HOUSE

Remerg's Housing, Opportunity, Unity, Stability, and Engagement Program

Reintegration Housing and Support

Remerg developed the Housing, Opportunity, Unity, Stability, and Engagement (HOUSE) program in 2022 to address housing and stability issues for people convicted of a sex offense. During our initial phase-one program pilot, HOUSE will be delivered to 15 individuals convicted of a sex offense serving indeterminate sentences currently incarcerated in Colorado prisons who have been approved for release upon securing an approved address. All referrals will be through the Colorado Department of Corrections.  

HOUSE participants will receive a tenant-based housing voucher and connected with housing through Remerg’s network of housing providers/landlords. Remerg will also support reintegration by providing each participant with furnishings, food and essentials, ongoing life coaching/mentorship, and wrap-around service referrals through our network of community partners.

 

University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Capstone Project Research on the Remerg HOUSE Pilot Program

University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Capstone Project Research on the Remerg HOUSE Pilot Program

Remerg partnered with UC Denver School of Public Affairs with the implementation of HOUSE as a subject for graduate students to research for a capstone project.
Bryn Robertson (middle left) and Emma Tilton (middle right) presented “The Remerg HOUSE Pilot Program: Challenges in Design and Implementation” on December 14, 2023, to Lucy Dwight, PhD., Remerg Executive Director Carol Peeples, and Vivian Aranda-Hughes PhD.
Bryn Robertson is a graduate student in the Master of Criminal Justice program at the University of Colorado Denver. She is a research assistant for the University currently working on sexual assault prevention on the Pine Ridge Reservation and other projects. She earned her B.A.s in Journalism and Studio Art from Humboldt State University while working the crime beat at a local newspaper. Emma Tilton is a graduate student in the dual Master of Criminal Justice and Public Administration program at the University of Colorado Denver. She earned B.A.s in Criminology and Psychology from Penn State University, after which she worked in reentry services and gang violence prevention for Delaware Probation and Parole.