Helping People Released from Prisons and Jails Find Housing: A State by State Resource Guide   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "More and more correctional facilities are releasing persons in order to reduce populations as a result of the threat posed by the COVID‐19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Many RSAT [Residential Substance Abuse Treatment] program participants are in this number. The fast‐tracked release of so many persons at a time when many re‐entry programs, social services, and transition housing resources may be temporarily closed or operating at limited capacity calls for the redoubling of reentry and transitional programming. Nothing may be of more critical importance than locating safe and secure housing for those being released who do not have secure housing waiting for them. This manual was designed to assist in that effort. Since many transitional housing facilities have closed their doors or transferred residents to accommodations that allow for social distancing, isolation or quarantine, information on shelter closings and regional shelter coordination centers has become critical. The information on emergency housing resources and contacts for each state is based on the most current information available. However, because conditions are changing rapidly, it is important to verify that the services listed are still available. Contacts and information on COVID‐19‐specific state and local contacts listed include emergency and non‐congregate housing options such as short‐term hotel room leasing, converted dormitories or public buildings, and trailer units. In cases where there is little or no information on COVID‐19‐specific housing resources, contacts for coalitions to end homelessness, local or state housing and homelessness continuums of care, and other reliable contacts for housing resources are included. State resources follow immediately after federal and national resources are listed."

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