Homelessness Economics

Homelessness has severe negative impacts – not only for the people who experience it, but for cities and countries where it persists. In addition to the personal and human costs of homelessness, there are often economic costs to providing services, from emergency healthcare to outreach and law enforcement.
Resources in this section examine the ways in which economics interplay with the causes and potential solutions to homelessness, including through cost-benefit analyses.

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Canada, United States, Australia, Kenya, United Kingdom