Journey to Jobs: Understanding and Eliminating Barriers Imposed on Homeless Jobseekers

Overview: This report by Baltimore City’s Journey to Jobs initiative, one of  five Connections Project sites, lifts up the interconnections between homelessness, economic instability, criminal records & racial disparities.

Author: The Journey Home

Date: June 2018

Download: Journey To Jobs

“While we know that racial inequity, the reach of the criminal justice system, and homelessness are deeply interconnected, Baltimore is one of the first communities in the country to leverage criminal justice and homeless system data matching and other methods to develop a more complete picture of the role and impact that the criminal justice system and discrimination plays in perpetuating cycles of poverty, inequity, and homelessness.”

-Melissa Young, Director of Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity

 

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