Home­less­ness hap­pens here

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reads, later in­di­cat­ing that the av­er­age monthly cost for hous­ing some­one who is home­less in a hos­pi­tal bed is $10,900, while a rental sup­ple­ment for the same time pe­riod is in the ball­park of $701 and so­cial hous­ing is about $199.92.

The Home­less No More plan re­volves around a Hous­ing First Frame­work for Youth that stresses the im­por­tance of un­der­stand­ing that the is­sue of youth home­less­ness must be ad­dressed with so­lu­tions tai­lored to the “de­vel­op­men­tal, so­cial and le­gal needs of young per­sons.”

“Im­me­di­ate ac­cess to ap­pro­pri­ate hous­ing and sup­ports is par­tic­u­larly cru­cial for young peo­ple and ev­ery ef­fort should be made to di­vert them from long stays in emer­gency shel­ters,” the re­port says.

Sanche says that it is crit­i­cal for com­mu­ni­ties to have hous­ing op­tions avail­able that do not con­tain pre­con­di­tions or clauses that ac­tu­ally act as bar­ri­ers to safe hous­ing.

“That’s prob­a­bly one of the key most chal­leng­ing, very crit­i­cal pieces of this plan.”

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