New report finds rent assistance benefits housing stability and employment
Human Solutions participates in the Economic Opportunity Program (EOP), which helps participants get on track to stable employment and housing. For the past year and a half, we have been working with partner organizations to evaluate the impact of rent assistance through EOP for people at risk of homelessness.
The evaluation shows that, compared with people who did not receive rent assistance, recipients were 38% more likely to complete employment training and 67% more likely to obtain career track employment. On average they also increased their income at double the rate of those who did not receive assistance.
In fact, the report shows that recipients increased their income by triple the amount of the rent assistance they received. Also, 76% of recipients remained housed a year after they stopped receiving assistance, suggesting that rent assistance leads to long term housing stability.
Read the full report: EOP Rent Assistance Final Report.
Thanks to our partner agencies and Worksystems for producing this report with a grant from Meyer Memorial Trust.