Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing involves providing short-term housing for people who are homeless, who may have particular needs, and often also transitioning back into the community (e.g. from a prison or mental health facility). There is some evidence that transitional housing can reduce crime.

Evidence suggests that transitional housing is particularly effective alongside other reintegrative services.  Transitional housing reduces crime among serious violent offenders, but the evidence is less clear for less serious offenders.  More stable housing is associated with reduced reoffending. Permanent housing interventions will likely have a greater impact on reoffending than transitional housing interventions.

For every 19 offenders receiving transitional housing, 1 fewer will reoffend.

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