Supportive Housing improves and stabilizes communities

The Justice Policy Institute recently released a research brief that examines the impact of housing on public safety. This is the third in a series of briefs that focus on the effects of social investments on public safety. One of the key findings of this study was that, for populations who are the most at-risk for criminal justice systems involvement, housing has been shown to decrease corrections and jail expenditures and providing supportive or affordable housing to people leaving correctional facilities decreases their chance of future incarceration. The study also showed that states that spent more on housing had significantly lower incarceration rates. To read the full report click here.