Legal Learning: Legislature drops the ball on housing, James H. Manahan, Lake County News-Chronicle, June 10, 2016

No bonding bill spells trouble for rural housing, Per Peterson, Marshall Independent, June 4, 2016

Commentary: Bonding Bill needed now for affordable housing in Minnesota, Skip Duchesneau, Alexandria Echo Press, June 3, 2016

LTE: Having affordable housing critical, Rick Goodeman, Albert Lea Tribune, June 2, 2016

Minnesota renters feel apartment squeeze, Janice Bitters, Finance and Commerce, June 2, 2016

LTE: “We see the need every day”, Deidre Schmidt, Pioneer Press, May 29, 2016

Housing is also part of Minnesota’s essential infrastructure, Emily Larson, Daniel Bender, Michael Wojcik, and Warren Hanson, Grand Rapids Herald Review, May 28, 2016

Lawmaker calls mixed-bag Minnesota session ‘messy and chaotic’, Don Davis, Inforum, May 24, 2016

No Minnesota bonding bill, big projects stalled, no 40,000 new jobs, Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, May 23, 2016

Lawmakers scrambling to resurrect bonding bill after defeat in House, Timothy Blotz, Fox 9, May 19, 2016

GOP’s $800 million public-works bill fails to pass at Minnesota Capitol, Ricardo Lopez and Maya Rao, Star Tribune, May 19, 2016

House sidelines housing, roiling advocates, Karlee Weinmann, May 19, 2016

DFLers unimpressed with House bonding bill, Brian Johnson, Politics in Minnesota Capitol Report, May 18, 2016

Neediest Families in Minnesota Overdue for a Boost, Star Tribune Editorial, May 4, 2016

Minnesota facing affordable housing crunch, WDAY, April 24, 2016

Kandiyohi County needs more workforce housing, Shelby Lindrud, West Central Tribune, April 24, 2016

Affordable housing advocates prepare for the future, Per Peterson, Marshall Daily Independent, April 21, 2016

Dayton’s bid for $90 million in affordable housing catches attention of developers, Star Tribune, April 15, 2016

Wilder study: Homelessness is down from 2012, Sarah McKenzie, Southwest Journal, March 17, 2016

Bill to invest $130M into affordable housing, Kare 11, March 15, 2016

Rising need spotlights gaps in senior housing market, Karlee Weinmann, Finance & Commerce, March 9, 2016

Report: Need for affordable senior housing in state, Rice County to increase in coming years, Faribault Daily News, February 24, 2016

More help is need for Minnesota’s Poorest Families, Star Tribune Editorial, February 12, 2016

MN’s Housing Needs Outstrip Public Funding, Politics in Minnesota, February 5, 2016 (reprint of Finance & Commerce article)

MN’s housing needs outstrip public funding, Karlee Weinmann, Finance & Commerce, February 5, 2016

State officials announce major plan to combat homelessness, CBS News, January 28, 2016

Minnesota on track to house all homeless veterans, MPR, January 28, 2016

Minnesota is getting closer to ending homelessness, Star Tribune, January 27, 2016

Bonding will be one of the most important debates at the Minnesota legislature this year, MinnPost, January 1, 2016

Affordable Housing Gets Funding Near U; Minnesota Daily, November 17, 2015

First-Year Gustavus Students Learn About Homelessness First Hand, KEY-C Mankato, November 16, 2015

Habitat for Humanity dramatically improves families’ lives, study finds, StarTribune, November 12. 2015

Homeless shelter for MN youth opens in west metro, November 12, 2015

Robin Huebner reports: ‘Faith in action’ as F-M churches shelter homeless, Fargo-Moorhead Inforum, November 8, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama Encourages Landlords to Help End Veteran Homelessness, November 5, 2015

For At-Risk Kids, Mentors Provide Far More Than Just Homework Help, NPR, October 29, 2015

Mpls. IDs 11 affordable housing projects for $8.8M in funding, StarTribune, October 28, 2015

Minneapolis woman expands personal mission with state’s first pet food shelf, StarTribune, October 27, 2015

