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Interagency Council on Homelessness

All children need stable homes to succeed in school, develop healthy relationships with their peers and community, and eventually contribute to society as adults. All adults and families 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

In January 2016, the Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness adopted the most recent version of Heading Home: Minnesota’s Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness.

This plan focuses on solving the most egregious form of housing instability: homelessness. It recognizes that by preventing and ending homelessness, we will create a foundation for success for a broad spectrum of Minnesotans whose housing stability is continually at risk.


Results have been promising:

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. 

The Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness commits to continuing to implement the plan’s strategies and actions, and it looks forward to working in full partnership with all stakeholders to ensure that all Minnesotans have a place to call home.

About the Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness is comprised the Commissioners of 11 State agencies and is accountable for leading the State’s efforts to achieve this vision.
  • 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
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