Four people living on the streets of Los Angeles for two years cost $187,288 in public services, according to a report released today by United Way and USC. Those same four people, living in permanent supportive housing, cost $107,032. And after living in that supportive housing, only one trip to the emergency room was required by the four, compared to 19 when living on the streets. We examine the financial implications of being homeless without a roof.
Elise Buik, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Los Angeles:
Mollie Lowery, Program Director – Home First, Housing Works