The Homecoming Project provides subsidies to homeowners in exchange for renting a room at an affordable rate for six months to someone returning home from prison. By matching formerly incarcerated people with this form of safe and stable housing, the project not only bridges a gap in services, it also bridges a social divide.
The project provides a strong screening and matching process and offers ongoing support services including communications, problem solving, decision-making, collaboration skills, and coaching to both people returning home and the hosts. It sets clear rules and expectations for all, which supports successful re-entry and inspiring relationships with positive outcomes. The result is a win-win. Hosts enjoy additional income while helping to rebuild lives, reunite families, and strengthen communities. People returning home after incarceration gain a safe and stable environment to live in, and wrap-around support from community navigators to address immediate and long-term re-entry needs.