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Home & Healthy for Good

Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, 2009

This progress report evaluates “Home & Healthy for Good,” a Massachusetts supportive housing pilot program mandated by the state’s legislature. The study was prepared by the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. It interprets interview data from 96 program participants, all of whom were formerly homeless. Over half of the participants suffered from a medical or mental disability; one-fifth were military veterans. The study finds significant cost savings associated with supportive housing. In particular, it projects that the Medicaid-related costs per tenant per year dropped from $26,124 before housing to $8,449 during housing.

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Research category: Cost Savings, Health