New pilot program to increase housing opportunities for the formerly incarcerated

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New pilot projects at three public housing authorities in New York will help the formerly incarcerated to safely reunite with their families. 

The authorities are located in Schenectady, Syracuse, and White Plains. They will allow carefully screened and monitored people with convictions to live in public housing with their families.

In an effort to aid the authorities’ efforts, the New York State Department of State is providing funding for case management that will track these individuals. The Department of Correction and Community Supervision will also monitor participants through their parole officers and undertake home visits as part of the normal course of supervision as well as any other time that the housing authority requests they do so.

People from the Rochester region who were formerly incarcerated will be eligible for the pilot program.

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