Planned Site Maintenance

Note: Due to planned maintenance, the HUD Exchange website will be unavailable starting at 8:00 PM EDT on Thursday, 5/19/2022. The website will be available again by 9:00 AM EDT on 5/20/2022.

Preventing Homelessness Among People Leaving Prisons and Jails

To improve the reentry process for people leaving prisons and jails and prevent recidivism, it is important for Continuums of Care (CoCs) to create partnerships with justice system partners and increase access to affordable housing. Additional resources related to the justice system and homelessness are available on the Decriminalizing Homelessness page.

HUD Resources

Partner Resources

Action Points: Four Steps to Expand Access to Housing for People in the Justice System with Behavioral Health Needs

This Council of Stage Governments (CSG) brief presents four steps state leaders can take to increase housing opportunities and improve justice and health outcomes for people in the justice system with behavioral health needs.

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FAQs: Building Effective Partnerships with CoCs to Increase Housing Options for People Leaving Prisons and Jails

This Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) document reviews four frequently asked questions about building effective partnerships with CoCs to increase access to stable, affordable housing for people leaving prisons and jails.

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Seeking Help

Help for People Experiencing Homelessness

Populations and Issues

For more resources regarding homelessness and special populations and issues, visit the Homelessness Assistance Programs page.