Housing First as Intervention and its Economic Impact

A review of Housing First practices for housing chronically homeless residents, and their cost-saving potential for municipalities and housing organizations. Housing First treats supplying permanent housing as a priority for recovery for chronically homeless adults suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. This has been shown to be a more effective housing and treatment strategy that traditional programs that target the same population. This report aims to establish the potential cost-savings of these programs to municipalities to encourage funding for the Bloom Group and other organizations that develop and manage Housing First programs.

Rose Southard
Faculty Supervisor: 
Heather Campbell
British Columbia
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