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Navigation Center prepares to close Monday, while some remain without housing


David Joles – Star Tribune

Ricky Robinson-Myers, 30, right, who was a long-time resident of the homeless encampment and lived at the Navigation Center up until a few days ago, talks to resident Katherine "Kat" Yanez outside the Navigation Center on closing day Monday, June 3, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN. Yanez is exploring the possibility of starting a new tent city because not everyone who lived at the center was offered an apartment, she said.

People loaded their belongings into grocery carts, bags and suitcases on move-out day at the temporary shelter for homeless encampment residents in Minneapolis on Monday. But advocates and city officials made it clear: The Twin Cities' homeless crisis is far from over.

The Navigation Center opened last fall to house the residents from the hundreds of tents that sprang up along Franklin and Hiawatha avenues. The center's population reached 176 people this winter, but had dwindled to 25 by Monday. They were offered shelter beds.


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