Supportive housing helps the formerly incarcerated reenter society. Through affordable housing, employment programs and other social services, supportive housing dramatically reduces the likelihood of people backsliding into jails or prisons. The supportive housing model fosters self-reliance, education and employment, all while providing the initial resources to help individuals reenter what can feel like a foreign, indifferent world. That doesn’t just benefit former criminals. In New York City alone, it costs over $76,000 in public money to incarcerate a person per year. Supportive housing, with its humane emphasis on self-betterment, helps prevent such expenses. Learn more about supportive housing and societal re-entry below.