PWG Report 2, Nov 2011

posted Nov 18, 2011, 3:08 PM by HCAP PWG   [ updated Feb 16, 2012, 2:45 PM by saenam kim ]
PWG report 2:
Coming Home and No Place to Live: Understanding perceptions among public housing residents about the reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals to these locations.


Research has shown that housing instability is on of the major risk factors for recidivism after incarceration.  A considerable number of these individuals return to communities such as East and Central Harlem, where rising housing costs have made access to housing increasingly difficult for all residents.  In the struggle to provide stable housing for returning residents, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) has emerged as one of the only affordable housing options.  Although affordable, the policies and screening procedures surrounding these units make them unattainable for most formerly incarcerated individuals.

It is in this context that we published our recent policy report, Coming Home and No Place to Live: Understanding perceptions among public housing residents about the reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals to these locations.  This report collects and discusses NYCHA tenants’ perception of formerly incarcerated individuals living in NYCHA housing.


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HCAP PWG,
Nov 18, 2011, 3:08 PM
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