In 2016, 549,000 persons were homeless on a given night in unsheltered locations, emergency shelters, and transitional housing in the United States. Of the half a million homeless persons, 355,000 were unaccompanied adult individuals, including youth between the ages of 18 and 24, and 194,000 were adults and children in families.
Continue reading Latest ACS Census Data Show That Homelessness is Related to Housing, Employment, and Poverty
The House bill and Senate bill for the Department of Labor, that passed out of Committee propose various funding levels to provide employment services to persons, including homeless people and people at-risk of homelessness, compared to the enacted FY2017 funding levels, with cuts to programs totaling $985 million in the House Committee Bill and $23 million in the Senate Committee Bill.
Continue reading The FY2018 House and Senate Appropriations Committee Bills Cut $985 Million and $23 Million in Funding to Critical Labor Programs That Assist Homeless People and People At-Risk of Homelessness
The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request proposes to cut employment services funding to assist homeless people and people at-risk of homelessness in the Department of Labor budget by $1.8 billion compared to both the enacted FY2016 funding level and the enacted FY2017 funding level, the latter which was not enacted at the time the budget request was prepared.
Continue reading The FY2018 Budget Request Cuts Employment Services to Homeless People and People At-Risk of Homelessness by $1.8 Billion
The Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill that was passed by the appropriations subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives last week and that is scheduled to be marked up in the full U.S. House appropriations committee this week provides level funding for many training and employment programs that may assist homeless people in obtaining employment, but the bill can be strengthened to increase the number of unemployed people and homeless adults and youth who are able to receive training and employment services.
Continue reading House Labor Appropriations Bill Needs $261 Million to Prevent Cuts to Job Training Programs and Provide Training and Employment Services to Thousands of Americans
The President’s proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2017 includes funding for employment and training programs that have the potential to help homeless individuals and families support themselves and obtain housing. The U.S. Department of Labor’s training and employment services programs provide training and employment services to millions of individuals every year.
Continue reading The Proposed FY2017 Budget Employment Services and Training Programs Can Help Prevent and End Homelessness