New York City is facing an unprecedented housing and homelessness crisis. Nearly 750,000 New Yorkers have a conviction record — that’s almost 11% of the adult population — and 79% of formerly incarcerated people and their families report being denied housing because of a criminal conviction. Reducing barriers to housing so that people and families can find stable homes can interrupt intergenerational cycles of poverty and homelessness. Visit FairChanceHousing.org to learn more.
Fair Chance for Housing is a coalition of advocates, legal services, human service providers, and people who have experienced housing discrimination. They believe that housing is a human right, and that allowing everyone equal access to safe and stable housing will strengthen our communities and makes us all safer.