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Interagency Council on Homelessness


Stable housing is out of reach for far too many Minnesotans. At least 7,600 Minnesotans experience homelessness on any given night, based on an annual count of people experiencing homelessness. A much larger group of Minnesotans are precariously housed, and may be only a crisis away from experiencing homelessness. With little disposable income and too much income going towards housing, a family is forced to make difficult decisions, often sacrificing meals, medicine or safe child care for a place to live. Even with careful planning, a single health, employment or transportation crisis could result in homelessness.

Minnesotans need stable homes to sustain health, employment, connection to community, and overall well-being. In short, stable housing provides a critical platform for success. Without it, children, adults, families and communities suffer. 

Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

Heading Home Together: Minnesota’s 2018-2020 Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness is now available for additional public input and comments. Heading Home Together is a tremendous opportunity to work together in deeper and more collaborative ways to prevent and end homelessness for Minnesotans in every region of our state. While there will be many opportunities for input, engagement and action together in the months and years ahead, our collective plan will also benefit from your additional thoughts about its content now.

Public Comment Needed: We are seeking your input for Heading Home Together: Minnesota's 2018-2020 Action Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

Results

Results have been promising:

Minnesotans Experiencing Homelessness: By Population Goal

Shows progress made since the launch of Heading Home Minnesota plan back in 2014

Going forward

While there has been progress, Minnesota still has a long way to go. In the fall of 2017, Minnesota will be updating Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness for the next two to three years.

In February 2017, the Minnesota Interagency Council will launch Heading Home Together: Minnesota’s Statewide Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness 2018-2020.

About the Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness is comprised of 11 State agencies, the Met Council and the Governor’s Office and is accountable for leading the State’s efforts to achieve Housing Stability for all Minnesotans. Council members include:
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Rights
  • Department of Human Services
  • Office of Higher Education
  • Department of Corrections
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Minnesota Housing
  • Department of Transportation
  • Office of Governor Mark Dayton
  • The Metropolitan Council
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