Public Housing Access

A Convening on Innovative Reentry Practices

Past Event
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
8:30 AM — 11:45 AM
Trinity Church

With significant national attention to ending mass incarceration and more and more people returning home from prison and jail, now is the time to dramatically reduce barriers to successful reentry—to grant people returning from prison and jail access to the housing that is so critical to their success. With over 3,000 public housing authorities across the nation serving more than one million households, public housing is a tremendous, underutilized resource for people returning to the community from incarceration.

The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Trinity Church Wall Street, invites you to Public Housing Access: A Convening on Innovative Reentry Practices, featuring public housing authorities, law enforcement agencies, government officials, practitioners, and researchers, to discuss and highlight innovative reentry practices in public housing. The event will include discussions on the importance of public housing for people with conviction histories, lessons from the field, best practices, and opportunities for changes in policy.

Event Agenda

Additional support is provided by the Tiger Foundation and the Tow Foundation.

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