ROTW: In Our Backyard – Overcoming Community Resistance to Reentry Housing (The Fortune Society)
Monday, October 22, 2012
- Organization: The Fortune Society
This toolkit prepared by The Fortune Society in partnership with the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College highlights the experience of The Fortune Society in its development of a housing project in West Harlem. Through Fortune's experience, organizations can glean strategies to help them overcome one of the greatest challenges associated with providing housing to formerly incarcerated men and women. NIMBY opposition can result in significant project delays, or even shut down. This case study documents how an organization can address a myriad of community concerns and ultimately garner support for its project. By offering tangible steps and lessons learned by Fortune, this toolkit provides guidance and encouragement to those organizations working to assist formerly incarcerated people and create safer communities.