A public-private initiative to end the cycle of homelessness.
On any given night, it is estimated that there are 10,000 Minnesotans who are homeless, including nearly 3,500 children with their parents. The homelessness of any person or family is both a human tragedy and a community failure, resulting in the loss of human potential and public and private dollars. Heading Home Minnesota is the umbrella initiative for the many public and private efforts across the state to prevent and end homelessness. We are a community of Minnesotans committed to ending homelessness by investing in proven and cost-effective strategies that promote individual and community success and provide a sound return on public and private investments.
New State Plan Released
New State Plan Released—Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness
December 19, 2013
The Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness—composed of the commissioners from eleven state agencies and the Governor’s office—recently approved a new two-year statewide plan to prevent and end homelessness for all Minnesotans.
“I strongly believe all Minnesotans should have access to safe and stable housing and I am committed to the plan’s objectives and strategies. Stable housing results in better educational outcomes for our children, a stronger workforce now and in the future, increased public safety, better health, reduced health care costs, and reduced disparities among communities.” –Governor Mark Dayton, State of Minnesota
- Minnesota aims to end homelessness among veterans this year
(Minnesota Public Radio, 1/31/14)
- St. Paul and Minneapolis tackle homelessness among veterans
(Pioneer Press, 1/31/14)
- From belief to bold investment
(Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative Blog, 1/28/14)
- To End Homelessness, We Must Work Together
(The Jay & Rose Phillips Family Foundation of Minnesota Blog, 1/27/14)
- Homeless for 25 years, finally a room of his own
- New goals to help end homelessness
(Twin Cities Daily Planet, 1/7/14)
- Tackling the new front in homelessness: families
(Star Tribune, 12/30/13)