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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comedian Vitaly Zdorovetskiy decided to make a homeless man king for a day.
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.
A new study by Wilder Research finds homelessness continues to rise in Minnesota but not as dramatically as during the economic crash.
The number of homeless veterans dropped nearly 53 percent from 2009 to 2012.
A local organization is partnering with area churches to make sure people with no place to live have a good Christmas.
Some kids in Andover are sleeping in the snow Friday morning, all to help the homeless.