Expanding Housing Access for People with Conviction Histories in Oklahoma

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Housing is foundational for people to succeed post-incarceration. However, restrictive housing policies bar people with conviction histories from securing a home. To estimate the scope of this issue in Oklahoma, Vera analyzed criminal justice data and the admissions policies of public housing authorities and developments funded by the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The fact sheet sheds light on the number of people affected by these policies and offers recommendations to increase access to safe and affordable housing for all individuals.

Key Takeaway

Housing access is foundational to the successful transition into communities after incarceration. However, Oklahoma’s housing policies prevent thousands from achieving stability in their communities.

Key Facts