Justice 4 Housing

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Stable Housing and Reintegration Program (SHARP)

“We Are Keeping Families Together”

A HISTORICAL PARTNERSHIP

“We were once adversaries, now we are partners.”  

The Boston Housing Authority was able to grasp the value of lived experiences and the disproportionate impact of exclusionary CORI policies on people of color, as well as the role of such policies in perpetuating systemic racism in the form of

  • Family Separation
  • Justice-involved homelessness
  • Increase in recidivism rate, 32%
  • Rising healthcare cost

These are just a few of the collateral consequences PHA’s inflict on minority communities like ours.

“It is a beautiful thing, once we began advocating for policy change, they realized we were not so different. BHA provided J4H with Subsidy Vouchers, allocated to individuals returning to the community homeless after incarceration.

This is a huge milestone for our community members, J4H, and the City of Boston!

Our Systems Change Work is making a difference; #DeCriminalizeHouisng!

  

WE MADE HISTORY!

○Introducing Our 1st Annual Stable Housing and Reintegration Pilot program (SHARPP)

A month ago we were adversaries, today we are partners.

"We applaud Boston Housing Authority for being the 1st Public Housing Authority in MA, to take a leap of faith, by providing formerly incarcerated people a 2nd chance.”
Leslie Credle
Executive Director

The SHARP program provides justice-involved and formerly

incarcerated individuals with Subsidy Vouchers, Case Management

and a myriad of holistic reentry services. Services include:

  • Assistance with job placement,
  • financial counseling,
  • continuing education opportunities,
  • transportation,
  • homeownership training,
  • and other services. 

The Stable Housing and Reintegration Program

SHARPP Partners

Whittier Street Health Center

“Become an exceptional community health provider that addresses health care inequities, closes gaps in life expectancy, and pursues social justice.”

Bank On Boston

 To link those seeking financial security and wealth generation with access to capital, financial education, and financial services.

Partakers Program

Urban Edge is dedicated to strengthening communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.

Project Place

To end homelessness by providing pathways to attain jobs, housing and hope.

We Thank You, Boston Housing Authority for Believing in Us.

Recidivism

Stable Housing is the Key to a Successful Reentry

Reunification

We Keep Families Connected

Prevention

Permanent Stable Housing is the Path to End Incarceration

We Need a Safe Home to Heal From the Trauma of Incarceration

2022

Introducing

“Far From Home” Campaign

Thank you for you for your support