For extremely low-income people fending off homelessness — and the despair that goes with it — getting and staying housed is no small feat. Accessing social security or disability payments, managing personal health issues, trying to learn new life or career skills, getting a new job — it can seem like an uphill battle. 

But every step forward is good news! For our community, it means an enormous cost savings: every person who escapes homelessness saves our region a minimum of $60,000 in services per year — and thousands more if the individual was chronically homeless. For the individual and his or her family, it means the safety and dignity of a home, and a move toward a brighter future.