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Kindergartner, First-Grader Raise $1,300 To Fight Homelessness

When a little girl from Bloomington started asking questions about the people on the streets holding signs, her mom explained they were homeless. That inspired Tiki to do something to help.

08/19/2015

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Housing Vouchers Could Help Reduce Homelessness In US, Study Finds

A new government study suggests housing vouchers could help reduce homelessness in the U.S. The United States Department for Housing and Urban Development examined homeless families at emergency shelters in 12 cities.

07/08/2015

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Report: Despite Employment Gains, MN Homelessness Still At Record Levels

Minnesota has seen gains in employment, housing construction and home prices, but homelessness remains stubbornly high for families and children, according to a new report.

12/30/2014

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Conversations With Veterans: Michael Newcombe’s Struggle Post Military Life

When Michael Newcombe became an active duty combat engineer for the Army, he had the world on a string, but an injury received in Afghanistan changed all that. Plagued by homelessness, unemployment and addiction, this young veteran refused to give up. This is his story.

10/23/2014

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With School Out, Students Sleep Outside To Fight Homelessness

With school out for MEA, hundreds of students will spend the night outside, raising awareness for homelessness. They will be taking part in Cardboard Box City at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.

10/16/2014

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Metro Business Leaders Sleep Outside For Youthlink’s ‘Night Of Hope’

More than 60 of the Twin Cities top business leaders are trading their warm beds for a sleeping bag Sunday night. It’s part of YouthLink’s executive sleep-out known as the “Night of Hope.” They’ll spend the night outside, just like thousands of homeless people do each night.

09/28/2014

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Housing Project For Homeless Youth Raises Concerns In Edina

Edina City Hall was packed Wednesday night, over a proposed apartment complex. The 66 West Apartments would provide housing to young adults who have experienced homelessness. The project has plenty of supporters, but it has also raised concerns about safety.

08/13/2014

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Salvation Army Working To Keep Homeless From Heat

Housing nearly 600 people a night is typical for the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center. But those numbers remain steady with the hot weather, barely giving staff a break to prepare adequate room.

07/22/2014

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New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In Minneapolis

It’s a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The “Give Real Change” campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.

06/02/2014

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Affordable Housing Coming For Minnesota’s Veterans At Fort Snelling

Military veterans and their families struggling with homelessness will have access to some affordable housing at Fort Snelling. A new development project, which started Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony, will turn five historic buildings into apartments on the Fort Snelling upper post.

05/29/2014

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Join Forces To End Veteran Homelessness

A major effort is underway to end homelessness in the Twin Cities with a special emphasis on those who are suffering after serving our country. It’s a joint project between St. Paul and Minneapolis, and the mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis joined forces for Friday’s announcement in downtown Minneapolis.

01/31/2014

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Struggling Students Find Home At Rochester School

Sam Thomas suffered from crippling panic attacks. The attacks were so severe that Thomas would miss weeks of school at a time. Big groups terrified him. And the more school he missed, the worse the attacks got when another school day approached, creating a cycle that only got worse.

11/30/2013

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Reality Check: What’s It Really Like For Veterans In MN?

Thousands of Minnesota veterans return home from combat duty every year. But when they get here, it’s sometimes tough to get a job. That’s only one of the struggles veterans face. Finding a job, getting health care services, fighting homelessness.

11/11/2013

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We Day Volunteers Party On Event’s Eve

We Day, a charity-based music event that started in Canada, invades the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Tuesday. Eighteen-thousand kids from 400 Minnesota schools are attending, and the only way they could get a ticket is by helping others. Volunteers have been working around the clock to get the event together. According to Dean Phillips, co-chair of We Day Minnesota, the Twin Cities is the first city in the Midwest to host this global event.

10/07/2013

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Interfaith Community Event To Address Homelessness

Minneapolis churches, mosques and synagogues are joining forces in an effort to end homelessness. The downtown congregations are holding a joint event Sunday to talk about issues surrounding homelessness in Minneapolis and Hennepin County.

09/21/2013

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Extreme Homeless Man Makeover

Comedian  Vitaly Zdorovetskiy decided to make a homeless man king for a day.

07/31/2013

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Homeless Youth In Minn. Face Uncertain Future

Wilder Research estimates, that on any night in the state of Minnesota, 2,500 youth and young adults are homeless and unaccompanied by an adult.

06/10/2013

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Study Finds Homelessness Still Rising In Minnesota

A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.

03/06/2013

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Number Of Homeless Vets Drop In Hennepin County

The number of homeless veterans dropped nearly 53 percent from 2009 to 2012.

01/18/2013

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Church Offers Homeless Comfort For The Holidays

A local organization is partnering with area churches to make sure people with no place to live have a good Christmas.

12/22/2012

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Andover Students Sleep Out For Homelessness

Some kids in Andover are sleeping in the snow Friday morning, all to help the homeless.

12/21/2012

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1,800 Homeless Come To Convention Center For Help

The 14th annual Project Homeless Connect in Minneapolis is underway at the Convention Center. They will serve about 1,800 people at the event, providing those in need with a variety of different services.

12/10/2012

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Homelessness For Families In Hennepin Co. ‘Close To Crisis’

On any given day, four new families in Hennepin County need a roof over their heads – that’s double from 2006.

11/29/2012

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With Low Mpls. Vacancy Rates, Shelter Numbers Swell

People Serving People’s headquarters are in the shadows of the Metrodome, The ten-story, 110,000-square-foot building houses some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.

11/03/2012

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Some 600 Students Sleep Out For Homelessness

Most students make sure they enjoy their two days off in October when the state’s teachers get together for their annual conferences.

10/19/2012

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