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Opening Doors: How to Develop Reentry Programs Using Examples from Public Housing Authorities (2017)

Bae, John, Finley Kate, Margaret diZerega, and Sharon Kim. Vera Institute of Justice (New York , NY).

“A growing number of public housing authorities (PHAs) across the country are implementing reentry programs and changing their policies to help formerly incarcerated people secure housing. This report highlights 11 PHAs doing this work and examines best practices and lessons learned from their experiences—including key factors of program design and implementation (such as partnerships, program model, and funding), as well as ways to sustain programs once implemented. This guide is intended to serve as a resource for PHAs that are considering their own reentry programs or those that are exploring ways to strengthen existing initiatives.”

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