The NTJN’s Working to End Homelessness Initiative
Nathan Dunlap, project lead for the NTJN’s Working to End Homelessness Initiative (WEH), is here to answer your questions about the project. Please join the discussion! You may also reach Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 870-4958.
The WEH Initiative aims at identifying and advancing best practices and a federal policy agenda for workforce solutions to homelessness. To support these goals, the NTJN convened a community of practice with over 20 practitioners from 14 states, serving a variety of individuals experiencing homelessness through employment models such as Transitional Jobs, supported employment, job-readiness training, and social enterprise.
This month the community of practice convened in Chicago for the Working to End Homelessness Summit – a day of networking and peer learning where practitioners discussed their promising practices and systems challenges. The day-long dialogue provided a rich base of information to inform the NTJN’s best practice briefs and fuel our federal policy and systems change efforts.