On-Site and On the Job: How Place-Based Employment Programs like Jobs Plus Can Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This report assesses how place-based employment programs can help families navigate support systems, address needs during the pandemic, and help participants reengage with work when the labor market reopens. The report highlights Jobs Plus, an employment program that has been implemented in 35 public housing developments across the country, and includes on-site employment-related services, rent-based work incentives, and a community context supporting work. The community context includes partnerships among local housing agencies, the local workforce development agencies, training providers, employers, and significant social service agencies. The report also highlights evidence of increased earnings among Jobs Plus participants and operational tips for housing agencies as they help families.
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July, 2020
July 2020
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  • Employment
  • Education and Training
  • Supportive Services
    • Housing Assistance
  • Special Populations