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Minnesota lawmakers pitch $1 billion rent subsidy program


February 5, 2020

Jerry Holt – Star Tribune

Briella Jones 5, who lived in the Francis Drake Hotel apartments with her family, holds donated Christmas presents on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, in Mineeapolis. Hundreds of people were left in the cold early Christmas morning after a four-alarm blaze at the complex.

Faith leaders and DFL lawmakers are pushing legislation to create a state-based rent subsidy program for low-income Minnesotans that they say could bring hundreds of thousands of people out of homelessness.

But with a $1 billion-a-year price tag, the plan faces tough odds during the upcoming legislative session that convenes next week.


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