Housing not Handcuffs

https://www.nlchp.org/documents/Housing-Not-Handcuffs

As the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty notes, a growing body of research comparing the cost of homelessness – including the cost of criminalization – with the cost of providing housing to homeless people shows that ending homelessness through housing is the most affordable option over the long run.

With state and local budgets stretched to their limit, rational, cost effective policies are needed.

Lastly, arrests, unaffordable tickets, and the collateral consequences of criminal convictions make it more difficult for people to exit homelessness and get back on their feet.

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