Cost-effectiveness of Supported Housing for Homeless Persons With Mental Illness 
The study compared outcomes of homeless veterans with psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders who 1.) received both rent subsidies through the HUD-VASH program and intensive case management, 2.) received case management only, and 3.) received standard VA care.  Findings from the groups indicated that supported housing for homeless people with mental illness results in superior housing outcomes than intensive case management alone or standard care and modestly increases societal costs.

Published by the Archive of General Psychiatry in 2003.  Authors: Robert Rosenheck, MD; Wesley Kasprow, PhD; Linda Frisman, PhD; Wen Liu-Mares, PhD.

Health Care and Public Service Use and Costs Before and After Provision of Housing for Chronically Homeless Persons With Severe Alcohol Problems
This study found that for a population of chronically homeless individuals with severe alcohol problems with high service use and costs, a Housing First program was associated with a relative decrease in costs after 6 months. These benefits increased to the extent that participants were retained in housing longer.

Published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2009.  Authors: Mary E. Larimer, PhD; Daniel K. Malone, MPH; Michelle D. Garner, MSW, PhD; David C. Atkins, PhD; Bonnie Burlingham, MPH; Heather S. Lonczak, PhD; Kenneth Tanzer, BA; Joshua Ginzler, PhD; Seema L. Clifasefi, PhD; William G. Hobson, MA; G. Alan Marlatt, PhD.

Health Care’s Role in Ending Homelessness

This blog post reviews relevant data about homelessness and behavioral health care costs in the United States. It also features studies from Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Chicago that highlight successful decreases in costs associated with hospital services. This post also links to additional resources.

Published by the National Council for Behavioral Health on their BH365 blog on June 19, 2015. Author: Cohen, H.

Homelessness as an independent risk factor for mortality: results from a retrospective cohort study

This research study provides data on a 5-year retroactive cohort study to determine the impact of homelessness on mortality.

Published in International Journal of Epidemiology March 21, 2009. Author: Morrison, D.

We know what it takes to end homelessness. The solutions are highlighted below.

This website highlights the 7 solutions identified by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness: housing, health care, jobs, education, crisis response, criminal justice reform and collaborative leadership.

Published and maintained by USICH.

Cost-effectiveness of Supported Housing for Homeless Persons With Mental Illness.

This article provides data on the cost-effectiveness of integrating clinical and housing services as an intervention with homeless veterans who have psychiatric, substance use, or comorbid disorders.

Published in Arch Gen Psychiatry in September 2003. Author: Rosenheck, R., Kasprow, W., Frisman, L