Dallas next city to house the homeless and save taxpayers money

Dallas is the latest city to join a growing group of urban local governments trying to find housing for chronically homeless residents. Fifty homeless residents in Dallas will soon move into small cottages in a neighborhood complex, with a lot of green recreational space. Research has shown that taking chronically homeless people off the streets will not only help them to start working on recovery but will also save taxpayers money. How? Homeless people usually rely heavily on other community institutions like emergency health services and prisons. The cottage program in Dallas will cost $13,000 per resident per year. Not much, considering that if that person would be out on the street, he or she would cost taxpayers nearly $40,000. Houston, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are other cities that introduced successful housing programs for the homeless. And here’s another story about Utah’s campaign to end homelessness altogether.

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Dallas next city to house the homeless and save taxpayers money

Dallas is the latest city to join a growing group of urban local governments trying to find housing for chronically homeless residents. Fifty homeless residents in Dallas will soon move into small cottages in a neighborhood complex, with a lot of green recreational space. Research has shown that taking chronically homeless people off the streets will not only help them to start working on recovery but will also save taxpayers money. How? Homeless people usually rely heavily on other community institutions like emergency health services and prisons. The cottage program in Dallas will cost $13,000 per resident per year. Not much, considering that if that person would be out on the street, he or she would cost taxpayers nearly $40,000. Houston, Texas, and Charlotte, North Carolina, are other cities that introduced successful housing programs for the homeless. And here’s another story about Utah’s campaign to end homelessness altogether.

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