JAMA research shows DESC housing saves taxpayers millions.

In the first outcomes paper from DESC’s 1811 Eastlake Housing First program for chronically homeless people with severe alcohol problems, University of Washington researchers show that providing housing and on-site services without requirements of abstinence or treatment is significantly more cost-effective than allowing them to remain homeless. See the following two publications:

Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons With Severe Alcohol Problems – The Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 301 | No. 13, April 1, 2009)

1811 Eastlake: 2009 Evaluation highlights (one page, April 2009)