A successful Welfare to Work (WtW) Voucher Program will provide program
participants with a broad array of supportive services, including case management,
housing search assistance, life skills training, job training, and job placement.
However, because WtW voucher program funds cannot be used for such services, leveraging
resources-both financial and in-kind-is critical to ensuring that participants
have access to needed supportive services.
A host of financial resources
are available for job training and supportive service activities. In addition
workforce development initiatives, housing authorities may leverage resources
from local welfare and labor agencies as well as private foundations. Other resources
include unspent TANF funds, Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds, and Department
of Transportation Job Access and Reverse Commute funds. Private foundations may
also have considerable resources available for employment, training, and supportive