Nowhere to Go: Homelessness among Formerly Incarcerated People
Date:  08-17-2018

Formerly Incarcerated people are 10 times more likely to be homeless
From Louis Couloute’s article posted in Prison Policy Initiative:

It’s hard to imagine building a successful life without a place to call home, but this basic necessity is often out of reach for formerly incarcerated people. Barriers to employment, combined with explicit discrimination, have created a little-discussed housing crisis.

In this report, we provide the first estimate of homelessness among the 5 million formerly incarcerated people living in the United States, finding that formerly incarcerated people are almost 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public. We break down this data by race, gender, age and other demographics; we also show how many formerly incarcerated people are forced to live in places like hotels or motels, just one step from homelessness itself. Continue reading >>>