Social service costs for the average homeless person ($754) were based on an analog city and corrected using the Nashville count for a total cost of $1,679,158 and a chronic homelessness total cost of $879,541.
The cost of Nashville homeless shelter services was conservatively estimated at $4,888,851 ($2,542,203 for the chronically homeless) or $2,195 per-person across the entire population.
Police costs for homeless arrests in a year were estimated to total $823,494 or $370/person.
Jail costs for the 55% of homeless persons arrested (averaging over 40 nights in jail per arrest) was $396/person and a total of $881,892 or $405,670 for the chronically homeless.
Court costs for the 5,602 arrests of homeless persons in 2007 were $365 per person or $449 per chronically homeless person (total cost=$813,691; $426,210 for chronic homelessness).
Costs for the 42% receiving drug or alcohol treatment totaled $2,301,548 ($1,658,718 just for chronically homeless). The per-person cost is $1,033 for all homeless and $3,259 for the chronically homelessness.