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The Problem Exists Now: Advocates Call for Homeless Shelter Solutions, Reg Chapman, WCCO, June 10, 2019

Despite some big wins at 2019 Legislature, affordable housing advocates say much more needs to be done, MinnPost, June 2

State needs to be a partner in statewide housing solutions, Marion Greene, Sheila Kiscaden, Emily Larson, Andrea Lauer, Jim McDonough, Kim Norton St Cloud Times, May 17, 2019

Homes for All rally, Senate DFL, May 9, 2019

Advocates for the homeless make voices heard in State Capitol, Joe Ruff, May 7, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Housing investments key to community, International Falls Journal, April 24, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Support Homes for All, Herald Review, April 17, 2019

Do We have the Political Will to Fix Homelessness, Linda Larson, St. Cloud Times, April 10, 2019

Mankato should have permanent homeless shelter, The Free Press Serving South-Central Minnesota, April 7, 2019

State action urged to curb rising homelessness MSR News Online, March 27, 2019

Ramsey County sheriff, advocates give impassioned plea to help Minnesota’s homeless KTSP, March 25, 2019

Report highlights growing number of homeless seniors in Minnesota Jessica Lee, MinnPost, March 22, 2019

Minnesota’s homeless population reaches record high number, Kelly Smith, Star Tribune, March 21, 2019

Despite improving economy, state’s homeless population jumps 10 percent since 2015, Dan Kraker, Minnesota Public Radio, March 20, 2019

Lack of affordable housing squeezing ever more Minnesotans, Martin Moylan, Minnesota Public Radio, March 14, 2019

Homeless Day on the Hill, KTTC, Ubah Ali, March 13, 2019

House bills would increase support for program helping low-income families with children, Ashley Zilka, KSTP, March 6, 2019

Sheltering the homeless from the cold is personal for this deputy. She’s looking for her brother, Mara H. Gottfried, Pioneer Press, March 6, 2019

Advocates, struggling moms make the case for increased welfare benefits, Christopher Magan, Pioneer Press, March 6, 2019

3-2-19 Esme Murphy 6 PM, Esme Murphy, WCCO Radio, March 2, 2019

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz proposes $1.3 billion in infrastructure projects, Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, February 27, 2019

With relentless push, Minnesota nears goal of ending veteran homelessness, Chris Serres, Star Tribune, February 9, 2019

Homes for All Coalition Proposes $430 Million Package, Joe Ruff, The Catholic Spirit, February 1, 2019

Our View: Housing: Take action on proposals for affordable housing, Mankato Free Press, January 31, 2019

Housing advocates see ‘grand alliance’ to push for funding at Capitol, Jessie Van Berkel, Star Tribune, January 28, 2019

Minnesota faces housing crisis. How local groups says $400 million could address it, Bill Salisbury, Pioneer Press, January 23, 2019

Organizations ask for $430 million to address Minnesota’s housing crisis, Bill Salisbury, Duluth News Tribune original: Pioneer Press, January 23, 2019

Organizations ask for $430 million to address Minnesota’s housing crisis, Bill Salisbury, Bemidji Pioneer original: Pioneer Press, January 23, 2019

Push for housing comes to the Capitol, Brianna Bierschbach, MPR, January 23, 2019

Organizations ask for $430 million to address Minnesota’s housing crisis, Bill Salisbury, West Central Pioneer original: Pioneer Press, January 23, 2019

Statewide homeless coalition makes stop in Bemidji, Jordan Shearer, Bemidji Pioneer, January 10, 2019

MCC stresses state budget as moral document, Joe Ruff, The Catholic Spirit, January 4, 2019

Evictions coming for St. Paul homeless camp , Bob Collins, Minnesota Public Radio, November 14th, 2018

Statewide Effort Preparing to Determine How Many Homeless in Minnesota , Callan Gray, KTSP ABC Eyewitness News, October 8th, 2018

Totally Solvable:” Homeless Conference is Future-Focused , Baihly Warfield, ABC Eyewitness News, September 13, 2018

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Candidates Bergstrom, Flanagan Discuss Affordable Housing, Ryan Juntti, ABC Eyewitness News, September 12, 2018

