Leslie Credle is the founder and CEO of Justice 4 Housing (J4H), a grassroots organization committed to ending housing discrimination and homelessness for justice-involved individuals. Leslie knows how discriminatory practices impact formerly incarcerated people’s lives.
Her own complex experience as a returning citizen* fueled her drive to change Boston’s flawed system while helping others find a safe, permanent place to live.
"I owned my home, and [because] I had a safe, loving home to return to, [I believe] it is one of the reasons why my reentry was so successful," Leslie says in response to her work with Justice 4 Housing.
Leslie transformed her pain into purpose. Read on to find out how.