About the Just Home Project

The Just Home project is a partnership between NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H), NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and The Fortune Society (Fortune). Just Home will provide much-needed housing for New Yorkers who were formerly incarcerated and have complex medical needs. It is a vital part of the solution to New York City’s affordable housing crisis and an opportunity to provide homes to some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
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Why Your Support Matters

We estimate that, each year, over 2,500 people in city jails need supportive housing. Currently, there are only 120 units of supportive housing through NYC DOHMH’s Justice Involved Supportive Housing Program (JISH). Asking City Council to approve the ground lease for Just Home will be one step towards addressing this affordable housing gap. The project will include 58 permanent supportive apartments for medically complex people released from city jails, as well as 24 apartments of affordable housing for other members of the community.

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Organizations Signed On to Support the Just Home Project

These following organizations and 134 individuals have signed on to support the Just Home project.

A Little Piece of Light
All Saints Park Slope Episcopal Church
Center for Community Alternatives
Center for Justice Innovcation
Citizens' Committee for Children of NY
Commissioner of Probation, Westchester County
Community Service Society of New York
Community Voices Heard
Congregation Romemu
Enterprise Community Partners
Exodus Transitional Community
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
Freedom Agenda
Homeward NYC
Hour Children
Housing and Services, Inc.
Housing Works, Inc.
Independent Rikers Commission
Legal Action Center

Life Beyond Bars Inc.
Music on the Inside, Inc
Nazareth Housing
Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter, Inc.
New York County Defender Services
NY Jewish Coalition for Criminal Justice Reform
Open Hearts Initiative
Open New York
President & CEO of the Partnership for NYC
Project FIND
Promised Land Covenant Church
Queens Defenders
Release Aging People in Prison Campaign (RAPP)
Robin Hood
Safe Horizon
Supportive Housing Network of New York
The Fortune Society
The Health & Housing Consortium
The Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services
The Legal Aid Society
The New York Women's Foundation
The Women's Community Justice Association
United Way of New York City
Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project
Vera Institute of Justice
Women's Prison Association
Youth Represent