It actually costs taxpayers more to let homeless people stay on the streets than it does to get them into housing and help keep them from having to go to the emergency room when they're ill.
Read that again: It costs U.S. taxpayers more to let these people live in the streets than to give them housing.
At 02:53, I can’t imagine what it felt like for him to get his own apartment after three years on the street. At 04:25 — totally the opposite of what you’d expect. And the guy at 08:02 could be a great example for those who have actually succeeded in life.