MYTH: Homeless People Should Just Get A Job

How many times have you heard this stereotype come into conversation about homelessness? Research from the Homelessness Policy Research Institute shows otherwise in finding:

TRUTH:

🛠 People experiencing homelessness are unemployed or underemployed at disproportionately high rates, but many want to work.

🛠 Institutional barriers to employment include inhospitable labor market conditions, discrimination in hiring practices, bureaucratic red tape, and strict shelter policies.

🛠 Evidence-based interventions for individual barriers emphasize recognizing the unique needs and challenges of people experiencing homelessness.

🛠 Policy recommendations for overcoming institutional barriers include “Ban the Box” and “Ban the Address” legislation, employment-based intake questions, and hiring people with lived experience of homelessness at service provider agencies.

To see more from their research: https://socialinnovation.usc.edu/…/Homelessness-and...

To learn more: https://www.geekwire.com/…/homelessness-employment…/#homelessmyths#endhomelessness

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s