Resource Title: Accessing Mainstream Employment and Income Support Programs
Format: Adobe PDF
Product Type: Guidebooks
Date Completed: April 2008
Author/Organization: Advocates for Human Potential and ICF International
Mainstream programs-which are publicly funded programs that provide services, housing, and income supports to people who are poor whether they are homeless or not-have a vital role to play in helping homeless people become self-sufficient. This guidebook focuses on two specific categories of mainstream programs-employment and income support, with a special emphasis on work incentives. Earned income and benefit programs provide the resources people need to become stably housed and attend to other needs, such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, which will help them become successfully integrated into their communities.