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California: Preventing Homelessness Among Reentering Prisoners
Best Practice | August 18, 2006
California's reentry initiative will fund coaches to assist ex-offenders in locating housing and accessing stabilization services. Rental subsidies will also be offered to program participants.
Funds have also been set aside for short-term housing subsidies, which can be utilized for the maximum of 5 months. The subsidies are available to both adult and juvenile offenders.
Corrections administrators have approached housing developers to build apartments with supportive services and case management on site. Rental subsidies could be attached to units designated for ex-offenders. This component of the initiative is still in the planning stage.