The Georgia Department of Corrections and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles have entered into an agreement to accomplish the Reentry Partnership Housing (RPH) for Residence-Problem Inmates (RPI) project. The RPH is designed to provide housing for work-ready convicted felons who remain in prison after the Parole Board has authorized their release due solely to having no residential options. Housing service provider applicants selected to participate in the RPH program must provide (directly or through written agreement with third parties) parolees with stable housing and food (room and board). In return, the RPH program will provide short term financial assistance; generally $1800.00 for three (3) months of assistance. The goal of the program is to enhance the released offenders’ ability to remain crime free once reentering society from the prison system.
This program involves a unique collaboration by several different agencies. The Georgia Department of Corrections, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs are critical partners. The State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (HTF) is the administrative agent for this program administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
Minimum standards for staff in the RPH are personal qualities of understanding, dedication, empathy and sensitivity to those facing challenges to reentry into community and should have moral social character which is above reproach. Eligible applicants include non-profits, for-profits (including individuals), religious organizations, government, and quasi-government entities. Successful applicants (grantees) will be certified at the discretion of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, with collaborative assistance provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections and the State Housing Trust Fund for the Homeless (administered by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs). While representatives of the RPH routinely inspect or visit the housing units approved for inmate placement, the RPH approval is strictly for placement of offenders in the RPH program and not to endorse or reject any facility for any other purpose.
Applications are for those who are interested in becoming housing service providers for released offenders. Please review eligibility requirements in the application package through the link below.
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