Minnesota’s diversity grows, but Legislature stays mostly white, MPR, October 27, 2015

State officials visit Rochester to emphasize housing needs, Post Bulletin, October 23, 2015

Churches United gets $7.4 million state grant for Moorhead homeless housing, Fargo-Moorhead Inforum, October 22, 2015

Are You Hungry? Pediatricians Add A New Question During Checkups, NPR, October 22, 2015

Edina housing for homeless youths lands $8.3 million in funding, StarTribune, October 22, 2015

State agency OKs funds for Duluth youth center, Duluth News Tribune, October 22, 2015

Here’s Why We Need More Pet-Friendly Domestic Violence Shelters, October 16, 2015

Minnesota’s first pet food shelf opens MPR, October 16, 2015

Coon Rapids To Open Transitional Housing For Homeless Young Adults, CBS Local October 13, 2015

Metro Transit pilot program would offer $1 fare for low-income riders, StarTribune October 7, 2015

Hospital CEOs target unhealthy housing; StarTribune October 6, 2015

Group explores opening larger homeless center in Mankato, Mankato Free-Press, October 3, 2015

Marathoner’s mission: Don’t let homelessness, Huntington’s win MPR, October 2, 2015

Non-profit hopes to create first Anoka County youth homeless shelter, Fox- Coon Rapids, October 2. 2015

Play takes on Mpls. homelessness with actors who know the role well MPR, October 1, 2015

Here’s What It’s Like Feeding Yourself On Food Stamps, September 27, 2015

Shelter a scarce commodity for felons, September 27, 2015

Number Of Homeless Public School Students Hits Record High. Here’s Who’s Helping, September 17, 2015

I get food stamps, and I’m not ashamed — I’m angry VOX, September 16, 2015

Smart strategies are reducing homelessness among Minnesota families, Star Tribune Editorial Board, July 8, 2015

Minneapolis homeless advocates back study on success of housing vouchers, Star Tribune, July 7, 2015

What have we learned from 30 years of studying homelessness? by Greg Owen, MinnPost, July 1, 2015

Officials: Minnesota sees success in fight against homelessness, June 19, 2015

Invest in housing to supports to maximize investments in education, TC Daily Planet, May 4, 2015

Reader’s view: Support is needed for people who are homeless, Duluth News Tribune, May 5, 2015

A bum at the river, Southwest Journal, April 30, 2015

St. Kate’s project puts spotlight on student homelessness, MPR, April 14, 2015

Letter: Additional care needed for the homeless, Jordan Independent, April 10, 2015

Minnesota may boost cash grants for low-income families, AP, April 4, 2015

For Minnesota’s future, lawmakers should invest in our social safety net now by MayKao Hang, April 1, 2015

Give me shelter: Number of homeless rising in rural northwest, Grand Forks Herald, March 20, 2015

Homelessness: Why some can’t escape living on the street, Star Tribune, March 19, 2015

With extended hours, Minneapolis shelter hopes to reduce homelessness, Star Tribune, March 16, 2015

What’s pushing family homelessness to record levels? NPR, March 2, 2015

Could there be a raise even more overdue? Why, yes. Star Tribune, March 1, 2015

Four walls, a roof, a fresh start, Litchfield Independent Review, February 27, 2015

Outreach teams watch over homeless out in the cold, MPR, February 27, 2015

Wait list for Section 8 housing opens for the first time in year, MPR, February 24, 2015

Task force report finds major problem with Minnesota’s Welfare-to-Work program, Insight News, February 26, 2015

Despite employment gains, homelessness remains high, CBS Local, December 30, 2015

Homelessness remains high among Minnesota families, children, Star Tribune, December 29, 2015

In its 30th year, Minneapolis march honors the homeless, MPR News, December 18, 2014

She died alone and homeless but she won’t be forgotten, Pioneer Press, December 14, 2014

Volunteers make dozens of beds for Duluth’s Steve O’Neil Apartments, Duluth News Tribune, December 7, 2014

1,000 Words: The Homeless Camp, MPR, December 4, 2014

Invisible on campus, MN Daily, December 3, 2014

Project looks at homelessness, lack of affordable housing, Mesabi Daily News, November 27, 2014

