Calgary Homeless Foundation: housing the homeless saves taxpayers money

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) announced compelling new data this week on the savings that Housing First can achieve: providing housing and support to a sample of 72 previously homeless individuals with complex issues saved taxpayers nearly $2.5 million (on average $34,000 per person) over one year.

Dr. John Rook, President and CEO, CHF said, "This data proves providing people experiencing homelessness with housing and support saves taxpayers money and relieves the burden on more expensive public systems."

You can read Dr. Rook’s detailed remarks here and the Calgary Homeless Foundation’s annual report here