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Opening Doors, Returning Home

How Public Housing Authorities Across the Country Are Expanding Access for People with Conviction Histories

People who were formerly incarcerated are 10 times more likely than the general public to be unhoused. Access to stable and affordable housing substantially increases the likelihood that a person returning home from prison or jail will be able to receive support from their family, find and retain employment, rebuild supportive social networks, and ...

  • John Bae, Jacqueline Altamirano Marin, Margaret diZerega
April 15, 2022

Expand housing access for people with conviction histories in Michigan

Housing is a foundation for all people to build their life on but, for people with prior criminal legal system involvement, it is often an unmet need. In Michigan, people leaving jails or prisons have limited housing choices because of policies that deny them admission based on their conviction histories. This does not promote community safety. Ver ...

  • Jacqueline Altamirano Marin, Shaina Calacat, Niloufer Taber
April 13, 2022