WE KNOW THAT, WITHOUT A ROOF OVER OUR HEADS, IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO ADDRESS ANY OTHER CHALLENGE IN OUR LIVES.
We ensure that everyone who comes to Exodus in search of support is able to secure safe and affordable housing. Our Contract Coaches work one-on-one with individuals to find the right housing fit for each person according to need and preference.
Housing is the first step to stability after serving time. Without stable housing, men and women pass from shelters, to emergency rooms, to prisons, and the cycle of homelessness continues.
In 2017, we will launch our first Exodus supportive housing units for returning citizens. Partnered with DCJS, we are purchasing a beautiful 10-family apartment building in Poughkeepsie, where Exodus will house and deliver comprehensive wrap-around services to 60 men and women every year. All residents will have access to 24-hour support, balanced meals, intensive case management, substance use and mental health support, job readiness training and placement, TASC (GED) preparation, permanent housing planning, 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 regardless of their 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).