Housing Re-Entry Bill Moves Forward

April 10, 2018

I'm pleased to share that the House has passed my proposal to address the lack of housing options for individuals recently released from prison. House Bill 5375 would create a working group to study available housing options for people re-entering the community after incarceration, with the goal of identifying areas of need and potential legislative remedies.

Obtaining housing is one of the biggest challenges people face when they’re released from prison and trying to re-enter the community. Finding a place to live is the first step for these individuals in rebuilding their lives, but the stigma of a prison term can severely limit their options. Identifying how Connecticut can better meet this need will reduce recidivism and ensure everyone truly gets a second chance.

The bill passed with bipartisan support.

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Press Release: Rep. McGee Applauds Passage of Bill to Improve Housing Options for Residents Released from Prison