New National Report: Housing as a Platform for Formerly Incarcerated Persons

on Tuesday - May 22, 2012.

A national research partnership group called the "What Works Collaborative" has just published a report on housing as a "pathway toward more successful reentry and reintegration for formerly incarcerated persons." The report covers housing options and barriers for people coming out of prison, and reviews several case studies of specific housing models and the characteristics of those models that can "lead to better outcomes for formerly incarcerated persons." The models reviewed in this report include peer-led, mutual help models such as Oxford Houses, and supportive housing models. In addition, the report highlights the critical connections between housing stability and employment success. Finally, the report outlines areas where additional research is needed to further explore linkages between housing and successful outcomes for people returning to the community after incarceration. The full report is available here