The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) released its winter 2020 edition of Tenant Talk, a publication by and for residents of public and assisted housing and those in need of such housing. This edition focuses on “The Path to Housing Reentry,” the obstacles returning prisoners face in securing decent, safe, accessible housing and other housing-criminal justice issues; how those obstacles and issues must be addressed; and what advocates can do.

The U.S. makes up about 5% of the world’s population but has more than 20% of the world’s prison population, and over 6 million Americans are under the correctional supervision of parole or probation. People leaving incarceration face numerous issues when they return to their communities, including discrimination in accessing housing, harmful stereotypes, and unfair housing-applicant screening standards. Other housing-criminal justice issues pertain to nuisance ordinances, one-strike eviction policies, lack of accesses to legal counsel, the criminalization of homelessness, and much more.  Learn more about these and other issues – and what advocates can do to combat them – in this edition of Tenant Talk.

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