Johnson County nonprofit to open reentry house for formerly incarcerated men

Inside Out, a Johnson County nonprofit organization that supports people returning to society after being incarcerated, will be opening a reentry house in Iowa City for low-income, formerly incarcerated men.

The house, at 719 Page St., was recently purchased and will be home to up to six men at a time. Residents will be able to stay in the house for up to two years, and Inside Out staff will be available to help them find jobs, community resources and new housing when the time comes. The rent will be $500 a month, and will include all utilities.

“There are a lot of folks that are trying to get out of prison, but they don’t have a place to go,” Michelle Heinz, executive director of Inside Out, said. “We’ve seen it over and over again, folks getting out and just not being able to find a place to live. And if you can’t find a roof over your head, then everything else just kind of tumbles around you.”

Read more at The Gazette. Written by Emily Andersen.