WE KNOW THAT, WITHOUT A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS, IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ADDRESS ANY OTHER CHALLENGE IN OUR LIVES.
That's why we assist our participants who come to Exodus in search of support to secure safe and affordable housing. Read more below.
Housing is the first step to stability after serving time. Without stable housing, vulnerable New Yorkers pass from shelters, to emergency rooms, to prisons, and the cycle of homelessness continues.
In 2018, we will launch our first Exodus supportive housing units for returning citizens. We have purchased a beautiful apartment complex which can accommodate 8-10 people for 3-6 months, and it will serve as transitional housing. Through this initiative, Exodus will house and deliver comprehensive wrap-around services to approximately 30 people every year in Poughkeepsie. All residents will have access to 24-hour support, balanced meals, intensive case management, job readiness training and placement, permanent housing planning, and substance use, mental health referrals, and community referrals.
NYCHA FAMILY RE-ENTRY PROGRAM
Individuals with a spouse or immediate family member living in a NYCHA housing development may apply to return to that housing even if they have a criminal record. If, after two years, the individual would like to continue to live in that NYCHA building, they may apply to be added to the lease.
Minimum eligibility requirements:
- 16 years of age or older
- Released from jail or prison within the last three years
- Desire to live with family members who are leaseholders and agree to participate in the pilot
- Willing to participate in intensive case management for 6 months
The NYCHA Family Re-entry Program was launched in 2014 by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Vera Institute, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Homeless Services (DHS), and the Corporation of Supportive Housing (CSH).