The county’s plan to end homelessness declared permanent housing as a “top priority” starting in 2012, in line with national recommendations and a UC Irvine study that showed large overall taxpayer savings compared with leaving disabled homeless people on the streets. The savings are largely due to reduced emergency room visits, jail stays and other costs.

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