Having a criminal record (CORI) creates barriers for older adults and others who are trying to access affordable housing. On December 8th, 2021 Live Well Springfield, the Public Health Institute of Western MA, MOCHA's Lamont Scott, and New North Citizens' Council's Richard Johnson hosted a presentation to share findings and recommendations from our recent health impact assessment about the use of Criminal Offender Registration Information (CORIs) in housing decisions.
The presentation provided residents and partners with an overview of the Health Impact Assessment process, key results, recommendations for policy and systems change, and resources available through Community Legal Aid and Way Finders.
Livability is a critical principle in the Age-Friendly community, and CORIs have impacted how we live and age well.
- Watch the recording of the presentation & download presentation slides
- Watch Van Thomas share his story
- Watch Anthony Kelly share his story
- Read the full report
- Read the infographic
- Learn more about the HIA process