06/03/2019 (Mon) 19:32:07
There are 554,000 homeless people in the United States.
There are 18,600,000 vacant homes in the United States.
The cost to house homeless people is free.
There are 77,000 unused government buildings.
"The cost of providing an apartment and social work for clients in the Housing First program is $11,000 annually, while the average price of hospital visits and jail for street denizens is nearly $17,000 a year."
Even from a purely Capitalist perspective, housing the homeless is a better solution than letting them live on the streets.
It curbs crime and healthcare costs.
It also turns people that would otherwise not contribute to society into possible tax payers.