It is possible to house the homeless and save money too.

Homelessness can be very costly for communities. It is estimated that every homeless person costs a city $40,000 a year (or more) between shelters, emergency rooms, and jails. “The thing we finally figured out is that it’s actually not only better for people, but cheaper to solve homelessness than it is to put a band-aid on it,” – Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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