March 2018. Leishman C, Cebulla A, Petrou K.
There is a growing recognition that policies designed to assist people into work, retain work, re-train, supplement earnings and eventually transition out of social housing and housing assistance, deliver on both social justice and economic objectives. This Evidence Check aimed to review, evaluate and identify gaps in the literature on employment programs linked to social and public housing. The programs identified appeared to have benefits both for individuals and the wider community, including positive economic impacts and improved wellbeing. Effective program elements included provision of on-site support, case management and mentoring, while social supports and financial incentives were noted to increase impact.