The USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation partnered with LeadersUp, a national nonprofit organization committed to bridging the divide to create an inclusive, antiracist economy, to launch the Accelerating Employment Strategies for the Precariously Housed project. This project aimed to address hiring and recruitment challenges among the precariously housed workforce by identifying employer-led solutions. By leveraging the expertise of employers and adapting the Design Thinking Model, this project offers learnings across the “employment pipeline” for employers to engage in hiring and retention initiatives that expand employment opportunities for precariously housed individuals. The employment pipeline refers to the stages of hiring, retention, and long-term economic stability for job seekers.
This report outlines the findings from the project’s activities including an employer survey, Innovation Lab sessions, and case studies