Housing Matters (and it's cheaper)

Each year NCHCW complete a cost benefit analysis comparing supportive housing to the cost of foster care placements for the children of homeless and precariously housed families. Aside from the moral toll levied upon all of us for separating homeless children from their parents due to poverty, it is poor use of public dollars. In our most recent cost study, we show that housing comes in at half the cost of out-of-home care. HUD’s Family Options Study also shows that the therapeutic and educational outcomes for families provided with permanent housing are also impressive.

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