Francisco Gonzalez came out of Rikers in 2007 with a new resolve, but no place to stay. Sometimes he would take shelter in a Laundromat, crash at his sister's apartment or sleep outside in her car.

Leaving Prison, Free … and Homeless

It's hard for many New Yorkers to find an apartment they can afford. Those getting out of jail or prison face even steeper obstacles—especially those who need not just a place to sleep, but some help adjusting to life on the outside.