Thursday, November 7, 2019

housing the homeless is cheaper than ignoring them

"Some early research on this produced truly mind-boggling results like a Central Florida Commission on Homelessness study indicating that the region was spending about triple on policing homeless people’s nonviolent rule-breaking as it would cost to get each homeless person a house and a caseworker. More recent, somewhat more careful studies, were a bit less enthusiastic about the cost-saving potential but still highly positive.
Earlier studies from Charlotte and Southeastern Colorado also show large cost savings from focusing on simply housing the homeless."

So it's a good idea to be nice to each other?? Amazing!

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