Homelessness can be surprisingly costly for taxpayers. Fortunately, socially-responsible, cost-effective solutions exist.
It seems like there are studies & even tools to use to evaluate the costs to taxpayers of the various services that homeless people receive across the country.
This post does a great job of looking in depth at several aspects of homelessness & its costs.
Maybe we need a report at this level for the effect on taxpayers in Savannah & Chatham County to help us deal with the report our SMN put together earlier this month!
Thoughts? Comments are welcome here or back over on the SMN article as well!
- San Diego Will Help the Homeless, Whether They Like it or Not (homelessness.change.org)
- Gates housing-first plan doesn’t come with housing money (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Newark, NJ Joins the Movement to End Homelessness (homelessness.change.org)
- Lessons on Ending Homelessness from The Netherlands (homelessness.change.org)
- The High Cost of Doing Nothing (homelessness.change.org)