Cost Analysis of Permanent Supportive Housing

Melany Mondello, et al., 2007

This study quantifies the service usage of 99 formerly homeless supportive housing tenants in Maine. The researchers gathered data for a two-year period—the year before and the year after a tenant’s move-in date. Findings showed that supportive housing led to reductions in emergency room costs (62%), health care costs (59%), ambulance transportation costs (66%), police contact costs (66%), incarceration (62%) and shelter visits (98%). The report was written by Melany Mondello, Anne B. Gass, Thomas McLaughlin and Nancy Shore. It was sponsored by the Corporation for Supportive Housing, MaineHousing and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

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