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Been to jail or prison? 

You may still be able to live in or visit New York City public housing

A criminal conviction does not bar you from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)This site is designed to help current and former residents, family members, and prospective applicants learn more about living in NYCHA after a criminal conviction. 

Family Reentry ProgramĀ 

Family Reentry Program 

Family Reentry Program

Reunite with family after leaving prison or jail. Family members may apply on behalf of people who are still incarcerated. 

Lifting permanent exclusion

Lifting permanent exclusion

Lifting permanent exclusion

Find out ways to lift permanent exclusion. 

Applying to NYCHA

Applying to NYCHA

Applying to NYCHA

Find out how to live in NYCHA after a criminal conviction, and ways to appeal your decision if you are denied.