HUD, DOJ Seek to Ease Transition from Prison and Expand Housing Opportunities

As part of President Obama’s efforts to promote rehabilitation and reintegration for the formerly incarcerated, HUD and the Department of Justice recently announced $1.7 million for public housing authorities to aid eligible public housing residents who are under the age of 24 to expunge or seal their records in accordance with their applicable state laws. The Juvenile Re-entry Assistance Program (JRAP) specifically excludes makers of meth on public housing property, sex offenders, or those convicted of domestic violence.

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