Greetings dear sisters and brothers. Join our pursuit to build safe and stable housing for persons released from prison and jail. We will launch our KickStarter.com Housing Project coming soon. Please spread the word and answer the short three (3) question survey below.
Please help us strengthen our Kickstarter housing project by answering this quick survey. – Thanks!!! – click here for survey.
Description of the project
A housing facility for persons released from prison and jail
Built to LEED Platinum standards
Integrated renewable energy source
Each member of management team has over twenty years experience in design, management, and construction
Description of the problem
- Each month in your metropolitan area thousands of citizens are released from prison and jail under harmful conditions that we know tend to cause social maladies and adversely affect our communities.
- Our wisest response to these social maladies has been: increased arrests, increasingly harsh convictions that lack parity, and nearly impossible-to-reach intensive post release policies – and has lead to an increasing number of neighborhoods and small satellite suburbs becoming saturated with social conditions that lead to low functioning neighborhoods. Conditions such as: higher concentrations of substandard housing, homelessness, and housing insecurity; high concentrations of unemployment, under employment, and poverty; a highly under educated population; high concentrations of substance abuse, domestic violence, IPV, mental health maladies and lowered physical health; and the prevalence of child maltreatment, child hunger, and circumstances that lead to juvenile civil disobedience.
- Many tax payers want effective solutions to address the expansive needs of re-entering citizens, but want to distance themselves from the necessarily untidiness of the solution. The solution is messy, and volatile, and exposed to harm. The solution involves high peaks and deep valleys of emotional success. The solution is ugly, disquieting, and beautiful.
We must act to heal
| The solution begins with stable housing
| The solution requires a structured approach to providing services that will increase opportunities for success
| The solution must be carried out by those that accept the discomfort necessary to succeed
Situations to Consider
- Housing for persons released from prison & jail promote Public Safety
- Returning citizens make up the communities – that make up your cities – & they need your help
- Today millions of Americans have felony convictions on their record
- Many live without the means to become self sufficient and have become financially impotent. In many cases, he is barely any good to himself, his wife, his children, his community, or his city – This is preventable harm.
- We can choose to raise the production capacity of this large group of citizens that still have several productive years left, or we can continue to ignore this untapped resource. Then wait for them to fail, pay for their failure, pay for their non-corrective punishment, and then pay to support their children.
- Non-forgiveness has damaged communities. Non-forgiveness limits employment options and housing stability. It limits the returned citizen to low paying and unfulfilling work.
- When families don’t forgive, and media commentators don’t forgive, and politicians don’t forgive, and employers don’t forgive, and co-workers don’t forgive, and social policy influencers don’t forgive: the ex-offender is marginalized and squeezed into a small corner of reduced opportunity.
Spread the word about our KickStarter.com Housing Project coming soon and complete the survey.