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Tuesday, August 29 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Re-Entry Housing Solutions

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Florida has the 3rd largest prison population in America. Annually, just under 30,000 citizens return to communities from incarceration - without a place to call home. While there are many subpopulations of persons experiencing homelessness, citizens returning to communities from incarceration are among our country's most vulnerable due to high barriers to attaining housing which then causes a higher risk of recidivism into the justice system. Not only does access to affordable housing improves the quality of someone’s life, it also makes our communities stronger and more resilient. Making housing options available to those reentering our communities also improves outcomes related to education, physical, cognitive, and behavioral health, and offers safer more fulfilling lives for all. Learn more about how reentry initiatives are utilizing master leasing, roommate matching and various dwelling types to help those needing to find home again.

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Chuck Elsesser

Attorney, Community Justice Project Inc
Charles Elsesser has a lengthy history of advocacy for the poor and marginalized. From 1972 to 1984, he worked as an attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance and later for Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. In 1986 he became the Director of Litigation at Legal Aid Foundation... Read More →
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Michael Neal

Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute
Michael is a principal research associate and equity scholar at the Urban Institute. His research focuses on the intersection of housing, wealth and racial equity. His educational background includes study at Morehouse College and at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also studied... Read More →
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Reggie Fullwood

President & CEO, Operation New Hope
Reggie Fullwood is the President and CEO of Operation New Hope. In this role, he manages the day-to-day operations of the organization and its programs.  He previously served as the Chief Operations Officer and Program Director for the agency’s nationally recognized Ready4Work... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Salon 11/12