Action Plan Meeting for Osceola County Citizens
Open to the Public Homeless Task Force
Action Plan Meeting for Osceola County Citizens ‘Care Crisis One-Stop Center’
Wednesday, February 28 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Administration Building, 1 Courthouse Square, 4th floor
Homelessness costs taxpayers a lot of money. Join Commissioner Choudhry as she presents a Plan of Action that will help SAVE taxpayers money and will make a huge difference in people’s lives.
We are asking for your participation so, be sure to wear your favorite thinking cap and be prepared to share any ideas you have as we muse with united hearts and one voice for Osceola’s homeless.
Voices for the homeless we must unite.
Did you know that we are paying more as taxpayers to walk past that homeless person on the street and do nothing than we would be paying to give them an apartment?
“Based on our study of a cohort of 107 chronically homeless
individuals, we calculated that the average annual cost to be
homeless and cycling in and out of incarceration, emergency rooms, and inpatient hospitalizations were $31,065 per person per year.
Average cost per year for the cohort for the tri-county area of Orange, Seminole, and Osceola counties is $3,323,955, for a 10-year total cost of $33,239,553.
Providing permanent supportive housing for individuals with similar histories of chronic homelessness and disabling conditions in Central Florida cost an average of $10,051 per person per year, an annual cost savings of $21,014 per person, or a community cost reduction of 68% per person, per year”
– PSH Cost Study
P.S. Share this information with everyone you know and bring two friends to the meeting.