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Ohio Legal Help

Source: Ohio Legal Help

ohiolegalhelp.org is a site with direct access to resources for Ohioans in need of legal assistance for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to housing, families, debt, court appearances, public benefits, seniors, traffic, and more.

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  • housing
  • human rights
  • policing
  • pre-trial justice
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • legal professionals
  • students

Resources for Returning Citizens in Cincinnati

Source: OJPC

Reentry after prison can be difficult. Many people leave prison with little no financial savings, job prospects, or affordable housing options.

While there are many unfair structural obstacles to reentry, here is a spreadsheet with groups of nonprofits and service organizations located in Greater Cincinnati that provide food and meals; furniture; housing and utility assistance; job training and education; medical, dental and mental health services; and transportation.

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  • advocacy
  • fair hiring
  • housing
  • human rights
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • incarcerated individuals

A Guide To Finding Housing After Incarceration

Source: MyMove.com

Whether you were recently released from prison or you have an incarcerated loved one and you’re wondering what to expect when an inmate comes home, we’ve built this guide to help. It’s loaded with information about finding housing for returning citizens. We’ve linked to plenty of resources to help jumpstart the best life after prison.

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  • advocacy
  • housing
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates
  • incarcerated individuals

No Access to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Jail

Source: Vera Institute of Justice

This report outlines the ways in which people experiencing homelessness are vulnerable within the system and how this leads to negative outcomes at each justice system decision point. It also highlights the urgent need for alternate approaches to break the cycle.

By: Madeline Bailey, Erica Crew, and Madz Reeve, Aug. 2020

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  • advocacy
  • housing
  • human rights
  • policing
  • policy
  • pre-trial justice
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  • advocates
  • students

New Guidance on Criminal Records and Housing (April 2016)

Source: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

While this guidance should be read in its entirety, there are two important points to emphasize.  Landlords should not deny housing based on an arrest alone, as arrests without convictions do not justify the denial. This guidance also prevents the use of blanket restrictions related to certain types of convictions. Accordingly, convictions should be considered on a case-by-case basis, in light of mitigating factors, such as the person’s age at the time a crime was committed, evidence of good behavior since the crime was committed, and how long ago the conviction occurred.

(current as of April 2020)

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  • advocacy
  • housing
  • human rights
  • policy
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates

Housing Access for People with Criminal Records

Source: National Low Income Housing Coalition

Housing Access for People with Criminal Records

By: Elayne Weiss, Senior Policy Analyst, National Low Income Housing Coalition

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  • advocacy
  • housing
  • human rights
  • policy
  • second chance
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  • a person with a criminal record
  • advocates
  • students