KiYa Moghaddam

Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

By KiYa Moghaddam / April 3, 2018 / Comments Off on Texas Criminal Background Screening Guide for Rental Housing Providers – A Project of the Reentry Roundtable

The Roundtable is pleased to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act and National Fair Housing Month by releasing two documents designed to provide instruction to landlords and property managers on how best to comply with fair housing law and guidelines when implementing criminal background screenings for housing applicants. This Guide focuses on […]

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Roundtable Accepting Advocacy Fellowship Applications through January 12, 2018

By KiYa Moghaddam / December 19, 2017 / Comments Off on Roundtable Accepting Advocacy Fellowship Applications through January 12, 2018

The Roundtable is now accepting applications for the Advocacy Fellowship Program. This is a part-time, contracted position for persons with lived experience navigating the criminal justice system and reentering the community. The Roundtable anticipates having two Fellowships in 2018. The goals of the Fellowship program are two-fold: (1) to enhance the capacity of the Roundtable […]

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Planning Council Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

By KiYa Moghaddam / October 18, 2017 / Comments Off on Planning Council Adopts New Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

We are thrilled to share the Roundtable’s new strategic plan, adopted by the Planning Council in September after 4 months of hard work. The new strategic plan offers an updated mission and vision for the Roundtable, as well as clarity about the group’s focus on engaging diverse stakeholders impacted by reentry; convening dialogue and critical […]

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Featured RAP Member Karen Keith

By KiYa Moghaddam / September 28, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member Karen Keith

Three words that describe you: Child of God What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? Employment was huge, still is as I am in a temp assignment. Finding that one person to give you a second chance is very difficult and very stressful. Five hundred+ applications submitted, not one interview from any […]

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Featured RAP Member Annette Price

By KiYa Moghaddam / June 24, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member Annette Price

Three words that describe you: The three words that describe me best would be trustworthy, honest and respectful of others. What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? My challenges when reentering were finding meaningful and stable employment, locating a support group for formerly incarcerated individuals, and facing my fear of the unknown. What […]

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Featured RAP Member: Michael Davis

By KiYa Moghaddam / May 25, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member: Michael Davis

Three words that describe you: Thankful, Honest, Humble What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? Finding stable employment that was decent paying and accessing affordable housing. What resources have you found most helpful for reentering? My family and God have been my number one resources; without them I don’t know where I […]

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Featured RAP Member : Charles Walker

By KiYa Moghaddam / April 21, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member : Charles Walker

Name: Charles Walker Three words that describe you: Considerate, Compassionate, and Determined. What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? Housing. Resources I found most helpful: Family, Church, and the City of Austin. Did you have a mentor or a role model? My two younger brothers. What drives your passion and makes you excited […]

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Featured RAP Member: Lewis Conway Jr.

By KiYa Moghaddam / March 24, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member: Lewis Conway Jr.

Name: Lewis Conway Jr. Three words that describe you: Blessed, grateful and appreciative. What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? The top challenges I faced were employment and a lost sense of identity. What resources have you found most helpful for reentering? The best resource I was able to discover that assisted me the most with […]

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Featured RAP Member: Doug Smith

By KiYa Moghaddam / February 24, 2016 / Comments Off on Featured RAP Member: Doug Smith

Name: Douglas Smith What are three words that describe you? Compassionate, Engaging, Open. What are the top challenges that you faced when reentering? Finding a job was the most difficult task. Gainful employment was my #1 parole condition, and I was willing to work any job from janitor to customer service. Further, I had a decent education […]

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