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Where do you go after ten years in prison with only $200 in your back pocket and no existing family ties?

A US organization has taken it upon itself to provide an answer. ‘The Homecoming Project’ gives American citizens the chance to temporarily house recently released former prisoners.

All that’s required is a spare room.

Instead of winding up in sheltered housing or back on the street, ex-offenders have a roof over their heads and can start re-integrating into society.

Prospective landlords receive $750 a month as well as a security deposit from the project.

Now that’s what we call ‘win-win’!

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