... the question is not how much it costs to end chronic homelessness. The question is how much does it cost not to end it?
... the solution is not to use law enforcement or the criminal justice system to solve the problem: those approaches are consistently shown to be among the most expensive and least effective. We cannot arrest our way out of this problem.
Instead, decades of research and practice has proven the most cost-effective way to solve this shared problem: permanent supportive housing.
Did you know that it costs more–at least two to three times more–to leave those experiencing chronic homelessness on the street than it does to house them? [Source]