Housing After Incarceration

Legislative working group created to discuss Housing Re-Entry opportunities for people exiting the corrections system. 
Reentry PowerPoint Presentations: CT Fair HousingCT Department of Corrections – Criminal Justice Policy and Planning

This effort is taking place as a result of the passage of Special Act No. 18-14, which the Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) adopted in June 2018.   

This working group will:

  • Study housing options for persons reentering the community after incarceration.
  • Recommend an evidence-based housing policy for such persons. 

Not later than January 1, 2019, the Commission shall submit a report of the recommendations of the working group to the joint standing committee on housing of the CGA. 

The first organizational meeting took place on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and second meeting took place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 in Room 1E of the Legislative Office Building (LOB) in Hartford.

If you are interested in participating in the discussion, have questions or need further information, please contact Werner Oyanadel at (860)240-0097.

 

Special Act No. 18-14) Full statutory language:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) (a) Not later than July 1, 2018, the Commission on Equity and Opportunity (CEO) shall convene a working group to (1) study housing options for persons reentering the community after incarceration, and (2) recommend an evidence-based housing policy for such persons. The working group shall consist of employees of the Commission on Equity and Opportunity, the Commissioner of Housing, or the commissioner’s designee, the Commissioner of Correction, or the commissioner’s designee, and community stakeholders. (b) Not later than January 1, 2019, the CEO shall submit a report of the recommendations of the working group as set forth in subsection (a) of this section, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to housing.