The First 72+ is a transitional housing and reentry program serving people recently released from the Louisiana state prison system. Clients and residents of The First 72+ receive support during the crucial first three days after their release including (but not limited to): transportation home from prison, clothes, food, transportation to social services offices (e.g. to get state identification, get a social security card, enrollment in public benefits, visits with parole/probation), and healthcare (mental, physical, dental) provided by local partners. After this stabilization period residents develop long term housing and employment plans and are able to remain in the home rent free for a 3 - 6 month period.
We have partnered with The First 72+ to rennovate "The Kelly Mansion" in Central City to develop additional space for their transitional housing program, and expand their housing program to offer opportunities for affordable rentals.