Two important reports were just released on the “Homeless Services Workforce Sector” demonstrating the urgency to increase investment in workers.
See this report from the National Alliance to End Homelessness:
The National Alliance to End Homelessness estimates that the homeless workforce sector faces a deficit of at least $4.8 billion to adequately pay current workers.
Without these investments, staffing challenges will continue to grow worse, and will exacerbate the current homelessness and housing crisis across the United States.
And the findings from the just released National Homeless Services Workforce Study provide a “brief overview of worker characteristics. We hope this and future dissemination activities inspire organizations, policy makers, and government officials to improve workforce supports, benefits, and compensation.”