Veterans Affairs (VA) costs. VA costs were estimated by calculating a per person cost for service users from an analog city (Clasen, 2006) and by dividing the cost for supplying case management and services to veterans experiencing homelessness by the number served. This figure ($9,345.65) is then multiplied by the percentage of participants in the interviews that qualify for and use these services (2.7%). This yielded a per person experiencing homelessness average of $252.33. By adjusting this figure for chronic homeless using VA services, the Chronic homeless per person cost is $481.73. The per-person figure was multiplied by the 2008 count number to create a Nashville Metro total estimate of $561,938.91 (100% of A eligible interviewees qualify as chronically homeless).