The President’s FY 2017 Budget request includes an increase of $414 million in HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants. If funded by Congress, this would help to create the supportive housing necessary to achieve an end to chronic homelessness. Doing so will not only save and improve quality of lives, it will also save money. Ending chronic homelessness could reduce avoidable public costs such as avoidable emergency department visits, jail, and shelter costs.
View the fact sheet to see how the increase in funding will help end chronic homelessness.