Lieutenant Governor Candidates Visit Duluth for Housing Forum , Haydee Clotter, Fox 21, September 12th, 2018

Homeless advocacy conference comes to Duluth, John Lundy, September 11, 2018

Help for Homeless at Minneapolis’ Largest Encampment , Roz Brown, Public News Service, September 7th, 2018

Minneapolis ‘Tent City’ A Refuge For Homeless , Jeff Wagner, WCCO CBS, August 16th, 2018

Legislature shouldn’t delay passing state bonding bill, Star Tribune Editorial Board, May 17, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Legislature urged to address housing needs in bonding bill, Bemidji Pioneer, May 11, 2018

Our View: Housing advocates fear being forgotten, Duluth News Tribune Editorial Board, Duluth News Tribune, May 7, 2018

Editorial: Don’t lose sight of housing, legislators, Pioneer Press Editorial Board, Pioneer Press, May 2, 2018

St. Paul’s Fair Housing work group has its work cut out for it, Frederick Melo, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, April 23, 2018

Sen. Miller update: focusing on mental health, Senator Miller, Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus, April 19, 2018

Counterpoint: Don’t discount the role of state investment in affordable housing, Alice Hausman, Star Tribune, April 19, 2018

Letter: Funding needed to ensure homes for all, Lisa Wilcox-Erhardt, Republican Eagle, April 15, 2018

Legislative Update from Senator Paul Utke – April 13, 2018, Senator Utke, Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus, April 13, 2018

Legislators visit Habitat for Humanity Site, Discuss Affordable Housing, Annalise Johnson, KIMT, April 5, 2018

Habitat for Humanity celebrates new affordable housing project, Ala Errbhi, KTTC, April 5, 2018

Homelessness no more? Minnesota leaders want to lick it for good by 2020, S.M. Chavey, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, March 7, 2018

Dayton creates task force to address ‘persistent crisis’ regarding affordable housing, Randy Furst, Star Tribune, December 21, 2017

MN’s Homeless to Be Remembered in Winter’s Cold, Laurie Stern, Public News Service, December 21, 2017

Dozens of Minnesota nonprofits express concerns over federal tax bill, Laura Bockenstedt, Lakeshore Weekly News, December 19, 2017

Homelessness: It does happen here, Ellary Prentice, Litchfield Independent Review, December 14, 2017

Minnesota nonprofits blast federal tax cut proposals, St. Cloud Times, December 13, 2017

Federal homeless numbers paint complex picture, including in Minnesota, Stephanie Dickrell, St. Cloud Times, December 8, 2017

Homelessness in Minnesota jumped 4.5 percent in 2017, HUD reports, Randy Furst, Star Tribune, December 6, 2017

Greater Minnesota housing problem: too much risk, Don Davis, Brainerd Dispatch, November 23, 2017

Greater Minnesota has jobs, but not enough homes, Don Davis, Bemidji Pioneer, November 23, 2017

Mayoral candidates discuss homelessness, Dylan Thomas, Southwest Journal, October 2, 2017

Governor Candidate Forum on Homelessness, Almanac, September 29, 2017

Shelter Manager Robert Hofmann Receives Service Award, Simpson Housing Services, September 26, 2017

Minnesotans Debate Solutions For Homelessness, Laurie Stern, KXLG, September 26, 2017

Legislative Update, State Representative Liz Olson, Minnesota House of Representatives, July 20, 2017

Rally urges passage of $100 million affordable housing bond, Chris Juhn, Minnesota

Spokesman-Recorder, May 17, 2017

FHFund Appoints Three New Board Members, Family Housing Fund, May 19, 2017

Lawmakers pursue legislation to curb homelessness in cities like Faribault, Gunnar Olson, Faribault Daily News, March 15, 2017

Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota’s housing, homelessness struggles, Maureen McMullen, Woodbury Bulletin, March 15, 2017

Bills aim to ease greater Minnesota’s housing, homelessness struggles, Maureen McMullen, West Central Tribune, March 14, 2017

Advocates Call For Increased Funding To Homelessness Programs, Pat kessler, CBS Minnesota, March 14, 2017

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