Housing as a Pathway to Justice: Landscape Analysis of Baltimore City
One hundred (100) million people in the United States have criminal records and a compromised ability to secure housing. Enterprise engaged in a landscape assessment of the intersection of the housing and criminal legal system in Baltimore City to address this need for individuals with legal system involvement. The landscape assessment included a literature review, key informant interviews, and case studies that provided an overview of the market’s context, needs, resources, and barriers; a map of the carceral and provider systems; and profiles of housing service delivery models. This assessment also provides insights into opportunities and strategies to build upon promising approaches, address gaps and barriers in programming and resources, and enhance policies to increase access to stable housing. Understanding cross-cutting needs and looking across systems to dismantle structural inequities and “isms” can strengthen the resources necessary to support the reintegration of returning citizens.
- Justice Involved Homes
- Preservation Equity