Funding strategy is upside down, Commentary by Representative Keith Ellison, Star Tribune, November 20, 2014

Bitter cold: Temperature drop adds to misery for Minnesotans in need, MPR, November 19, 2014

St. Paul homeless shelter prepares for snowstorm, MPR, November 10, 2014

Minnesota Housing awards $162 million for affordable housing units, Star Tribune, October 23, 2014

Should we give the homeless homes?, MPR blog, September 18, 2014

Minnesota official takes plan to end veteran homelessness to DC, MPR, June 3, 2014

Affordable housing coming to Minnesota veterans at Fort Snelling, CBS News, May 29, 2014

Summit focuses on ideas to help the homeless in Duluth, Duluth News Tribune, May 28, 2014

Editorial: Affordable housing plan would matter, Albert Lea Tribune,  May 15, 2014

Housing tour designed to reveal need: Senate’s $80M allocation a step toward adequate housing, West Central Tribune, May 5, 2015

A bishop’s view: Homeless youths deserve a piece of state housing cash, Thomas Aitken, Duluth News Tribune, May 5, 2014

Edina site could shelter homeless suburban kids, Star Tribune, May 1, 2014

Commentary: To give schoolchildren a leg up, start with some housing, Minnpost, April 28, 2014

Report highlights housing woes for low-income Minnesotans, Mike Creger, WDAZ TV 8, April 26, 2014

Minnesota groups asking state for affordable housing money, Northland News Center NOW, April 25, 2014

Hoping to help with housing solutions; report highlights Bemidji in push for state aid to low-income housing, Bemidji Pioneer, April 25, 2014

Advocates Push for More Affordable Housing in Minn., WDIO, April 24, 2014

Minnesota school superintendents join forces to fight homelessness, WDAZ, April 24, 2014

5 Year Study Shows No Recovery in Low Income MN Housing Problem, FOX 21 News, April 24, 2014

Report: Duluth has region’s most unaffordable rental housing, Duluth News Tribune, April 24, 2014

School superintendents ask Legislature to help homeless, SC Times, April 24, 2014

School superintendents back housing initiative for homeless, Kare 11, April 24, 2014

School Leaders Push Minn. Lawmakers to Fund Affordable Housing Programs, ABC 6 News, April 23, 2014

Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness, Pioneer Press,  April 23, 2014

School leaders press legislators to invest $100 million for affordable housing, Sarah Mckenzie, Southwest Journal, April 23, 2014

School Leaders Push Lawmakers to Fund Affordable Housing Program, Katherine Johnson, KSTP,  April 23, 2014

Minnesota school leaders join push to ease homelessness, Bill Salisbury, TwinCities Prioneer Press,  April 23, 2014

School Superintendents Push Lawmakers For More Affordable Housing, Nina Moini, CBS Minnesota,  April 23, 2014

Why Bond For Housing?, Minnesota Senate,  April 23, 2014

Letter: Use $100 million in bonds to help homeless, Julie Shuster St. Cloud, SC Times, April 20, 2014

Letter: A need to help homeless, Mari Thorkelson, West Central Tribune, April 19, 2014

Homeless kids need help from all of us, Greg Vandal, St. Cloud Times, April 18, 2014

Our View: Affordable housing is smart investment for state, Rochester Post-Bulletin, April 11, 2014

Affordable Housing, Karen Barstad, Star Tribune, April 11, 2014

Affordable housing bill would benefit homeless, Star Tribune, April 6, 2014

Duluth is adding jobs, but running out of housing, MPR, April 1, 2014

Hundreds March at State Capitol for ‘Homeless Day on the Hill’, KSTP, March 6, 2014

Advocates want state to invest $100M in affordable housing, MPR, March 6, 2014

Homeless and mental health advocates take over the Capitol, Kare 11, March 6, 2014

Called to serve those in need, Southwest Journal, February 20, 2014

Coalition Seeks $100 Million to Address Homelessness, Daily Globe, February 16, 2014

