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Research Group Issues Employment Trends Study

A research spotlight entitled, Employment Trends Among People Living in Publicly Supported Homes, was issued in December 2018 by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC).  The study finds, among other things, that:

  1. The vast majority of working-age, able-bodied individuals living in publicly assisted housing are working or live in a household with at least one employed member.
  2. The majority of those who are employed work full time.
  3. Workers living in assisted housing are among the lowest wage earners.
  4. Circumstances such as being the caregiver for young children, seniors, or disabled family members pose barriers to higher wage employment. 

The study recommends programs that build skills through education and training to provide entry into mid-wage employment opportunities.  

In summary, the study finds that the majority of those who reside in federally assisted rental housing that can work, do work.

The full study can be found here.


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