April 30, 2012

How much does it cost to house the homeless?

1. Lock them away in a federal jail !              $80,000
2. Throw them in the provincial slammer!       $70,000
3. Let 'em rot in a shelter!                               $55,000
4. Supportive housing                                 $45,000

Source: Sustainable Urban Neighborhood Network, Vancouver, from Vancouver city and CBC research

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