It has been an eventful few weeks for news in the world of homelessness and housing!
- Minneapolis City Council modified zoning requirements to expand housing options in the City
- The Hennepin County Board voted to invest an additional $1.1 million in emergency shelter for single adults – a 50% increase from current County funding levels
- Minnesota Housing announced $254 million in funding to create or preserve 2,665 homes statewide
- On the national level, bills were introduced in the House and in the Senate for significant investments in affordable housing and ending homelessness
- For the first time this election cycle (and in recent memory), a question on housing affordability was asked in a televised presidential debate.
Collectively, these developments demonstrate growing community recognition that homelessness is a crisis, and that ending it will require action from all aspects of our community.
Some of these actions will directly impact our work, and we look forward to sharing more with you in the future.