"Not only did those who received the money spend fewer days homeless
than those in the control group, they had also moved into stable housing
after an average of three months, compared to those in the control
group, who took an average of five months.
Those who received the money also managed it well over the course of a
Via Jim Douglas, who wrote "Surprise: Giving homeless people cash can be
effective (and cost-effective) policy. (Note: It’s not cheap to live in
Metro Vancouver; $7500 for a year is an extremely modest amount of money.)"
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