The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study

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Author(s): Kaylene Zaretzky; Paul Flatau
Description: This report explores the effect homelessness programs have on the potential to yield substantial cost savings, particularly in health and justice service areas and the use of social welfare services.

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Report type: Final Report 218
Project title: The cost of homelessness and the net cost of homelessness programs: a national study (Project number: 82014)
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Published by: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, 16 Dec 2013
ISSN: 1834-7223
ISBN: 978-1-922075-47-5
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Citation: Zaretzky, K. and Flatau, P. (2013) The cost of homelessness and the net benefit of homelessness programs: a national study, AHURI Final Report No. 218, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Limited, Melbourne, http://www.ahuri.edu.au/research/final-reports/218.