They cited a 2017 UC Irvine study that found it costs taxpayers $50,000 total when long-term homeless people are permanently housed with on-site health services, and $100,000 to leave them on the streets. The cost difference is mostly due to the higher costs for emergency room visits when medical issues go untreated on the streets, the researchers found.

For the full story, please visit https://voiceofoc.org/2019/06/sheriff-to-get-extra-65-million-for-existing-services-amid-pushback-over-housing-public-defender/.

 

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