On Saturday, June 5th from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.. there will be a playground build at St. Paul nonprofit
“‘Here is a tent. Here is an air bed. Here is dinner.’ All things I desperately needed at the time.”
Local historians and housing experts discuss historical roots of today’s Twin Cities housing crisis. Moderated by Chandra Smith Baker of
Being unhoused or worrying that you can lose accommodation means you cannot work on other issues, such as addiction.
“Unfortunately, we are probably going to be addressing how to make budget cuts without hurting people,” she said.
Shame and reluctance to discuss experiences with colleagues or support staff in a male-dominated career field often delay veterans’ seeking out help.
Minnesota Women’s Press has been following the work to serve the unsheltered this winter. Here is some good news from Hennepin County.
Talking with three Collective Action storytellers
How three women are collecting support around community-based support, the growing homelessness issue, and criminal justice reform
“When there are no options for someone to stay in a hotel or shelter,” Delaney says, “they are given a tent and driven to an encampment because there is nowhere else to go.”
To create effective solutions, Hood says, “community-based organizations have to be part of the conversation, research, government, and client voices. If all members are not at the table then it won’t work.”
In the recent past our society has allocated the problem of homelessness to the government. But just like any other institution, there are limits to what they can provide.