Overcoming Barriers: Tips for Renting with a Criminal Record

Statistics show that about one out of every three American adults have a criminal record. If you’re one of them, then you might have noticed a little bit of discrimination when it comes to where you can rent and work. Unfortunately, convicted persons aren’t a protected class under the law. Despite that, there are still […]

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Parole & Probation

Understanding Parole: A Guide for Former Prisoners

While incarceration is the most well-known penalty convicted individuals are sentenced to endure, a huge number of convicted individuals serve out their sentence on probation or parole instead. Recent statistics suggest that about 1 in 69 adults were on parole or probation at the end of 2021. Are you interested in learning more about parole, […]

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Housing/Resources/Support Groups

The Role of Non-Profit Organizations for Former Prisoners

Many Americans mistakenly believe that a lack of ambition is the main reason for homelessness, but the fact that 40-60% of homeless Americans also have a job proves that theory wrong. The main cause of homelessness is unaffordable or unattainable housing. Fortunately there are non-profit organizations for former prisoners that help them find housing and […]

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Halfway Houses: What You Need to Know

Statistically, individuals who have been incarcerated in the past are about 10 times more likely to face homelessness. Housing discrimination plays a huge role in this fact. Halfway houses describes various types of facilities that intend to house and rehabilitate individuals in need. Many halfway houses serve formerly incarcerated individuals. Learn more about halfway houses […]

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Government Housing Grants for Formerly Incarcerated Persons

Sadly, more than one in ten convicted persons will face homelessness in the months following their release from prison. Rather than reentering society successfully, an inability to find stable housing often prevents former offenders from obtaining employment and starting their new lives. If you find yourself in this situation, then there is hope. One source […]

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Housing/Inspirations from Around the Web

Rehabilitation Success Stories: From Offender to Homeowner

After facing incarceration for an extended period of time, former offenders often struggle to secure suitable housing. When it comes to renting, landlords usually don’t want to rent to former offenders, and it’s even harder to secure the finances and credit score necessary to fund buying your own home. Despite the challenges ahead, you can […]

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Understanding Your Rights: Convict Housing Discrimination

You commit the crime, do the time, and then you’re free to go, right? Unfortunately, individuals rarely experience that upon release from prison. The stigma of a criminal record continues to haunt them. Many continue to face increased convict housing discrimination and also face challenges obtaining a job and re-integrating into society. Only about one […]

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Guide to Finding Housing as a Person with Felony Convictions

If you have ever experienced incarceration, your chances of homelessness are about ten times higher compared to someone who has never been arrested. One of the biggest reasons for this is because of housing discrimination. Many landlords do not accept a person with felony convictions when they apply for rentals, and a person’s criminal record […]

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