Housing as a Platform for Formerly Incarcerated Persons

Posted April 2, 2012
By Urban Institute, What Works Collaborative
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Re-entering society after being locked up is tough, not only for the former prisoners, but for the families trying to help. This paper contends that housing, as an immediate need and long-term solution, may play a role in creating successful re-entry and reintegration into the community for the newly released, but more research is needed.  

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The difficulties of re-entry

The United States has had a fourfold increase in incarceration rates over the past two decades. Most of those individuals get released and make their way back to the community creating social strain and fiscal costs. Individuals aren’t prepared, families struggle to help and communities can’t absorb the re-entry population.