Safe and stable housing upon release is vital for successful re-entry, yet returning citizens face many obstacles. The average two bedroom apartment in Charlotte, NC runs $1600/month with 1 month’s rent for deposit.
Rental agents often run background checks on new applicants, and the current process can leave returning citizens out of the rental market.
“Each time I submit an application for an apartment, that’s $50. It adds up, and I’m still struggling to find a place that will rent to me based on my record.”