HEART House open!
From shelters and emergency rooms to jail… One homeless person costs the community over $35,000 a year
The cost of homelessness goes beyond the homeless person, adversely affecting the Taos community economy and public health.
We, as a community, have choices on how to handle homelessness. Here are the costs of homelessness choices per person
Do Nothing Jail HEART House Self-Sufficiency
$35,500 $25,500 $3,680 $0
The HEART of Taos operates HEART House at about one-tenth of the cost of doing nothing to eradicate homelessness in our community. It is the smartest choice for the community as well as the women and children being served.