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Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

August 11, 2017

Friday’s Government Reports Roundup

By Jamila Moore

  • The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) continues to find ways to support homelessness. Recently, HUD released the third part of it’s Disaster Recovery Homelessness Toolkit, entitled Recovery Guide for Local Jurisdictions. The guide specifically targets governments and municipalities which want to pursue long-term recovery after individuals are displaced after homelessness.
  • Chicago is attempting to support ex-convicts as well as homelessness in Chicago. Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) created a program to assist recently released prisoners with garnishing housing in public housing complexes or a willing relative in a public housing complex. An ex-offender’s aid is contingent upon their follow-up after prison and receipt of continuous monitoring. While Chicago’s program caps at a mere 50 persons, the program aids in Chicago’s overcrowding of homeless shelters. In Chicago, 1200 of the released prisoners transfer directly into homeless shelters.
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