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Nicholas Turner
Jun 21 2016

This New York Times op-ed by Vera President Nicholas Turner details how authorities routinely ban people with histories of incarceration, conviction, or even arrest from living in public housing—and what some cities are doing to change their policies. It cites work to improve access to housing for people with criminal histories, including Vera's pilot program with the New York City Housing Authority and recent work with the New Orleans Housing Authority and local advocacy groups to develop a comprehensive new policy.