WE MADE HISTORY

Introducing Our 1st Annual

Stable Housing and
Reintegration Pilot program (SHARPP)

JUSTICE 4 HOUSING & BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY CREATE THE 

STABLE HOUSING AND REINTEGRATION PILOT  PROGRAM (SHARPP)

A program designed for those returning to their communities after incarceration. 

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

A HISTORICAL PARTNERSHIP

This is what different  looks like… The Stable Housing and Reintegration Pilot Program (SHARPP)

 

Justice 4 Housing and Boston Housing Authority, build an impactful relationship.  “We were able to break down barriers and have a meaningful conversation.”  

 

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

 

  • Family Separation

  • Increase in FIP 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 were able to advocate for policy change, they realized we were not so different. BHA provided J4H with Section 8 Vouchers to be allocated to individuals returning to the community, homeless after incarceration. 

 

This is a huge milestone for our community, Returning Citizens and for the City of Boston!  

 

We are making a change; We are #DeCriminalizeHouisng! 

Provide, Ten 15 formerly incarcerated individuals with permanent Section 8 vouchers as well as 18 months of intensive case management and access to a myriad of reentry services. Participants, who will begin working with us before reentering the community, will be assisted with job placement, financial counselling, continuing education opportunities, transportation, homeownership training, and other services. 

SHARPP Partners

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

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Recidivism

Stable Housing is the Key to a Successful Reentry

2022

COMMING SOON

"Far From Home" Campaign

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