When Jose Gonzalez was released after incarceration, he was able to return home to help support his ill mother as one of the first participants in NYCHA’s Family Reunification pilot program. It was a transformative opportunity for him and his family: “it was the greatest moment of my life.” Even with the discrimination that he encountered within the agency, Jose credits NYCHA’s pilot as the key to helping him navigate reentry and maintain steady housing. Watch to hear his story. Learn how you can help advocate for expanded housing access for other justice-involved New Yorkers at justreentry.org.
March 26, 2021