The above is the cost of homelessness to our society according to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) and the national rate for people returning to homelessness after transitioning from temporary to permanent housing.
Nevada’s 2017 estimate (HUD):
- 7,281 individuals
- 552 people in families with children
- 2,166 unaccompanied homeless youth
- 832 veterans
- 502 chronically homeless individuals
New programs have emerged proving that offering permanent housing can lead to stability, higher housing retention rates, and a contribution to people’s health and social outcomes.
(USICH) United States Interagency Council on Homelessness. Ending Chronic Homelessness in 2017. [online] Available at: https://www.usich.gov/resources/uploads/asset_library/Ending_Chronic_Homelessness_in_2017.pdf
(HUD) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2017 Annual Homeless Assessment Report (AHAR) to Congress. [online] Available at: https://www.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/2017-AHAR-Part-1.pdf