The Vera Institute of Justice—with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance—is soliciting applications from public housing authorities (PHAs) that, in collaboration with their justice system partners, are seeking technical assistance to plan and implement reentry programs and/or change their admissions policies regarding people with conviction histories. PHAs that manage their own units, as well as those that administer housing choice voucher programs, are eligible to apply. The goals of this initiative are to safely increase access to housing for people with conviction histories; improve the safety of public housing and surrounding communities through the use of reentry housing strategies; and promote collaboration between PHAs, law enforcement agencies, and other criminal justice stakeholders to effectively reduce crime and improve reentry outcomes for people leaving prisons and jails.
The request for proposals provides further details about the award. Applications are due by February 28.