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These slides are from our 2016 national conference, A Nation That Works: What's It Going to Take? People looking to rise out of poverty and homelessness often utilize multiple services and systems to help regain their footing. Two key systems that promote economic recovery for vulnerable populations are the housing and employment systems. A Continuum of Care (CoC) is the organizing body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals in a geographic region. In this session, learn about innovative approaches to forming strong and beneficial partnerships between housing and employment systems via CoCs and Workforce Boards. The session will discuss high level approaches, meaningful practices, and specific steps taken to form one strong collaborative partnership in Houston, Texas.