Vera Video: Opening Doors to Public Housing
Vera Institute of Justice
Nov 22, 2016

Vera—in collaboration with the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Trinity Church Wall Street—convened public housing authorities, law enforcement leaders, government officials, practitioners, and researchers last week to discuss innovative reentry practices in public housing. Public housing bans for formerly incarcerated people can create barriers to successful reentry, by preventing them from reuniting with family members living in public housing. Vera is currently working with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) on its Family Reentry Pilot Program, and released an evaluation of the program in conjunction with the event. The evaluation provided evidence of the positive effects stable housing can have on reentry. Watch full event video.

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