Child Homelessness

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    Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

    Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal

Governor Dayton released his 2016-17 budget proposal this week.  The Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless praises Governor Dayton’s support for children and families. Top budget priorities include a child care tax credit, statewide pre-k, and wrap around school services. Here’s what we’re watching:

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  • $2.5M increase for Bridges (rental assistance […]
By |January 27, 2015|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Child Homelessness, Homes for All, Prosperity for All, State Capitol, State policy|Comments Off on Governor Dayton’s Budget Proposal
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    The New Face of Homelessness The New Face of Homelessness

    The New Face of Homelessness

The New Face of Homelessness

Rochester Schools homeless liaison Melissa Brandt wrote an illuminating piece about homeless students and the role of government and individuals in meeting their needs. Did you know public schools had a homeless liaison? As the homeless liaison, Melissa Brandt helps assist those kids and their families experiencing homelessness. Brandt […]

By |April 18, 2014|Advocacy, Affordable Housing, Child Homelessness, Education, Homes for All, News & Blog, Prosperity for All, Rochester|Comments Off on The New Face of Homelessness
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    The Chosen Ones by Patrick Ness The Chosen Ones by Patrick Ness

    The Chosen Ones by Patrick Ness

The Chosen Ones by Patrick Ness

As a kid, I loved the first day of school. The evening before, on that bittersweet last night of summer, the nerves, excitement, and sense of possibility were overwhelming.

The preparation rituals for kids across the state probably go something like this: Lay out your best clothes. Pack a […]

By |October 3, 2013|Child Homelessness, Research|Comments Off on The Chosen Ones by Patrick Ness
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    6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare 6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare

    6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare

6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare

1. Most people on welfare are children.

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2. The nation’s  welfare program, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Need Families), is only available to families with children

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3. … And yet, most families […]

By |August 20, 2013|Child Homelessness, Economy, MFIP|Comments Off on 6 Things You Don’t Know About Welfare
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    3 Things You Don’t Know About Homelessness 3 Things You Don’t Know About Homelessness

    3 Things You Don’t Know About Homelessness

3 Things You Don’t Know About Homelessness

HomelessFacts1Visit  Wilder Research to view full results from the 2012 Homelessness in Minnesota survey.

 

 

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By |August 13, 2013|Child Homelessness|Comments Off on 3 Things You Don’t Know About Homelessness