The tab from 2014-2015, as calculated by the UC Irvine researchers who did the analysis, came out to nearly $300 million. Local municipalities bore about half the burden, according to the study, titled “Homelessness in Orange County: The Costs to Our Community.” The study, conducted by UCI professors David Snow and Rachel Goldberg, said $42 million a year in services could be saved by housing chronically homeless people.

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