This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note identifies the best ways to support social housing tenants gain and maintain employment.
An Evidence Check was undertaken to identify the best ways to support social housing tenants to gain and maintain employment.
The findings offer direction to organisations considering the design of employment programs for young adults in social housing.
Employment programs targeted at social housing tenants and people who receive social housing assistance appear to have potential individual economic and wellbeing benefits.
Programs that include several different support services, including on-site support, case management, and mentoring, appear to be more effective. Programs that include social support and financial incentives also appear to be effective.
There are, however, significant gaps in the evidence. Further evidence on the elements that make up successful employment programs is needed.
Department of Communities and Justice, State of NSW 2019