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Housing Broward's Homeless

Photo of BHS® resident, Gordon Peterson,
 by Taimy Alvarez,
Sun Sentinel

Sun Sentinel
May 2, 2014

Broward Housing Solutions® (BHS®), a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), purchased its 19th property in April and currently provides almost 300 people with subsidized safe affordable homes.  BHS® provides permanent housing for low income and homeless people, including veterans and youth aging out of foster care, who also struggle with disabilities and mental illnesses.  Lisa Vecchi, BHS® chief executive officer, states that taxpayers also benefit greatly from the services provided by BHS®; the cost of holding the homeless in medical facilities and jail ranges between $118 and $650 a day, but with BHS® housing subsidies taxpayers only pay $38.20 per day.  More... 


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