Fast Company Profiles Challenge Winner Impact Justice
The digital magazine Fast Company – focused on innovation in technology, leadership, world changing ideas, creativity and design – featured Impact Justice on the news of their $2.5 million Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge award.
Their winning innovation recasts community reentry by pairing people returning to the community after long prison stays with homeowners in California’s Bay Area who have a spare bedroom and a desire to help someone rebuild their life.
In the article, Impact Justice founder and president Alex Busansky explained how the Homecoming Project is modeled on the sharing economy. “There are many communities, they can be black and brown communities, that are underserved by the sharing economy, specifically, Airbnb—people who own homes, have extra bedrooms, and would welcome somebody into their home getting out of prison,” Busansky says.