we are

Formerly incarcerated, advocates  and community allies with aligned spirit and goals.  We operate from a people led process to organize for the abolishment of discriminatory federal, state and local housing policies.  We address the root causes of recidivism in correlation  to homelessness; delivering holistic and community-based solutions.

we will

End housing discrimination and homelessness of Justice Involved individuals and create a more comprehensive and humane system that will, reduce recidivism, and end incarceration and prevent family seperation.

we envision

A world where justice-involved individuals have homes, equity and access to resources, funded and supported by the community and its stakeholders. Additionally, the end of incarceration of women and girls.

Meet the Founder

Justice 4 Housing’s Founder, and  Executive Director.  Leslie Credle is leading the crusade to dismantle antiquated and discriminatory housing policies that target justice-involved individuals that leads to homelessness, recidivism and the separation of families.

 

Leslie mobilizes communities to fight housing injustices and is committed to mentoring and movement buildin. Recently she created a network of directly affected Peer-Leaders who educate communities about the collateral consequences of incarceration and housing insecurity.  

 

The recipient of the Criminal Justice Policy Coalition’s  2021 Peg Erlanger Leadership Award, presented by Congresswoman Ayanna Presley, and 2022 Echo Green Fellow, she became a fierce leader in the movement to end incarceration of women and girls. Leslie is passionate about creating homeownership opportunities and building generational wealth and equity in minority communities.

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Raised in Boston, her lived experience and the loss of her beloved daughter, Brianna became the inspiration for her systems-change work and social-justice advocacy. She has a Bachelors Degree in Information Systems from Northeastern University and is on the National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarnated Women and Girls, #FreeHer Advisory Committee.

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TESTIMONIALS

 I had reached out to several housing assistance organizations. none of which ever assisted me with anything that i couldn't do myself.  It is important to know that my motivation to be housed is not only for my own shelter, safety and peace of mind, it is for my children.  It wasn't until I started receiving services from Justice 4 Housing, that I have finally seen results and strides towards my goal.