NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice (H2J) Series
Presented by the Enterprise Community Partners and Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH), this nine-session series takes a deep dive into opportunities for developers, landlords, management companies, and real estate agents to expand access to NYC housing for people impacted by the criminal legal system. Building safe, affordable housing is an economically sustainable way to create thriving neighborhoods and break the cycle of incarceration and homelessness for those who have paid their debt but continue to be shut out of housing markets. Join us as we break down myths about housing for people impacted by the criminal legal system and highlight opportunities to add justice-focused housing to your property portfolio.
NY H2J Session 1: Who Are People Impacted By The Criminal Legal System? | September 20, 2022
This first session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice (H2J) series will help developers learn more about people impacted by the criminal legal system. As an introduction to the series, trainers will bust common myths about recidivism and people impacted by the criminal legal system, focusing on challenging the stigmas and stereotypes associated with this population. This session will explore language that can harm or humanize this population. We will also take a closer look at recidivism and its common misconception.
NY H2J Session 2: Needs, Barriers, & Opportunities For Housing Developers | October 18, 2022
This second session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will give housing developers a foundational understanding of the needs and barriers people impacted by the criminal legal system face upon re-entry. We will discuss the specific challenges that people with past convictions face in their search for housing and conclude by exploring what good community and industry coordination can look like.
NY H2J Session 3: Navigating Housing Regulations | November 15, 2022
This third session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will focus on sifting through housing regulations, which can be a real headache! This session will help developers understand the federal and local policies that guide supportive housing development in NYC. We will provide practical guidance on identifying relevant regulations and ensuring compliance throughout the development process. Specific topics will include anti-discrimination, screening requirements for landlords, and strategies for reaching out to marginalized populations.
NY H2J Session 4: Gaining Project Buy-In | December 13, 2022
As in any construction project, it’s important to get buy-in from local community boards and financial backers in order to break ground. This fourth session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will cover strategies for building relationships with community partners and driving support for new housing developments that serve people impacted by the criminal legal system.
NY H2J Session 5: Engaging The Local Community | January 24, 2023
This fifth session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will focus on strategies promoting transparent communication with local businesses and community stakeholders, overcoming NIMBYism, and ensuring that tenants have the opportunity to thrive in their new neighborhoods. Topics discussed in this session include local hiring, programs, and resources for community members and maximizing opportunities for the local population to engage with new development.
NY H2J Session 6: Funding For Affordable Housing | February 21, 2023
This sixth session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will cover strategies to effectively fund affordable housing projects that serve people with criminal legal histories. We will discuss the wide range of funding streams available to support the development and ongoing management of affordable housing projects. Facilitators will provide tactical strategies for identifying appropriate funders, determining needed operational resources, capital funds, and long-term asset management.
NY H2J Session 7: Funding for Supportive Housing | March 21, 2023
This seventh session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will cover strategies to effectively fund supportive housing projects, which is a proven model of affordable housing + wraparound, individualized services. Facilitators will cover tools to effectively fund for people impacted by the criminal legal system from philanthropic, government, and corporate funders. It will provide explanations and examples on identifying stakeholders, operation and services resources, capital funds, and long-term asset management.
NY H2J Session 8: Prioritizing a Human-Centered Approach | April 25, 2023
The eighth session of our NY Housing as a Pathway to Justice series will provide valuable strategies, tools, and lessons-learned, to help attendees manage their housing, projects successfully. We will discuss the principles of a housing-first approach and, introduce developers to harm reduction interventions and trauma-informed care. We will also provide case studies to guide effective crisis response.
NY H2J Session 9: Support Services for People Impacted by the Criminal Legal System | June 13, 2023
This final session discusses the range of support services that providers can offer people impacted by the criminal legal system — from light-touch supports to more intensive care. This session uses case studies to share examples of successful affordable and supportive housing programs that developers can draw from moving forward.
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