Fact Sheet Breaking the Homelessness-Jail Cycle through a Housing First Approach
Results from Denver’s Five-Year Supportive Housing Program
Mary K. Cunningham, Devlin Hanson, Sarah Gillespie, Michael Pergamit, Alyse D. Oneto, Patrick Spauster, Tracey O'Brien, Liz Sweitzer, Christine Velez
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Denver’s expansion of supportive housing through the Denver Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative is beginning to pay off for the city of Denver, its homeless residents, and a group of investors banking on social impact. This fact sheet highlights the final results from the five-year evaluation.

Research Areas Crime, justice, and safety Social safety net Housing
Tags Homelessness Pay for success
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center