Goal: Provide Housing Stability
In the nine-county region, 360,000 people live in households paying 50 percent or more of their income for housing; this puts them at high risk of losing their housing.1
People living in poverty experience multiple challenges, and losing housing is a crucial obstacle to becoming self-sufficient.
Rapid Re-housing is just one example of how United Way is addressing homelessness. The key is to move homeless families out of shelters quickly and into stable housing. A timely transition stabilizes a family in crisis, while short-term services strengthen their future financial position.
For an average cost of $4,000, a family receives a stable, new beginning.
2014 Goal: Provide shelter and/or housing services to 7,000 people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Result: Exceeded our goal and assisted 16,000 homeless or at risk people.
United Front Blogs
- Minnesota’s Heroes
Liz Kuoppala, executive director, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless
- Through the Rain
Justin Jones for Lavender Magazine, photographer Mike Hnida
- For too many young people, there’s no place like home
Jessica Bedward, youth and family counselor, The Bridge for Youth