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RESEARCH ON PLYMOUTH
Srebnik, D., Connor, T. and Sylla, L. “A Pilot Study of the Impact of Housing First–Supported Housing for Intensive Users of Medical Hospitalization and Sobering Services.” American Journal of Public Health Vol. 103, No. 2 (2013): 316-321.
Across a group of 29 new Plymouth tenants (each a heavy utilizer of costly public services while living on the streets), public costs decreased by an average of $62,000 per person in their first 12 months at Plymouth (total public savings of $1.8M for just those 29 residents and over just their first 12 months at Plymouth). These 12-month savings far exceed the $14,000 it costs Plymouth on average to provide a person with a permanent home and support services for a year.
This report summarizes the acute care and jail utilization impacts of King County-sponsored permanent supported housing (PSH), including Plymouth Housing Group. Data showed that PSH programs save the public, on average, approximately $1,474 to $33,125 per tenant on acute care and jail utilization during their first year in a PSH program. Plymouth’s “Begin at Home” program yielded a 74% reduction in costly emergency room use – the highest decrease across all PSH programs studied by King County.