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Housing for the Justice-Involved: The Case for County Action

Finding safe and affordable housing is crucial to their successful reentry, but is all too often a major challenge for justice-involved individuals. By encouraging innovative budgeting, collaboration across agencies, and the development of cutting-edge social services, PRI and the National Association of Counties (NACo) are laying the foundations for effective county action on reentry housing.

A Place to Call Home

This report makes the case of providing dignified housing that meets the needs of those with criminal justice histories, and providing it as quickly as possible upon reentry.

In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (A NIMBY Toolkit)

“Not in My Back Yard” – commonly referred to as NIMBY – resistance can result in significant program delays or even complete shutdowns. The NIMBY Toolkit focuses on helping organizations address a very specific issue when developing the capacity to provide housing to formerly incarcerated people and provides a statement of possibility for others who are seeking to house needy and feared populations.