Report: Denver’s Housing First Program Successful

· Apr. 5, 2010, 3:59 pm

Homeless people who took part in a new housing program in Denver spent less time in jail, detox and the emergency room. And that saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's according to a new report from the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The advocacy group studied the first two years of the Denver Housing First program, which provides housing and help getting medial care, counseling and other support to chronically homeless people. Dan Meyers talks to John Parvensky, president of the coalition, and Parthiner Mills, who was among the first to take part in the program.

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