Series # :
  RERS 1992
Title :
  Coordination of Housing and Job Training Services:A Review of Best Practices in 12 Cities
Release Date :
Abstract :
  Editor's Note: The following synopsis is based on materials extracted directly from the document. Job training and housing programs attack two of the most critical problems of low-income families: the need for training in skills that will enable them to secure stable and gainful employment; and the need for decent, safe, and affordable housing. In November 1990, the secretaries of Labor and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a framework for the two Departments "to jointly develop and implement cooperative interagency efforts to help homeless and other low- income families and individuals attain independent living and economic self-sufficiency." It was recognized that, in some localities, housing agencies and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) program administrators had already fashioned such cooperative working arrangements. Thus, to provide a technical assistance resource, Labor and HUD decided that existing cooperative efforts should be identified and documented so that these experiences could be shared with communities across the nation. This report summarizes the results of that effort and profiles "best practices" in linking JTPA services with local housing programs. Specifically, the report presents results of site visits to 12 programs in the following localities: -- Los Angeles, CA; -- Hartford, CT; -- Miami, FL; -- Minneapolis, MN; -- Bozeman, MT; -- Winnemucca, NV; -- Schenectady, NY; -- Charlotte, NC; -- Tulsa, OK; -- Portland, OR; -- Pittsburgh, PA; and -- Milwaukee, WI.

Publication Author(s)
  • Edward Murphy
  • Richard Spill
  • Elaine Carlson
  • William Strang
  • Regina Yudd
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