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Gov. Tim Walz nets nearly $5 million to combat homelessness in Minnesota


December 20, 2019

Renee Jones Schneider – Star Tribune

Several hundred people marched in the silent Homeless Memorial March carrying signs that recognized the 190 homeless, previously homeless and advocates for the homeless that died in 2019 on Thursday, December 19, 2019 through downtown Minneapolis, Minn.

Amid an acute housing shortage, the administration of Gov. Tim Walz announced nearly $5 million in new investments to increase emergency shelter capacity across Minnesota as part of a broader public-private effort to reduce homelessness.

After months of cajoling by Walz, an unusual coalition of corporate and philanthropic organizations has established a new emergency fund, the Minnesota Homeless Fund, which has raised $4.82 million from private foundations, corporations and tribal organizations. Officials say they hope to raise nearly twice that amount.


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