Category: access to housing

Register for Webinar: SOAR—A Reentry Tool for Individuals Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) SOAR TA Center in partnership with the SAMHSA GAINS Center The Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit programs – Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) can provide income and health insurance benefits to support a healthy return to communities for previously incarcerated individuals …

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Denver Sold Bonds to Reduce the Human and Financial Costs of Homelessness—the Results so Far Are Promising

The Denver Post By Jennifer Brown They found Robert Bischoff by sharing his photo with a Sinclair gas station clerk who often sold him cigarettes. They met Alexander Jacob after sending his mom a letter, even though he almost didn’t respond because he figured it was “trash mail.” The two men and more than 250 …

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4th Annual REAL Help Conference

The 4th Annual ReEntry Alliance for Louisiana (REAL) Help conference will offer over 30 sessions focused on successful reentry best practices, with a special focus on women returning to their communities. The two-day event provides networking opportunities for reentry professionals and community organizers from across the state. Conference tracks include: housing; employment and entrepreneurship; health and …

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Apply Now: Opening Doors to Public Housing Initiative

The Vera Institute of Justice—with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance—is soliciting applications from public housing authorities (PHAs) that, in collaboration with their justice system partners, are seeking technical assistance to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories. PHAs that manage their own …

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