Ending homelessness with a real solution

Homelessness is a costly problem; one Colorado study found that each homeless person in the state cost taxpayers $43,000 per year in medical and other expenses, while housing them only cost $17,000 per year. Homelessness is a solvable problem, and is one being tackled by Housing First, a nonprofit that fast tracks the homeless most in need with real homes. Housing First’s new website, Homelink, prioritizes homeless most in distress, like veterans with mental disabilities, then connects them with a home and the support system needed to keep them on their feet. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Homelink has an 85 percent success rate. Homelink is currently rolled out in 11 cities and planning for expansion.

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Ending homelessness with a real solution

Homelessness is a costly problem; one Colorado study found that each homeless person in the state cost taxpayers $43,000 per year in medical and other expenses, while housing them only cost $17,000 per year. Homelessness is a solvable problem, and is one being tackled by Housing First, a nonprofit that fast tracks the homeless most in need with real homes. Housing First’s new website, Homelink, prioritizes homeless most in distress, like veterans with mental disabilities, then connects them with a home and the support system needed to keep them on their feet. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. Homelink has an 85 percent success rate. Homelink is currently rolled out in 11 cities and planning for expansion.

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