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New report addresses chronic homelessness in Vermont

Posted by: VHFA on May 13, 2008 - 9:45am

chronic homelessness reportVHFA has just published "The Costs and Benefits of Assisting Vermont's Chronic Homelessness."

The 14-page report compares the costs of repeatedly serving people with serious disabilities and long histories of homelessness through expensive systems such as emergency rooms, prisons, and shelters with the costs of providing permanent supportive housing. It draws from studies already done in communities across the country.

The report was written and published by staff members from VHFA, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board and Vermont Agency of Human Services, with review by The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire.

Read the study online (948 kb; PDF), or contact VHFA to receive hardcopies.

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