Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bill Moyers On Homelessness

Late last week, the Central Florida Commission on Homelessness released a new study showing that, when accounting for a variety of public expenses, Florida residents pay $31,065 per chronically homeless person every year they live on the streets. The study, conducted by Creative Housing Solutions, an Oklahoma-based consultant group, tracked public expenses accrued by 107 chronically homeless individuals in central Florida. These ranged from criminalization and incarceration costs to medical treatment and emergency room intakes that the patient was unable to afford. 
UPDATE: this wasn't Bill Moyers, but someone who worked for him, quoting another source.

http://billmoyers.com/2014/05/28/it-costs-21000-more-to-ignore-the-homeless-than-it-does-to-give-them-a-home/

1 comment:

  1. They tracked 107 of the more than 9,000 chronically homeless individuals in Florida? That is hardly a dependable sample.

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