Local view: Don’t Ignore Need for Affordable Housing, Duluth News Tribune, February 12, 2014

Coping With The Cold Is About Survival For The Homeless, NPR, February 11, 2014

100,000 Homes: Housing the Homeless Saves Money?, 60 Minutes, February 9, 2014

Anderson Cooper: How I See Homeless People Now, CBS, February 9, 2014

Taking a New Approach to End Homelessness, Boston Globe, February 8, 2014

Growing Evidence That Patients Need an Affordable, Stable Home to be Healthy, MPR News, February, 4, 2014

Minnesota Spending More to Help Homeless Youth, MinnPost, February 12, 2014

Twin Cities Mayors, Officials Partner to End Veteran Homelessness by 2015, KSTP, January 31, 2014

Minnesota Aims to End Homelessness Among Veterans This Year, MPR News, January 31, 2014

A look at Dayton’s bonding proposal, MPR News, January 16, 2013

Duluth looks for new ways to tackle homelessness, Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, January 11, 2014

A focus on homelessness will pay off for the state, Star Tribune Editorial Board, January 10, 2014

Tackling the new frontier in homelessness: families, Star Tribune Editorial Board, December 28, 2013

Jobs coming to SW Minn. bring housing woes, too, Mark Steil, MPR, December 25, 2013

St. Paul: A healing vision for homeless people, Pioneer Press Editorial Board, December 21, 2013

Homeless advocates push prevention and housing plan, Frederick Melo, Pioneer Press, December 19, 2013

Drug testing of welfare recipients proves costly, Star Tribune, December 19, 2013

Counting the homeless is challenging, especially in Minnesota, Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost, December 12, 2013

Invisible Child: Desani’s Homeless Life, NYTimes, December 9, 2013

Lower-income renters struggle as Minn. rents rise, Faribault County Register, AP, November 5, 2013

Rent on the Rise in Twin Cities Area, 5 Eyewitness News KSTP, November 4, 2013

Lower-Income Renters Struggle As Minnesota Rent Rises, AM 1240 WJON, November 4, 2013

Lower-income renters struggle as Twin Cities rents rise, Fargo Forum, AP, November 4, 2013

Lower-income renters struggle as Minnesota rents rise, WDAY AM 970, November 4, 2013

Twin Cities rents skyrocket, KARE 11, November 4, 2013

RISING RENT: Some Minn. residents see biggest jump in 12 years, FOX 12 News, November 4, 2013

Twin Cities rent increases hit lower-income residents hard, group says, Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, November 4, 2013

The Refuge – a fresh start needed more than ever in winter, Marshall Independent, November 2, 2013

Teens sleep outside to raise awareness of Minnesota homeless population, October 18, 2013

Homelessness persists, but so does hope, TC Daily Planet, October 17, 2013

Give the National Housing Trust Fund Its Due, New York Times, October 17, 2013

Homelessness grows along with Minnesota’s economy, Star Tribune Editorial Board, October 9, 2013

There’s progress for homeless in Hennepin County, Star Tribune, September 27, 2013

People Serving People seeking tutors, Kare 11, September 26, 2013

Coordinated system looks to bring an end to homelessness in SW Minnesota, West Central Tribune,  September 23, 2013

In New York, Having a Job or 2 Doesn’t Mean Having a Home, New York Times, September 17, 2013

Twin Cities Rental Market Tightens, Annie Baxter, MPR, September 10, 2013

Report: Affordable Minn. homes rentals lacking, Julie Siple, MPR, August 13, 2013

How saving $40 a month can protect from poverty and predatory lenders, Minn Post, August 12, 2013

Families with No Home, Sun this Week, August 7, 2013

Ten percent of students homeless at MCTC, MPR, August 6, 2013

Homeless running club helps men reach their goals, Star Tribune, August 6, 2013

Minnesota’s Mental State, MPR, July 26, 2013

Hennepin County increases funding to meet escalating homelessness, July 22, 2013

MN group gets $1.4 million to combat vet homelessness, Julie Siple, MPR , July 18, 2013

