Funding Housing Solutions to Reduce Jail Incarceration
Too often across county government there are siloes between efforts to reduce jail incarceration and efforts to house people. But a recent report by the Urban Institute funded by the Safety and Justice Challenge shows how cross-governmental collaboration can break down these siloes and address historic injustice which has contributed to the jail-homelessness cycle. (Source: Safety and Justice Challenge)
Tulsa has been selected as one of four communities/entities to participate in the launch of the Just Home Project, a national program designed to advance community-driven efforts to break the link between housing instability and jail incarceration. This grant will result in a community led planning process and access to vital resources to create housing opportunities for justice involved Tulsans who might otherwise be facing housing insecurity or homelessness.
Are you interested in this work? We will soon be looking for community input to create a plan to address how Tulsa will:
- – Provide housing without (or with few) conditions
- – Support the whole person to achieve housing stability
- – Fund multiple pathways to promote housing stability
- – Plan for release before release