Homelessness

Introduction

Stable housing is out of reach for far too many Minnesotans. At least 7,600 Minnesotans experience homelessness on any given night, based on an annual count of people experiencing homelessness. A much larger group of Minnesotans are precariously housed, and may be only a crisis away from experiencing homelessness. With little disposable income and too much income going towards housing, a family is forced to make difficult decisions, often sacrificing meals, medicine or safe child care for a place to live. Even with careful planning, a single health, employment or transportation crisis could result in homelessness.

Minnesotans need stable homes to sustain health, employment, connection to community, and overall well-being. In short, stable housing provides a critical platform for success. Without it, children, adults, families and communities suffer.
from the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness


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- from the Minnesota Housing Partnership (MHP), 10 Graphics that Reveal the State of the State's Housing

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