Finding a Home on the Outside
State policymakers across the country are following the lead of Texas and Missouri to address mounting homelessness in American cities. So far this year, Arizona and Kansas legislators have introduced bills that will get more people off the streets and into shelters and rehabilitative programming. They should also consider policies that can help prevent homelessness by targeting the pathway from prison to the streets. One promising approach uses performance-based funding to reward prisons for helping people secure stable housing placements pre-release, and rewarding probation and parole departments that assist them in maintaining that housing.
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