A new report by Stephen Gaetz on the real cost of homelessness to our society. Can we save money by doing the right thing?
In recent years, many have argued that our current response to
homelessness – one that relies heavily on the provision of emergency
services – is a very expensive way of responding to a seemingly
intractable problem. What happens if we shift our energy from
managing the problem – a problem that is clearly the result of economic
and policy changes that have occurred over the past few decades – to
actually trying to end homelessness?
Read the report: The Real Cost of Homelessness
Author: Stephen Gaetz