Minnesota Native News: It’s Never Just Housing
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Minnesota Native News: It’s Never Just Housing

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A tent encampment of homeless folks continues to grow in Minneapolis. There are about 300 people there, many of whom are Native.

The camp shines a light on the crisis caused by the shortage of affordable housing, shelter beds, and culturally sensitive social and addictions services.

Tribal and urban leaders are making plans to provide more sturdy shelter over the coming months. But what else is needed to support those living in these tents?