Saturday, December 19, 2009

Unwelcome Mat Comments, Part IV

Today let’s take a quick look at one of the best arguments in support of permanent supportive housing:

"Price said that investing in housing and mental health care can save taxpayers money.

You've got to get people to understand that if you don't, it'll cost you. It's like the old adage of 'pay now or pay more later...."

Investing in proper health care can save money, and prevent more pain and suffering. See

It’s very important to always remember and to inform people that don’t know that we aren’t talking about spending more money. We are already spending enough money on helping people who are homeless—we just aren’t using it very well.

If we’re going to spend the money, shouldn’t we spend it in a way that actually helps people? I think that’s an argument that most people would agree with. The disagreements don’t really start until you get to a specific project.

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