Welfare, Housing, and Employment: Learning from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration
Publication Date: May 2001
Publisher(s): MDRC (Organization)
Keywords: Public Housing; Welfare-to-Work
Coverage: United States
Recent research by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) indicates that while recipients in public housing may be a more difficult-to-employ group in some locales, they may also benefit the most from mainstream welfare-to-work programs.
These findings open questions that need further exploration, but they strongly suggest that public officials ought to make housing status a key consideration in developing strategies to strengthen mainstream welfare-towork programs. They also indicate that special efforts may be required in order to promote big improvements in the self-sufficiency of welfare recipients in public housing.