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Impact Justice imagines, builds, and scales innovations that advance safety, justice, and opportunity by creating boundary-breaking programs that are changing expectations about what people can accomplish together.

Inspired by the sharing economy, their Homecoming Project is one such innovation, offering a unique model of re-entry housing.

Innovation Milestones

In 2023, the Homecoming Project will reach a key milestone: 100 participants housed in California’s Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. To date, 100% of participants have graduated with long-term living arrangements. Ninety-five percent of participants had secured employment by the end of the six-month program. And 0% have recidivated.

Impact Justice is expanding the Homecoming Project beyond the Bay Area to Los Angeles and other parts of California. The program aims to be an inspiration and model for communities across the country by sharing tools and insights on matching homeowners and participants and partnering with community members and organizations.

Key partners on the innovation include the California Workforce Development Board, California Community Reinvestment Grants Program, California Board of State and Community Corrections, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and Menorah Park Community Impact Fund.

For hosts, who are predominantly people of color from low- to moderate-income households, the cash stipend they receive provides extra income and keeps capital in the local community. With these additional dollars, local homeowners and their communities are more resilient in the face of rising costs and better equipped to remain in their homes despite pressures of gentrification.

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We built a re‑entry housing program and along the way discovered we were also building relationships.
Alex Busansky, Impact Justice

What's New

The Homecoming Project is currently expanding to Los Angeles County, with a goal to house 240 participants over the next three years. Impact Justice is also launching a reentry resource center. The training and learning hub will serve people leaving prison after longer sentences. A cohesive reentry curriculum will streamline and improve services offered to Homecoming Project participants and other formerly incarcerated people.