Housing Broward's Homeless
Photo of BHS® resident, Gordon Peterson,
by Taimy Alvarez,
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...