New York: Successful prisoner reentry often hinges on individuals finding stable housing that can help them break the cycle of reincarceration. The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center released a new publication in May 2010 entitled, "Reentry Housing Options: The Policymakers' Guide", which provides practical steps that lawmakers and others can take to increase public safety through better access to affordable housing for individuals released to the community. For a downloadable copy, click here.
Reentry Housing Options is the result of a project supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. The guide provides an overview of several commonly accessed housing options, including the benefits and limitations of six of these options: private-market rentals, public housing, affordable housing, halfway houses, supportive housing, and specialized reentry housing. Stories from Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Wichita are documented.
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