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How much would it cost to build homes for the homeless?

Category: Capital Radio News

The Greens are calling on the ACT government to produce an economic analysis on providing homes for Canberra's homeless.

Studies from Finland and Canada shows it's cheaper for their governments to provide housing for people experiencing homelessness than it is to provide services for them while they sleep rough.

The number of people in Finland who experience homelessness has dropped by more than 35 per cent in a decade due to their "housing first" policy.

ACT Greens Housing spokesperson Caroline Le Couteur says innovative solutions like this are needed to end homelessness in Canberra.


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