Break the System: “More Homes, Less Jails.” (Part#3)

Attainable Shelter

“Over 15% of those in jail were homeless prior to incarceration, a rate of 7.5 to 11.3 times higher than the general adult population. Approximately 25–50% of the general homeless population has a criminal history, oftentimes sparked by arrests for non-violent offenses associated with homelessness, such as camping or begging (Rankin, 2019).”

“The results of our experiment demonstrate that HF produces significant reductions in reconvictions compared to usual care. People who are both homeless and mentally ill are frequently in contact with the justice system, a process that is both destabilizing to the individual and costly to society. The advent of HF has been shown to improve housing stability and health service involvement. Our results extend the benefits of HF by showing improvements in public safety and reductions in crime.”

When Milwaukee, Wisconsin implemented a housing first initiative, they saw a decrease in municipal level violations, according to Burrowes, by 82% and the reduction of houselessness overall.

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