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SAMHSA’s In Transition: Strategies to Promote Housing throughout the Reentry Process 

When: July 19, 2022, from 12:00-1:30pm PDT

Description: People entering the community after incarceration face a number of housing challenges – from not qualifying for Section 8 Housing, having a criminal history, lacking income, among many other barriers. People experiencing mental and substance use disorders may need additional but varying levels of support as their needs evolve throughout the process of transitioning back into the community and throughout their recovery. This webinar will explore three approaches to addressing the housing needs of individuals with mental and substance use disorders following incarceration as they transition through the reentry process and as their needs change. Local programs ranging from a shelter program for individuals with acute housing needs to landlord partnership programs to help house individuals ready for independent living will be featured.


After participating in this webinar event, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe strategies to address a spectrum of housing needs among individuals with mental and substance use disorders in reentry.
  • Understand specific barriers to housing that these strategies can help communities overcome.
  • Explore potential partnerships to address housing gaps within communities.


  • Julia Orlando, EdM, MA, CRC, DRCC, Director, Bergen County Housing, Health, and Human Services Center, New Jersey
  • Jesse Wilson, NCPRSS, Senior Reentry Coordinator, Oxford House, North Carolina

Amy Dean-Campmire, Mental Health and Housing Program Manager, Kansas Department of Corrections