Save Money by investing in a Homeless EcoVillage


In May of 2014, Kate Santich wrote an article for the Orlando Sentinel entitled, Cost of homelessness in Central Florida? $31K per person.  The figures used came from an analysis conducted by the Tulsa, Okla.-based company Creative Housing Solutions, which was paid to conduct the independent economic-impact analysis on the homeless situation in central Florida.

And in February of 2015 Matthew Yglesias wrote an article for VOX entitled, Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets.  When discussing the $31k cost per year to keep a homeless person homeless, Matthew states,

By contrast, getting each homeless person a house and a caseworker to supervise their needs would cost about $10,000 per person.

This particular study looked at the situations in Orange, Seminole, and Osceola Counties in Florida and of course conditions vary from place to place. But as Scott Keyes points out, there are similar studies showing large financial savings in Charlotte and Southeastern Colorado from focusing on simply housing the homeless.

Consider the long term benefits of an EcoVillage of tiny houses, where people can live and support themselves.

For instance;

Right now in Camden, SC, there is a 1.05AC lot for $12,500.  You could easily lay out the community to support 10 tiny-housed/formerly homeless units, at an estimated $5,000 per house.  For less than $65k we can provide a sustainable situation for a minimum of 10 people.

This is a legitimate possibility.

Think about it, if 1,000 people could give $65, 10 people or more could be permanently housed!  That is less than what most people pay for a month of cable.

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