N.D. oil boom puts pressure on Minnesota housing, MPR , July 17, 2013

Duluth organizer, politician O’Neil remembered for working with people, John Myers, Duluth News Tribune, July 17, 2013

Commentary: Homelessness trends headed the wrong way, Ed Murphy, Star Tribune, July 13, 2013

Homelessness ate my homework, Charles Quimby, Minn Post, July 10, 2013

Student video documents ‘invisible’ homeless in Minneapolis, Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost, July 10, 2013


Temporary jobs becoming permanent fixture in US, MPR, July 8, 2013


The Expendables: How the temps who power corporate giants are getting crushed, Michael Gabell, ProPublica, June 28, 2013

New Los Angeles homeless program shows results, LA Times, June 26, 2013

HUD and VA team up to provide 40 permanent homes for homeless vets in Minnesota, Brainerd Dispatch, June 4, 2013

Stories behind the faces: In shelters, and on the street, homeless women survive, Katie Lentsch, Mint Press, June 3, 2013

Minneapolis sees spike in homelessness during warm months, KSTP, May 26, 2013

Housing advocates praise funding increase in Minn., Julie Siple, MPR, May 25, 2013

Dorothy Day Center looks for new approach to aid homeless, Julie Siple, MPR, May 3, 2013

Tight rental market pushes people out of the Twin Cities, Jessica Mador, MPR, May 2, 2013

St. Paul ponders future of Dorothy Day Center for needy, Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost, May 2, 2013

Local view: Please ask lawmakers to support more affordable housing, Pam Kramer, Duluth News Tribune

Success in education begins with housing, Chad Schwitters, Twin Cities Daily Planet, May 2, 2013

Homeless, Kathy Magnumson, Women’s Press, May 2, 2013

Twin Cities leaders tackle a new era of homelessness, Star Tribune, May 2, 2013

State investments in affordable housing will benefit Itasca County and beyond, Barb Sanderson, Grand Rapids Herald, May 1, 2013

Minnesota students need shelter before and after the bell, Star Tribune, April 29, 2013

Success in education begins with housing, Chad Shwitters, Twin Cities Daily Planet, April 29, 2013

Reader’s write: Support the Homeless Youth Act, Duluth News Tribune, April 20, 2013

Ann Beatty: State must step up for homeless youth, Rochester Post Bulletin, April 20, 2013

Homeless Youth Act, Brainerd Dispatch, April 19, 2013

Homeless in Minnesota: David’s Story, Minn Post, April 19, 2013

Minnesota’s homeless profiled in Wilder’s new study, Cynthia Boyd, Minn Post, April 17, 2013

Two-parent families more common now in Minnesota homeless count, Star Tribune, April 17, 2013

 Video: Housing plan for the future, MN2020, April 15, 2013

In Northwest MN, more jobs, but not enough housing, Grand Forks Herald, April 14, 2013

MSUM student studies link between homelessness and domestic violence, Tracey Frank, InForum, April 9, 2013

More than one-third of Minnesota public school students on free or reduced lunch, Julie Siple, MPR, April 3, 2013

Shiloh Temple opens doors to homeless families in North Minneapolis, Lauretta Dawalo Towns, TC Daily Planet, April 3, 2012

Housing lack adds difficulty to finding workers, Tom Robertson, MPR News, April 1, 2013

Urgent need for affordable housing in Minnesota, Jim Roth, Finance & Commerce, April 5, 2013

Volunteer initiative embraced by Minnesota lawmakers, AP, Pioneer Press, April 4, 2013

Legislators to volunteer at Dorothy Day Center, Joe Kimball, MinnPost, April 3, 2013

Meeting the challenge of homeless youth, West Central Tribune, April 3, 2013

Video – Almanac: At the Capitol, Homes for All and Rep. Jason Isaacson, March 27, 2013

Video – Life in a homeless shelter through the eyes of an 8-year old, Julie Siple & Nikki Tundel, MPR News, March 25, 2013


Tight rental market, high homeless rate, Renee Banot, Channel 12 TV, March 26, 2013

