House Bill 5242, An Act Concerning the Risk of Homelessness for Those Released from the Custody of the Department of Correction, identifies and takes steps to a critical problem for people returning home from incarceration. The ACLU-CT supports it on that basis. This bill, however, could do even more for people reentering the community by prohibiting housing discrimination against them. The ACLU-CT urges the legislature to support this bill and to amend it to make it even more effective and robust.
H.B. 5242, An Act Concerning The Risk of Homelessness for Those Released From the Custody of the Department of Correction