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Goal: People at all income levels have housing opportunities throughout the state.
Housing is more than shelter. Our communities need stable neighborhoods where families can put down roots. Children need safe, stable homes and neighborhoods to flourish. Having affordable housing available throughout the metro area is important to a strong economy. It reduces worker shortages for employers, and transportation problems for workers. Concentrations of poverty in neighborhoods make them less stable, decreases property values and makes the area less desirable for businesses.
5 key reasons people are homeless in Minnesota
A new report based on the 2012 statewide homeless study conducted by Wilder Research was released in September. Study Directors Greg Owen and Michelle Decker Gerrard share key findings.
Catholic Charities opened a new homeless shelter in Minneapolis on June 6, 2012. Listen to Compass senior research manager Craig Helmstetter and Catholic Charities CEO Tim Marx (Compass Housing Advisory Co-convener) share their thoughts on MPR on the state of homelessness in the Twin Cities.