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This webinar will helped communities understand and leverage the new employment-related opportunities within the 2019 CoC Program NOFA. Panelists explained where the NOFA asks applicants to identify their community's workforce development strategies for people experiencing homelessness and how CoC Applications are being scored based on these strategies. The webinar shared efforts in Allegheny County, PA to build cross-system collaboration aimed at increase access to employment and economic opportunity for people experiencing homelessness.The webinar also highlighted the recently released joint statement from the U.S. Department of Housing (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which identifies how the public workforce and homeless service systems can advance this important work together.PANELISTS: Jasmine Hayes of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, Mindy Mitchell of the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Cynthia Shields & Peter Harvey of Allegheny County Department of Human Services, and Markese Long of Partner4Work Pittsburgh.