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Anti-homeless project saves L.A. County money, study finds
June 7, 2012 | 5:01 am

An ambitious program to provide permanent housing to some of Los Angeles County's most hard-core homeless more than paid for itself, yielding a net savings of $238,700 over two years, officials say.

That is equivalent to $4,774 for each apartment provided under Project 50, according to a report that will be presented at a meeting Thursday of the Los Angeles County Interdepartmental Council on Homelessness.

The findings support a growing consensus across the country that getting the most entrenched street dwellers into permanent homes and providing them the services they need to stay off the streets can save municipalities money.


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