Statistics Show Supportive Housing Programs Save Money

A new apartment building.

Summer proposal season is upon us, and funders want to know: Does your program save money?  The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness has launched a new web site which helps programs show funders that ending homelessness is not only right, it's cost effective too. It features a study of supportive housing programs and other evidence-based strategies, breaking down the savings by state .

The new site also houses Opening Doors, the 2010 Federal Guidelines for Ending Homelessness, which calls for heightened collaboration from all levels of society. The partners section on the site provides links to organizations and government offices around the country that are already committed to finding a solution, as well as including some examples of how agencies are already working together.

You may also wish to use the site to search for information and resources by specific topic areas. The youth section includes a list of helpful resources and fact sheets as well as statistics contextualizing youth homelessness in the U.S.

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