5.11 Crossing Hard Thresholds: Access to Housing from Jails and Prisons

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Conference Presentation | July 27, 2012

Files: Access to Housing from Jails and Prisons by Glenn E. Martin (PDF | 1.86 MB | 10 slides) It is time to invest in Permanent Supportive Housing for those Leaving Corrections by John Fallon (PDF | 1.49 MB | 49 slides) Crossing Thresholds: Access to Housing from Jails and Prisons by Sage B. Foster (PDF | 223 KB | 6 slides) In Our Backyard: Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (PDF | 853 KB | 20 slides)

Every day, people are discharged from jails and prisons with little or no access to stable housing. Federal policies and community practices provide a patchwork of assistance and support, but those exiting the corrections system remain at very high risk of homelessness. Presenters will identify best practices and funding sources to bridge re-entry gaps, and discuss avenues for improving public policy.

The powerpoint presentations for this workshop are available for download above.

Speakers:

  • John Fallon, Corporation for Supportive Housing, Chicago, IL (Moderator)
  • Sage Foster, Abode Services, Oakland, CA
  • Glenn Martin, The Fortune Society, Long Island City, NY
  • Adam Murphy, City of Lafayette, Lafayette, IN