for this district is Bobby L. Rush (D). 

Employment Program Design & Improvement

Subsidized Jobs Program Spotlight: Bright Endeavors

October 7, 2021

Based in Chicago, Illinois, New Moms provides services and supports to young moms, primarily women of color, who are experiencing poverty or homelessness. New Moms' participants have the opportunity to engage in a workforce development program, which includes hands-on experience at a subsidized job via their employment social enterprise, Bright Endeavors. This program spotlight discusses Bright Endeavors' subsidized jobs model and its impact and calls for federal investments in subsidized jobs to support jobseekers facing structural barriers to employment. Bright Endeavors is located in the 7th Congressional district of Illinois. The representative for this district is Danny K. Davis (D).   

Employment Program Design & Improvement

Employment & Income Growth Among People Experiencing Homelessness

July 19, 2018

This infographic highlights current trends in how well the homeless service system is connecting people exiting the system with employment and income. The infographic is based on an analysis of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care System Performance Measure data from 2016. 

Work Requirements Don't Work

January 12, 2018

This infographic makes the case that imposing work requirements in exchange for basic assistance does not increase access to employment, income, and economic opportunity and offers alternative solutions.

Principles for Fair & Equitable Federal Infrastructure Investments

May 18, 2017

This infographic shows NI's principles for ensuring fair and equitable federal infrastructure investments, including investments that benefit low-income communities, communities of color, and individuals facing barriers to employment. 

National Initiatives Toolkit Survey Infographic

May 18, 2017

National Initiatives surveyed downloaders of our toolkits to assess the impact of them. We found that a significant percentage of respondents used them to pursue program and policy changes. This data is represented in this infographic.

Advancing Employment through the Point-In-Time Count

May 17, 2017

NI surveyed communities to assess what information they capture through their Point-In-Time (PIT) counts about the employment interests and activities of people experiencing homelessness. This infographic shares findings along with recommendations for how communities can use the PIT count to advance economic opportunity for homeless jobseekers.

Integrating Rapid Re-Housing & Employment: Program-Level Recommendations

April 12, 2017

This one page resource offers an overview of the program-level recommendations in our brief, Integrating Rapid Re-Housing & Employment: Program & Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Rapid Re-Housing.

Integrating Rapid Re-Housing & Employment: Policy & Systems-Level Recommendations

April 12, 2017

This one page resource offers an overview of the policy and systems-level recommendations in our brief, Integrating Rapid Re-Housing & Employment: Program & Policy Recommendations for Enhancing Rapid Re-Housing.

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