Category: Housing

Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing

This report is the result of a gathering of 20 local leaders from across the country who came together to form the National League of Cities Housing Task Force, chaired by Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to address the housing crisis in America. The report provides an analysis of the factors that have contributed to the …

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Affordable Housing Alliance Announces Medicaid Effort Combining Health and Housing

CT Examiner By Cate Hewitt A new Medicaid supportive housing benefit for high-cost, high-need individuals is in the works and will combine affordable housing with social services needs. The program, which is in development and may be ready to implement in about six months, was presented by Kate McEvoy, director of the Division of Health Services …

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In Seattle, 1 in 5 People Booked into Jail Are Homeless

Crosscut By David Kroman Rosalind Tymony doesn’t know how many times she’s been arrested, but she’s sure it’s more than 30 — at least once a year since she became homeless. Tymony often spends her time in Belltown, where she knows the police and the police know her. It was an addiction to heroin that first got …

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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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Palm Beach County Inspiring Change Reentry Summit

The inaugural Palm Beach County Inspiring Change Reentry Summit will give leaders who are committed to criminal justice system reform and social justice the opportunity to share best practices and identify opportunities to collaborate on solutions. The summit will also address topics including innovative funding solutions, the use of peer specialists in reentry, overcoming barriers, …

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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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Register for Webinar: Criminal Justice and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

Hosted by SAMHSA’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14 Time: 12:30–2 p.m. ET This webinar will focus on how jail diversion programs can work to avert arrests and assist individuals in connecting with needed services that can help individuals experiencing homelessness resolve their crises and continue the process of recovery. Topics include …

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Assessing Housing Needs and Risks: A Screening Questionnaire

This questionnaire from the National Reentry Resource Center is intended to help reentry professionals better assess an individual’s unique housing needs and risk of homelessness upon returning to the community. Departments of correction, reentry service providers, service intake coordinators, case managers, and others should use the questionnaire as a supplement to any existing intake or …

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