The New York City Housing Authority is launching a pilot program that'll allow a limited number of former inmates to move back in with their families in public housing. The authority's chairman, John Rhea said the goal is to provide a stable environment for the formerly incarcerated.
"Many people feel strongly and the data show that by providing people with stable housing there's a good likelihood that they won't commit another crime and return to prison."
To be eligible for the pilot program, the former inmate must be 16 years or older and request permission to live with family members. They must also be referred to NYCHA through partners, like parole or probation officers.