RECAP- Homelessness: How did we get here?
In 2019, there were 3,400 homeless people in Hennepin County, over 600 were unsheltered. In 2006, Hennepin County and the City of Minneapolis created a Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness. When our leaders have known for so long that there was an unsheltered homelessness crisis in Minneapolis, how did we reach a point where volunteers were managing outdoor encampments with hundreds of unsheltered people living in them? And where do we go from here?
These are a few of the questions asked panelists Sheila Delaney (independent consultant) and Dr. Zayed Ahmed (Director of Programming, Avenues for Youth) to consider in our conversation.
If you missed it, you can watch the recording here: