Neighborhood’s Affordable Housing Development Fears Unfounded, Officials Say
Dakota County Community Development Agencyofficials and Eagan City Council members did their best Tuesday night to assuage the fears of a group of Lemay Lake residents worried about a 50-unit affordable housing facility proposed for the area.
Sequester Puts Some Needing Housing Aid ‘Back To Square One’
Housing authorities across the country have all but stopped issuing rent vouchers as they try to deal with the cuts known as sequestration. Many newly issued vouchers have been rescinded, leaving some people homeless or doubled up with family and friends.
Alumna Helps Kids Dealing with Homelessness
From the time she was three years old through her four years in high school, Katie DeSantis found herself in and out of various Minneapolis homeless shelters. The difficulties and uncertainties of growing up in poverty left a lasting impact on her, which is why she is where she is today: working with children in North Minneapolis who are faced with clearing the same hurdles she did as a youth.
North Minneapolis Housing Development Aims to Be Family-Friendly, Transit-Savvy
The devastating tornadoes that ripped though the North Side of Minneapolis in 2011 helped focus attention on one of the biggest problems facing the neighborhood — the lack of decent, affordable “workforce” housing for families. It’s also an area where researchers have found that only a minority of residents hold driver’s licenses, so it is dependent on public transportation to get its residents to and from jobs.
A Blueprint to End Poverty
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is convening a task force to examine and recommend solutions to homelessness in St. Paul. They understand that homelessness is not what it was 20 years ago or even 10 years ago. New strategies are needed, although some of the old ones may still have value.