Miriam’s Kitchen advocates for an end to chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.
Chronically homeless people have been living on the streets for months or even years. They live with debilitating mental and/or physical disabilities that can make it difficult to maintain stable housing.
Data from across the nation has proven that Permanent Supportive Housing is the single most effective solution for helping people experiencing chronic homelessness. It has a 92 percent success rate in Washington, D.C.
AND it’s proven to be cost-effective. Because of the high volume of emergency services that chronically homeless people utilize – such as emergency room visits, hospital stays, first responder calls, psychiatric services, and shelter stays – it is more expensive to keep someone on the streets than to provide them with a home.
We know that with the appropriate investment in Permanent Supportive Housing, we can work towards an end to chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.