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Report: Illinois Could Save Millions on Homelessness

Supportive housing provides permanent housing with on-site health and financial services for the chronically homeless or mentally ill. And a new report says that we, as a state, should allocate more money to these facilities because it may end up saving us money in the long run. Researchers at the Heartland Alliance found that an investment of 3 million dollars could have a return of at least 11 million dollars next year alone. The authors of the survey came to this conclusion after they followed some homeless subjects for two years before they entered supportive housing and two years after. So what were the cost-saving measures? Alyssa Nogaski of the Heartland Alliance explained yesterday to my co-host Alison Cuddy.

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