Consider These Four Steps to Expand Access to Housing Among Justice-Involved and Underserved Populations

In October, the Council of State Governments Justice Center released “Action Points: Four Steps to Expand Access to Housing for People in the Justice System with Behavioral Health Needs.” According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, affordable housing is scarce nationwide and especially among people who have been involved in the justice system or disproportionately face additional societal or systemic barriers including Black and Latinx communities. This brief offers four steps that state leaders can take to increase access to housing and improve justice health outcomes to underserved populations through greater collaboration, assessments, connection, and expansion efforts within our communities.

View the brief to learn more.