MN housing: Poor struggle despite recovery, Jessica Mador, MPR, March 26, 2013

Study: Steele Countians, other Minnesotans earning minimum wage have difficulty affording housing, Al Strain, Owatonna People’s Press, March 26, 2013

Minimum wage earners must work 89 hours per week to afford modest apartment in Minnesota, Insight News, March 26, 2013

Housing cost: Minn. ranks worst in Midwest for affordability, FOX 9 News, March 19, 2013

Bipartisan group urges new housing policy for US, MPR News, March 19, 2013

Fort snelling buildings to house homeless veterans, Mark Brunswick, Star Tribune, March 18, 2013

Support vulnerable Minnesotans will full funding of Homeless Youth Act, MayKao Hang, Jodi Harpstead, Tim Marx, Minn Post, April 2m 2013

Fort Snelling building to house homeless vets, Star Tribune, March 17, 2013

Dayton’s new plan: “Tax the rich,” leaves sales tax alone, Rachel Stassen-Berg, Star Tribune, March 15, 2013

Aging homeless face more health issues, NPR, March 13, 2013

Report: Minnesota again least affordable state for renters, MPR, March 13, 2013

Standing room only at discussion for bills to help the homeless, ABC Newspapers, March 11, 2013

Group wants more money to curb homelessness, Grand Forks Herald, March 8, 2013

Tour puts faces to name of state’s homeless, Session Daily, March 7, 2013

Homeless youth find refuge at Safe House, Tom Crann, MPR, March 7, 2013

Study finds homelessness still on the rise in MN, Kare 11, March 7, 2013

Wilder Research finds homelessness still on the rise in, especially among children & families, Pioneer Press, March 6, 2013

Homelessness increases 6% in Minnesota, Star Tribune, March 6, 2013

Despite brighter economy, Minnesota homeless numbers still rise, Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost, March 6, 2013

Lawmakers seek overdue funding to tackle youth homelessness, Star Tribune, February 25, 2013

Many HCMC patients lack housing security, The Journal, February 25, 2013

A better budget for housing, MN2020, February 22, 2013

South metro legislators introduce Homeless Youth Act, February 20, 2013

Advocates want $8 million boost for housing, services aimed at homeless youth, Julie Siple, February 18, 2013

Video: Housing for homeless youth, SCC TV, February 13, 2013

Lack of workforce housing hampers economic recovery, Public News Services, February 13, 2013

Northfield’s homeless count says something about need, SouthernMinn, February 13, 2013

Officials: Twin Cities has serious lack of affordable housing, CBS, February 8, 2013

Another bad year for homeless kids, Northland News Center, February 8, 2013

Downtown Library, Letter of the Day, Star Tribune, February 6, 2013

Ending homelessness is a priority, not a side issue, South West Journal, February 1, 2013

Video: Bean counting for the homeless, January 30, 2013

Incomes falling, rising rent, squeezing working poor, MN2020, January 29, 2013

Fargo Moorhead shelters running low on space, InForum, January 26, 2013

Challenges of homelessness in out state Minnesota, MPR, January 25, 2013

In Hennepin Co., homeless survey zeros in on youth, Julie Siple, MPR, January 21, 2013

“It’s really hard to stay alive outside,” Huffington Post, January 24, 2013

LTE: We can do better to house our neighbors in Central MN, SC Times, January 24, 2013

Cold snap could be deadly for homeless in Greater MN, Madaleine Baran, MPR January 22, 2013

LTE: Help the homeless survive winter grip, Star Tribune, January 20, 2013

Front page: Homeless numbers hit highs not seen in decades, Star Tribune, January 16, 2013



Student video documents ‘invisible’ homeless in Minneapolis, Cynthia Boyd, MinnPost, July 10, 2013

 Video: Housing plan for the future, MN2020, April 15, 2013

Video – Almanac: At the Capitol, Homes for All and Rep. Jason Isaacson, March 27, 2013

Video – Life in a homeless shelter through the eyes of an 8-year old, Julie Siple & Nikki Tundel, MPR News, March 25, 2013

Video: Housing for homeless youth, SCC TV, February 13, 2013

Video: Bean counting for the homeless, January 30, 2013