Formerly incarcerated people face incredible challenges, from discrimination as they search for a new home to the struggle to find a job. People of color, in particular, are impacted by the criminal legal system at a disproportionate level.
Building upon our work in Cleveland, New York and our Economic Mobility platform, we are finding promising housing models and expanding proven solutions so men and women have safe, stable homes as they return to their communities and rebuild their lives. Our work is centered on collaboration with partners, people with lived experience and other stakeholders in the housing field and criminal legal system. Together, we are finding promising housing models and expanding proven solutions so men and women have safe, stable homes as they return to their communities and rebuild their lives.
- Develop solutions, including landlord training, nonprofit and for-profit housing provider education, unlocking existing affordable homes and connecting housing and service providers
- Engage people impacted by the criminal legal system to develop and implement effective programs
- Build cross-sector partnerships across the housing, service industry and criminal legal system to actively address barriers to affordable homes, including leveling workforce opportunities
- Provide grants for local partners that integrate housing, employment, and services
- Support residents living in our communities to demonstrate how rental policies and practices can result in support for people impacted by the criminal legal system.