Economic Value of Ending Homelessness

Economic Value of Ending Homelessness

Reductions in Utilization of Major Services Before and After Entry into Supportive Housing Sources: Perlman, 2006; MHSA, 2008; Hirsch, 2007; Mondello, 2007; Moore 2006

Opening Doors is based on a body of high quality research that demonstrates how targeted comprehensive solutions are far more effective and cost-efficient than temporary fixes.

In cities across the country, this cost effectiveness has been documented. A fiscally prudent government response is imperative—local, state, and federal governments cannot afford to invest in anything but the most evidence-based, cost-effective strategies.

Click here for an overview of cost-effectiveness research listings compiled by the Corporation for Supportive Housing.

 

Additional Resources

Minnesota: Supportive Housing Improves Lives of Formerly Homeless Individuals and Families

National Center on Family Homelessness for Hearth Connection March 2009 An evaluation of the Minnesota Supportive...

The Patterns and Costs of Services Use among Homeless Families

Dennis Culhane, Jung Min Park, Stephen Metraux October 2011 This study examines families’ use of...

Costs Associated With First-Time Homelessness For Families and Individuals

Jill Khadduri, Josh Leopold, Brian Sokol, and Brooke Spellman March 2010 This study measures costs associated...

Cost of Rural Homelessness:  Rural Permanent Supportive Housing Cost Analysis

Melany Mondello, Jon Bradley, Tom Chalmers McLaughlin, and Nancy Shore May 2009 This study is the...

Effect of a Housing and Case Management Program on Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Among Chronically Ill Homeless Adults: A Randomized Trial

Laura S. Sadowski, Romina A. Kee, Tyler J. VanderWeele, and David Buchanan May 2009 The Chicago...

Supportive Housing Means Less Time in Mental Health, Nursing Homes, Prisons

The Heartland Alliance Mid-America Institute on Poverty April 2009 This analysis focused on 177 supportive housing residents...

Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons With Severe Alcohol Problems

Mary E. Larimer, Daniel K. Malone, Michelle D. Garner, David C. Atkins, Bonnie Burlingham, Heather...

Where We Sleep: Costs When Homeless and Housed in Los Angeles

Daniel Flaming, Patrick Burns, Michael Matsunaga, Gerald Sumner, Manuel H. Moreno, Halil Toros, and Duc...

Frequent Users of Health Services Initiative:  Final Evaluation Report

Karen W. Linkins, Jennifer J. Brya, and Daniel W. Chandler, PhD August 2008 The Frequent Users...

Cost and Threshold Analysis of Housing as an HIV Prevention Intervention

David R. Holtgrave, Kate Briddell, Eugene Little, Arturo Valdivia Bendixen, Myrna Hooper, Daniel P. Kidder,...

Accountability, Cost Effectiveness and Program Performance: Progress since ‘98

Dennis P. Culhane, Wayne D. Parker, Barbara Poppe, Kennen S. Gross and Ezra Sykes March 2007 ...

Denver Housing First Collaborative Cost Benefit Analysis and Program Outcomes Report

Jennifer Perlman and John Parvensky December 11, 2006 The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless created the Denver...

Impact of Permanent Supportive Housing on the Use of Acute Care Health Services by Homeless Adults

Tia E. Martinez and Martha R. Burt July 2006 This analysis examined the impact of permanent...

Estimated Cost Savings Following Enrollment in the Community Engagement:  Program Findings from a Pilot Study of Homeless Dually Diagnosed Adults

Thomas L. Moore June 2006 This report discusses the estimated cost-benefits of providing community-based therapeutic care...

Impact of the San Diego Serial Inebriate Program

James V. Dunford, Edward M. Castillo, Theodore C. Chan, Gary M. Vilke, MD, Peter Jenson...

Cost-effectiveness of Supported Housing for Homeless Persons With Mental Illness

Robert Rosenheck, Wesley Kasprow, Linda Frisman, and Wen Liu-Mares September 2003 In 1992, the US Department of...

Capitated Assertive Community Treatment Program Savings: System Implications

Daniel Chandler and Gary Spicer September 2002 In a California county of one million people, 4% of...

Costs and Effectiveness of Substance Abuse Treatments For Homeless Persons

Joseph E. Schumacher, Stephen T. Mennemeyer, Jesse B. Milby, Dennis Wallace and Kim Nolan June 2002 ...

Public Service Reductions Associated with Placement of Homeless Persons with Severe Mental Illness

Dennis P. Culhane, Stephen Metraux, and Trevor Hadley January 2002 This article assesses the impact of...

Cost-Effectiveness of Services For Mentally Ill Homeless People

Robert Rosenheck October 2000 About one-quarter of homeless Americans have serious mental illnesses. This review synthesizes...

Hospitalization Costs Associated With Homelessness in New York City

Sharon A. Salit, Evelyn M. Kuhn, Arthur J. Hartz, Jade M. Vu, and Andrew L....

Homelessness among persons with serious mental illness

Erik Kuno 2000 Homelessness and patterns of service use were examined among seriously mentally ill persons...

Economic Value of Ending Homelessness

Opening Doors is based on a body of high quality research that demonstrates how targeted...