Supportive Housing Outcomes
When people’s basic needs are met, including housing, food and healthcare, the following outcomes are possible:
- Improved physical and behavioral health care
- Recovery from alcohol and drug addiction
- Education and employment goals are realized
- Improved youth academic and social development
- Enhanced community connections and support systems
Avalon’s supportive housing retention rate – the rate of people still housed after one year – is 93%, well above the national average of 84%. Avalon’s model is also cost-effective. At $11,300 per person/year, Avalon’s supportive housing is a more cost-effective alternative to our county jail (at $47,800 per person/year) or shelter (at $29,200 per person/year). Our annual cost per person is also lower than the national average for supportive housing.