Join Our Webinar on Expanding Housing Options for the Formerly Incarcerated

Posted July 31, 2019, By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

Community Matters webinar

On Aug. 22, 2019, the Annie E. Casey Foun­da­tion will host a webi­nar fea­tur­ing offi­cials from Root & Rebound, a cen­ter in Cal­i­for­nia that advo­cates for peo­ple with crim­i­nal backgrounds.

Indi­vid­u­als return­ing from incar­cer­a­tion have lim­it­ed hous­ing options and reg­u­lar­ly have their rental appli­ca­tions reject­ed, which can lead to home­less­ness or hous­ing inse­cu­ri­ty. These chal­lenges —cou­pled with employ­ment bar­ri­ers that peo­ple with crim­i­nal records face — dis­rupt con­nec­tions with fam­i­ly, friends, schools and oth­er sup­port networks.

Reg­is­ter for this webinar

For­tu­nate­ly, many orga­ni­za­tions like Root & Rebound are work­ing with com­mu­ni­ties to enact reforms and push for greater enforce­ment of cur­rent renter protections.

Dur­ing the webi­nar, par­tic­i­pants will learn about the hous­ing rights of peo­ple with arrest and con­vic­tion his­to­ries as well as the legal avenues avail­able for chal­leng­ing unlaw­ful hous­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion. The ses­sion will also cov­er strate­gies that Root & Rebound and oth­er advo­cates are imple­ment­ing to remove hous­ing bar­ri­ers for cit­i­zens with crim­i­nal records.

The ses­sion is part of the Casey Foundation’s Com­mu­ni­ty Mat­ters series, which delves into the com­plex issues sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty change and the lessons that orga­ni­za­tions have learned from their work in neigh­bor­hoods nationwide.

Reg­is­ter Today

What: Expand­ing Hous­ing Options for the For­mer­ly Incarcerated

When: Thurs­day, Aug. 22, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Pan­elists:

  • Mod­er­a­tor Scot Spencer, asso­ciate direc­tor for advo­ca­cy and influ­ence with the Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Chloe Noo­nan, nation­al legal edu­ca­tion and resource coor­di­na­tor with Root & Rebound
  • Son­ja Ton­nesen, deputy direc­tor with Root & Rebound

Pass­word: communi

Learn about Casey’s efforts to expand oppor­tu­ni­ties for the for­mer­ly incar­cer­at­ed in Georgia

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